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      05-13-2017, 06:43 PM   #1
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Upgrade front LCI turn signal bulbs

Tried to swap out the crappy halogen turn signal bulbs for some LEDs. The left side went swimmingly, the right side; not so much... Half the tab on the socket sheared off. I'm afraid if I go any further the whole tab will shear off and I'll be screwed. So I have an LED on the driver's side and the halogen on the passenger side. To finish the job I will have to remove the wheel and do whatever it takes to get that sucker out of there. I have a new socket on order that should arrive Tuesday. For the life of me I can't figure out why the tab sheared; though I had to use pliers to turn the socket. I did grab the socket in the middle...

Here's a pic of the left side. No more ugly egg yolk! Whoops!!!! This is what I purchased.

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      05-17-2017, 04:13 PM   #2
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New socket arrived. Now I have LEDs in both sides. IMHO looks soooooo much better than the ugly amber bulbs!

I think the reason I sheared off the tab is I was trying to twist too far. After taking off the tire I tried twisting the socket and it wouldn't budge. It did pop right out so I figure it doesn't turn more than an eighth of a turn. Next time (if there is one) I'll know.

It is a pretty easy job when done correctly and I highly recommend switching to LEDs!
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Link to the ones ordered?
Been debating on which ones to install.
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Link to the ones ordered?
Been debating on which ones to install.
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Here you go!!
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I'd be interested in seeing a video of them in action.
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I'd be interested in seeing a video of them in action.
If only I knew how...
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      06-19-2017, 11:36 PM   #7
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Let's try this...



Well... That didn't work...
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Another try...

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Nice, and no bulb out warnings?
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Nice, and no bulb out warnings?
Nope! Been over a month now and no warnings at all.
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Looks very good.
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led turn signal upgrade

Did mine today . As of now, no bulb warnings or hyperflashing. Did a similar upgrade on my e92 a few years ago but had to code out the bulb check to get them to work correctly. Took about 30 minutes to make the switch .
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