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      09-25-2017, 01:15 PM   #23
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I just replaced my passenger side bulb yesterday. This DIY was helpful. Confirmed no screws need to be removed, but it does take some force to turn the bulb socket from the locked position. The access hole is relatively small (I have big hands) and the socket sort of digs into your fingers as you are gripping it. I found it helpful to put on a pair of work gloves and got it out. It is a 3 min job once you figure out the best way to position your hands to grab.
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What about installing these? HID H7 cornering bulbs any thought?

http://www.xenondepot.com/H7-HID-Kit...ID-p/xt-h7.htm
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What about installing these? HID H7 cornering bulbs any thought?

http://www.xenondepot.com/H7-HID-Kit...ID-p/xt-h7.htm
No point, I wouldn't bother. Ballasts require warmup time and cornering lights don't stay on long enough to let that happen.
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No point, I wouldn't bother. Ballasts require warmup time and cornering lights don't stay on long enough to let that happen.
You know that didn't dawn on me. Thanks. Wondering now which is the best and brightest I can get. Any idea?
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You know that didn't dawn on me. Thanks. Wondering now which is the best and brightest I can get. Any idea?
NP. I used an H7 led kit, about $75 and you will need to wire in some resistors. Not that the OEM cornering lights weren't bright enough, but I wanted yellow inners so that's why I gottem.
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what a pain that was to twist it and put it back, but the results are worth it. I ended up using pliers to twist it to remove it. you only need to twist about 15-20 degrees. putting back is a little easier, just make sure you put it same way back.
once you remove the bulb, you will need a small flat screwdriver to get he H7 bulb out of the metal housing and replace it. put it back and twist it in place.
I used Philips Diamond Vision H7 bulbs purchased on ebay. The match angel eyes very well!
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