- File or chisel tools.
- Sharp knife, blade, soldering iron or Dremel like tool
- 2 x 9005 bulbs.
- Protective glasses (you don't want to lose an eye) and
1. Remove 3mm of plastic from the left of the center until
you have 5-6mm of plastic left.
2. Remove the two guides inside the socket (I used a knife
and a soldering iron). Install 2 or 3 O'rings from the old
bulb in the new bulb to ensure a tight fit. ( didn't and it
worked fine for me)
3. Install the bulbs in your car and have your
adjusted if not already.
Still weak lighting?
There has been comments on the low intesity
of the e34 ellpisoid low beams which also applied to my car
- with dark and wet weather (I live in Northern Europe - Estonia),
there seemed to be no lights at all. I decided to deassembly
the headlight (thanks for the info how to remove the grill:-)
). After the procedure, I had the access to clean the mirror
layer and the ellipsoid lense, which at the first sight seemed
to be ok. Just thin layer of dust on both sides of the ellipsoid
lense which I carefully cleaned. For my surprise, after the
assembly, the headlight intensity was A LOT better. So, this
thin layer of dust on lense made a great difference ( i guess
there is some kind of optical explanation).
This story applies to euro ellipsoids but I hope it does also
help someone on the other side of the Atlantic too. (Thanks
Thanks to Humberto Acevedo & Robert Kane