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Let's run a more formal test and post the results. (archive)

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Posted by Jeff N. on November 22, 2000 at 10:25:37:

In Reply to: Re: Where did you get that information? posted by r o b on November 22, 2000 at 01:24:56:

Ok...maybe we can get past the anicdotes and test this. Peter seems to be fine. A few weeks ago, I asked if anyone was running 80 watters and got a tepid response. One person (maybe Peter?) said he was, another person said he tried it and burned out his LKM (!). I'm going to hope this was an unrelated event - I can't imagine that BMW downgrades the LKM just for the North American market.

I'm willing to run the test on my car as soon as I can order the bulbs. I'll put the order in right after the holiday weekend.

Here would be my plan

- remove my ellips
- clean the unit's reflectors (they appear a little dirty)
- install 80 watt hella 9006 bulbs

I'll try to get some before and after pics as well as some voltage measurements.

Any other suggestions?

Peter, do you recall what size of fuse you had to upgrade too?

90 535iM and always looking for more light

i'm not the one who posted the message above yours, but i heard from a few on this board that it is doable and they have not had problems.

i asked bmwna, and of course they gave me the typical answer "use only bmw approved products," so that didnt help out much.

thinking about giving it a try as well with the 80 watters.

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