How to change the Angel Eyes H8 bulbs on the BMW E90 and E91

Changing your Angel Eyes H8 bulbs on your BMW E90N or E91N LCI Facelift can seem incredibly tricky. But fear not! The halo rings that sit at the front of this elegant car look sophisticated, but actually contain simple halogen bulbs. With this easy step-by-step guide, you will have no trouble replacing the LED angel eyes, and your BMW e90 will be given an instant new look.

Step 1: Pick up some H8 CREE LED bulbs

Purchase a Cree H8 head lamp for the best results. These outstanding bulbs will look incredibly sophisticated when in position, and are easy to install.

Step 2: Unscrew the caps

At the back of each lamp is a cap. Unscrew the cap that sits behind the bulb you want to change. Now you can see the H8 bulb.

Step 3: Remove the bulb

Grip the bulb with your fingers, and turn anti-clockwise. This will loosen the fitting, so you can examine the bulb. Unclip the bulb from the grey fitting that holds it in place.

Step 4: Attach the new bulb

Take out the new bulb and attach it into the grey fitting that you removed the old bulb from. Do not touch the metal or glass part of the bulb.

Step 5: Test the bulb

With the bulb linked, but not attached into place, turn on your headlamps to check that the bulb is working. The other bulb should light up in place, while your new bulb should light up, even though it is not within the headlamp casing.

Step 6: Insert the bulb

The new h8 bulb should fit in exactly the same place that the old bulb came out of. Insert it into place, and screw the fitting in clockwise, in reverse to how you took it out.

Step 7: Replace the cap

Replace the cap that sits on the back of the headlamp, taking care to ensure that the fitting is tightly screwed into place.

Be sure to test your head lamps once more before closing the bonnet and moving on. While it is a simple process, doing it thoroughly and steadily is key to ensuring it is fitted properly.

Compatibility list:

  • 3 Series: E90 LCI Saloon with Xenon Adaptive Headlamps 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 3 Series: E91 LCI Touring with Xenon Adaptive Headlamps 2009, 2010, 2011
  • 3 Series 316i, 318i, 320i, 323i, 325i, 328i, 330i, 335i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d,  M3