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      11-30-2021, 01:44 PM   #67
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I had to use the adapters you provided in the link(thanks!). At first I installed the LED cap with the adapter but it wouldn't sit right because I was trying to install it in the same orientation as halogen headlights. You can see in the pics below how the adapter slides more into place in the DEPOs when placed upside down.

Regarding high beams, I left them as is. They aren't used enough to go out anytime soon.

I have an adapter, it looks the same as in this photo. When I put the bulb in it, the whole thing moves and it will surely fall out in the first hole. Was it different for you?
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      12-03-2021, 05:03 AM   #68
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Hi guys I did my depo installation myself yesterday and all went well - took about 3hrs start to finish. I used the Novsight N52 in both the low and high beam - I've used novsights in the past and they seem good quality, give good light output and from my experience the correct beam pattern. I had a pair of the N52 H7's in my stock halogens that worked well and had just recently passed the MOT so beam pattern must be ok! It is annoying that the low and high beams use different fitting methods - the high beams wasn't a problem, but needed to buy some retainer adapters off amazon for the low beams.

Everything is working ok except for the vertical levelling - it starts off fine, when you start the car you can see the headlight beam raise up and level into its correct position. Then when you rotate the manual adjustment wheel it works, you can see the beam moving up or down albeit more jerky than the stock BMW headlights I previously had. But if you fiddle with the wheel too much, i.e. like an MOT tester the adjustment stops and I get a yellow warning triangle on the dash saying the vertical headlight adjustment has a failure. This clears when you turn off the ignition btw.

Have any of you guys had the same problem? Has anybody managed to figure out what it is? I'm wondering if it's something inside the headlight obstructing the movement as the movement does seem a bit jerky. The other theory i had was should I have installed the headlights with the manual wheel inside the car set at 0? Not sure if i did.

Just worried that when i take it for an MOT it will fail for not having the manual vertical adjustment working correctly.
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      12-08-2021, 02:09 PM   #69
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I was able to install the Moses H7 LED bulbs today. Was pretty easy to install, I had to remove my wheels for better access. I didn't need the adapter. See pictures here:

Remove metal sleeve from Moses bulb, install / secure that in back of headlights first. Once secure, gently push LED bulb into its sleeve, and it should be a tight fit. I'll update with night time pictures later.
I would highly suggest putting a 2 sided LED instead of a 360 LED in a reflector housing! As far as I've seen, 360 LEDs in reflector housing never focuses. It scatters light; you won't see the road properly and also be glaring everyone.
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      12-08-2021, 02:11 PM   #70
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I have an adapter, it looks the same as in this photo. When I put the bulb in it, the whole thing moves and it will surely fall out in the first hole. Was it different for you?
The adapter always felt flimsy. I just tried to get both ends of the adapter behind the screws that hold it and prayed it didn't fall apart haha.

You could try bending the adapters just slightly so that there is a bit more friction between the edges that go behind the screw but honestly, flimsy is as good as it gets.
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      12-31-2021, 06:47 PM   #71
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Hi guys I did my depo installation myself yesterday and all went well - took about 3hrs start to finish. I used the Novsight N52 in both the low and high beam - I've used novsights in the past and they seem good quality, give good light output and from my experience the correct beam pattern. I had a pair of the N52 H7's in my stock halogens that worked well and had just recently passed the MOT so beam pattern must be ok! It is annoying that the low and high beams use different fitting methods - the high beams wasn't a problem, but needed to buy some retainer adapters off amazon for the low beams.

Everything is working ok except for the vertical levelling - it starts off fine, when you start the car you can see the headlight beam raise up and level into its correct position. Then when you rotate the manual adjustment wheel it works, you can see the beam moving up or down albeit more jerky than the stock BMW headlights I previously had. But if you fiddle with the wheel too much, i.e. like an MOT tester the adjustment stops and I get a yellow warning triangle on the dash saying the vertical headlight adjustment has a failure. This clears when you turn off the ignition btw.

Have any of you guys had the same problem? Has anybody managed to figure out what it is? I'm wondering if it's something inside the headlight obstructing the movement as the movement does seem a bit jerky. The other theory i had was should I have installed the headlights with the manual wheel inside the car set at 0? Not sure if i did.

Just worried that when i take it for an MOT it will fail for not having the manual vertical adjustment working correctly.

I have the same problem. I did installed mine 2 weeks earlier and I saw the same issue with vertical adjuster. I am worried with the MOT too. I asked the seller (Ultimate Styling) and seems like they are just a "Drop Shipper", no help at all for the product.
I am also having issue with the LED bulb (using Novo Sight 80W) but not having enough output through the lens, worse than my halogen. Really frastating situation here mate.
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