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Hello Everyone,

Have had my Stelvio Sport for a month now and decided to change out the OEM Osram Xenarc 4650K D3S bulb.
No issues thus far but the color is too yellowish for such a nice car and it does not match our DRL Strip.

Unfortunately, I did not do a DIY on my first headlight bulb exchange but will do it with the second set I purchased. (READ BELLOW)

As of today, I purchased a set of Kensun D3S 5000K bulbs ($52). The color really makes a difference, BUT a week later
I noticed flickering from both bulbs.
A simple email to Kensun and a few hours later I received this, "Disable your automatic headlights".
I immediately returned the bulbs. Not worth the hassle.

So I decided to purchase a set of Osram Xenarc 5500K DS3 (Practically OEM just the Kelvin is higher) and decided to do a DIY for everyone as I know many of you would like to get this done.

1. The easiest method for me was changing out the bulbs through the Wheel wells. (To work on the driver side bulb, turn the wheel full lock to the right. Vise-versa for the left side).

2. Remove two screws on the top of the wheel well.

3. Remove one push plug from the lower section of the wheel well.

4. Gently pull back on the hard plastic liner. You will need to use some force but don't be scared to give it a nice pull. Pull the liner until you get towards a section pictured.

5. Looking inside you would easily pull the rubber cover off (it does have a tab but you can pull from the sides).

6. Once removed, you now have visibility of the D3S bulb. I unplugged the bulb first, you can let go of the cable once removed. The cable should stay in the same area.

7. Grab hold of the bulb and turn counterclockwise. After it unlocks, pull the bulb straight back very carefully.

8. Once removed, complete the steps backward with the new bulbs and you will be all set.

TIPS:
- I would test each new bulb before closing everything back up.

- Wear latex gloves when handling the bulbs. Use a couple pairs because you do not want any oils or dust on the glass of the bulbs.

- Make sure the lights have not been on at least an hour prior to doing this DIY as the bulbs will be extremely hot.


DISCLOSURE:
This is purely a guide to help others complete this task, I am not responsible for any damage incurred while following this guide. I am not sponsored or associated with any of the bulbs manufactures I mentioned.
 

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I am happy with my headlights but tempted to throw out 200 euro for the Philips Gen 2 Xtreme Vision +150. Has anyone tried them?
 

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Ok, so finally I bought the Osram Night braker laser +200% today.

Hopefully will install them tomorrow and also I will measure with Luxmeter gauge, the light output with the factory bulbs and with the new ones.
 

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I have installed the Osram Night brеaker Laser +200% and results from the lux meter is:

With factory fitted standard Osram Bulbs max Lux reading was close to 2 600lux.

With the Night breaker Laser it was 3 600 lux.

So that is close to 40% more light, which is way more then I expected.

p.s: when putting back the hard plastic liner, keep in mind that there is a small hive/channel on the outer black plastic, where the inner liner has to go in!!! a bit of a headache to get it right.
 
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