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iftwb 01-21-2009 10:47 AM

Got my P46s. Now how to INSTALL Orion V2?
 
Okay...I just got my Projector46s that I purchased from umnitza!
The projectors that I purchased DO NOT include HID kits or CCFL/LED angel eyes, just your stock halogen bulb-lit Angel Eyes.

Very happy with the prompt shipping, price and dispatch of the P46s, not to mention the customer service umnitza provides; all excellent.
But now there are a few problems. :banghead:

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Problem #1:

In my original halogen headlights, I already had Predator Orion V2s installed. Now that I've taken them out of my halogen headlights, how do I install them into my P46s?
I've been told there are two main ways to do this...
i) involves breaking/snapping the clips off and gluing the Orion V2s on in place of the halogen angel eyes [which need to be removed, leaving a gap for the Orion V2s].
ii) involves taking out the stock halogen Angel Eye casing, cracking open the casing of the Orion V2s and then placing the LED circuit board into the halogen Angel Eye casing.

Now the problem is, I don't know which one to do. I really want to do ii) for a cleaner look, but I'm afraid of ruining my Orion V2s. What do you guys think I should do? If you know what I should do, can you please give me instructions.

Problem #2:
I don't know what the hell this cable is meant for? What am I meant to do with it? I've already chopped off the black/yellow cable for halogen setups, which I don't need, but what is this? Is this to power the halogen Angel Eyes?

elliotchong 01-21-2009 12:57 PM

i retrofitted the LED angel eyes into my P46's. I suggest that you carefully remove the LED circuit board from the LED angel eyes and put them into the existing P46 angel eye rings (they should just clip out).
It was a pain to do, but looks cleaner. I was plannning on gluing the LED angle eyes in place, but it would look messy and unprofessional as the areas where the old angel eye covers clip into seemed to show around the new rings. Also if something went wrong with the angel eye, you might have problems getting it back out later.

iftwb 01-21-2009 06:39 PM

What do I do with that cable?

elliotchong 01-21-2009 06:49 PM

My P46's were a bit different. My P46's had a yellow and i think a black wire that kind of hung out of the side. Those were not really required and hooked up to nothing. If someone could correct me if im wrong. I believe the cables you are showing are equivalent.

elliotchong 01-21-2009 06:50 PM

sorry, just re read what you wrote earlier. I didnt have the halogen angel eyes, so im not really sure what those cables are for if you already cut the other wires i was refering to.

iftwb 01-22-2009 07:59 AM

Just found out, they're for powering the halogen angel eyes. The cable connects to the original cable used to power your DRLs, so pretty much, the Halogen Angel eyes become your DRLs.

Titanium 325 01-22-2009 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iftwb (Post 9269293)
Okay...I just got my Projector46s that I purchased from umnitza!
The projectors that I purchased DO NOT include HID kits or CCFL/LED angel eyes, just your stock halogen bulb-lit Angel Eyes.

Very happy with the prompt shipping, price and dispatch of the P46s, not to mention the customer service umnitza provides; all excellent.
But now there are a few problems. :banghead:

----------------------------------------------------------------

Problem #1:

In my original halogen headlights, I already had Predator Orion V2s installed. Now that I've taken them out of my halogen headlights, how do I install them into my P46s?
I've been told there are two main ways to do this...
i) involves breaking/snapping the clips off and gluing the Orion V2s on in place of the halogen angel eyes [which need to be removed, leaving a gap for the Orion V2s].
ii) involves taking out the stock halogen Angel Eye casing, cracking open the casing of the Orion V2s and then placing the LED circuit board into the halogen Angel Eye casing.

Now the problem is, I don't know which one to do. I really want to do ii) for a cleaner look, but I'm afraid of ruining my Orion V2s. What do you guys think I should do? If you know what I should do, can you please give me instructions.

Problem #2:
I don't know what the hell this cable is meant for? What am I meant to do with it? I've already chopped off the black/yellow cable for halogen setups, which I don't need, but what is this? Is this to power the halogen Angel Eyes?

I suggest calling Matt and asking him to get the best response. I think the wires you mentioned may be for your halogen angel eyes. Mine were CCFL, so those wires were not used in mine at all.

As to the retrofit, there is a DIY out there and someone else already posted the short way on how to do this. But again, I would ask Matt to be sure.

Good luck. Sorry for the cop-out reply here, but I think you should call him first to be sure. :)

iftwb 01-22-2009 09:50 AM

Already did it today. Looks awesome will be posting pictures and videos soon. =) All problems solved. Install completed.

umnitza 01-22-2009 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iftwb (Post 9269293)
Okay...I just got my Projector46s that I purchased from umnitza!
The projectors that I purchased DO NOT include HID kits or CCFL/LED angel eyes, just your stock halogen bulb-lit Angel Eyes.

Very happy with the prompt shipping, price and dispatch of the P46s, not to mention the customer service umnitza provides; all excellent.

Thank you!. responses below.


But now there are a few problems. :banghead:

----------------------------------------------------------------

Problem #1:

In my original halogen headlights, I already had Predator Orion V2s installed. Now that I've taken them out of my halogen headlights, how do I install them into my P46s?
I've been told there are two main ways to do this...
i) involves breaking/snapping the clips off and gluing the Orion V2s on in place of the halogen angel eyes [which need to be removed, leaving a gap for the Orion V2s].

Do not break. only dremel or file the clips off.

ii) involves taking out the stock halogen Angel Eye casing, cracking open the casing of the Orion V2s and then placing the LED circuit board into the halogen Angel Eye casing.

That is correct.

Now the problem is, I don't know which one to do. I really want to do ii) for a cleaner look, but I'm afraid of ruining my Orion V2s.

There is only one way to fit them to be totally clean.

Problem #2:
I don't know what the hell this cable is meant for? What am I meant to do with it? I've already chopped off the black/yellow cable for halogen setups, which I don't need, but what is this? Is this to power the halogen Angel Eyes?

Ignore it. Either chop it off or leave it alone. We remove them out of the kits and chuck them.

hope that helps.

umnitza 01-22-2009 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iftwb (Post 9275843)
Already did it today. Looks awesome will be posting pictures and videos soon. =) All problems solved. Install completed.

Should have read this before posting a response;) :D

alibusoul 01-22-2009 08:16 PM

Very interested in your vids/pics, been looking to do this for weeks

omhl 01-26-2009 01:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by iftwb (Post 9275445)
Just found out, they're for powering the halogen angel eyes. The cable connects to the original cable used to power your DRLs, so pretty much, the Halogen Angel eyes become your DRLs.

but doesnt DRL connect to high beams?

alibusoul 02-03-2009 12:19 AM

lets see those vids and pics!!!


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