Angel Eyes and The Retrofitting Job
Let me start off by saying this, I've had DEPOs in my previous '05 325Ci and the headlights themselves were crappy (aimed down too low, can't adjust) but the angel eyes that came inside with them were good.
This time around, I have an '05 330Ci ZHP.
I decided to give Umnitza a try with their Orion V2's. (I called Umnitza and they don't have V4's for facelift E46 coupes yet and may/may not go into making them)
Anyways, I went local to find someone to install them into my factory HID headlights, didn't want to take them out and ship them to Umnitza and wait for x days/weeks. They recommended me to Simon, aka nomis_nehc on the 5-series forums.
His work is top-notch, and professional. He can definitely retrofit your headlights faster than Umnitza can at half (well, maybe not half but close) the price.
Right out of the box
From a feet or two away
Passenger pair, obvious gaps if you view them up-close
Driver's side pair, same gaps where the wires connect to the ring itself
Headlights off, only AE's on
It took a few hours and the wiring was a pain in the ass but it worked out in the end and it looks and runs great.
Few notes: He primarily works on 5-series headlights but obviously does others too.
Umnitza ripped me off by not including the night controller when I paid for the option, or it doesn't work. :thumbdwn:
You don't need to be there in person like I was, he received a shipment of headlights from Florida while he was working on mine.
Umnitza has 0 reputation on the 5-series forums but Simon's is spotless lol
Consider this a customer review/ad for his work, if you're interested in contacting him, shoot me a PM and I'll give you his direct contact info. :hi:
*Simon if you're reading this, the extra bills were for you! GJ and thanks again.
I can vouch for Simon he does great work :thumbsup: Did the LCI headlight and tail retrofit on my 5 series. I drove down to the bay for his services in socal.
This is a little nit-picky on my part, but is it not physically possible to align the gaps in the same position on the inner and outer , and from the left to right sides? I would have asked that the gaps all be aligned at the 12:00 position (or 6:00 or 3:00, whatever). It would make them less noticeable, and more like an intentional design, and it would give it a more OEM look. But I don't know if something in the design or wire placement prevents that sort of thing.
But they look really good, and are very bright!
Looks awesome.....what did he charge?
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