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Old 01-31-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Where are you guys mounting your angel eye resistors?

Dear e46fanatics,

I ordered a two sets of Orion V2's from Umnitza, one for me and one for my brother but after installing them in the headlights of my brother's car and routing the black/red wires to the rear of the headlight through the rubber boot, the resistor pack (the white box) has no where to be mounted. I put one on the windshield fluid reservoir and the driver side one on the airbox.

Are these locations suitable, the fluid tank does not seem like it will become too hot, but the airbox does since I've felt it before in his car on the top and it was substantially hot and seems like it would damage the pack.


His car is a 330ci coupe if you were wondering, I have an M3 so I could not use the reservoir or the airbox.

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Old 01-31-2011, 04:12 PM   #2
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That is exactly where I put mine, been there over a year!
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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might wanna be careful cause mine caught on fire from the resistor getting way too hot.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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First, wrong section.

Second, the distributors should be mounted in a location where they are less likely to see fluids. Under the headlights is a pretty good location, although anywhere in the engine bay should be fine. Just don't open your hood when you're washing the car.

Third, they're not resistors.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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They aren't resistors. They are reducers - basically voltage reducers (basically, though not exactly)
They don't get hot, they don't melt, and they work just fine even if they get a little wet (which they won't):
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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might wanna be careful cause mine caught on fire from the resistor getting way too hot.
Where did you have yours mounted, on the airbox?


And there is no space on the headlights as outlined on the instructions from fastm.com anyone want to chime in on how the reducer packs were able to be fitted in that area?
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no i had it mounted right next to the intake.
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I mounted mine in this forum......

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=88

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Old 02-03-2011, 12:17 PM   #9
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I mounted mine in this forum......

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=88

Ok.

Honest mistake kid, leave it.
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