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Old 04-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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angel eyes + clear corners or all in one ?

im having trouble finding the right solution for me. ( 2004 325i)

should i buy clear corner lights and just add angel eyes to my exsisting headlights ? my left side is scratched and i wanted to replace the cover. someone also told me if i buy the rings ( orion v 2 ) i would have to bake them into the headlight. is this true ?

the alternative is just to buy a one peice headlight like they have in europe and hopefully its all clear. but i cant find any at the moment. help please
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #2
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Get the angel eyes and corners and put them in the stock housings. 9 times out of 10 the 1 piece housing looks like r!ce.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:14 PM   #3
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Corner lights and angel eyes are two separate things completely.

You have a sedan so all you have to do it pop the headlight covers off. The DIY is this:

http://fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_orionv2.html


As for the corner lights I highly recommend getting OEM ones, if not you can get DEPO (black trim)




http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46-depo-...er-lights.html

Fitment 2002-2005 Clear with Black trim +$10
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If by any chance you're not comfortable installing the lights I can do it free of charge if you drive over to queens
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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i have a guy who can install. but thanks tho i definitely would of . since i plan to keep the car a while i want to get exact fitment so i will go with OEM. can you post a link to some clear oem corner lights ? i dont want to buy one that says they are "like oem finish "


also thanks for the angel eye install guide. i will order from umitza and just to make sure i understand there is no need to bake the angel eyes into the headlight ?
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #5
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just so u guys can see i am actually doing my own research these are the clear corners i have found

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...2002-2005.aspx

if they are true oem and nothing is better than these at this price point then ill order them and the angel eyes from umnitza asap. thanks for the help
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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+1 on Turner or you can get the corners with the sidemarkers from ECS as well (unfortunately they only have it with the SILVER trim)

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330..._All/ES173334/
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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just so u guys can see i am actually doing my own research these are the clear corners i have found

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...2002-2005.aspx

if they are true oem and nothing is better than these at this price point then ill order them and the angel eyes from umnitza asap. thanks for the help
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:59 PM   #8
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Corner lights and angel eyes are two separate things completely.

You have a sedan so all you have to do it pop the headlight covers off. The DIY is this:

http://fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_orionv2.html


As for the corner lights I highly recommend getting OEM ones, if not you can get DEPO (black trim)




http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46-depo-...er-lights.html

Fitment 2002-2005 Clear with Black trim +$10
No bulbs


If by any chance you're not comfortable installing the lights I can do it free of charge if you drive over to queens
There are one piece piece of crap headlights that have angel eyes and corners as one piece. And probably led strips running on the bottom I wouldn't be suprised.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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Yea those are the lights everyone should avoid like the plague.
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