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Old 05-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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DIY Vid angel eyes kill switch

Quick dirty vid on how to do very simple wiring to kill your angel eyes when the key is in position 2 or when the car is on. With this wiring setup it will NOT turn them off if you have the trigger wire connected to the interior lights for fade on/off. Did the work rather quickly with my friend jacob220

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- Philips screwdriver
- Electrical tape
- Wire cutter
- Wire stripper
- Crimper
- Electrical connectors
- Speaker cable or similar cable 12-18 gauge

Be sure to DISCONNECT positive wire for the angel eye harness from the positive terminal under the hood BEFORE doing the wiring.

1. Cut positive cable between fuze and relay and strip ends

2. Route speaker wire into the cabin to where you want your switch to be and strip all four ends. Two ends by the drug bin strip and connect to the stripped ends of the positive wire from the angel eyes harness. The other two ends connect 14-16 wire gauge connectors that will go to the back of the toggle switch

3. Plug in wires to the switch and mount where you want it to be

4. Electrical tape all connections/waterproof and enjoy

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Old 05-27-2014, 11:58 PM   #2
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Nice video, I'm in the middle of doing the same thing myself. Looking forward to seeing the wiring solution for making the switch work with the remote function too.
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:02 AM   #3
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im dying at the coolant bottle and oil bottle in your drug bin

great tutorial though. too bad i have mine hooked up to the interior
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This is great buddy, thank you!

I could also use this method to install my dimmer switch
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #5
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im dying at the coolant bottle and oil bottle in your drug bin(
what's supposed to go there? can you put anything in there?
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:46 PM   #6
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I'm following this guide but I'm afraid my switch will give, well since it's between the fuse and the relay, the fuse will go first.


I bought a 30 amp max switch with an LED. On the back it has an earth, load and supply terminals.


nvm

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Old 11-03-2014, 11:23 PM   #7
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If anyone is looking for a nice clean way to install the switches you can check out my thread here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1016151
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anyway to do it so that my outer rings only turns off and my inner one stays lite when i flick the button?
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:28 PM   #9
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A lot more complex because the rings are powered by the circuit board going to them. You'd have to run individual wires to those two rings and somehow wire it to work like I have. Honestly no idea, but tough.
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Old 11-29-2014, 07:47 PM   #10
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Jake what cell phone holder is that? Can you link me too it..
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Just ordered my angel angel eyes coming soon
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Jake what cell phone holder is that? Can you link me too it..
Whoops sorry for the late reply. It's by iGrip from Germany. Amazon and ebay have them in various models

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If I were to do this, I would instead having a long constant 12V power wire coming through the cabin and back. I would do this with ONE single wire from the relay ground. Bring the ground into the cabin switch, then a short ground from switch to inside car somewhere. Less wiring, less worries of live wires in car. Also doing so, when you have the switch off, this will 100% disable the angel eyes in both run mode and fad in/out.
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