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Old 03-05-2004, 12:20 AM   #21
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Well, the first thing I noticed was that the included manual said they were 4500K. I emailed Fadegs and he swore they were actually 8000K.

Well, I finally got my car out of the shop so the next weekend I went down to my car to do the install. I get the halogens out and then notice that there is no way the Xenons are going to fit in the halogen holder. The problem with that is that the bulb holder on an E46 has a built in locking ring that connects to the headlight housing. I can stick my Xenons in now, but there is nothing to secure them in place without the locking rings.

I went back and read through the manual and it says:

"H - 7
BMW and some orhter imports have a special locking ring which secures the bulb onto the headlight assembly. Enclosed within the package included 2 specially modified ring." (Yes, the English is actually screwed up like that in the manual...)

The rings aren't in the kit anywhere. The supplied wiring harness adapter is also for the wrong make car so I will have to hard wire (which I probably would have done anyways...).

The company that distributed the kit, Generation X Company, went out of business. The phone numbers were disconnected and the emails were bad along with their website.

When I realized the kit was missing parts I emailed Fadegs and asked him WTF?. He emailed back the email addy's of the guys he bought the kit from and said I'd have to take care of it with them. They answered back, but as soon as they found out I wasn't the original buyer they started ignoring me.

I dug around on the Internet and I found a guy who makes the locking rings for $35 dollars a set. I then emailed and PMd Fadegs to tell him that I wanted $35 dollars PayPal'd to me to make up for the missing parts or I wanted my money back. He has never answered me back.

His PayPal is xenonsports@yahoo.com and official PayPal ID is ShardAuto. I'll let yall make your own conclusions from that.

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Old 03-05-2004, 10:35 AM   #22
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Well, the first thing I noticed was that the included manual said they were 4500K. I emailed Fadegs and he swore they were actually 8000K.

Well, I finally got my car out of the shop so the next weekend I went down to my car to do the install. I get the halogens out and then notice that there is no way the Xenons are going to fit in the halogen holder. The problem with that is that the bulb holder on an E46 has a built in locking ring that connects to the headlight housing. I can stick my Xenons in now, but there is nothing to secure them in place without the locking rings.

I went back and read through the manual and it says:

"H - 7
BMW and some orhter imports have a special locking ring which secures the bulb onto the headlight assembly. Enclosed within the package included 2 specially modified ring." (Yes, the English is actually screwed up like that in the manual...)

The rings aren't in the kit anywhere. The supplied wiring harness adapter is also for the wrong make car so I will have to hard wire (which I probably would have done anyways...).

The company that distributed the kit, Generation X Company, went out of business. The phone numbers were disconnected and the emails were bad along with their website.

When I realized the kit was missing parts I emailed Fadegs and asked him WTF?. He emailed back the email addy's of the guys he bought the kit from and said I'd have to take care of it with them. They answered back, but as soon as they found out I wasn't the original buyer they started ignoring me.

I dug around on the Internet and I found a guy who makes the locking rings for $35 dollars a set. I then emailed and PMd Fadegs to tell him that I wanted $35 dollars PayPal'd to me to make up for the missing parts or I wanted my money back. He has never answered me back.

His PayPal is xenonsports@yahoo.com and official PayPal ID is ShardAuto. I'll let yall make your own conclusions from that.

Mario
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Old 04-03-2004, 06:53 AM   #23
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Old 04-04-2004, 06:40 AM   #24
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He screwed me over, but it's all good. Karma is a *****. The kid just needs to grow up.

I can happily say that transactions I've had with other members of this board have been outstanding.

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Old 04-29-2004, 12:26 PM   #25
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Update for those that may care

Hi,

I finally got off my ass and made custom bulb holders for my xenons. I ordered a pair of spares from Circle BMW (Pacific won't ship to APO addresses) for something like 12 bucks. Once I got them I cut the back ends (the part where you plug the wiring harness into) off with a hacksaw and then used a dremel tool to hollow out the front half of the bulb holder. I soldered the backend of the bulb holder to the wiring harness for the ballast/ignitor so it hooks into the factory wiring harness without cutting/splicing. I used a combination of old DVD case plastic and Goop to seal off the backend of bulbholder and the harness connector. If she can be persuaded I'll get my girlfriend to come over with her digital cam to take some pics and maybe put together a DIY.

I did this the night before I went on leave back to the states. I got back a week ago and immediately installed the lights. They work great (have to turn them on before cranking to get rid of the flickering though) and look outstanding. However, they are most definitely not 8000k as advertised. They are 4500k as the manual says.

Once again this shows that Fadegs is an untrustworthy rat. He has yet to respond to my private messages through this board or to any of the emails I have sent him.

If anyone has this fool's phone number (or his parents) I'd like to get in touch with him. I'm moving out to Washington DC soon and intend to drop by his area for a visit.

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Old 05-04-2004, 01:20 PM   #26
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The guy also scammed me. I hope you do stop by and visit him Mario.
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Old 05-04-2004, 10:49 PM   #27
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What a punk!! He should be banned from this forum.
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Old 05-25-2004, 03:07 AM   #28
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McColloch kits for sale!

Sorry you guys all got scammed by that ahole.... I have a hookup for these kits. Any color temp and bulb type. The full McCulloch kit. 350 each. Let me know! send e-mail to yafool@ucla.edu. i can take paypal, local pickup or money order. However you want to do it so you feel safe
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