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Old 01-30-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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angle eyes help

My car is a 2000 323ci and i want to buy the Preditor Chromium angel eyes, i know it comes with a 45 page instruction help, but honestly is it easy to do. i have NO tools so i am wondering what is needed before i buy it. the rings themselves just snap in dont they? -any help is useful. thanks.
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:37 PM   #2
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The rings clip on pretty easily. All you need is a pair of hands, a screwdriver with a few different heads, and some pliers and maybe a wrench. It's pretty basic and straight forward. I'm sure the 45-step instructions will tell ya what you need.

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Old 01-30-2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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I am sure in 45 pages they probably mention the tools you need. If not I am sure your friendly retailer wouldn't mind telling you. Order them and then go tool shopping.

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Old 01-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #4
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honestly, nothing to worry about, take your time, and be careful with taking apart/putting your things back together. really nothing to it.
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Old 01-31-2006, 03:34 AM   #5
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honestly, nothing to worry about, take your time, and be careful with taking apart/putting your things back together. really nothing to it.
Yeah, the newer generation DDEs are much easier than previous gen installs.

I'd say taking out the headlights that would be the hardest part - and only because I hate getting that pesky screw towards the bottom of the headlight (it's not really too bad). Like driftinsequence says, if you take your time, it's a relatively easy install.

And I believe that the 45-pages apply to all the current DDE compatible BMWs, so only a small portion of that is actually covering the e46. Good luck!

Be sure to mount your ballasts in a dry place. One of mine got water in them
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:36 PM   #6
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Yeah, the newer generation DDEs are much easier than previous gen installs.

I'd say taking out the headlights that would be the hardest part - and only because I hate getting that pesky screw towards the bottom of the headlight (it's not really too bad). Like driftinsequence says, if you take your time, it's a relatively easy install.

And I believe that the 45-pages apply to all the current DDE compatible BMWs, so only a small portion of that is actually covering the e46. Good luck!

Be sure to mount your ballasts in a dry place. One of mine got water in them
Actually our guide is E46 specific but can be applied to other models VERY easily.
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:23 PM   #7
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DDE's are an easy install.

the wiring was a *****!


BUT THE BALLASTS IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS.

MOUNT THE BALLASTS UN THE BLACK HEADLIGHT COVER.
This will ensure the ballasts are always dry.


im currently lookin4 a way to have them controlled with my parking lights
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:30 PM   #8
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i suggest getting a long magnet, it makes it easy to get the deeper screws out
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:37 PM   #9
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My car is a 2000 323ci and i want to buy the Preditor Chromium angel eyes, i know it comes with a 45 page instruction help, but honestly is it easy to do. i have NO tools so i am wondering what is needed before i buy it. the rings themselves just snap in dont they? -any help is useful. thanks.
First of all, how do you want the rings to go on? With a switch, connected to the fog lights, accessory power.. etc... etc..? Also, does your car have the headlight spray washers? Can't tell from the pic. Depending how fancy you want to go with the way you want to turn the rings on, the more tools you might need!

Basic tools for installing:
Long flat head screw (to help remove turn signal assembly)
Wrench (for conneting to grounding bolt and positive terminal, removal of mounting bolts <-- only if you want to remove the entire headlight assembly)
Extending magnet (only if you want to remove the entire headlight assembly. Its not necessary to remove the entire headlight assembly to put these on).
Pliers (crimping the wire taps)

Too bad you didn't post this up a few days earlier... I was out near Punahou visiting some friends I could have shown you in person what to do. Anyway, hope this helps. Also, the vendor of the rings and the folks on this board will be more than ready to give you a hand if necessary, just make sure you do a SEARCH first before you ask.... most likely your question has been answer a billion times already. Good luck and happy modding!
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Old 01-31-2006, 11:47 PM   #10
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I did it with nothing more than my hands, the tools found in any 3 series trunk, and an im window with jon levi (who is the man!!!!)

check out www.jlevisw.com for a set.. they will hook you up bro
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Old 02-11-2006, 06:49 PM   #11
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DDE's are an easy install.

the wiring was a *****!


BUT THE BALLASTS IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS.

MOUNT THE BALLASTS UN THE BLACK HEADLIGHT COVER.
This will ensure the ballasts are always dry.


im currently lookin4 a way to have them controlled with my parking lights
Tie them into the rear parking light on the LCM, violet w/ red stripe I believe.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:57 PM   #12
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You may require to buy a set of torx wrench. I believe it's no. 15 torx that you need to remove the screw to remove the ECU cover, a screwdriver, a philip screwdriver, adjustable wrench and a pair of hands. It should be easy for you to do it yourself.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:40 AM   #13
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Hey guys, I'm kinda worried about installing my angel eyes too. I bought a set back in the summer and failed to sum up the courage to install myself. I bought my ccfl eyes from ssdd and I think they r the 1st gen. The problem is there ain't no 45 page instructions and instructions given ain't all that clear. Is there any1 with a gd link on installing?
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Hey guys, I'm kinda worried about installing my angel eyes too. I bought a set back in the summer and failed to sum up the courage to install myself. I bought my ccfl eyes from ssdd and I think they r the 1st gen. The problem is there ain't no 45 page instructions and instructions given ain't all that clear. Is there any1 with a gd link on installing?
The very first set of halos I bought were from Teddy @ ssdd and it came with instructions, hit him up, I'm sure he still has it. I have since upgraded to Chromiums and them very much b/c the rings fit better than the first set I had. Also, unless Teddy has changed his kit, his halos did not come with a wiring harness with fuse. You can hook them up directly to your fogs.
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Old 02-14-2006, 05:16 PM   #15
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so does the chromiums instructions say to install on the parking lights wire or what? cause I want to be able to have my chromiums on without having my headlights on? I have already purchased them, but I am waiting for warmer weather for the install.
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so does the chromiums instructions say to install on the parking lights wire or what? cause I want to be able to have my chromiums on without having my headlights on? I have already purchased them, but I am waiting for warmer weather for the install.
you got chromiums from jlevi or umnitza? then, you will have access to the instructions which tell you how to wire them up using the wiring harness. basically, you wire them up to your accessory wire in your ecu, that way whenever your car is on, your predators are on.
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