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Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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day time running lights vs parking lights

jsut wanna know which is more popular...
does it make any difference or is it solely based on perferences?

if i wired it to day time running lights, how long do u think the angel eyes can last before blowing out?
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Old 02-26-2007, 10:17 PM   #2
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Angel Eyes last forever, probably longer then you will own your car. I have mine hooked up to the ECU Accessories tap (basically key in position 2 and anything past it, ie: engine on) as well as the interior footwell tap which comes on when I unlock, open doors, or turn on interior lights.

Most people run it this way and have no problems at all, I'd say do both
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:35 PM   #3
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The DDEs themselves will last forever, but the ballasts won't. Ballasts are cheap and easy to replace though.
Mine are wired like BimmerZealot.
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The DDEs themselves will last forever, but the ballasts won't. Ballasts are cheap and easy to replace though.
Mine are wired like BimmerZealot.
so how long can i expect the ballasts to last? and where can i get them? is it part of the life time warranty?
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:59 AM   #5
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also.....which do u think looks better....parking lights with the angel eyes...
or just day time running lights....
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:39 AM   #6
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Ballasts should be part of warranty, though the length will vary with the retailer. I lost one first ballast 2 weeks ago after almost 6 months of use.

DDEs as daytime running lights >>>> parking lights. Parking lights look silly imo
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