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Old 03-24-2014, 10:49 AM   #1
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Angry HELP! Need DIY for Pre-Facelift Non-Projector Angel Eyes

I promise I've searched on here and other forums for a good DIY to fit my LED Angel Eyes for my 2000 323i but cannot find one! I have it all figured out except how to run the wires once I clip on the AE's from the front of the headlight to the back behind the rubber boot. Every DIY I find is for the facelifted projector headlights and they have an access point where I dont.
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:25 PM   #3
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You will most likely have to go through the rubber backing somehow to run the wires. Is this what you are confused about? Not 100% sure what you are asking, sorry
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:26 PM   #4
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You will most likely have to go through the rubber backing somehow to run the wires. Is this what you are confused about? Not 100% sure what you are asking, sorry

That's exactly what I'm talking about but it's the 'somehow' that I'm stuck on. Any pics/videos if anyone has found/used would help a lot.


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Old 03-24-2014, 08:31 PM   #5
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I had the same issue as you, but decided to poke a TINY hole in the rubber backing. Emphasis on tiny. I literally poked a small hole and worked the wire through without opening it up too much so that the material would contract back around the wire to limit the risk of exposure to water. Not the best way to do it, I know, but so far I have had no problems with this method (and I installed them mid-winter) and there was no other obvious way to do it. If you choose this route, take your time and be very careful to not open up the hole any wider than you have to.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:09 PM   #6
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I just pulled the wire through and then slipped the rubber grommet back on around it. It had enough room to fit back on flush even with the wires laying on the circular lip. Best of luck.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I figured it out thanks to your help, nice weather, and taking my time. Here's the before/after! Click image for larger version

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Old 04-01-2014, 12:13 PM   #8
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Now, time for some smoked corner lights
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #9
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That was my next mod! Do I need new turn signal bulbs as well then? Also, if I did that, I'd want to do the amber side markers on the fender. Tips on where to get this stuff?


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Old 04-01-2014, 12:18 PM   #10
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I did all the markers up front...side blinker, front bumper reflectors smoked, and corner lights. Orange bulbs come with the corner lights and you can re-use your side blinker bulbs for that application. I have used stealth chrome bulbs that illuminate orange for years on my clear corners. However, I just went to smoked corners and I have to admit....I took my stealth bulbs out and put in the original orange bulbs. To me, it looked 100% better and more factory than then other setup.

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

I used the second ones from the top on my car and couldn't be any happier. Awesome looking on a black car when compared to the all clear ones.
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I have smoked corners and sidemarkers with stealth bulbs too and have to agree, go for this next. Easy to do, but really improves the look of the front end of the car.
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