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Old 11-29-2013, 11:51 AM   #1
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angel eyes install on 330ci facelifted coupe

hey guys, I'm looking for anyone familiar with angel eyes installation to help me install it on my facelifted 2005 330cic. I have the umnitza LED one that will fit this headlight, only this particular model you have to bake open the headlights and no bodyshop would risk doing that, not being equipped with an oven and all. I bought the angel eyes back in June, and I haven't been able to install it, I've tried opening the headlights but I'm just horrible with my hands. I'm in socal area, specifically Pasadena 91104. And of course, there will be compensation $. help me out! thanks

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Old 12-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Have you looked through the diy thread on how to do this? I'm brutal with intricate details but it was surprisingly easy and straightforward


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Old 12-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #3
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Have you looked through the diy thread on how to do this? I'm brutal with intricate details but it was surprisingly easy and straightforward


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Yes, I've looked through the 346 facelift coupe diy angel eyes install, just that my car is a 2005 and the plastics are way too brittle to mess around with. I almost broke a clip that holds the headlights on the very first step.. just horrible with stuff like this. maybe i'll give it another try and come back here if it doesn;t work out.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Yes, I've looked through the 346 facelift coupe diy angel eyes install, just that my car is a 2005 and the plastics are way too brittle to mess around with. I almost broke a clip that holds the headlights on the very first step.. just horrible with stuff like this. maybe i'll give it another try and come back here if it doesn;t work out.
Mine is a 2005 facelift coupe aswell. Just go slow and take your time. I'm just as bad. Also once you get the headlight out, take it inside and let it warm up. Plastic is brittle when it's cold. Then go about taking the headlight apart


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Old 12-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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Mine is a 2005 facelift coupe aswell. Just go slow and take your time. I'm just as bad. Also once you get the headlight out, take it inside and let it warm up. Plastic is brittle when it's cold. Then go about taking the headlight apart


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Alright, thanks for giving me hope ha. I'm sick of having that $200 umnitza box sitting around in my car, I'll give it another attempt. You have links to the DIYs you used by any chance?
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It works better with an oven. You are only going to 200/225 degrees F for like 10/15 minutes, which is really nothing and a lot of people do it. Put them on the cookie sheet and follow the directions. Matter of fact it is even in the Umnitza instructions. The reason for baking them is to heat up the black tar like substance that holds them together. One of mine before doing this just started to do a condensation thing on the inside of the lens. After baking the lights and reinstalling them it was fixed too.

Also you are not baking the entire light assembly. You strip all the important stuff like the ballasts and the bulbs.
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It works better with an oven. You are only going to 200/225 degrees F for like 10/15 minutes, which is really nothing and a lot of people do it. Put them on the cookie sheet and follow the directions. Matter of fact it is even in the Umnitza instructions. The reason for baking them is to heat up the black tar like substance that holds them together. One of mine before doing this just started to do a condensation thing on the inside of the lens. After baking the lights and reinstalling them it was fixed too.

Also you are not baking the entire light assembly. You strip all the important stuff like the ballasts and the bulbs.
We'll yeah, but if I recall there is a couple pieces you have to take off before they go into the over. Once you bake them though I got a couple blade screw drivers and wedged them in along the seam and twisted them 90 degrees.


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yeah I remember it's the bare headlight casing only. thanks for the tip. working on it right now.
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yeah I remember it's the bare headlight casing only. thanks for the tip. working on it right now.
Before you put them back remember where the bolts go!!!!! There is a couple extra spots and I put them in the wrong ones first and had to do it again!!! Just pay attention when you do it


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Old 01-15-2014, 06:07 PM   #10
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ive been trying to find angel eyes to fit my 05 330 ci (with the face lifed headlights) I bought some off ebay that stated itll fit my car opened my headlights up carefully...to come to find out they didn't even fit. id really prefer the old school headlights these facelifted ones (although appealing) are mpr confusing. does anybody know where the rings should fit and what kind to search up on ebay?
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Umnitza offers nice angel eyes that fit the E46 facelift coupe. Unlike most companies, they seem to be aware that the F/L coupe has different headlights from any other E46 model.
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ive been trying to find angel eyes to fit my 05 330 ci (with the face lifed headlights) I bought some off ebay that stated itll fit my car opened my headlights up carefully...to come to find out they didn't even fit. id really prefer the old school headlights these facelifted ones (although appealing) are mpr confusing. does anybody know where the rings should fit and what kind to search up on ebay?
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