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Old 02-27-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Projector 46's???????????

I am considering buying p46's from jlevi but just had a quick question for those of you that have these. Do you know if I can have the angel eyes upgraded to the predator chromiums? or does it already come with chromiums?
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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I have the P46s and if I am not mistaken they come standard with the Predator Chromiums. BTW, they are an awesome mod.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:58 PM   #3
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are the angel eyes visible during the day?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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and are those the same predator chromiums as the newer versions?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:27 PM   #5
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and are those the same predator chromiums as the newer versions?
I am pretty sure they are. I got my P46S last Oct., if that helps.

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are the angel eyes visible during the day?

Yes, there is an entire thread devoted to that subject.
Here you go.....http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=447026
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:51 AM   #6
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Our P46's come with a custom installed version of our Predator Series angel eyes. They are identical in terms of brightness and visibility so there is no need to upgrade. Furthermore, our standard Predator Chromium kits are not compatible with P46 headlights as P46's have built in bezels for the angel eyes.
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I stand corrected, thanks Nick. I though they looked similar to the Chromiums. I did not realize they were custom for the P46S.
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are the angel eyes visible during the day?
Here is a pic. of the P46s during the daylight. I hope this helps.
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will the p46's cause any issues with the onboard computer.
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will the p46's cause any issues with the onboard computer.
The only problem I encountered was the "bulb out warning" on the dash and some "flickering issues. I had my dealer flash the "LCM' and that took care of it. It really depends on what year you have, on earlier models I have read you can pull one of the fuses. I would check with Nick on this one, since I am familar only with my year.
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sorry for asking so many questions but will the dealer flash the ecm for free or is there a cost? also can I get this done at a non bmw dealer?
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sorry for asking so many questions but will the dealer flash the ecm for free or is there a cost? also can I get this done at a non bmw dealer?
Ask away, that is how I figured it all out. First, determine if your car needs the FLASH or just pulling the fuse trick. If you should need the Flash for the "LCM" there will be a cost, unless you have an in at a dealership/INDY shop. With that being said, if the dealer does not do it(some don't like doing it), try and find an INDY shop that can do it. Just to let you know, I had my LCM flashed and it took 5minutes if that.
PS: There is also another way to avoid the Flashing the LCM, it has to do with resistors; this is something I read about, but nothing about. Maybe someone can chime in on that.
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The only problem I encountered was the "bulb out warning" on the dash and some "flickering issues. I had my dealer flash the "LCM' and that took care of it. It really depends on what year you have, on earlier models I have read you can pull one of the fuses. I would check with Nick on this one, since I am familar only with my year.
The weather finally cooperated.. I will be installing my P46's this weekend ...You could pull your fuse#32 to prevent "bulb out warning" and I believe you do not need to flash your LCM... I think that's only for 2003 on...
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The weather finally cooperated.. I will be installing my P46's this weekend ...You could pull your fuse#32 to prevent "bulb out warning" and I believe you do not need to flash your LCM... I think that's only for 2003 on...
Enjoy! Awesome mod.
BTW, I am not sure on the year that the fuse trick works.....
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