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Old 05-16-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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PLease help

Hey guys,
i recently bought p46 hid + angel eyes and all round led bulbs

the problem i am having is when i switch the car on all my LED's and only the angeleyes flashes for about 5 sec maybe more and it stops then when i start the car and turn the lights on it works just normal

is it normal that when you switch your to on all the led and angeleyes would flash for about 5 sec and stops?

also i noticed that when my car is off completly my Led turn signals and sidemarker would blink real quick and then stops

i have a 2000 318I

is there anyway to resolve these problems?

please help i don;t wanna damage my head lights that i just paid alot of $$$ for
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:06 PM   #2
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Garrick,

That is completely normal for some cars, you will notice that the sidemarkers blink for a few seconds then operate normally. It just has to do with the difference in resistance between the LEDs and the stock bulbs, it won't damage the bulbs at all.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:36 PM   #3
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That is completely normal for some cars, you will notice that the sidemarkers blink for a few seconds then operate normally. It just has to do with the difference in resistance between the LEDs and the stock bulbs, it won't damage the bulbs at all.

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What about the angeleyes? they do flash also for 5 sec or more when you switch the car to on is that normal too?
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Old 05-17-2007, 04:49 AM   #4
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not really. they usually like flicker twice, but that's because you're turning on the engine. doesn't flicker after.
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Old 05-17-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
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The angel eyes shouldn't flash but you might notice them brighten when the engine is turned on because they are cold.
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The angel eyes shouldn't flash but you might notice them brighten when the engine is turned on because they are cold.
But my angels eyes do flash when i just switch the car to on not start just switch it on......

any ideas what it might be?

when i got the HID p46 i also got like a wireharness with a relay on it but i didn't use that cuase they told me it is not necesary
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:10 PM   #7
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It could be the power source for your angel eyes. If you aren't using the wiring harness you must be getting power from a different source.
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