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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 05-22-2007, 09:35 AM   #1
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Instructions to Fit Angel Eyes

Hey all,

I have done a search but cant find any useful info...

I was wondering if anyone had an install guide on how to fit Angel Eyes (any type) to my e46?

I just want to make sure I will be OK with fitting before I make the purchase.

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:30 AM   #3
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Before starting, remove excessive dust from the headlights. You don't want dust particles falling on the xenon projectors!

Good packaging for their international journey.


The inverter: Indeed no OBC error


Preliminary testing:




Indicator out:


Bottom headlight trim must be removed as well

Headlight cover out (Watch the clips) 3 on top, 3 on bottom and one on the left side:


Also remove the rubber on top of the headlight covers (5 clips)




Mount the ring on the high-beam reflector


Mount the ring on the bi-xenon projector


I run the wires out through the rubber boot of the highbeam assembly. I know the inverter should be inside the headlights but I couldn't find a nice spot to put it. For now it's under the black metal that holds the radiator.


To work easily, remove the airbox. Gives you a lot of space


Placed the black trim back




Place headlight cover back on, again watch the clips!




I wrapped the inverters with self-amalgamating tape.


Ok, here I used high-temp silicone (not necessary but that's what I had) to seal the small gap between the rubber boot and the headlight where the cables come out.


Connected all cables now, placed heatshrink, then self-amalgamating tape, and then water resistant pvc tape.

Final Results

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You can still see the rings even with the xenon lights on.
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Old 05-25-2007, 07:31 AM   #4
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:49 AM   #5
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Nice work.

Looks like someone needs to do some engine compartment cleaning!
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:05 AM   #6
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my friend has a kit like this... and we didn't know where to tap it to.. or how to tap it.
can you show a picture of your tap?
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Old 05-25-2007, 10:32 AM   #7
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my friend has a kit like this... and we didn't know where to tap it to.. or how to tap it.
can you show a picture of your tap?
This is what most people use (fan wire in ECU compartment)
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:12 AM   #8
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Nice work.

Looks like someone needs to do some engine compartment cleaning!
thanks

There was fine sand in the air coming from sahara, and it rained as well so the car is a real mess right now. will do the proper cleaning soon


Something I didn't mention, I secured the ring brackets on the reflector using 90sec clear epoxy glue
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:33 PM   #9
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I would have it done by a good Bimmer mechanic.I have a guy if you live in Illinois
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Old 06-04-2007, 12:44 AM   #10
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paraklas, where did u get ur kit from? I'd like to know >=D
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #11
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do these same directions work for the Predator Chromium kit? Also, I believe i have to bake the headlights for 20 mins since i have an 04 Facelifted coupe (ZHP). Is the remote kit installation just as easy as running the brown wire into engine compartment and taping into the interior lights? My end result is that I would like the angel eyes to turn on when unlocking the doors and turn off when locking the doors and turn on with the fogs and low beams. I'm having a hard time finding a good DIY guide for my scenario. the ones i do find dont mention anything about baking the headlights.
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Old 06-12-2007, 12:21 AM   #12
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Ex.......contact JleviSW they can help you out. The Chromium kits come with installation instructions. You will need a "remote kit" ($10) for the fade-in/out features you speak of. Other than that, regular install should get power from the engine

P.S. btw, you're right about needing to bake your headlights as you're a facelift coupe. I also had to do this. It's not difficult after the first time =] just take your time doing it, all will be ok! OH, and when you buy a kit, make sure it's for your facelift coupe, as FL coupes have different angel eyes (full circles as opposed to partial circle rings)
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Old 06-14-2007, 05:08 PM   #13
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This is what most people use (fan wire in ECU compartment)
I tapped into this wire for my angel eyes and they stay on after I shut off the car. Sometimes its only for 5 sec, but other times it can be a minute or two. Anyone else have this issue?

Is there any other wire in the ECU box that I can tap that would shut off with the ignition (or at least a few seconds afterwards consistantly)?
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:48 PM   #14
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I just did this exact wiring yesterday with my setup and so far it is doing what it is supposed to do.

Did you make sure you attached it to the accessory wire? I know there is another wire that looks exactly the same but is not the accessory wire
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:29 AM   #15
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Yep, I hooked it to the same wire in the picture. The pin layout was a bit different, but the bundle of wires is the same (color, number or wires, etc).
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:11 PM   #16
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That is the ECU accessory wire, if you're fan is on after you turn off your car or any other accessory the angel eyes will stay on. As long as you make sure they go off after a short amount of time you will be okay. Mine stayed on about 30-40 seconds after I turned off and pulled out my key. I was able to use it to light the walkway as I took off my shoes, etc.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:28 PM   #17
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paraklas, where did u get ur kit from? I'd like to know >=D
http://www.ssdd-motorsport.com/

Got them for a year and still running as bright as the first day
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how much did SSDD charge you? They should've been $90 at the MOST
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:42 AM   #19
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question:

what is the pink/white and brown wire go to? (from the pic in post 13)

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Old 06-18-2007, 07:13 AM   #20
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how much did SSDD charge you? They should've been $90 at the MOST
!! 90 not $90!
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