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Old 01-05-2008, 05:31 AM   #1
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worried about angel eyes install

hi guys i just got back from the body shop were i was looking to get a set of angel eyes 7200k frontline from e-bay installed. the pack comes with full instructions on placing them into headlights etc.

the guys there had never seen a stand alone set before and said that the ones that come as standard with the bmws are built as part of the headlight. they said that if they were to break the seals as it suggests, that there would be a very high proabability of condensation building up in the headlamp as its near impossible to make a good seal again once broken. we do get alot of rain here in irleland so i didnt wanna take a chance with them. he tried to suggest that because these are coming from the US the wheather would be much more favourable for this set-up.

do the guys have a point about the headlamps fogging up or should i just try find another body shop who might of installed these before? not an easy task in ireland as not many people have them other than the standard bmw ones.

if anyone has experienced this in a particularly rainy climate i'd be interested to hear their experience.
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definately go to a shop that has done them before...
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #3
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look around and find a shop that has done them....I had Chromium Predators put on mine about 3 weeks ago by a shop that has done Angel eyes before. My lights are one piece and need to be heated to open--they did it, took three hours to complete the Mod and no condensation noticable yet. I waited 3 days before washing and "intentionally" sprayed the front--no water in the lights. So if you find a shop that has done them, the risk is definitely minimized.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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thanks for reply guys, my search shall continue
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Old 01-06-2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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You should not have a problem with the seal on your car. Your headlights are designed to be taken apart, they just clip together and there is a rubber gasket around the seal to hold out moisture.

I'd recommend going with the Predator Chromiums which includes all 4 rings, 2 ballasts, full plug and play wiring harness and lifetime warranty. The ebay kits are cheaper but you have to hardwire it yourself and you get no product guarantee or backing. We also provide full installation instructions with our kits so your shop shouldn't have a problem installing.
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