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Old 03-03-2008, 03:41 PM   #1
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i need help finding the parking lights wire can anybody help me
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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for the front? rear? the front parking light wire is the same as the turn signal. the rear is in the back. forgot which one exactly though.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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front. so its the same as the turn signal. thanks
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yes sir, may i ask why you're asking for the wire? if you're wiring your angel eyes to them, it's a bad idea since the angels will blink when you use the turn signals.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:30 AM   #5
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yes sir, may i ask why you're asking for the wire? if you're wiring your angel eyes to them, it's a bad idea since the angels will blink when you use the turn signals.

I wired my angel eyes to the park lights. No problems here. I don't know though if US cars are wired different.
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yeah i was thinking about wiring it to the parking lights, is there another place i can wire my angel eye to.
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I wired my angel eyes to the park lights. No problems here. I don't know though if US cars are wired different.
not sure, because the parking lights here in the us at the front supplies 6v for the parking light, and 12/0/12 (on, off, on) for the signaling. and so that would make the ballast turn off and on in a matter of seconds.
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yeah i was thinking about wiring it to the parking lights, is there another place i can wire my angel eye to.
you can wire them to your fogs and just turn on the fogs whenever you want them on. if you still want them to come on with the parking lights, you'd have to extend the wires all the way to the back and use the rear ones.
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not sure, because the parking lights here in the us at the front supplies 6v for the parking light, and 12/0/12 (on, off, on) for the signaling. and so that would make the ballast turn off and on in a matter of seconds.

Oh now I get the idea. Much like our F150. I guess American market cars are wired differently so you cant use the park lights to power your angel eyes. So where do you guys normally connect them?
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Oh now I get the idea. Much like our F150. I guess American market cars are wired differently so you cant use the park lights to power your angel eyes. So where do you guys normally connect them?
the ecu wire through a wiring harness to have them on when your key is in the ignition. or do the same thing and wire a switch so you can turn it off. other people used the parking lights but routed the wires from the back of the car to the front, and wiring to the fogs.
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i have this kind of wiring kit that came with the angel eyes. do you know where should i connect the wires to. i have a 2001 325ci
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it just looks like you have a inverter and 2 angel eye rings. doesn't look like a wiring harness to me.

you can just tap both the brown and grey wires to the fog lights and turn them on that way.
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i too would like to know where the parking light wire is to hook up a 194 type bulb in the little hole in the high beam like they have in Europe
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:34 PM   #14
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so i can tap into the fog lights and make it work. are you sure it'll work. so i don't need the wiring harness then. it'll work just to tap into the fog lights
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yes sir. it will come on whenever you turn on your fogs.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:06 PM   #16
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Do a search you can hook them up to the rear parking light from the LCM under the dash. I used to have mine hooked up to my parking lights.(With the parking light delete) Then I was behind a black truck one day with my turn signal on. My angel eyes were much brighter when my signal flashed. the 6v from the parking light is OK. The 12v form the rear (and without flashing) is much better. I believe the wire is gray with a purple stripe, but a search will find it for you.
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so if i connect it to the fog lights will it be bright or dull because i want it to be bright.
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it will be bright because you're getting the full 12v
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