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Old 06-26-2014, 09:03 AM   #1
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Arrow Angel Eyes for 04 e46 Facelift Coupe with Projectors

I know, I know... ANOTHER thread on AE's
I've been searching this forum, along with others and can't seem to find a solid answer.

The car in question is an 04 Facelift Coupe with Projectors.

I've been searching for a high quality kit (CCFL/SMD) that will fit, other than Umnitza (I'm in the UK and can't justify the cost of importing them; shipping, tax etc..). Any recommendations?

I've bought a set from eBay, but it turned out to be the wrong size (surprise surprise!). It seems it's a bit of a ballache getting AE's for this particular car. I've seen threads from 2010 and just assumed, 4 years on, there would be more manufacturers providing this kit by now.

Anyway, I've found a Chinese website that makes SMD AE's (full circle, not the ones with the tops off) and you can chose what size halo's you want! (72mm, 80mm, 90mm, 105mm, 120mm or 125mm).

So my other question is, does anybody know what size would fit on this particular car?
I have 105mm and 115mm already and they're too big.


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Old 06-26-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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Why don't you open your headlight up and measure?
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:07 AM   #3
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Don't have the equipment, expertise or time. I just want to order the correct kit and drop off at the garage; hence post.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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Literally a socket wrench and hands required.
Add a heatgun to that. It's a facelift coupe we're talking about.

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Is that for the facelift coupe with projectors or the pre-facelift coupe?
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Add a heatgun to that. It's a facelift coupe we're talking about.



Is that for the facelift coupe with projectors or the pre-facelift coupe?
Coupe facelift.

i have a coupe facelift w/ projector and auto leveling and all the ring sizes were the same 106mm. 105mm should fit.

why not do it yourself? its easier to do then say. dont be afraid of baking your headlights...its only 15 minutes, just keep your eyes on it.
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Coupe facelift.

i have a coupe facelift w/ projector and auto leveling and all the ring sizes were the same 106mm. 105mm should fit.

why not do it yourself? its easier to do then say. dont be afraid of baking your headlights...its only 15 minutes, just keep your eyes on it.
Don't think it'll fit in my oven tbh! May have a crack at it next weekend if I can get hold of a heat gun.

Are you certain mate? I've got a pair of 105mm halo's and they look as though they would just fit, however, I've just had a quick 'measure' (obviously inaccurate measurement as i placed a ruler on top of the headlamp) for a rough idea, and it seems the projector is about 20mm smaller? I placed the 105mm halo above the projector and it goes well over the chrome bit... is that how it's meant to be?

Good to see people with the same car and with AE's fitted!
Do you have a pic at all so i can see if the projector halo overlaps/sits flush on the chrome bit?

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My bad about the over or heat gun part. I've done it multiple times to mine. It's easy.


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No worries WDE!

Found this pic online. The projector halo looks smaller?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Teddy at Middlesex based BMW bling specialist SSDD Motorsport sells angel eyes for the facelift coupe. Both the CCFL and the SMD LED types.

If you particularly want the Umnitza brand, CA Automotive carries them in the UK. Two to three times more expensive than the SSDD ones though.

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I measured my old headlight just now. The high beam ring is 4.3 inches OD and the projector ring is 3.5 inches OD.


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Teddy at Middlesex based BMW bling specialist SSDD Motorsport sells angel eyes for the facelift coupe. Both the CCFL and the SMD LED types.

If you particularly want the Umnitza brand, CA Automotive carries them in the UK. Two to three times more expensive than the SSDD ones though.
SSDD's looks like a good kit, I'll have a look into it. Cheers elfer!

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Thanks for that WDE, appreciate it

From them measurements, I'm guessing the projector ring would actually be smaller then (rather than both the same size)?
May have a go at fitting them next weekend...
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Check out THESE from TheRetrofitSource. I'd call them and see if they can give you a kit that has the two sizes needed. Also, I don't know if their measurements are ID or OD.
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If you're opening the lights, better to do it only once.
If you order on our site, we usually ship them as a gift direct to you.
The Orion V2 will be very reliable for you.
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I measured my old headlight just now. The high beam ring is 4.3 inches OD and the projector ring is 3.5 inches OD.
Is that definitely for a facelift coupe? The rings on the kit I fitted to my facelift coupe are the same diameter on both the low beam projector and the high beam reflector bowl. FWIW, I have the SSDD SMD LED kit.

On mine, the low beam ring fits around the outside of the projector's bezel, whilst the high beam ring fits on top of the reflector bowl's bezel.

Edit - just checked your profile, WDE46. You definitely have a facelift coupe! I just haven't ever seen a kit that has different sized rings for our cars. That's not to say they don't exist, evidently.

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Just corrected my post above. Having just been out to my car and looked, I realised I'd mis-remembered how they fitted:

The low beam ring fits around the outside of the projector's bezel, whilst the high beam ring fits on top of the reflector bowl's bezel.

They're both the same size though.

And now I should shut up. Probably doing more harm than good!

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Is that definitely for a facelift coupe? The rings on the kit I fitted to my facelift coupe are the same diameter on both the low beam projector and the high beam reflector bowl. FWIW, I have the SSDD SMD LED kit.

On mine, the low beam ring fits around the outside of the projector's bezel, whilst the high beam ring fits on top of the reflector bowl's bezel.

Edit - just checked your profile, WDE46. You definitely have a facelift coupe! I just haven't ever seen a kit that has different sized rings for our cars. That's not to say they don't exist, evidently.

Yes definitely for a facelift coupe haha. I have a lot of experience inside our lights so if you have questions ask me. I have a spare passenger side headlight and tons of pictures on my Dropbox.


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