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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 08-26-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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p46 lights, can you remove the angel eyes that come with them?

im looking for a set of p46's for my e46 m3. I found that DDM has them the cheapest with an HID kit. I dont like the angel eye kits they offer, so if i get the lights with the stock option can i pull them out and change to a different brand?

I was looking on the umnitza site, they have the angel eyes i like but the xenon kits are more expensive.

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:04 PM   #2
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
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Easily done, you can remove the plastic cover and install a CCFL or LED ring in place. We do this for you when you choose the angel eye upgrade.
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im looking for a set of p46's for my e46 m3. I found that DDM has them the cheapest with an HID kit. I dont like the angel eye kits they offer, so if i get the lights with the stock option can i pull them out and change to a different brand?

I was looking on the umnitza site, they have the angel eyes i like but the xenon kits are more expensive.

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We offer a kit that doesn't have errors, even given this, we can offer you very competitive pricing.

Just give us a call and we'll work something favorable out to you.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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When doing this, does it still use the old ballasts? I believe that's part of what's wrong with my originals. What all is included in the kit?
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:34 PM   #6
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HID setup with Xenons and angel eyes.
Angel eyes are Orion v2 exclusively.
HID is an error canceling system.
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Easily done, you can remove the plastic cover and install a CCFL or LED ring in place. We do this for you when you choose the angel eye upgrade.
bingo. I had P46s (purchased from jlevi) that I got back in 2004. I purchased the new Orion V2 LED kit and had a local fanatic pull open the P46s, take out the old halos and put the new led based halos in their place. Looks perfect
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Let me ask a different way. I have P46s with the pre-installed rings. When I upgrade to the Orion V2, what all is replaced? Just the rings, or do I get new ballasts? I believe both mine are screwed up (as 3/4 of mine work).
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Let me ask a different way. I have P46s with the pre-installed rings. When I upgrade to the Orion V2, what all is replaced? Just the rings, or do I get new ballasts? I believe both mine are screwed up (as 3/4 of mine work).
You don't need new ballasts.
From another thread you also need a light bulb. That can be included in your upgrade. The Orion V2 would replace the rings and ballasts, give you this look:
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Let me ask a different way. I have P46s with the pre-installed rings. When I upgrade to the Orion V2, what all is replaced? Just the rings, or do I get new ballasts? I believe both mine are screwed up (as 3/4 of mine work).
The P46's have built in plastic bezels with bare rings inside. You will open those plastic bezels and remove the rings to be replaced. If you are going from CCFL to LED, you will remove the ballasts and direct connect the rings to the harness.
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Is there any writeup with pics for installing the orion v2 into older p46? Can you pull the prions apart, or is it better to keep them whole and glue them where the old ring was
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Is there any writeup with pics for installing the orion v2 into older p46? Can you pull the prions apart, or is it better to keep them whole and glue them where the old ring was
if the glue you can use is unobtrusive and strong, we recommend keeping them intact. Otherwise, you should take them apart.
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if the glue you can use is unobtrusive and strong, we recommend keeping them intact. Otherwise, you should take them apart.
how hard is it to take the orion v2's apart to just use the ring?
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