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Old 10-26-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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angel eyes on Xi

Alright so I know its a common topic and yes i haveen plenty of DIY for these but I was wondering if anyone had installed Angel Eyes themselves on an Xi. Seeing as i wanted to wire it to the glove box for key start but my ABS system seems to be in the way for mounting the box. Any ideas? a DIY would be preferred but ill take info as well
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:05 AM   #2
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do what i do...just double side sticky tape it on =D
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:33 AM   #3
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do what i do...just double side sticky tape it on =D
Sorry, I am new and in the same picture as Glissco27. Can you explain me more in order to avoid any mistake.

When you place a search about angel eyes, there is so many, so many post that you really get confused.

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #4
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what box are you talking about? the relay?
I wired mine in with no further modifications, its the same as any other e46..
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:41 PM   #5
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what box are you talking about? the relay?
I wired mine in with no further modifications, its the same as any other e46..
would you be interested in helping me out? i know how to do it but im a little cautious cuz i dont wanna **** anything up. and yea haha i forgot what it was called for a sec (one of those days) ....yes the relay

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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down in colts neck/freehold...that far from you?

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Old 10-26-2010, 12:56 PM   #8
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i followed this walkthrough...
but for steps 13 and 14 where they mounted the box onto the bolt, since i have the abs, i just cleaned the bay and used double sided sticky tape and taped it right under but as far as intalling this tutorial is 100% correct regardless if it is the ccfl or led
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:06 PM   #9
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down in colts neck/freehold...that far from you?
REALLLY FAR lol im in north jerseyclose to newark. Just do it yourself its really not that hard, when i installed mine i used this as a reference...
Angel Eye install DIY

Couple tips:
When removing the black headlight trim inside, be careful takin it out its somewhat fragile.

When splicing into the wires with the crimp splice thing..
position the wires inside the crimp splice thing then close it and use some pliers to splice thru.. then close the cap on it.
make sure you actually cut through the plastic part of the wire sometimes it doesnt go thru and it doesnt get a solid connection...

When you GROUND it make sure you ground it to the actual ground of the car...not where it says in that diy...
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yea the whole splicing thing is what im confused about i've never had to do anything like that and im afraid id cut a wire or something, i dont mind driving up the turnpike or something either tho
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yea the whole splicing thing is what im confused about i've never had to do anything like that and im afraid id cut a wire or something, i dont mind driving up the turnpike or something either tho
the splicing isnt hard.. the things that come with the khoalty angel eyes are slightly different in terms of wire color and the crimp things but its basically the same thing..
the crimp has a flap to close after youve spliced. ive attached an image so you get a better idea how to do it..
And theres only one wire in the ecu that looks exactly like the one in the picture.. for the glove compartment just route the wire thru the existing whole in the drugbin thing and splice into the footwell light... theres only two wires... a brown one and a whiteone i think, if its not white its red... thats the wire you want to splice into...
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thanks you've been really helpful, I may have to message you some questions if i get stuck

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thanks you've been really helpful, I may have to message you some questions if i get stuck
Glissco 27, what brand did you purchase ?
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the Khoalty Halogen AE, $50 plus shipping
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:06 PM   #15
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thanks you've been really helpful, I may have to message you some questions if i get stuck
No problem man, lemme know..
good choice on AE's, I've had them for a while now, no problems, and they're bright.
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Easy install-


Plenty of room behind the ABS. There is a plug in the firewall-
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im confused about this firewall, what and where is it....are you talking about the space between the grommet and the floor panel?
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The firewall seperates the passenger compartment from the engine compartment.
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im confused about this firewall, what and where is it....are you talking about the space between the grommet and the floor panel?
You may want to have a friend help you with the install. Someone who has done an install previously would be ideal.
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yea thats the thing, i dont know anyone who has done it before haha thats why id appreciate as detailed photos as possible...that umnitza guide from fastm.com seems pretty good think ill be alright with that but if i can find a bud on here from my area id take the help
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