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Old 11-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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Ran into an issue while installing Angel Eyes

I was wondering if any of you can help me out, I starting to install my Orion V2 Angel Eyes and I gotta tell you it's harder than I excepted. I wired them in and got them to work just fine, my problem is once I started putting the lights back together I ran into an issue. The left side headlight bezel trim goes in without any issues but the right bezel trim is hitting the angel eyes. I than realized about 1/2 inch the right inner headlight is sticking out further. I'm completely frozen and not sure what else to do. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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A picture would help.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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A picture would help.
Here is a photo, as you can see that's as far as the bezel trim is willing to go
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:57 PM   #4
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weird, those angel eyes look way to big for your headlights. Did you specify that you have projectors when purchasing them?
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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I had the same issue. Just keep working it in different ways until it slides in.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
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weird, those angel eyes look way to big for your headlights. Did you specify that you have projectors when purchasing them?
Yes I have projectors, the left side went well I had no issues. But this side the inner headlight literally is 1/2 inches further out and that's what causing the problem.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:01 PM   #7
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I am sure he is. It looks like, if you put on the bezel, its going to be cover the bottom part of the angel eye (of your high beam bowl).
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:03 PM   #8
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I am sure he is. It looks like, if you put on the bezel, its going to be cover the bottom part of the angel eye (of your high beam bowl).
Yes that's exactly what it does, the bezel covers the bottom of the angel eyes. Since it's smashing directly into it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:06 PM   #9
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Solidjake is good with this sort of lighting things. maybe you should give him a PM with pics and issue.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:21 PM   #10
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Solidjake is good with this sort of lighting things. maybe you should give him a PM with pics and issue.
Will do, thanks
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #11
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:35 PM   #12
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Remember, angel eyes are aftermarket. On my sedan one of my drivers side rings doesn't fit properly while the rest of them fit fine. Maybe you can take a file and file down some of the plastic.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:43 PM   #13
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It looks like you bought halogen-fitment angel eyes and put the wrong one on each light. With halogen fitment, the bigger angel eye goes on the low-beam, and the smaller one goes on the high-beam. That looks odd before you put the bezel on because the high-beam bowl is bigger than the high-beam angel eye, but that's precisely because the high-beam angel eye is fitted to the bezel (i.e. smaller than the high-beam bowl.

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:53 PM   #14
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I had similar problem. You kinda have to leave one corner tab of the bezel trim out or it hits. I had problems putting back the whole headlight, fvcking nightmare. Yours looks out too much. If you push them all the way in it should fit unless you have the wrong ones. The trim doesnt look like its in the right place. GL

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Old 11-02-2011, 01:12 AM   #15
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Thanks guys for the quick responses, I went back into the garage and was able to figure out the problem. Apparently behind the headlights I found two circular teeth when you turn them they bring the inner headlight further in or out. Which in my case I needed them to go back 1/2 an inch. I figured that out the hard way, removing the headlights and putting them back was a nightmare indeed.
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Thanks guys for the quick responses, I went back into the garage and was able to figure out the problem. Apparently behind the headlights I found two circular teeth when you turn them they bring the inner headlight further in or out. Which in my case I needed them to go back 1/2 an inch. I figured that out the hard way, removing the headlights and putting them back was a nightmare indeed.
Thank you for posting what was indeed wrong.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:49 PM   #17
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:54 PM   #18
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