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Old 10-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Welcome I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
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Hey newbie here too from Sherwood. Just bought my 99 323I. I figure I will prolly be working on mine more than you :-)
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:07 AM   #6
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Hello and good morning to you Pac Northwest folks.
I'm down here in Florence. '04 325 for the wife and '09 F800ST for myself.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:27 AM   #7
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Hey newbie here too from Sherwood. Just bought my 99 323I. I figure I will prolly be working on mine more than you :-)
I'm already looking at upgrading headlamps to "halo" or "angel eyes". Need to find someone who installs locally.....
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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Welcome! Also if your headlights are factory sealed, you are going to have a tough time getting angel eyes in there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #9
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Welcome! Also if your headlights are factory sealed, you are going to have a tough time getting angel eyes in there.
Yeah I've concluded that. That's why I'd want someone to professionally install them rather than attempt it myself. I definitely need to upgrade my HIDs...they are the yellowish looking HIDs. Either that or I don't have real HID bulbs.....
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
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You don't have HID's.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #11
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You don't have HID's.
I know I have H7 bulbs for the high beams. What do I have for the low beam projectors?
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:51 PM   #12
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Yeah there pretty hard to install on facelift coupe for some people, There's always the bake method, but I used a Heat gun instead.. Welcome mate!
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:12 AM   #13
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Yeah there pretty hard to install on facelift coupe for some people, There's always the bake method, but I used a Heat gun instead.. Welcome mate!
For those who would upgrade to just the angel eyes, that seems like a good way to go. To keep it simple and because I don't trust myself, I will probably just upgrade the whole unit instead. For now, I plan on upgrading the H7 bulbs to something a little more brighter. I took my son for spin last night and he even mentioned how bad the low beams were.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:10 AM   #14
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I'm already looking at upgrading headlamps to "halo" or "angel eyes". Need to find someone who installs locally.....
good luck finding a place that will do it. most places wont deal with baking headlights because they dont want to be responsible.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:36 PM   #15
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Up to you sir, either, you buy a pair of eBay ugly halogen headlights for like 400, or do it yourself cheaper, now I saw a member here selling a RARE set of facelift headlamps, lemme get the link for you, hopefully he's still got it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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Finally found them! http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=951486You need to get these, there in great shape. And $300 is a great price! My angel eyes cost me more than $300 but there 16 colors, but I'm only running 5000k-8000k or red.. But these are perfect, just easy plug and play..
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:13 PM   #17
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Finally found them! http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=951486You need to get these, there in great shape. And $300 is a great price! My angel eyes cost me more than $300 but there 16 colors, but I'm only running 5000k-8000k or red.. But these are perfect, just easy plug and play..
Thanks for looking that up. I'm going to pass for now. I bought some Phillips Extremes today and I'll just use those until I upgrade fully. I also stopped by the BMW dealer ordered a manual for the navigation and phone system; those not available for download on the BMW website.
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #18
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OREGON IN THE HOUSE!! OWNER OF A 98 540I 6SPD. COULDNT LANDSCAPE PICTURE...OH WELL
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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OREGON IN THE HOUSE!! OWNER OF A 98 540I 6SPD. COULDNT LANDSCAPE PICTURE...OH WELL
Umm you know that's not an e46 right?
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