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Old 08-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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Angel eyes

These are probably dumb questions but I'm confused. So I just installed my Orion v2 opaque angel eyes and they look great. But I keep on seeing in everyone's photos that they only have the angel eyes on as the day time running lights without the regular bulb behind them. As of right now my car has the angel eyes and the regular day time running lights come on which is not what I want. I want just the angel eyes to be the day time running lights does anyone know how to do that? Also I have regular non xenon headlights and at night when the regular night lights come on the color of that bulb does not match my angel eyes. Can I just go to Walmart or autozone and buy a 6000k bulb and stick it in my headlights to match the color or do I have to do something else??
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:05 AM   #2
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It sounds like your saying you have daytime running lights on all the time. This can be shut off by the dealer or a local BMW mechanic with the proper equipment. If you buy different headlights, get Sylvania SilverStars.

Don't mess around with buying different color temperature lamps, you'll end up being that guy with blue headlights.

BTW, the best light temperature is around 4300k.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Or wat most guys do is just take off the DLR bulb lol.. solves the problem..
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:15 AM   #4
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Forgive my ignorance but what exactly are Angel Eyes?
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:19 AM   #5
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Forgive my ignorance but what exactly are Angel Eyes?
Forget that. I got it. Always wondered why somecars have them and mine doesn't. They easy to fit or what?
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:21 AM   #6
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It sounds like your saying you have daytime running lights on all the time. This can be shut off by the dealer or a local BMW mechanic with the proper equipment. If you buy different headlights, get Sylvania SilverStars.

Don't mess around with buying different color temperature lamps, you'll end up being that guy with blue headlights.

BTW, the best light temperature is around 4300k.

I second tht 4300k look b*chin, I love the way they look





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Forget that. I got it. Always wondered why somecars have them and mine doesn't. They easy to fit or what?
Ya bud thy go on like a good par of eye glasses, just do a lil reading, then a lil cuting and splicing, thn BAM u got urslef a great looken par of headlights

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Code the car to have the DRL's turned off and save up $280 for a Morimoto projector retrofit.
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It sounds like your saying you have daytime running lights on all the time. This can be shut off by the dealer or a local BMW mechanic with the proper equipment. If you buy different headlights, get Sylvania SilverStars.

Don't mess around with buying different color temperature lamps, you'll end up being that guy with blue headlights.

BTW, the best light temperature is around 4300k.

So are you saying that for me to change the night time lights I would need to get a whole new headlight assembly? Or just get a new bulb
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Just bulbs, but get halogen bulbs and not a HID kit
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Or wat most guys do is just take off the DLR bulb lol.. solves the problem..
Aren't the DRL's the same bulb as the high-beams?
So if you remove the bulb, you will no longer have a high beam?

From what I've read the best option is to disable the DRL's via reprogramming the car. The dealer can do this, or you can buy a device your self.

I just purchased this BMW Scanner 1.4.0, which should allow me to enable/disable the cars features.
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Aren't the DRL's the same bulb as the high-beams?
So if you remove the bulb, you will no longer have a high beam?

From what I've read the best option is to disable the DRL's via reprogramming the car. The dealer can do this, or you can buy a device your self.

I just purchased this BMW Scanner 1.4.0, which should allow me to enable/disable the cars features.
What computer software do you have? I hear that you can't use the scanner on windows 7 or vista
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What computer software do you have? I hear that you can't use the scanner on windows 7 or vista
If you have windows 7 ultimate it comes with windows XP virtual machine (32 bit). Just upgrade your windows to that
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Aren't the DRL's the same bulb as the high-beams?
So if you remove the bulb, you will no longer have a high beam?

From what I've read the best option is to disable the DRL's via reprogramming the car. The dealer can do this, or you can buy a device your self.
On Xenon cars, when you flash your brights, the inner two bulbs light up at full discharge. The DRLs are the high beams, but they're only using like 20-40% power so they're dim enough to just be DRLs. (not 100% sure on those numbers obviously).

When you push the stalk forward to have your brights on indefinitely, it refocuses the regular xenon headlight beam further up to illuminate more of the road (autoleveling stops).

OP has halogens, so I think his high beams are the inner lights for flashing and for indefinite use.

The best option is to find someone who will code the car for a good price/free.
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have drl turned off at dealer, get bulbs to match your angle eyes or damn close from jlevi
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have drl turned off at dealer, get bulbs to match your angle eyes or damn close from jlevi
Can you send me a link to a bulb that would match my angel eyes 6000k. I only have regular headlight bulbs nothing special I don't no if they are halogen but I definitely no that they aren't xenon.

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On Xenon cars, when you flash your brights, the inner two bulbs light up at full discharge. The DRLs are the high beams, but they're only using like 20-40% power so they're dim enough to just be DRLs. (not 100% sure on those numbers obviously).
When you push the stalk forward to have your brights on indefinitely, it refocuses the regular xenon headlight beam further up to illuminate more of the road (autoleveling stops).
Yep correct.
You can't take out the USA DRL bulb unless you intend to remove the only bulb in the hosuing.
All correct for bi-xenon. But for the early xenons the headlamp bulb does not refocus the bulb in the housing, it stays the same. only bi-xenon refocus' the bulb with the highbeams

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Can you send me a link to a bulb that would match my angel eyes 6000k. I only have regular headlight bulbs nothing special I don't no if they are halogen but I definitely no that they aren't xenon.
best to contact the vendor/company of these Orions you ordered and ask which bulbs they sell to match the color. they will know best.
personally i like the contrast and best lighting of the 4300K.
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You can't take out the USA DRL bulb unless you intend to remove the only bulb in the hosuing.
All correct for bi-xenon. But for the early xenons the headlamp bulb does not refocus the bulb in the housing, it stays the same. only bi-xenon refocus' the bulb with the highbeams
So what happens when you want your brights on indefinitely for an early xenon car? Does it use the inner halogen bulbs?
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To turn DRL off...

Goto dealer for them to code it to turn off

or...

Buy OBD 2 to USB cable from ebay, install download DiS/Gt1 or NCS Expert (bmwcoding.com for more info] if you're a techy kinda guy. Plus you can change other things to (One touch up/down windows with remote, door open/close sound, etc) as well as do your own diagnostics.
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Can you send me a link to a bulb that would match my angel eyes 6000k. I only have regular headlight bulbs nothing special I don't no if they are halogen but I definitely no that they aren't xenon.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-323...Bulbs/ES11129/
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