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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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Angel Eyes on my facelift coupe

Put these in the other day, what do you think??


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Old 01-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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I think it belongs in the lighting forum.

edit: I shouldn't be rude for no reason. It think it looks great and it should be in the lighting forum. Kudos on FL coupe. I like the clear corners too.

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Old 01-25-2013, 01:45 PM   #3
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Finally, a facelift coupe owner posts! What brand are these? I like.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:50 PM   #4
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i admit, while the AE look stupid on a pre-facelift.
They look more fitting on a facelift coupe
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
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How much of a PITA was this to install? I have been debating wether or not to do this and im not crazy about a bumper removal or "baking" my headlights to reseal them.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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Are they LED? What brand?
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Just rings or the whole headlamp?
Installed headlamps with CCFL on my FL touring yesterday and im pretty pleased with the result.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:37 PM   #8
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Just rings or the whole headlamp?
Installed headlamps with CCFL on my FL touring yesterday and im pretty pleased with the result.
That's easy. The F/L coupe headlights are sealed with adhesive. You have to cook them to open them. Personally, I'm not too worried about doing that. So many people have done it before with no problems.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #9
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That's easy. The F/L coupe headlights are sealed with adhesive. You have to cook them to open them. Personally, I'm not too worried about doing that. So many people have done it before with no problems.
Meaning what?
Im used to DIY and changed the lenses on the smoked hellas on my E30 all by myself


Turned out well i might say
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:47 PM   #10
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:53 PM   #12
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How much of a PITA was this to install? I have been debating wether or not to do this and im not crazy about a bumper removal or "baking" my headlights to reseal them.
It really wasn't that bad! I didn't even have to take off the bumper like I thought I had too. If you remove the piece of plastic under the headlight and undo the two bolts under the headlight and the two bolts above the headlight, it comes right out. I put my lights in the oven at 215 for 15 minutes and it was easy to open up! You do have to remove some stuff though before you put the headlight in the oven!

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Are they LED? What brand?
these are not LED, they're CCFL. but they were 40 bucks on ebay and I think it was totally worth it haha

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Just rings or the whole headlamp?
Installed headlamps with CCFL on my FL touring yesterday and im pretty pleased with the result.
Just rings for right now!

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:10 AM   #13
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No need for 250 degrees man that's scary, u don't even need to remove ballast or anything, 150 degrees at 15 min is good enough and way safer, never heard why you would have to remove bumper, no way man
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:13 AM   #14
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #15
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That's easy. The F/L coupe headlights are sealed with adhesive. You have to cook them to open them. Personally, I'm not too worried about doing that. So many people have done it before with no problems.
Heat gun is much easier, if you have one of course.

But baking at about 200 frequently monitoring it, works well too.
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I was also scared to bake and I had the heat gun in mind, it being easier I really don't see that, having to heat it up inconsistently, not knowing how much heat ur actually exerting, which can cause a melt. An oven heats up the whole headlight at once. When I was done it was all a piece of cake.

But the less people do it the more unique it is

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Old 01-26-2013, 01:16 AM   #17
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I was to chicken to stick them in the oven.. So I just went out and bought a Heat gun.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:42 PM   #20
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i admit, while the AE look stupid on a pre-facelift.
They look more fitting on a facelift coupe
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