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Old 11-30-2004, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i found these - what do you think about them? (quality and price)

http://www.autopartsbuy.com/cgi-bin/buy/br...ear=1992&cat=10

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oh yeah - my brake light warning LED (the one that comes on over your head when you first start up) will not go off. I've replaced every single bulb in the back and it still won't go off. I even unplugged the neg. terminal from the battery in hopes to maybe do some kind of cheap reset. Nope... what gives?


Edit: And girls (sorry teg) these too

http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/h47rounconhe.html
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Old 12-02-2004, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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holy crap, someone answer...
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look at getting a new check panel, the one in my winter car does that for the oil and coolent too, but those are prob faulty sensers
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oh yeah - my brake light warning LED (the one that comes on over your head when you first start up) will not go off. I've replaced every single bulb in the back and it still won't go off. I even unplugged the neg. terminal from the battery in hopes to maybe do some kind of cheap reset. Nope... what gives?
i have the same problem, i read that it may be some short circuit somewhere along the line. its pain in the neck to trace and check the wires all the way to the front. i just tried to take the tape away from the ones in the trunk and wiggle them a little but no help, have to press the stupid CHECK button everytime i start the car, drives me crazy!

also, some say it may be bad bulbs, they may work but may have different resistance. maybe you should try original bmw ones if you havent done so yet.
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Old 12-04-2004, 01:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i found these - what do you think about them? (quality and price)

http://www.autopartsbuy.com/cgi-bin/buy/br...ear=1992&cat=10

lemme know



oh yeah - my brake light warning LED (the one that comes on over your head when you first start up) will not go off. I've replaced every single bulb in the back and it still won't go off. I even unplugged the neg. terminal from the battery in hopes to maybe do some kind of cheap reset. Nope... what gives?


Edit: And girls (sorry teg) these too

http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/h47rounconhe.html
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hello

ive got the epsiloid headlights and "LEMME-TELLYA"
very nice, the only thing nices is the hid headlights.

however. if you install these yourself and start blinding folks dont wonder why they fallowed you to a red light and took a hammer to them.

honestly they are the best lights and will save you from driving over junk in the road and avoiding pot=holes too..

just go the extra mile and get HID and profesionally done so your legal...

i think the epsiloids are "grandfathered in" because they are very bright yet if you have em aimed correctly they are less bothersome than any other headlights in "on-coming-traffic"

thats how all the HID's work, they are bright but can aim them much better therefore not blinding anyone.

mine (when i come up at a red light behind others) have a rigid line below other cars rear windows and shines directly forwards without the upwards blinding.
this is also ultra bright and my lights are 1 element away from sunlight. and many times more bright than other lights.

ive even noticed other cars want to drive next to mine (one had 1 headlight out) and I shared the beams for safety , but when they swerved ( i hope to miss something) i didnt trust them much more and since there car was a junker i just opened up the throttle and let them just fallow me...
i use my signals if theres junk in the road and hazards if its big or dead...so most poeple like to fallow me ,. i even avoid shadows and shiny (maybe nails) things.

remember it may be alot for these lights but just imagine what hitting a 2foot pothole would cost you.[attachmentid=15810][attachmentid=15811]
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I have read an article somewhere that these lights work great if you are doing just a conversion from the old fashioned "sealed beam" style headlights:

http://www.classicgarage.com/classic...53hehekit.html

The price seems pretty good also. Here is an article describing how to install them:

http://www.verrill.com/car/lights/alt/index.htm

I picked up a complete set of Bosch H1 Euro spec (E-Code) for my 91 318is off Ebay a couple months back. Think I paid around 100 bucks for them. (These were not some of the aftermarket ones you see on Ebay) and they are not elipsoid/Smiley although they do have the city lights. They came with the buckets also as the bulb housings are not interchangable with the original buckets. All 4 of my lights are H1. I installed 4 Osram/Silverstar h1 bulbs and now at night it looks like daytime out...
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why not just buy 4 high beams and use only high beams,

looks like the epsiloids are your high beams and the highs are your lows?
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i just installed four silverstar bulbs in my e30 (h4 and h1, naturally). they are awesome. you can feel the heat over ten feet away. they light up the road like the sun. its the next best thing to HID.

i did this with the hella conversion lamps from classicgarage.
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On the headlight parts, seems ok to me. On the brake light LED there must be a break in the brake light circuit somewhere.
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Old 12-09-2004, 03:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nah, i got that fixed too - turns out that it was the light on the trunk. i had forgot that was even there. all is well

that is all
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nah, i got that fixed too - turns out that it was the light on the trunk. i had forgot that was even there. all is well

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do you mean the trunk brake light, or the inside trunk light.
has anyone converted the newer trunk lids from a 92 on to a 89 ?325's

are they interchangable.

my top brake light has a small worn spot and i do prefer the seamless design of the newer ones.
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the brake light that sits on top of the lid


hey - where can i pick up an S38 3.5L (or a 3.8L if there is one here in america)? i have evil intentions...
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Yeah he means the center brake light. In the hard top, it's mounted in the bottom of the back window, but you can't do that on the convertible, so they mont it on the deck lid
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Yeah he means the center brake light. In the hard top, it's mounted in the bottom of the back window, but you can't do that on the convertible, so they mont it on the deck lid
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right.

and the BIG-OLE-BREAK-BUMP is a bit hideouse.
i prefer the 91-9x versions.

would a 91 + model fit the trunk lid on a 89 conv.?
i want the stealth break light lid.

no-hurry but before i paint it, maybe 2 years away./
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