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Old 05-06-2005, 03:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got some aftermarket headlights for my e36. The ones with the angel eye rings. Trying to put them in however there's a bit of a problem. I took out one of the old headlights earlier today but the new ones seem to be completely different, i mean the wiring and everything. What is the deal, do i need extra parts or what

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What kind did you get.... from where... what company?

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Old 05-06-2005, 05:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What kind did you get.... from where... what company?

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I do not know which company they're from i got them from ebay but i can give you the picture
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whoa, ebay headlights.. they should be the same wiring. you got some flix of the wiring on those?
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if your talking about hooking up the angel eyes, you could tap the GREY wire to your corners.
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Ussually you have to cut your connectors and rewire them into the new headlights. The gray cable goes to the sidemarkers so the little light inside the high beam headlamp light up when you turn your low beams on. Not as complicated as it seems, can be done in about one hour. Just take your time and PLEASE use good quality connectors.
Now for the VERY BAD NEWS: I've found out that although they may look very cool and may look very avant-guarde, you will not be able to see anywhere near what the stock headlamps gave you... they just don't focus the light beam in front of the car. And if you try to go Xenon ( with ballasts... $$) your light beam will REALLY suffer! So take your time and think... do you want lo look good or do you want to SEE good?
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it's hard to believe the light from a projector beam could be any worse than the stock units. Has anyone else had this problem with ebay lights?
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