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#1 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 12:03 PM
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I just installed a pair of Angel Eyes on my 328IS. I have to run a seperate wire to the battery and to the ground. Since the battery is in the trunk, where can I wire these 2 wires to? Is there a place to put them in the engine compartment?

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Dude, you're going about that the way more complicated way. Simply tap the parking light wire and any ground wire you're good.

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Do you happen to know which wire that would be? I would rather not tap into or split a wire. Would you know of another way?

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No, that is how you power them. Most kits come with taps, but you can go to radioshack or home depot and buy some. I can tell you which wires exactly when I get home.

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that would be terrific, thank you!
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for power, you want to grab the blue/brown wire for the right side of the car, and the blue/green wire for the left. For the ground, snag the brown wire. All of these wires should be easily accesable if you unclip the bulb holder from the turn signal lamp.

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dude.....that should help alot of people out.....good lookin out prez...........NOW ....hopefully we wont see any more posts about them friggen angel eyes........a quick search by now should clear ANY questions anybody has
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Before you go any further...read this!

Each year BMW has DIFFERENT colors for power. There are 3 wires going to the parking lights. I spoke to the techs at BAVAUTO who told me this. My wires are not the same colors as described by prior posts. Here is the only way to know the function of each wire:

Buy a Low Voltage tester at your local hardware store. It costs about $10 but well worth it.

Take the bulb with recepticle from the parking lamp out of the socket. Put the parking lights on (yes, even though there is no bulb in one of the sockets) and stick your tester in one socket at a time. You should have 3 seperate sockets (holes). By the way, you need to pull out the bulb with the recepticle to see the 3 holes.

With the tester, test each socket. With the parking lights 'ON' test hole 1,2 and 3. Which ever lights up your tester and stays solid, that is your STEADY power. Next, turn on you signals, then place your tester in the next socket (you only have 2 left to test since you already found your power). If your tester blinks on and off, that is your signal line and will not be on until you're using your signals, so don't tap into that one. The last hole, which in BMW's are brown, is likely your ground. You can double check by sticking your tester in the socket. If it doesn't turn on, it is ground.

I did this last night and it works like a charm! This is the most accurate way to find the power, rather than doing it trial by error. Remember ever year Bimmer has a different color coded wiring setup!

Hope this helps.
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hmm. My diagram is for cars 92-96, and it's never been wrong about a wire color on mine...

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