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Modding is a headache!

Well guys, I just started modding my 95 325is and i've already encountered a few pits in the road. : Last week I ordered clear corners, markers, tails, and new euro spec headlights w/ an angel eyes kit. I was so excited because I was going to be able to get all of these accessories at the same time..boy was I on something..Yesterday, I went to go pick up my order (half of it) from a local sacramento mod shop and of course they sent the wrong tails (the ones where the amber housing is visible). So now I'm going to have to place a new order for the right ones. In addition to that, I get to wait 30 more days for my markers because they're on back order: And finally, because I have the worst luck in the world, the ellipsoids that i ordered from ebay (e-hell)aren't compatible with my car's electrical components. The tech who was installing them told me that the headlights I ordered were European(DuH) and that I needed some kind of adapter. Also, since the angel eye kit was not already installed, the techs dont even want to open the headlight housing because they think that theres a possibility that water will somhow get inside of them. And of course, (the cherry on top) since I'm mechanically inclined and couldn't possibly replace these parts myself, I have to wait another 4 weeks for my scheduled appointment with mtrsprtdynmics before I can get my headlamps installed!Curse the ebay seller responsible for these incompatible bmw parts!!!..Now that that's off my chest, does anybody know where I can get this "adapter" that these techs are reffering to? Are there any headlight kits that I can buy with the angel eyes already installed?(glass lenses preffered!) Does anybody know of any shops familiar with these kind of modifications in or near the sacramento area? Thanks for your advice in advance!

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Well guys, I just started modding my 95 325is and i've already encountered a few pits in the road. : Last week I ordered clear corners, markers, tails, and new euro spec headlights w/ an angel eyes kit. I was so excited because I was going to be able to get all of these accessories at the same time..boy was I on something..Yesterday, I went to go pick up my order (half of it) from a local sacramento mod shop and of course they sent the wrong tails (the ones where the amber housing is visible). So now I'm going to have to place a new order for the right ones. In addition to that, I get to wait 30 more days for my markers because they're on back order: And finally, because I have the worst luck in the world, the ellipsoids that i ordered from ebay (e-hell)aren't compatible with my car's electrical components. The tech who was installing them told me that the headlights I ordered were European(DuH) and that I needed some kind of adapter. Also, since the angel eye kit was not already installed, the techs dont even want to open the headlight housing because they think that theres a possibility that water will somhow get inside of them. And of course, (the cherry on top) since I'm mechanically inclined and couldn't possibly replace these parts myself, I have to wait another 4 weeks for my scheduled appointment with mtrsprtdynmics before I can get my headlamps installed!Curse the ebay seller responsible for these incompatible bmw parts!!!..Now that that's off my chest, does anybody know where I can get this "adapter" that these techs are reffering to? Are there any headlight kits that I can buy with the angel eyes already installed?(glass lenses preffered!) Does anybody know of any shops familiar with these kind of modifications in or near the sacramento area? Thanks for your advice in advance!

maybe u shoulda asked us since we are a tad bit more experianced before u made dem purchases live n learn...

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def.. like speedinfusion said.. u should have came on the boards and asked us all.. on he best and cheapest way to get them.. also, we can help you put them in... putting exterior mods on are a breeze.... don't pay some 1 money if you dont have to...

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