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#1 (permalink) Old 07-12-2006, 02:46 AM
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Question New headlight install E39

I got aftermarket headlamps from ebay and expected an easy install, it said plug and play, but theres a wiring harness included and it needs to be connected to a power source, like the battery. The battery is in the trunk, how the hell am I going to do this. I need help on this install. Anyone with knowledge, please respond. Is there a power source ubder the hood to tap into? There must be the wires provided would not reach the trunk.
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Unplug the old one and plug it into the new headlight. There are 3 or 4 connectors. Each connector attaches to a mating connector. This is your power source.

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Unplug the old one and plug it into the new headlight. There are 3 or 4 connectors. Each connector attaches to a mating connector. This is your power source.

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So how do the lights look? do they look like cheap quality??? How is the lighting and angel eyes? Let us know, I would like to purchase the same ones if they are good. thanks for your input!

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+1 you shouldnt have to run any wires at all breh...
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PLEASE!!! I'm getting restless. Let us know how the lights turned out man!!! I want to upgrade my lights asap.....

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GREAT SCOTT!!!! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU MAN???? you post here about your lights, and your suppose to give the community your feedback on the quality of the product. lol j/k....but seriously I would love to know how it turned out.

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New lights are good qaulity and worth the buy.
Don't know if they leak yet, but applied clear silicon around cracks for added insurance. Waiting for silicon to dry and will wash car tonight and see if any condensation builds up by tomarrow.
Small wiring splices required.
The lights require all new (foglight) bulbs as well. Cost $85 for 4
Total project cost $360.
Will report back tomarrow about leaks and instructions on how to install and splice wires.
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thank you sir! will wait for your updated report.

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This product does not leak and I added clear silicon for added insurance.
The lights have not leaked after a good carwash and recent rain.
I highly recomend this upgrade for only $200 plus $80 for bulbs.
Lots of picsB)

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This product does not leak and I added clear silicon for added insurance.
The lights have not leaked after a good carwash and recent rain.
I highly recomend this upgrade for only $200 plus $80 for bulbs.
Lots of picsB)
What was the name of the e-Bay vendor you bought them from (there are many)?

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pics??? post some pics!

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Purchaced from makotoautotrends and the lights came in 2-3 days.
Good product I highley recommend sealing cracks with silicon
My new ID image is of new lights, but my images are to large to upload into the forum.
How can I set up a link to images?
I have pics of the splice off the parking lamp wires and of my silicon job, also vehicle pics.
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are these lights for non-xenon cars? (do they have auto leveling and all that other bs)


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No, not these do not have the OEM assessories that newer 5 series would have, like auto leveling, they have manual leveling and adjustable features. What can you really expect for $200.
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