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used I just installed a set of HELLA OEM Angle Eye Clear head lights and I really believe that the driver's side eyes (rings) are brighter than the passenger side.

Here's a photo. Is it my imagination? If it's true, what options do I have to correct it?
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I think you're right! It does look brighter on the driver side, based on that picture. I have never seen this before. Have you contacted the place where you bought this stuff from? Did you installed it yourself?
I'm in the process of upgrading my headlights as well, xenon w/angel eyes (ON THEIR WAY). I'll call someone at Bavauto tomorrow and ask them why this could be happening.

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I installed these myself, but everything in the head light assembly is self contained so I don't think there's anyway I could have screwed something up. I'll contact the vendor tomorrow and see what they say.

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I'm sorry it took long, I spoke to Allen at Bavauto and told me that they have seen this before. This happens when sellers mix and match parts from different manufacturers. Hope this helps...
Can you send those back and get a new set??

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Okay, I found the problem! I switched the light sources for the angle eye rings from side to side, and the problem also switched. So, I knew problem was with the light source and not the wiring harness. When I compared each light source closely, I noticed that one of them was pushed in more than the other -- about 1/8 of an inch (see below photos). Thus, the bulb that was pushed in too far was not reflecting enough light from the mirrored surface surrounding the light bulb. So it wasn't producing a bright reflection. When I pulled it back a bit (to match the other one) it worked great -- producing a brighter reflection. Now they're both the same.

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I meant to ask you earlier, what year is your car? Did you have to reset your computer? I guess you had xenons already... right?
Anyway, good job on tracing the problem... This is good info!!

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Mine is a 2000 540i, 6-speed. I had xenon lights already, so I didn't have to reset anything -- just pulled the old one out, put the new ones in, fiddled with the wireing harness a bit and fired them up! That was it.
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Good Evening,
I just bought my first 98 528i 5 speed and I want to buy some "Angel Eyes".
What am i looking at in regards to price? What things do I need to know?
Educate me please.

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BigLou,
First of all, what kind of headlights do you have?
I had regular headlights in mine and upgraded to
xenon w/angeleyes. I bought them my Bavauto for
$1500 + 45 shipping. Installation was very simple.
Anyone can do it. The other thing to keep on eye on is
If you do not have xenon (HID) in your car and decide
to upgrade, you'll get a "check low beam" message.
This is due to the voltage. Xenon only required 4 amps instead
of 12. You can buy a set of resistor from them as well ($150) so
you won't see this message. the other way is to take the car to
the dealer. I get the warning message on my display panel but
it doesn't bother me because after few seconds it goes away...

Hope this little info helps

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You can also buy a little device from Radioshack that sends the same signal as the halogen bulb. it is a clear case and it lights up. not sure what its called but all my friends used it and it worked. My car came with xenons so I didin't need it. It cost about 5 dollars.
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how did you wire your angel eyes???
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[COLOR=blue] Good Evening.
Just got of work and decided to check the forum. WOW thanks. First of all I have stock head lights. I dont think they are Xenon. (How do I tell?) As you can tell I'm really new at this. I manage a Body shop and tried to order some "Angle eyes" through the dealer. They say they dont have "Angel eyes". Then I said yes you do,...they are on your cars outside. Does the dealer use a different term to describe them? Are "Angel eyes" a dealer item? or after market? please educate...

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BibLou,
The xenon light itself is very bright, whittiesh/blueish looking... The angel eye is a round ring that wraps around the headlight, it lights up as well... 2001 was the first year the the angel eyes were offered, xenon lights have always being an option until the last few years which they were standard.

As to where to get it.. I don't think the dealer sells upgrade kits for our model year... or angel eyes alone. They will sell the full headlight assembly (including angel eyes but they will not fit your car).... I recommend buying them from bavauto.com... expensive, yes, but you will not be dissapointed.

Refer to the picture below for xenon headlights with angel eyes

Send me an email if you need additional info.

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Since you Talking about Angeleyes..any idea on how to get a condensated water out of them??Flood after math cleaning..took the seats/carpet out today...the light are next on my list...I am thinking of a blow drier type of solution? get it in through the light bulb openning???what do u think? any smarter solution???
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