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TechFreak
07-09-2010, 03:02 PM
Hi All.

I need to thank t_clealy for this as i saw it in his signature pic so decided to do the same.

I basically bought 2 off 80mm LED Halo Rings off Ebay.

The LED plastic rings come in white so i painted them Matt Black to hide them a bit better.


Even better i wired them to the Main Halo Ring wiring (super easy to do) so all Halo's come on at once .....

and best of all .....NO CANBUS ERRORS !!! :thumbup:


Here's the photo's i took .....(sorry i didn't have time to wash my car 1st) ....

Finished result ...taken in broad daylight ...(the daylight is even too bright for my main halo's but they are ON)
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14137

Halo Lights OFF - taken in daylight
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14141http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14140

Halo Lights ON - taken in daylight ...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14142http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14143

Close-up of Fog Halo LED Ring
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14139

Halo Lights OFF - different angle
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14138

Halo Lights ON - taken at dusk ...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14144

Halo Lights ON - taken at night ...
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14145http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14146

The above photo's don't do them justice.......trust me they look superb ! :thumbup:

scottsalisbury
07-09-2010, 03:18 PM
I think these look great! If I were to search on e-bay or if I wanted to buy them new what would the exact description be for me to search?

Scott:thumbup:

TechFreak
07-09-2010, 03:28 PM
I think these look great! If I were to search on e-bay or if I wanted to buy them new what would the exact description be for me to search?

Scott:thumbup:

2x White Car Angel Eyes Light Headlight LED Ring 80mm

I bought these.....$10.99 for 2

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330407524478&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Took a week or so to arrive ....am in the UK....


You wire them to the Main Headlight connector .....X130 in this pic :

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=2982&pictureid=14147

Wire positive to the single thinnest wire at the bottom of the X130 connector
(Left Headlight wire - Gray/Green)
(Right Headlight wire - Gray/Blue)

Wire negative to an Earth/Ground Nut on the car chassis....

..that's it !!

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Country
07-09-2010, 03:34 PM
And you say they are pretty easy to install right..... Nice look by the way Tech....

TechFreak
07-09-2010, 03:41 PM
And you say they are pretty easy to install right..... Nice look by the way Tech....

The wiring is easy .....the pain in the butt is getting the wires from the Fog Light area up to the Main Headlight Connector (X130 in my pic above)

To install the LED Rings i followed the DIY to install/change the Main Halo bulbs to LED.....in post 2005 cars this invovles removing the bumper......but if you have a wire coar hangar you can feed the cable through....it's just a bit fiddly.

If you also remove the foglights (only 2 screws) you can get your hand right up inside the car to feed the wires through.....

patshah
07-09-2010, 03:46 PM
Looks great! This will be my next mod along with the LED turns sigs front and rear.

bmw74me
07-09-2010, 05:14 PM
i just ordered one too ....man i think that look awsom ...after all 7 look is getting kinda old...

patshah
07-09-2010, 05:29 PM
Just ordered mine as well. Thanks for the info TechFreak!

Expo BMW
07-09-2010, 05:34 PM
Are they plug and play or do you have to splice wires? The wire looks too short in this picture.

http://hosting.dinodirect.com/hosting/56/20091020/A0679000DW/80mm-Car-Angel-Eye-1.jpg

pelonx1st
07-09-2010, 06:19 PM
I like it, how much were they and are they water resistant?

Seven11
07-09-2010, 06:53 PM
i like it!

Seven11
07-09-2010, 07:12 PM
I like it, how much were they and are they water resistant?

i just bought them TOO

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2x-BMW-LED-Angel-Eyes-80mm-Halo-Ring-Headlights-White-/270601730282?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3f011eb8ea

diznik007
07-09-2010, 08:33 PM
the AE's look super clean but i'm just not feeling the fog halos.

Seven11
07-09-2010, 08:42 PM
the AE's look super clean but i'm just not feeling the fog halos.

yeaaaa...

i think you are right, i like them on TECH's car but to be honest i dont think i will install mine :dunno:

i gotta see if i like them when they come in... and if they are as good as TECH says i will have to kep them.

TechFreak
07-10-2010, 02:28 AM
Are they plug and play or do you have to splice wires? The wire looks too short in this picture.

http://hosting.dinodirect.com/hosting/56/20091020/A0679000DW/80mm-Car-Angel-Eye-1.jpg

I took some photo's during the prep of the LED Fog Halo rings : :thumbup:

This is what you get delivered....2 off 80mm LED Rings with LED on a white plastic ring :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14164

First ring painted with Grey Primer (paint both sides to seal it better):
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14165

Painting second ring ...(just take your time and not paint the top of the LED itself) :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14166

First ring painted Matt Black :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14167

Both rings finished on LED side painted Matt Black :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14168

Finally on back of the LED Ring.....I desoldered the short wires and soldered longer thicker guage ones .....then paint the connections to seal them :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14169

To connect the RED wires to the Main Headlight Connector you just need 2 off Snap Fit Connectors which splice into the wires.....you only need one for each side......
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14170

Here's my Headlight Connector.......For each side Wire RED to (Left Headlight wire - Gray/Green) and (Right Headlight wire - Gray/Blue)....it's the bottom thinnest wire on the Headlight connector :
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14171

The Black wire just goes to an Earth Ground Nut on the car chassis ...which there are several to choose from....
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=3465&pictureid=14172

USALEXUSBMW750
07-10-2010, 08:16 AM
Tech, i think you have to put low amp fuse in line with your new halo lights, since i dont think original line has one, and this rings not as good as factory sealed, and will definitely deal with water, this is just my opinion.
I am not going to install it in my car, less is more, and also i seen this rings before on that 53' trucks :)

BobSC
07-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Tech,

I think they look great! Clean install and a very good DIY write up. Nicely done.....

Boing745
07-10-2010, 09:30 AM
I'd get it but im afraid of the water damage and stuff, they should be more like internal lights not for outside use

t_clealy
07-10-2010, 09:35 AM
Hehehe....Great job TF,

Thanks for the credit. They look awesome, bro. Love it. Beautifully done. Also the paint job is nicely done. Very well my friend. And thanks for the PM, the photos and all. :D

It does look very nice, man. Good choice. Great deal.

Cheers!!!

t_clealy ;)

Boing745
07-10-2010, 09:42 AM
Why not these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Angel-Eye-Halo-CCFL-80mm-WHITE-rings-/180482202452?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0593db54

t_clealy
07-10-2010, 09:49 AM
Why not these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Angel-Eye-Halo-CCFL-80mm-WHITE-rings-/180482202452?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0593db54

Hey, that's also nice but..the ones we have now only cost...$4.95 each ( at least on mine )

TechFreak
07-10-2010, 09:55 AM
Why not these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Angel-Eye-Halo-CCFL-80mm-WHITE-rings-/180482202452?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0593db54

I saw them but preferred the LED look.....:thumbup:

kontir
07-10-2010, 10:02 AM
I saw them but preferred the LED look.....:thumbup:

Oh so you like the audi look :thumbup:

TechFreak
07-10-2010, 12:29 PM
Oh so you like the audi look :thumbup:

I do but i definately don't think it looks like an Audi cos they are round....and definately not at night or evening when all my halo's are on.....:thumbup:

Tech, i think you have to put low amp fuse in line with your new halo lights, since i dont think original line has one, and this rings not as good as factory sealed, and will definitely deal with water, this is just my opinion.
I am not going to install it in my car, less is more, and also i seen this rings before on that 53' trucks :)

.....On the water damage side .......i painted them with 3 coates of paint ...pretty thick.....to seal them..... but i may consider putting a fuse in-line too as you suggested above.

I was even considering coating them in Humi-Seal but thought i'd see how it goes.......worst case i pop a fuse or knack an LED ring which are super cheap to replace.

Why not these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Angel-Eye-Halo-CCFL-80mm-WHITE-rings-/180482202452?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0593db54

....I don't think the other rings you mentioned above will fit as the ones i fitted are just wedged into the bumper .....VERY tight ......i reckon the others ones may break.

wilk187
07-10-2010, 02:17 PM
Hmmmm..i'm up in the air on this one...wish i could see them in person...if you get a chance, post a youtube clip of them at dusk/dark...Maybe we can get a better sense of how they look...Installed with double sided tape??

Boing745
07-10-2010, 03:06 PM
....I don't think the other rings you mentioned above will fit as the ones i fitted are just wedged into the bumper .....VERY tight ......i reckon the others ones may break.

Just some ideas im bringing up. i like how yours looks i just wanted something water proof and something that i know will last

TechFreak
07-10-2010, 03:31 PM
Just some ideas im bringing up. i like how yours looks i just wanted something water proof and something that i know will last

Yep ...i know what you mean ....was thinking of some way of making them more sealed....not sure if they will stay up to the rough weather here....:D

TXSTYLE
07-10-2010, 04:19 PM
Well done my friend. That is a nice and more importantly "tasteful" Modification. :thumbup:

Mr_Burger
07-11-2010, 12:59 PM
Yep ...i know what you mean ....was thinking of some way of making them more sealed....not sure if they will stay up to the rough weather here....:D

Just use some of this (http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?TabID=1&criteria=usb&ModuleNo=25345&C=SO&U=Strat15) Tech :)

TechFreak
07-11-2010, 01:05 PM
Just use some of this (http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?TabID=1&criteria=usb&ModuleNo=25345&C=SO&U=Strat15) Tech :)

Yep ...i have some Humi-Seal which does the same thing but i might see how it goes 1st...

For info they have survived a washing with a sponge ...a bucket of water thrown over them.....and a jet wash but not directly on them....:thumbup:

Mr_Burger
07-11-2010, 01:10 PM
I was thinking of something similar, but I would be looking to get them mounted behind the trim..

Do you think it's possible to remove the black trim (what you're sticking the LEDs too), stamp out a circular groove and glue some clear plastic (to make a circular window) and mount the LEDs behind that...?

Or is that too much like hard work :D

TechFreak
07-11-2010, 01:20 PM
I was thinking of something similar, but I would be looking to get them mounted behind the trim..

Do you think it's possible to remove the black trim (what you're sticking the LEDs too), stamp out a circular groove and glue some clear plastic (to make a circular window) and mount the LEDs behind that...?

Or is that too much like hard work :D

The Fog Assembly is only held on with 2 screws on my ACS front spoiler...it takes 2 secs to get it off ....but i'm not sure how it's held on on a normal OEM or other spoiler type ?

Modding the trim sounds like too much hard work to be honest ....and there's no going back if you do it or make a mistake.

My LED rings are just wedged into the bumper ...it's a very tight perfect fit.....:thumbup:

Am wondering if your car would look better with Blue LED Halo rings with it being Monaco Blue ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2x-Blue-Car-Angel-Eye-Light-24-led-Halo-Ring-80mm-470-/170510137039?cmd=ViewItem&pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item27b33236cf

http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/autoshop168/470-80-1.jpg
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sunny_j
07-11-2010, 01:43 PM
not a fan of this mod. angel eyes look great though

vichugo
01-08-2011, 06:44 PM
I finally got around to buying/installing MTEC v2.1 leds for my Angel Eyes. They look great.:thumbup:

Next up is installing the 80mm led halo rings on my fogs. I've given them three coats of paint to seal them. Does it matter which way you hook the wires up? Which one goes to ground?

Also, someone mentioned putting a fuse in line. Sounds like a good idea to me. What amperage should it be?

TechFreak
01-09-2011, 04:04 AM
I finally got around to buying/installing MTEC v2.1 leds for my Angel Eyes. They look great.:thumbup:

Next up is installing the 80mm led halo rings on my fogs. I've given them three coats of paint to seal them. Does it matter which way you hook the wires up? Which one goes to ground?

Also, someone mentioned putting a fuse in line. Sounds like a good idea to me. What amperage should it be?

I don't think it matters which way round the wires go.

I didin't fit a fuse and didn't have any alectrical problems with them at all.

I have mine connected so they are on when i have my normal lights on (not fogs).

A couple of months ago i had to drive through extremely deep water with my lights on where they were underwater.....and they survived.

BUT....what i have discovered is the LED's don't survive in extreme cold. It got to minus 20 degree celcius here and the LED's gradually failed in banks of 3 which means the little chip on the back of the rings were probably failing.

I just bought another couple of new rings cos they're so cheap and will replace them when the weather improves.

vichugo
01-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Thanks, TF. I think I'll wait until it's warmer to do this as well. I need to remove the headlights to clean the inside of the lens, so I might as well do it all at the same time.
It not warm here, but at least it's not 20 below!:D

MOPAULY
01-09-2011, 03:47 PM
too much effort for me at the moment, but they look awesome!

Wilassasin
01-09-2011, 06:07 PM
not a fan of this mod. Angel eyes look great though

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