09-16-2012, 07:00 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philly suburbs
Join Date: May 2010
Mein Auto: M3/X3/XI
This install is based on the 2006 X3 with "M" package, which is slightly different than the 2004-2005 X3s due to the way the bumper and headlights are mounted. Apparently you can remove the headlights on the 2004-2005 X3s without removing the bumper. I imagine you could wrestle the headlight out of the 2006, but there is a headlight bracket blocking the headlight from removal - this part was added in 2006 to help hold the "M" bumper in place since it is structurally different than the standard 2-piece bumpers.
Here are instructions for removing the bumper, although not completely accurate for the 2006 X3:
Here are instructions for removing the headlight:
For the 2006 X3, when removing the headlight, you should remove the bracket 1st (part # 5):
Here are the Orion V2 LED angel eye wiring/install instructions that were "provided" by Umnitza in the box. They are useful for understanding the wiring:
Before I removed the bumper or headlights, I tested the angel eyes per the instructions that came in the box (see pic). I then removed the bumper and headlights.
BMWs currently in the garage: VF570 E46 M3, E46 XI Touring, E83 X3 "M" retrofit
Last edited by chagrin; 09-17-2012 at 04:31 PM.