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Old 02-02-2012, 04:10 AM
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Interesting.....so it still does the usual hid startup bluish to white glow?
That would be interesting but either way it sure does look good and beats the stock setup hands down. Cant wait to receive mine.
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Old 02-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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Actually when you start the car, because HID lights are not instant on/off... the start off a little dim.. then get real bright. Really nice when you are walking out to your car. They do not do any flickering or anything like that...
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:30 PM
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i just received mine today will install tomorrow,Alex is very friendly prompt.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:17 PM
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Yes... Alex is very helpful ..... it will be interesting to see your opinion of the lights...
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:57 AM
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Forgive me if this sounds obvious, but aren't there 2 bulbs on each side, and does the Alpine kit then come with 4 bulbs?
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Old 02-03-2012, 05:02 AM
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No.... There are only one bulb on each side...
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:00 PM
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No.... There are only one bulb on each side...
Not having switched out the bulbs yet, why are there two round bulb covers, one front and one rear, on each side? The front one on my car has a white wire and the rear one a red wire. Which one is the bulb that gets changed? I assume the other bulb is the zenon headlight, not the angel eye bulb, correct? Thanks for indulging the uninititated!
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:31 PM
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look at your cover one says h8 the other h3 you want to change h8 larger one with larger cover
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:34 PM
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Yes... Alex is very helpful ..... it will be interesting to see your opinion of the lights...
Just finished install on 2011 750li xdrive
it looks amazing i highly recommend it .it was easy 30 mins my son has the 2011 3 and its identical.next is my wifes x5 . alex was extremely helpful
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:18 PM
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look at your cover one says h8 the other h3 you want to change h8 larger one with larger cover
Thanks Kismet- so one replacement bulb illuminates both angel eyes, eh?
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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Thanks Kismet- so one replacement bulb illuminates both angel eyes, eh?
yes and bright
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:52 PM
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I just bought this kit for my 7, I need someone to install them for me. I need help please!' I'm in Miami.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:54 PM
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More pictures would be great
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:33 AM
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Ok....

Here is a step by step instructions... again very easy...

First you need to attach the wire that has a hook on it and not a square thing (you will see that in other pictures) to the battery hot lead. This is streamy simple, simply take a socket wrench and loosen the nut and put the ring over it and put the nut back on....



Ok.. next I removed the plastic side piece on the left side of the car (left side if you are looking at the engine.) The is really easy to do, basically the small plastic pin needs to be pulled out (needle nose pliers work very well). Once the pin is removed you have to remove the plastic housing too. There is about 8 of these and the plastic cover comes off.



Next you have to find a good ground, the one I choose in the picture below required me to make the ring a little bigger. This ring is connected to the small black box as seen in the pictures... that is how you can tell positive from the negative



next run the wires into the left light (actually the right light if you are in the drivers seat). You need to install the bulb at this point and drill a 1/2 inch hole in the plastic cover. I used a 1/2 flat wood drill bit.. took about 5 seconds. Ok.. it is important to know that the two bulbs are different... one bulb has a single wire coming out with the flat butt wire connector... and the other has two of these. One one that goes into the left light (right light if you are sitting in the car) is the one with the two wires...... and this will match up correctly with the wiring harness. I also mounted the ballast in there as well.. fits really nice



Run the wire in the void above the radiator... see picture below...



And again... do the same thing for the right light (actually the left lights if sitting in the drivers seat).




If you guys have any questions... feel free to PM me with your phone number.. .and I will give you a call...

Hope this helps...
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:16 AM
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The cover for the light doesn't have to be modified? It's a perfect plug and play to the housing? I've seen other kits that you have to drill to make the hole a tad bigger.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:19 AM
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Yes....... You have to drill a 1/2 inch hole in the plastic cap.... Takes about 5 sec. I am not aware of any other hid kit that you don't have to modify something...

Here is a picture of my Z4... as you can see a small 1/2 inch circular hole is cut in the plastic cap... when you pull through the wires in the Alpine kit... they have a really nice seal that pops into place.....



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Old 02-06-2012, 07:32 AM
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Falcon, youre a beast. thanks for the great write up. Im going to order mine becasue these hazy yellow are driving me nuts!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:39 AM
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Happy to help....
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:15 AM
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Anything with the X5 yet? Picture if you have them. Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:03 AM
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No.... sorry guys... my wife has been in the hospital.... I should have something by mid next week....
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:16 AM
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HYper55, what did you do for your fog lights becasue alex from Alpinemss told me they do not sell a kit for the fogg light and i see your match perfect w the AE upgrade.
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Great Angle Eyes!!!

Thanks for the great info FalconFlyer. Quite an impressive display of brand loyalty in your garage! I just took delivery of my F02 M-Sport and was also very disappointed in the anemic amber AE's. I tried the Weisslicht LED kit but had error codes galore, and they weren't very bright as is common with LED's. After talking to Alex, I ordered the Alpine Motorsports HID AE kit in 6K (close to OE headlights). The install was a mere 30 mins and can be accomplished with minimal effort if you are the least bit mechanically inclined. There is only one power hook up in the engine compartment (passenger side on US 7's) and everything tucks in neatly under the plastic fender trim and through the radiator brace across to the drivers headlight. The ballasts fit nicely directly behind the headlights. You do have to cut 1 inch holes in the headlight caps that access the bulbs to accommodate the extra wires.

This is similar to the X5/6 install;



A very clean installation that works fantastic. Very visible in day light as you can see from pics. And NO ERROR CODES!!!!



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Update on install

Oh, BTW, the new kits from Alpine MS do not require a separate ground and this works through the existing wire harness.
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Thanks for the great info FalconFlyer. Quite an impressive display of brand loyalty in your garage! I just took delivery of my F02 M-Sport and was also very disappointed in the anemic amber AE's. I tried the Weisslicht LED kit but had error codes galore, and they weren't very bright as is common with LED's. After talking to Alex, I ordered the Alpine Motorsports HID AE kit in 6K (close to OE headlights). The install was a mere 30 mins and can be accomplished with minimal effort if you are the least bit mechanically inclined. There is only one power hook up in the engine compartment (passenger side on US 7's) and everything tucks in neatly under the plastic fender trim and through the radiator brace across to the drivers headlight. The ballasts fit nicely directly behind the headlights. You do have to cut 1 inch holes in the headlight caps that access the bulbs to accommodate the extra wires.

This is similar to the X5/6 install;



A very clean installation that works fantastic. Very visible in day light as you can see from pics. And NO ERROR CODES!!!!



It looks wow! Cant wait to receive my kit.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:10 AM
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Looks great... yea... regarding my brand loyalty... about 2 years ago I never had a BMW... my wife kept nagging me about how great they were/are... we purchased our first one... and needless to say I replaced everything in the garage with one :-). As my wife says, it is cheaper than marriage counseling (she is on the sofa right now picking out her colors for her M6 she wants this summer..... )
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