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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:33 AM
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BMW E46 Angel eyes

When did BMW introduce angel eyes to the E46?.....Jus Bought a 2003 318i mine doesnt seem to have one.... any help will be appreciated ... Thanks in advance
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:48 AM
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Your statement has a lot of value to the E46 community for two reasons:

1) BMW never introduced factory angel eyes on the E46
2) Because you thought they did, it shows the aftermarket modification is way over done.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:22 AM
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Your statement has a lot of value to the E46 community for two reasons:

1) BMW never introduced factory angel eyes on the E46
2) Because you thought they did, it shows the aftermarket modification is way over done.


Thank you so much for you swift reply ...... any suggestion between CCFL 0r LED AE`s...
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:34 AM
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Your statement has a lot of value to the E46 community for two reasons:

1) BMW never introduced factory angel eyes on the E46
2) Because you thought they did, it shows the aftermarket modification is way over done.
This I know... but... but... I can't seem to stop myself from wanting them anyway
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:15 AM
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Thank you so much for you swift reply ...... any suggestion between CCFL 0r LED AE`s...
LED only. CCFLs seem to have issues with... you know... fires that erupt your car into a massive inferno of BMW death.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:17 AM
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LED only. CCFLs seem to have issues with... you know... fires that erupt your car into a massive inferno of BMW death.
CCFL= Catastrophic combustion fire lights.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:51 AM
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CCFL= Catastrophic combustion fire lights.
Pretty much sums up the CCFL vs LED comparison
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:55 PM
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Glad to see nothing has changed.

People still ask about angel eyes.

People still have the CCFL vs. LED debate.

and uninformed people still attribute car fires to CCFL rather than their crappy wiring skills.
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Glad to see nothing has changed.

People still ask about angel eyes.

People still have the CCFL vs. LED debate.

and uninformed people still attribute car fires to CCFL rather than their crappy wiring skills.
dude CCFLs get INSANELY hot regardless of wiring skills you know this:P
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:21 PM
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just installed my Angel Eyes
finished installation at night but couldn't take any pic cuz the insane brightness got my iphone cam messed up and took a blurry shot of the headlights
and i thought the CCFL/LED debate was done ever since the LED was released, how come people still ask about the CCFL?
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:11 PM
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just installed my Angel Eyes
finished installation at night but couldn't take any pic cuz the insane brightness got my iphone cam messed up and took a blurry shot of the headlights
and i thought the CCFL/LED debate was done ever since the LED was released, how come people still ask about the CCFL?
Because people don't actually read. All they see in CCFL in capital letters and fail to read the sentence that follows. Normally something along the line of "... caught my car on fire".
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:00 AM
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Because people don't actually read. All they see in CCFL in capital letters and fail to read the sentence that follows. Normally something along the line of "... caught my car on fire".
this shows that people are a bit lazy. whatever they wanna know they ask about it immediately instead of doing some research of their own
when i researched which is best, CCFL or LED, bought the LED, and the act of installing them myself gave me a great amount of satisfaction, since I did it on my own and learned something new
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I know for a Fact Ive done research on the angel eyes. One obvious fact is that those CCFL tend to be more cheaper that the standard LED. Need I mention they look better? Went buying mine about over a year ago (I think) They warmed my heart up. But until I noticed alot of weirdo's with OTHER manufactured cars having them as well. Boy that got me heated. *Coughs* Camaro's *Coughs*
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:06 AM
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I know for a Fact Ive done research on the angel eyes. One obvious fact is that those CCFL tend to be more cheaper that the standard LED. Need I mention they look better? Went buying mine about over a year ago (I think) They warmed my heart up. But until I noticed alot of weirdo's with OTHER manufactured cars having them as well. Boy that got me heated. *Coughs* Camaro's *Coughs*
You sure seemed to DODGE such a CHALLENGER who is competing for the use of angel eyes with your coughing, there...
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:39 AM
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dude CCFLs get INSANELY hot regardless of wiring skills you know this:P
Your response did not address my point

I've said it before, I'll say it again. I am one of the people who think CCFL looks better (There seems to be 11 people on earth who agree with me as far as I can tell). I am also one of the people who ran them for almost 4 years in one of my e46's without any issues at all because I wired them correctly and weatherproofed my connections.
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 AM
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Yeah every third bimmer I see that did not come AE equipped has them. More 5 series than 3 series though. I think that's just because the men to women driver ratio is much more lopsided for the 5 series.

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:12 AM
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I am one of the people who think CCFL looks better (There seems to be 11 people on earth who agree with me as far as I can tell).
Make it 12. LEDs... too bright and segmented... imho of course.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:56 AM
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CCFLs do look better(more OEM in the lines of e39) but e46s never came with angel eyes(correct term: corona rings).

I have orionlites(LEDs) from umnitza, which I am still debating whether I should remove them or not.
I like them as my DRLs but now a days I see similar lights on old chrystlers and all. Too played out.
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