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Old 01-09-2013, 07:23 PM
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12W LED Angel Eye Bulbs

I just got my new angel eye bulbs in the mail today. They came with an intricate wire setup. I plugged it up the way that I thought it should go but it just looks weird to me. There's 2 oval metal pieces that hang and there is no way that you can put the cap back on. Is this right?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:39 PM
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never saw those before? I assume some cheap ebay junk?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:45 PM
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Link to where u got them but tend to agree with 1bad...
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:50 PM
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:52 PM
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They were $70 tho. I skipped over the $20 & $30 ones. Kinda thought I was purchasing in the middle ... not cheap but not expensive either.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:53 PM
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I read that www.bmwled.net was a good site somewhere on the 'Fest.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:45 AM
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12W LEDs?????

I played around with 5Watt LED's and those were hard to keep working properly as they went into thermal runaway and eventually died. LED's generate a ton of heat and it needs to be cooled properly. Once they go past their operating temperature (I think somewhere around 180F) they start failing and their life drops off exponentially. IMO I'd be careful with these.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:17 AM
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I just got my new angel eye bulbs in the mail today. They came with an intricate wire setup. I plugged it up the way that I thought it should go but it just looks weird to me. There's 2 oval metal pieces that hang and there is no way that you can put the cap back on. Is this right?
You have to drill the hole on the cap and feed the wires thru it. and put some silicone around it.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:07 AM
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Those are decent lights. The little resistor box is to make sure there are no dash errors popping up.



don't buy high wattage lights that have plastic heat sinks...which are comical if u think about it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:38 PM
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@mrbmwx5 & @DriftGirl ... Thanx for the info. I thought this was turning into a "**** on Verbals' angel eyes" thread.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:04 PM
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they are 4 (3w) smd LEDs on each "bulb" better to get blubs with single 5 or 6 watt led.... brighter...
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MTEC angel eyes are much brighter and they dont require any heatsink
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:11 PM
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mtec and orion are same or a little more... better to buy for long run
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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Thanx, fellas ... but I'm stuck with them for now. I hear a knocking sound coming from front left wheel when I go over uneven terrain or bumps. I'm pretty sure that's gonna eat the budget.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:31 AM
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Is their a link for the ones you recommend. I have a 2002 745i
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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rideme2.. i like your front bumper....
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:23 AM
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Finally! Someone with a facelift E65 whose fitted LEDs!

So rideme2 tell us all about it; how much did you pay for your MTECs? Did you take the bumper off? How easy was it to do? Any drawbacks, eg heat output, flickering, warning messages etc...

Sorry for the rapid fire but every single post I've read on here is about the pre-facelift cars which is totally different.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:43 AM
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Finally! Someone with a facelift E65 whose fitted LEDs!

So rideme2 tell us all about it; how much did you pay for your MTECs? Did you take the bumper off? How easy was it to do? Any drawbacks, eg heat output, flickering, warning messages etc...

Sorry for the rapid fire but every single post I've read on here is about the pre-facelift cars which is totally different.

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Yes bumper has to come off. Very easy to do. I think they $160-180? No problem. They work get. No warning or flicker.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:22 AM
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rideme2.. i like your front bumper....
THX it's ACS.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:25 AM
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Is their a link for the ones you recommend. I have a 2002 745i
I get them from eBay. Just make sure there mtec's the newest ones are 3.0 mtec. There 6w each make them 12w total.
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2006 750li K&N Filters Giovanna Kilis on 265/30/22 305/25/22 HID fogs 6000k Mtec angel eyes all lights 6000k ACS front lip,ACS rear wing,ACS rear window wing.dual exhaust working qual tips, rear camera, upgrade DVD to front watch jl13.5t sub with jl500/1v2 amp power cap.PassPort 9500ci,CrossDrilled&Slotted Rotors with EBC Brake Pads.Rear comfort seats, Fully loaded from dealer. Next mod iPhone hookup, .

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Old 01-13-2013, 10:35 AM
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OK - I have Adaptive Bi-Xenons and I've heard just disconnecting the headlights (which I'm sure you have to do to fit the new LEDs) can cause errors and even failure of the Adaptive headlights. Do you have these fitted, and have you had any problems?
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OK - I have Adaptive Bi-Xenons and I've heard just disconnecting the headlights (which I'm sure you have to do to fit the new LEDs) can cause errors and even failure of the Adaptive headlights. Do you have these fitted, and have you had any problems?
No errors I adaptive headlights also just make sure u have the car off.
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