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Old 03-16-2013, 08:04 AM
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Had a look pulling a headlamp part way out.

Apparently I don't have angel eyes on my car =/

Where the bulb is supposed to be there is no wire and only solid plastic.

I didn't realize you could order these cars without =[
Pictures?
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:13 AM
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That's really weird... I've never seen a BMW of that year without angel eyes.....send some pictures please....

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:09 AM
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There are pictures of the car on the previous page.

I'll take some of the back of my headlight tonight.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:21 AM
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What were asking for is pictures of the solid plastic where the supposed bulb is missing. Both the pictures you posted look like the angel eye is not seated properly. please not teh angel eye sits in the middle of the headlight and should light up both rings. So im not sure on how only one ring is lighting up. Will need pics of the headlights from the back.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:45 AM
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What were asking for is pictures of the solid plastic where the supposed bulb is missing. Both the pictures you posted look like the angel eye is not seated properly. please not teh angel eye sits in the middle of the headlight and should light up both rings. So im not sure on how only one ring is lighting up. Will need pics of the headlights from the back.
Okay I've just taken some from the back, I'm at work so didn't have a chance to pull them forward but you can see around the metal obstruction.

For reference, on closer inspection neither of the rings light up, the inner one just looks like it does because of the small sidelight bulb there.

I'm guessing the large circular plastic with the little knob in the middle should be a hole containing a large angel eye bulb?

Again a massive sorry if the forum doesn't auto resize these!






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Old 03-20-2013, 08:56 AM
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Now thats weird as hell. You really dont have angel eyes installed. It is a blanking plate. However, you may still have the wires and connections needed behind it. This auction as really good pictures of the heads from the back: HERE

You can see that the wires and bulb are self contained. You need to figure out how to get the blanking plate off (should twist) and see if you have any wires in there.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:57 AM
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Ive never seen a headlight like that, is it OEM? Or is an aftermarket headlight? Do you have the sport package???

Usually the Headlight Assembly look like this:

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:03 AM
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I don't, my car is a 745i, I don't believe it is even SE.

It's definatley not a Sport.

The headlight has BMW logos on it and there is no evidence at all of it ever being replaced.

I was going to try twisting off the "blanking plate" with the appropriately sized socket, but it REALLY looks like it is molded together and doesn't twist off at all.

I am hoping to try to remove the blanking plate, and if it doesn't come off, dremel it out, fit a after market angel eye fed from somewhere else, and hot-glue it up to keep it sealed.

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:15 AM
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I was going to try twisting off the "blanking plate" with the appropriately sized socket, but it REALLY looks like it is molded together and doesn't twist off at all.

I am hoping to try to remove the blanking plate, and if it doesn't come off, dremel it out, fit a after market angel eye fed from somewhere else, and hot-glue it up to keep it sealed.

It doesn't look like you can twist it, it looks like one piece to me, I guess you need to install your own angel eyes, Umnitza sell some for good prices and with installation guides available...

http://www.umnitza.com/bmw-7series-c...r6c8lkgevfkhd6
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:32 AM
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You can always make the final desicion, but I would not advise cutting it. For 1, you dont know if the wires you need are behind the plate. Although the only way to find out is cutting it. 2, the bulbs need to be at an exact angle or the rings will light up oddly (not sure how describe, but it wont be an even brightness). But I do understnad that $1600 for a pair of headlights in not cheap. Keep us posted!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:38 AM
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You can always make the final desicion, but I would not advise cutting it. For 1, you dont know if the wires you need are behind the plate. Although the only way to find out is cutting it. 2, the bulbs need to be at an exact angle or the rings will light up oddly (not sure how describe, but it wont be an even brightness). But I do understnad that $1600 for a pair of headlights in not cheap. Keep us posted!
Will do.

I'll probably cut it and see whats behind there. Even uneven light is better than none!

If I put one in and use hot glue to seal it up I can always hold it in place while the glue sets.

I'm going away for a long weekend after work tomorrow night but I'll try and have a look into it after I get back

Even if the wires aren't there, it isn't hard to get them a 12v supply, and if necessary a relay to be on when sidelights are on.

If that throws up any errors on the dash I can just code the LMA to stop monitoring

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Old 03-20-2013, 09:45 AM
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LOL, I havent had bulbs in the side lights for so long I forgot they were even there.....
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:02 PM
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Hi, I just bought a 2004 E65 730D last week and can't believe my luck, I have the same problem, just have these blanking plates. I didn't know they didn't some as standard!!



https://www.dropbox.com/s/1n8nbns94t...2015.34.07.jpg

it's very tight behind there, so not sure if I can get this plate off.

I cannot seem to find any info on the web about upgrading these to angel eyes, so following this thread with interest - good luck piers1989

My car does have sport pack installed. I bought it with Bi-xenons but only realised yesterday these are not OEM but aftermarket upgrades! The inner light (high beam) has a sidelight, this has also been upgraded to a LED bulb.

Surely somebody out there has managed to upgrade these?
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:58 PM
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[QUOTE=j17esh;7460919]Hi, I just bought a 2004 E65 730D last week and can't believe my luck, I have the same problem, just have these blanking plates. I didn't know they didn't some as standard!![QUOTE]

All I can say it you guys are both in the UK. It is standard (atleast here). I mean the halos are pratically a BMW trademark. All of them have Halos. Why the rings are plated on yours is rather confusing to me.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:04 PM
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I have read it's the 2002-2004 range of E65 without xenon as standard - read this somewhere over the last few days.

The Halos/AE are the trademark, I've owned a 2002 E39 5er for around 6 years, upgraded the AE to LED on this years ago. I ordered some CREE upgrades for my E65 and was gutted!
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:09 PM
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You talking about Bi-xenon? All 2002+ 7's have xenon. Thats just another term for HID. Im not sure what that weird secondary high beam bulb is though....
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:50 PM
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There was a Halogen option. Found where I read it...
http://www.bmwland.co.uk/forums/view...p?f=6&t=124089

I bet Piers1989 has halogen (H7) bulbs and not xenons.

This is probably UK only. The rings are there, I'm sure they just need 'plumbing' in!
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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Read over the lnks provided. Its a UK thing. All the OEM angel eyes are halogen, regardless of whether your car is single xenon or bi-xenon. Still have no clue why yours would have a blanking plate. it would be stupid to put a halogen bulb in a projector housing. I wasnt able to find any info on your secondary high beam bulb. Do just your inner lights turn on?
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:17 PM
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sorry what I meant is the main lights are not xenon, they use H7 (which I thought was Halogen). My car has an aftermarket xenon upgrade.

The lights work as they should, when I turn full light on the outer lights come on, then when you flash (full beam) the inner lights come on.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:43 PM
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Sorry yes the H7 high beams are halogen. Think we just had a miscommunication. Anyways, w/e version you guys have im willing to bet the wires that would be used for the Angel Eyes are going to the 2nd bulb located in your high beam. Maybe its your verions of daytime running lights? I dont know
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Hi there

i have just done my Angel eyes, to the LED green, the whole process took about an hour and a half. I didn't remove the bumper, just the air box to allow a little more movement.
The lights look great and it all fitted back together will.

i'll put a photo up soon.
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You talking about Bi-xenon? All 2002+ 7's have xenon. Thats just another term for HID. Im not sure what that weird secondary high beam bulb is though....
there are halogen headlights for the earlier models
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any one transformed the whole indicator lights to LED's ?

Wouldn't that be awesome ?


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I replaced the Angel Eyes in my '06 E65 today with 10W CREE LEDs sold by Cortse on eBay. The left (driver) OEM Angel Eye bulb had expired. Had to remove the bumper and the headlight units, as you do. It's a bear of a job; harder to remove everything than replace them. The tabs on the new LEDs were not a perfect match, preventing seating in the twist socket, so I had to file edges until they fit. Not thrilled with that; schoolboy error on their part.

On replacement I noticed the orange running light on the passenger (right) side was not lit. No error messages and the blinker function works. It could be I didn't put the large connector back properly, or the orange bulb has lost a filament. Please someone tell me I don't have to remove the bumper again to replace the orange bulb/recheck the connector! Again, this is a facelifted '06 750i E65. Damn!
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I just performed this upgrade about a month ago and let me tell you. It was a pain in the rear. Who in the world would design something like the angel eyes light where you will have to take off the entire front bumper cover and than remove the headlights and then the bracket that holds the headlight to get to (1) bulb. Then to add salt to injury, you have to recalibrate the active lights cause you have to disconnect the plugs. What a pain? Was it worth it... Yes, if you a fan of LED white Angel eyes.. Hehee...
Hey I'm looking to install the Mtech 3 leds. I noticed you mentioned needing to recalibrate the active lights. How do you recalibrate the lights?
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