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Old 06-14-2014, 10:43 AM
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Don't Get the MTEC Angel Eye LEDs

After a month of using the MTEC Angel Eye LEDs I just can't recommend them to anyone unless you will be satisfied with constant errors. The product itself is well made and provides the best LEDs available today but I consistently get errors.

On my 2012 once an error is detected you can not cycle the lights to try to get them to fire again. The car just cuts power to the bulb and you can't try to correct this until you turn off the ignition and start the car again. So it gets embarrassing when I'm cruising on the turnpike around dusk and the lights kick on automatically and 1 or both angel eyes don't light up. Nothing I can do at that point but pull over and shut the car off and try again.

I contacted MTEC who were no help. Rather than offering suggestions to correct the problem they simply said return the bulbs if you are not happy. So, until they offer a truly error free solution hang on to your money for now.

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Old 06-14-2014, 11:24 AM
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Don't Get the MTEC Angel Eye LEDs

I installed mine a few weeks ago on my 2010 750li. Have had no problems.


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Old 06-14-2014, 04:35 PM
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mine will occasionally fail to fire when I unlock the doors but always fire up when I start the car. I've had mine for close to 9 months and I haven't gotten an error in a few months. When I do, it goes away after a few seconds. Try using the resistor thing that comes with it maybe, but I didn't use it
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:23 PM
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mine will occasionally fail to fire when I unlock the doors but always fire up when I start the car. I've had mine for close to 9 months and I haven't gotten an error in a few months. When I do, it goes away after a few seconds. Try using the resistor thing that comes with it maybe, but I didn't use it

No problems here on my 2011???
I probably gas 3-4 messages for daylight running error but it corrected itself when I started the car...???


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Old 06-18-2014, 08:22 AM
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Mine work perfectly. No problems here

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Old 06-18-2014, 08:26 AM
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And ive had them for about 4months too. Check ur connection

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Old 06-20-2014, 01:28 PM
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Bought a new 40w LED from eBay for $60. Seller guaranteed no error and so far it's been 3 weeks with no error. It's not as bright as I would like but it's OK. The quality of the bulb and resistors look good.


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Old 06-28-2014, 06:54 PM
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After a month of using the MTEC Angel Eye LEDs I just can't recommend them to anyone unless you will be satisfied with constant errors. The product itself is well made and provides the best LEDs available today but I consistently get errors.

On my 2012 once an error is detected you can not cycle the lights to try to get them to fire again. The car just cuts power to the bulb and you can't try to correct this until you turn off the ignition and start the car again. So it gets embarrassing when I'm cruising on the turnpike around dusk and the lights kick on automatically and 1 or both angel eyes don't light up. Nothing I can do at that point but pull over and shut the car off and try again.

I contacted MTEC who were no help. Rather than offering suggestions to correct the problem they simply said return the bulbs if you are not happy. So, until they offer a truly error free solution hang on to your money for now.

Jerry
Disconnect the resistors and you'll be fine. I have a 2011 and got the mtecs about 10 months ago. They would constantly be cut off after an error message with the resistors on. When you take the resistors off, you still get error messages every now and then but the lights still stay on and after a minute or two the error goes away. After those 10 months of use without resistors however (about 6000 miles driven), one of the LED bulbs burned out and now that light shut off completely. Soooo, in essence the mtecs are now useless, and after contacting the company about options here, I got nothing. I paid $230 for the pair and wouldn't say they were worth the 6000 miles of lifetime. If it is to you, go right ahead.
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I had errors on my 2009 7 alsoand had to return the MTECS. I got rid of it eventually and downgraded to a Kia now.


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Old 06-28-2014, 10:11 PM
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All the LED bulbs on the market for the f01 are junk and a waste of money. There's nothing on the market that will make the pre-LCI AE's look like the LCI AE's.
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All the LED bulbs on the market for the f01 are junk and a waste of money. There's nothing on the market that will make the pre-LCI AE's look like the LCI AE's.
Agreed. Some like to to shill post how great the MTECS are, but even they still get errors.
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:32 AM
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:56 AM
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Agreed. Some like to to shill post how great the MTECS are, but even they still get errors.
Have to disagree Raj, at least for v3 for the 2009. I waited for the new part number to come out specifically for 2009 and I have never had a single error in 6 months.

Brightness is of course subject to personal preference. Agree they do not match the intensity of the OEM upgrade, but they sure beat the hell out of the old yellow eyes.
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Have to disagree Raj, at least for v3 for the 2009. I waited for the new part number to come out specifically for 2009 and I have never had a single error in 6 months.

Brightness is of course subject to personal preference. Agree they do not match the intensity of the OEM upgrade, but they sure beat the hell out of the old yellow eyes.
Good to hear. Hopefully some changes have been made then.
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