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    Basically...how do you fit them?

    Do they go in the same way as CCFL's... I thought they were just plug and play but there seems to be a rather large bunch of wires with a relay at the end...


    Any ideas?

     
     

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    IIRC they go in the same way as CCFL's and you'll have to splice them into the wire that goes to the sidelights
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    IIRC they go in the same way as CCFL's and you'll have to splice them into the wire that goes to the sidelights
    Thats what I thought BUT I have this bunch of extra wires with a relay on the end that looks like it plugs into the fuse box....

    I'll get a pic up in a bit.

    Cheers StK
     
     

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    Where did you get them from? As I was thinking about these!
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    Check out my DIY,

    the loom should be connected directly to the battery, then you will have either 1 or 2 trigger wires (remote on with interior lights)

    Firstly decide how you want them to come on DRL's, side lights or dipped beams?

    Now run your first trigger wire to how you want it to come on, use a scotch lock to splice into the wire

    Your seccond trigger goes to your interior lights so that you angel eyes can come on with the interors.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    Check out my DIY,

    the loom should be connected directly to the battery, then you will have either 1 or 2 trigger wires (remote on with interior lights)

    Firstly decide how you want them to come on DRL's, side lights or dipped beams?

    Now run your first trigger wire to how you want it to come on, use a scotch lock to splice into the wire

    Your seccond trigger goes to your interior lights so that you angel eyes can come on with the interors.
    Is it the same for an E36 though? as this is my wiring loom (I have no ballast's ether btw)

    (good DIY though )


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    you wont have balllasts becos they are LEDs

    The wireing will be exactly the same for the E36, as the e46. Just the install of the rings diffrent

    Your loom is exactly the same as mine,
    you have the leads that go to your rings
    The red wire with the fuse, goes to your battery
    The black wire. goes to ground

    I cant make out in your pic, you have two triggers? yellow and white? i think

    If you wire the first bit up as above first, then get either the yellow or white triggers and touch it on to the battery terminal it will turn your angel eyes on

    So one trigger runs into the cabin for remote on and the other goes to either:
    side lights
    dip beems
    switched live (drls)
     
     

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    Thanks buddy! That cleared it up!

    One more question, with wiring one of the triggers into the side lights (that's what I will do) I'll only need to wire the trigger wire to one side light for both to come on?

    And the other single trigger into interior lights so they both come on when you unlock the car/open the door?

    Major thanks again for a very clear explanation!!
     
     

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    Yes only to one side light to turn them both on

    These opperate on a realy, which is basically a switch that is operated by a voltage

    So when your side lights come on, the trigger that is connected makes the relay close to let the power from your battery go to you angel eyes

    And the same for the interior light trigger
     
     

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