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    Hey all,

    One of My inverters has gone duff on one side. Bit Fed up now as i only replaced the another side not long ago so am looking to replaced with the LED style ones.

    I've seen these on ebay -

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    Looks actually what am looking for but what am after is a guide or a advise on any wiring changes to the CCFL setup. I've seen Mr Lloyd's Guide very helpfull!

    This Kit comes with the dimmer so when you lock you car with the fob it auto dims. Is that easy to wireup?

    Sorry for the Million questions, i had my ccfl's done professional and they made a proper cowboy job of it. Stuck Silcon everywhere and the rings don't even kit the the headlight circles!


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    DIY in my signature,

    if they are like mine, they take a feed straigh from the battery, and use a relay, you have two trigger wires to switch the relay on/off

    one trigger wire goes to your foot well lights, so they come on/off with your interior lights

    the other trigger wire goes to either: a.) your side light wireing (if you want them to come on with head lights) or b.) a swithced live (to run them as DRL's)
     
     

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    Nice one Sam.

    Am going to give it a go this time and see if i can DIY it myself.


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    Brill Thread..

    Do you have any more pics on where you mounted the relay and wiring?


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    cheers fella im hoping to get mine this week
     
     

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    Let us know how you get on and post some PICS..


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    hey guys i have been looking at this thread and i have also ordered some LED angel eyes and have a couple of questions

    here are my ones:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_3934wt_922

    And my question is, do i need to keep my side lights active or can these replace them?

    Is it hard to get them to come on with the courtesy lights?

    Do i need a lot of cables?

    Is it hard to get them to turn off while i indicate?

    thanks

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    put mine in last night took about 30 mins a light i dropped my socket in the engine bay took me best part 20 mins to get out (had no magnet)
    ive wired mine in to the side lights only
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by tailorbmw View Post
    Brill Thread..

    Do you have any more pics on where you mounted the relay and wiring?
    Thanks,

    Ive mounted my relay in a box that is inside the part where the ECU box is,

    like:


    this is where it hides:


    The cableing is alot neater than this now, its all shrowded in plastic tube, i will take some more pics tomorrow if you want

    Quote Originally Posted by MAGiK View Post
    hey guys i have been looking at this thread and i have also ordered some LED angel eyes and have a couple of questions

    here are my ones:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...#ht_3934wt_922

    And my question is, do i need to keep my side lights active or can these replace them?

    Is it hard to get them to come on with the courtesy lights?

    Do i need a lot of cables?

    Is it hard to get them to turn off while i indicate?

    thanks
    you can keep your side lights, or you can use these to replace them but ....

    if you just pull the bulbs out you will get bulb out warnings on the dash, so you will either need to get resistors in the bulb holders or pull the bulb and holder out and cable tie/tape them up in the engine bay or paint the bulbs black

    Pretty easy to get them to come on with the courtesey light you will need about 1 - 2 meters of 1mm wire, see my link here for getting into the courtesey lights: http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...lights-t63089/

    getting them to go off when the indicators are on ..... why would you want to do that?
     
     

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