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    hey all...as sum off you guys i have met a the shows will know i had full angel eye units fitted last july and had nothing but problems since..replaced 3times due too condensation..still faulty..so gave up on that..never fit properly...big gap at headlamp washer jets...well now my mech has informed me the ring round one off my lights has burned out..very unsightly...both bulbs and bulb holders..anyways..never buy these from bmtown...has anyone had this problem..and where else would anyone recommend replacement units...i know carl at bm styling recommends his..so any thots welcome..thanks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gap141070 View Post
    hey all...as sum off you guys i have met a the shows will know i had full angel eye units fitted last july and had nothing but problems since..replaced 3times due too condensation..still faulty..so gave up on that..never fit properly...big gap at headlamp washer jets...well now my mech has informed me the ring round one off my lights has burned out..very unsightly...both bulbs and bulb holders..anyways..never buy these from bmtown...has anyone had this problem..and where else would anyone recommend replacement units...i know carl at bm styling recommends his..so any thots welcome..thanks
    Thats a bit of a pain in the a**e mate!

    IIRC your full angel eye units werent cheap either! If you got them done last July then there still under warrenty arent they?

    Maybe its best to go back to orginal units and install some decent (much cheaper) CCFC rings?

    Hope you get it sorted mate whichever route you take!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gap141070 View Post
    hey all...as sum off you guys i have met a the shows will know i had full angel eye units fitted last july and had nothing but problems since..replaced 3times due too condensation..still faulty..so gave up on that..never fit properly...big gap at headlamp washer jets...well now my mech has informed me the ring round one off my lights has burned out..very unsightly...both bulbs and bulb holders..anyways..never buy these from bmtown...has anyone had this problem..and where else would anyone recommend replacement units...i know carl at bm styling recommends his..so any thots welcome..thanks
    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum, slowly finding my feet however I found these niffty angel eyes on good old Fleabay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E46-E36-E3...item3a56e59260

    Best part was they only cost me £26 inc P&P and were very easy to fit, taking me approx 2 hours. I can only say at that price it's worth giving your car a second chance.

    Now my car looks well
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    ^^^^might give them a whirl^^^^
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    why are they so cheap? can you get a pic of your car at a distance day and night?
    and did you have to cut the loom at all?

    looks very convincing.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall_Steve View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm new to the forum, slowly finding my feet however I found these niffty angel eyes on good old Fleabay:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BMW-E46-E36-E3...item3a56e59260

    Best part was they only cost me £26 inc P&P and were very easy to fit, taking me approx 2 hours. I can only say at that price it's worth giving your car a second chance.

    Now my car looks well
    They look decent... I was going to get these at the end of last year http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=250541667095 cant find them on ebay now
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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    why are they so cheap? can you get a pic of your car at a distance day and night?
    and did you have to cut the loom at all?

    looks very convincing.
    Hi,

    I'm away working until the weekend, but I will take some pictures as soon as I can and post them for you.

    No idea why they are so cheap, my last car BMW E36 325 cost me £60 4 years ago, but not as good as these, perhaps they have been imported from Hong Kong / Far East.

    with the E36 I had to take the headlights out of the car, with the E46 you simply pop the perspex cover of the front of the headlamp, very easy.

    Received them very quickly in the post and well packed as well.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    why are they so cheap? can you get a pic of your car at a distance day and night?
    and did you have to cut the loom at all?

    looks very convincing.
    Hi again,

    Please see some pictures of the lights at dusk, I'm more than pleased with them, although the first image looks yellow, the angel eyes are bright white.

    I didn't have to cut the loom, I used some of the blue clamps (get them in Halfords) that you use with a pair of pliers to squeeze down on the existing side light wires.

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    how are these rings fitted in to the headlights? are they fitted with sticky back pads?
     
     

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    Yeah cool on a spoon or pre facelift but on a facelift coupe you need to melt the glue holding the large lense on either in an oven o. With a heat gun!! Not nice!! Probably the reason the original poster went for full replacements rather than the ccfl rings!
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