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  1. 2008 E91 325d - Angel Eyes and HID upgrade 
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    Firstly, hi all. I'm new to BMW's and new to the forum so apologies if this is not where this should be.

    I have bought a 2008 e91 325d which has the standard halogen projector headlights and single bulb sidelights (not angel eyes) and would like to upgrade to angel eyes and HID dipped headlights.

    I have searched this website and the web for this info but came up against a few problems I was hoping someone could provide answers for me please.

    So far I have come to the conclusion I will need to buy a replacement headlight kit that has the angel eyes units in as well as buying a HID kit for the dipped headlights.

    The first problem is I have seen a lot bad press about people having very dim angel eyes during daylight to the point where it's hard to tell they're on.
    Secondly I see a load of kits throw up error messages.
    Thirdly, product location. I have had to pay import costs of products from the far east in the past and don't want to get hit again so I would prefer to buy from a UK outlet with people I can speak to in the event of needing after-sales service.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is can anyone suggest a decent quality angel eyes and HID kit available to buy in the UK that won't create error messages that is worth buying and is clearly visible in daylight.

    Thanks in advance.
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    After a week I haven't got a reply to this but I know the answer is out there somewhere after seeing an X5 the other day with angel eyes that were visible from about half a mile away!

    Should this question be in a different forum?
     
     

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    My advise would be not to bother with the aftermarket HID lights as unless your car has self levelling headlights then they will fail the MOT as of next year.

    New MOT rules updated thread!(Updated again!)
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice, you might have saved me a few quid wasted there.
     
     

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    Thanks for the advice, you might have saved me a few quid wasted there.
    And that in my eyes is a good thing,
     
     

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    Check my project thread mate for the hids and angel eyes big write up on them , but mot will be a worry but im thankful i wont have the car come mot time

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    Thanks Chris, I'd already read your project thread before I posted this question.

    What was the definitive answer on the best parts to buy please? Makes and models would be ideal if you can.

    I've spoken to one company offering to sell me the angel eyes headlights - £245, upgraded angel eyes bulbs - £40 and a decent HID kit for £155 but I'm reluctant to shell out £440 plus fitting for something that isn't great in daylight. If they were guaranteed to be as bright as the X5 I mentioned earlier it wouldn't be a problem but this issue of poor output in daylight bothers me. The kit for £245 is the Depo version.

    The MOT issue is being discussed on many other forums with a lot people thinking it won't be brought in as quick as some people are saying. Worst case, fitting standard builds for MOT isn't too much of a drama.
     
     

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