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    Hi All

    I am looking for a new E36 and have come across one which has angel eyes and looks gorgeous.

    I dont know much from a technical point of view in terms of how they work so I was wondering if anyone could help with my questions below?

    If one of the angel eyes go out, as in the light stops working, how do you go about getting it to work again? Does it need a replacement angel eye?
    Obviously normally its just a headlight bulb which is about £10 or thereabouts. Obviously a replacement angel eye is a bit more than that and probably more complicated to replace I am guessing?!

    Also when insuring the car does it make any difference if the car has got angel eyes or not and is it classified as a mod?

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    Hi Gail316

    I have the early type angel lights that come as complete units, In the god knows how many years i've had them fitted i've never had any problems. The make is Hella and I purchased from euro car parts.

    There are angel halo kits that you can purchase that look as though they could be much brighter but it involves dismantling the unit and fitting themselves. If you search the forum for ccfl conversion it should take you to a link for the E46 which will give you some idea.

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    Thanks A20!
    What I dont understand is what happens if the light stops working? You said you never had trouble with your angel eyes, does that mean they have never stopped working since you put them in? So they always light up and you never get stopped by the old bill for having a headlight out?
    Gail :-)
     
     

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    I've never had a angel light go out. The angel halo on mine lights up when on sidelights. Headlights and main beam lights run off different bulbs, these I have replaced on many occasions.

    Like I mentioned I have the early type, they were the first type on the market which means the halo isn't very bright. There are some very appealing examples available these days that are soo much brighter but I have no experience of how good/reliable they are
     
     

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    Buying just the rings and building your own Is the best bet , not that hard to do . I've built about 7 sets now and not a 1 has failed up to now
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by acr318is View Post
    Buying just the rings and building your own Is the best bet , not that hard to do . I've built about 7 sets now and not a 1 has failed up to now
    What rings do you use? are you able to supply a link? Does the kit come with clear fitting instructions?
     
     

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    to be honest mate the kits I've used are from a ebay seller in germany costing about £25 , They're not effective as driving lights but they're visible in either night or day . They just came with a wiring diagram and I worked everything else out myself but Its really easy . The next set i do I'll type up a how to for any1 who's interested in avin a go at this
     
     

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    some angels use the usual type of sidelight bulb...obviously easily replaced
    some use a very bright led...again,easily replaced,its just a sidelight substitute really
    mine have 5 leds fitted inside each ring...not easily replaced,but led's do last a while.
    and the latest use a cold cathode light source and fibre optics...no probs there either
    so i dont think you'll have too much to worry about...and if they do go pop and you cant fix,a new set aren't prohibitively expensive
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    Only thing i found with the ccfl type ones like the ones i use are the power inverters can go but i got two new ones off of the internet for like 8 pounds

    330ci clubsport
     
     

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