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    Hi,

    I've spent some time poking about the forums looking at various Angel eye threads and I'm a little confused.

    I don't want to run them as DRL's and the kit I've ordered from maxautos.co.uk has a wiring harness with 2 trigger wires, I plan have them come on when unlocking locking the car via footwell light. I assume they will come on when you open the door too?

    But as for powering them when the sidelights are on, can I attach the trigger wire that is supposed to go to the ECU box to one of the side light bulbs in the headlights?
    If so do I just attach it to either of the wires going to the side light socket/plugh or is there a specific wire?

    Also do I leave the side light bulbs in to ensure I don't get a bulb out error on the dash, or will connecting the wire to the sidelights cause issues, such as flickering as I read on here someone else had, although theirs angel eyes were CCFL Lights.

    Sorry for all the questions, but any help would be appreciated.
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    no worries chaps, found answer elsewhere
     
     

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    Go on tell us the answer.
     
     

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    Seems you can connect trigger wore to any switched positive... irrelivant at the mo.. seems one side of the loom does not work, both sets of LED's do as I trired them on the side that lights up... waiting for a reply from maxatuo2010 on ebay.

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    ok.. update.. got loom and relay changed.. arrived tested not working on the otherside, Seems the looms that come with these kits are.. well a bit iffy a best, spent a day with the second one as new connectors, crimped and soldered, now work like a charm as DRL's and linked to interior lights.
     
     

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    I've got some LED angel eyes and they've been in the boot for over a year now. I've got Xenon lights and never fancied breaking them open to fit the rings or having an error due to the extra wiring etc . Anyone in the North East fancy doing it for me?


    do yours also fade like this?




    :edit: just found this link here on Bimmerforums UK and no doubt I will be doing this when I eventually fit mine

    E46 - Triggering Angel Eyes from Interior Courtesy Lights
     
     

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    Yep mine fade like that, glad I jus repaired the loom and carried on with the installation, they look awsome make the car look so mean.. they really are easy to fit..especially if your lights split like mine did. just take your time and you'll be fine, a 12v meter is a handy tool to have around. Fade option is easy to fit.

    In my case, Literally just make a hole in bulkhead gromit behind abs gubbins, and inside car open small cubby hole under headlight switches, remove two screws at top of cubby hole, pull out entire cubbyhole.

    Inside you should see under some of the loom a plastic cover over foot well light pull this off and attach cable to the coloured lead, Brown tends to be an earth in cars.

    This was all with my car which is what 4 years older than yours so not sure how different the face lift is as you have to split your lights.
     
     

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