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    i have umnitza angel eyes, they are 60 Leds and they are F***** bright lol

    they are brighter than ccfl by far, i have had to dim mine for night time they are that bright:
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...04/#post423749

    so you are reffering to triggering you eyes from the side lights as oppossed to the ECU,
    i will assume you have umnitzas, as you havent said in your thread
    So you have a relay, and a loom, with two wires that go to the angel rings and two more wires for triggering,

    i can remember colours of the top of my head, but one is white and one is yellow,

    one of the wiires will pick up the relay and the other will just feed the lights from that supply, if you touch one on a positive 12v supply you will hear the relay pick up, this is the one you want

    you need to run that to your side lights, once you find the side light you need to tap into the +ive cable (not the brown)

    now when your side lights are on the relay will pick up and your eyes will come on

    if i have confussed anything please ask,

    i have a link in my sig of how i wired mine, but i wired mine to run from the ecu, but wiring from the side lights will not bring up an errors in the way i described, you talk of removing your side light bulbs.... that will bring up and error i have left mine in
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyn D. View Post
    No prob to wire to the existing sidelight wires, that's how I did mine, just remember it's not what you think when you wire from the inverters, the red wire doesn't go to the brown of the sidelight! Had no warning light problems with mine.
    Never heard of mot probes either, I know members off here who have passed mots with angel eyes fitted.
    Martyn the LEDs dont have inverters like the CCFLs do, and they are not
    the leds dont take there supply from the side lights, they are relay driven and the supply is taken from the battery, triggers switch the relay on and off and this is what controls the angel eyes, so in theroy the trigger can be connected to anything that can be switched on and off and you can control the angel eyes through that
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    Martyn the LEDs dont have inverters like the CCFLs do, and they are not
    the leds dont take there supply from the side lights, they are relay driven and the supply is taken from the battery, triggers switch the relay on and off and this is what controls the angel eyes, so in theroy the trigger can be connected to anything that can be switched on and off and you can control the angel eyes through that
    Cheers Sam, I was having a blind moment and didn't notice the op had put "led" angel eyes.
     
     

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    Hi there - Thank You for your info. Much appreciated. It seems there is different configurations in how to wire these up...your method seems more appropriate - as I can keep my side lights to add high powered LEDS to them. So I take it the +ve to tap into from the sidelights is the Blue then... as I can only see brown and blue - anyone wish to confirm to me on this??
     
     

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    Also....if I don't want to have the remote dimming effect i.e. second trigger wire to the footwell light can I just tuck this away?
     
     

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    yup jus tuck it away,

    it is important that you get the two triggers the correct way round, because one lifts the relay and the other just feeds the lights

    ummmm, i fort the side light colurs was green with a black stripe (ive attached a pic)

    easy way to check turn side lights on, un plug the one you think is the side light if the side light goes out that is the one you want
    brown is deffinatly negative tho

    Have you insatalled these yet?
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    on my head lights there are five plugs,
    so looking at the drivers side head light,

    on the outside there is the indicator, then along from this there are three plugs
    then at the top under the black metal bar that runs along the top is a plug that is for the side lights
     
     

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    No I haven't installed them as of yet - I've got an M3 so it maybe different in wire colourings - but to make sure - yep I will unplug it :-) Thanks for all your help. I will let you and others know how I wire the lights up - It may seem I will opt. for the DRL configuration as I want to choose to have the highputput LEDs as my sidelights as separate circuit.
     
     

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    Just had a look at that plug - yep mines blue and brown :-)
     
     

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    nice,

    how are you going to wire them up as side lights?

    mine run as DRL but i use a dimming circuit to dim them at night because they are too bright for night time they light up the road lol
     
     

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