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      11-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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Depo P90 Zip Ties Between Seals. See PICS!

I recently opened up the back cover of my Depo P90 and noticed that something was in the way of the cover/ seal as I was closing it.

It turns out that there is a zip tie that goes right around from one opening and out the other (in the high beam opening and out the low beam opening and zip tied into a loop). As a result it sits right on the seal of both covers creating an uneven close (wedging into the seals).

I was just about to snip the zip ties but decided I'd ask around first before I go about doing so.

I noticed that others have posted pictures of the back of their depo p90 with the exact same zip tie loops in place.

Any ideas what it could be?

Here's my photo:



Here's one that someone else posted: (ignore the yellow circle and arrow)






A4 Depo Headlights (white zip tie)

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      11-08-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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making wires organized?
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      11-08-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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I recently opened up the back cover of my Depo P90 and noticed that something was in the way of the cover/ seal as I was closing it.

It turns out that there is a zip tie that goes right around from one opening and out the other (in the high beam opening and out the low beam opening and zip tied into a loop). As a result it sits right on the seal of both covers creating an uneven close (wedging into the seals).

I was just about to snip the zip ties but decided I'd ask around first before I go about doing so.

I noticed that others have posted pictures of the back of their depo p90 with the exact same zip tie loops in place.

Any ideas what it could be?

Here's my photo:



Here's one that someone else posted: (ignore the yellow circle and arrow)






A4 Depo Headlights (white zip tie)
I never saw that on mine. Possible that it was for shipping purposes. Who did you buy from, i would send them photo's before cutting. Good Luck.
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      11-09-2012, 12:12 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I got in touch with the seller and as it turns out had I read the instructions before throwing them out, I would have known that it was indeed for shipping purposes (to keep the projectors from moving around) and that I was to remove them before installation of the headlights.
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oh btw your going to hate your depos
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      11-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #6
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oh btw your going to hate your depos
They're phenomenal, thanks for asking.

btw I think you might have posted in the wrong thread.

try here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=629135

lol I see where the hate is coming from, what on earth were you thinking when you got those things. LED strip
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They're phenomenal, thanks for asking.

btw I think you might have posted in the wrong thread.

try here:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=629135

lol I see where the hate is coming from, what on earth were you thinking when you got those things. LED strip

that "LED Strip" you are talking about are actually the same exact rings that DEPO used in your very own headlights.

and these are my actual headlights

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731237

I have a way better xenon projector after i did my retro, because the DEPO projector sucks and doesn't give enough output or a sharp cut. I can provide you with more info on doing a retro if you would like.
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that "LED Strip" you are talking about are actually the same exact rings that DEPO used in your very own headlights.

and these are my actual headlights

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731237

I have a way better xenon projector after i did my retro, because the DEPO projector sucks and doesn't give enough output or a sharp cut. I can provide you with more info on doing a retro if you would like.
Props on the retro man!

Actually I meant that strip that ran across the top of the headlights mimicking the Audi led strips. Now that I think of it, is it trying to pull off the lci look? Interesting.
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I just opened my depos and changes the led rings. They look effin sick!!!
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do you guys think i can use 50w on DEPO???
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