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      01-22-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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headlight conversion?

I have standard headlights in my e90 3 series and want to change the headlights for either the OEM xenon or some Angel eye type. Do I need anything else for the conversion or is it as simple as swapping them straight over?

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      01-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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I know the LCI lights with angel eyes are plug and play, as are most of the aftermarket halogen lights.

Fitting xenons is quite a bit more of a challenge as far as I'm aware, can need new modules and coding, as well as it supposed to have automatic leveling and headlight washers etc fitting....
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+1

and headlight washers...mot fail if you don't have that.
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Anyone fitted aftermarket Angel lights? Which ones are any good and what's the crap to stay away from?
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Considering the pricing I think the consensus is go go with a pair of used LCI's comparing to aftermarket versions.
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if you fit 2nd hand LCI lights, do you need the lamp washers?
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Only for xenons.
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if you fit 2nd hand LCI lights, do you need the lamp washers?
Well i have a suggestion to overcome the problem

retrofit these into the cabin, then you might pass mot =]
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if you fit 2nd hand LCI lights, do you need the lamp washers?
Must be something that applies in the UK. I know here in the states you do not have to have washers with xenons.
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Anyone fitted aftermarket Angel lights? Which ones are any good and what's the crap to stay away from?
also interested in this
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I got a set of (new tech)20w cree 4 chip led's 6000k which is very bright and very good value at 60 pounds, outer ring seems abit dim tho but thats the design flaws.

The best of the best is gp thunders (old tech now)which many people rate them good but i think is 200 odd quid .

I had the v-shape one 6w 2-led 7000k ones before , the colour was very nice white with a tad of blue nothing chavy but they were not bright but the v-shape design got perfect balance light across both rings.
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hi thinking off ordering these anyone know if they any good

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3706901351...84.m1423.l2649
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No - but interested to see what they are like, keep us informed and buy!

Have a read of this though! http://www.bmw-driver.net/forum/showthread.php?t=31314

and http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464588

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AND http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647911

http://www.bmw-sg.com/forums/bmw-3-s...ignal-e90.html - Look like the ones you've posted

See http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=666691
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hi thinking off ordering these anyone know if they any good

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3706901351...84.m1423.l2649
Those are the set I have in my watch list and was wondering if they were any good. They do look the part, be a few weeks before Il be ordering a set though so keep us updated please
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Those are the set I have in my watch list and was wondering if they were any good. They do look the part, be a few weeks before Il be ordering a set though so keep us updated please
Think I gonna try get myself a second hand set of lci after reading a few of the above links
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