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      06-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Help with Angel Eyes install

OK I guess I'm losing my mind. I ordered a set of angel eyes LED upgrades for my 2009 E92 335i and I've looked at dozens of install videos, but can't find an answer. My H8 LED Angel Eye upgrades have two cables that come out of the harness; one goes into the standard connector for the halo lights, bu the other, much smaller connector is a riddle to me. I have no idea where this second cable should go any help would be appreciated. Here's a link to the eBay auction so you can see what I'm working with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271176205768...84.m1497.l2649

Help please I'm mid install with extra connectors????
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put up a picture of your bulb. the pictures in the ebay page are broken
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OK I guess I'm losing my mind. I ordered a set of angel eyes LED upgrades for my 2009 E92 335i and I've looked at dozens of install videos, but can't find an answer. My H8 LED Angel Eye upgrades have two cables that come out of the harness; one goes into the standard connector for the halo lights, bu the other, much smaller connector is a riddle to me. I have no idea where this second cable should go any help would be appreciated. Here's a link to the eBay auction so you can see what I'm working with:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271176205768...84.m1497.l2649

Help please I'm mid install with extra connectors????
You bought the wrong one. This set of led upgrades are for e90's, not for e92's.
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Well the auction indicates it fits all 335i models for 2009:

2009 BMW 335i All All.

I know the install is a bit different for sedans, but are you saying the halos are different?

I'll post a photo in a second.
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2 X LED Angel Eye Halo No Error H8 BMW E90 sedan E91 328i 335i xi M3 E71 X6 M

The above is the auction title. Note that E92 is not listed.
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Here is another indication form the aution that it should fit a 335i Coupe:

07-11 BMW 3-series E92 coupe (328i, 328xi, 335i)

I don't have the time to add a photo, but here's a link to a current auction for the same device:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-No-Error-L...item1c33f6facd

I'll send it back if it won't fit as it says it will are we sure there is not a second cable? I see them in the install videos, but they never indicate where they pull it from.
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2 X LED Angel Eye Halo No Error H8 BMW E90 sedan E91 328i 335i xi M3 E71 X6 M

The above is the auction title. Note that E92 is not listed.
That's great note the two times in the auction where it is listed as compatible with an E92 as I posted above.

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This part is compatible with 25 vehicle(s).

Notes Year Make Model Trim Engine
2009 BMW 335i All All

Applications Fitment of this xenon White BMW LED Angel Eyes (Halo Ring) Light:

BMW (with stock equipped Angel Eyes / Xenon Headlights Only):
07-11 BMW 3-series E92 coupe (328i, 328xi, 335i)

25 compatible vehicles are a bit much to list in the title no? E92 is not mentioned just as many other models are not mentioned.

So AGAIN have I purchased an incompatible part or do one of y'all know of an install for this? There are a million angel eye kits out there and many function quite differently. On some videos I have seen the second cable, but they neglected to mention where it came from so I'm asking here (in addition to hammering the seller).

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Have you tried turning on the angel eyes without connecting the other cable?
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It looks like it could be right, but its confusing because the e90 and e92 ones are different. As a result if the ad says it fits both it most likely fits one or the other, but im not sure.
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Have you tried turning on the angel eyes without connecting the other cable?
I thought of that, but you know how BMWs are; I didn't want to risk throwing a code.

I found a similar H8 6000K install from Burger Tuning and it has the extra cable from the ballast, but it goes to an error canceler, which I don't have:

http://burgertuning.com/instructions...tall_Guide.pdf

What's the worst case if I hook these up and leave that extra plug out an error code perhaps?
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I guess the saying "you get what you paid for" is fairly accurate in this case. Why not contact the eBay seller for the install instructions?
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I guess the saying "you get what you paid for" is fairly accurate in this case. Why not contact the eBay seller for the install instructions?
Already did that see my first post. You do get what you pay for as a general rule in this case no customer service.

EDIT: I thought I mentioned it in my first post, I guess I didn't. I did contact the seller and am waiting for him to respond.

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What's the worst case if I hook these up and leave that extra plug out an error code perhaps?
Yes. You can always ask someone on this forum to clear the code for you or just suck it up and drive with the error.
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Should have just gotten it from BMS:
http://www.burgertuning.com/BMW_LED_angel_eyes.html

Done and Done!
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OK I emailed the seller again. They really do look like the same type of H8 6000K set from Burger Tuning except that they don't have the error cancelling device. We'll see.

I am curious. I know angel eyes installs vary a bit between E90, E91, E92 and E93, but this is honestly the first time I have heard mention of a different kit being needed for each. I just don't see any kits that indicate that; they all seem to say they will work with not just the E9X, but also most of them will fit the E8X series as well.

So if there really is s difference in the kits that coupes and sedans use can someone post a link to one of those kits so I know what I'm looking for?
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Should have just gotten it from BMS:
http://www.burgertuning.com/BMW_LED_angel_eyes.html

Done and Done!
Sure and it would have been even easier to go to a dealer or a local shop and say "UPGRAYYYED", but there is a cost associated with that. There is a cost involved in the BT kit as well and it is about 3X what I paid. Hey if does not work I'll return it, but $90-$200 for a set of bulbs is kind of crazy to me so it was worth a shot.
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Sure and it would have been even easier to go to a dealer or a local shop and say "UPGRAYYYED", but there is a cost associated with that. There is a cost involved in the BT kit as well and it is about 3X what I paid. Hey if does not work I'll return it, but $90-$200 for a set of bulbs is kind of crazy to me so it was worth a shot.
Not sure what you are talking about with BT kits... but when you talk about what your time is worth for install/uninstall... that $90 will look pretty cheap from BMS versus the ebay version which will last a couple months and then die.

Wish you luck with your choices...
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Not sure what you are talking about with BT kits... but when you talk about what your time is worth for install/uninstall... that $90 will look pretty cheap from BMS versus the ebay version which will last a couple months and then die.

Wish you luck with your choices...

BT= Burger Tuning I forgot the BMS thing.

My time is worth something and if I were really losing some you could be certain I would go that route. Even with a more expensive kit (say the BMS) I am still the installer so the install time is going to happen one way or another. Still I'm at work right now (work from home) and in my down time I'm working on this and getting paid so its win/win. I do hear you though when it comes to time=money. For instance I don't perform my own oil changes even though I can because of the time and money factor. The Angel Eyes installs, while more involved than a standard bulb change, did not look complicated and so I decided to try and tackle it and save a few bucks. IF someone on here during the time I've posted actually had used a kit like this it would have been bam/bam done. IF the seller would hit me back or have included instructions and/or the error code canceling device then I would probably also be done by now. Neither happened so this is taking a bit more time and effort, but I'm on shift till 04:00 CT with little to do so like I said no loss.

I do appreciate the efforts of all who have posted.

Also if you KNOW for fact that these kits will die in two months then TELL me.

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BT= Burger Tuning I forgot the BMS thing.

My time is worth something and if I were really losing some you could be certain I would go that route. Even with a more expensive kit (say the BMS) I am still the installer so the install time is going to happen one way or another. Still I'm at work right now (work from home) and in my down time I'm working on this and getting paid so its win/win. I do hear you though when it comes to time=money. For instance I don't perform my own oil changes even though I can because of the time and money factor. The Angel Eyes installs, while more involved than a standard bulb change, did not look complicated and so I decided to try and tackle it and save a few bucks. IF someone on here during the time I've posted actually had used a kit like this it would have been bam/bam done. IF the seller would hit me back or have included instructions and/or the error code canceling device then I would probably also be done by now. Neither happened so this is taking a bit more time and effort, but I'm on shift till 04:00 CT with little to do so like I said no loss.

I do appreciate the efforts of all who have posted.

Also if you KNOW for fact that these kits will die in two months then TELL me.

I can't say with 100% certainty that it will, but with the BMS kits i didn't need to code anything. I had problems with my first 2 sets of AEs where one bulb would slowly go bad after 2 months. Jason @ BMS was awesome and took care of me. I'm on my 3rd set of AEs and those seem to have done the trick (lasting 6 months and counting). I got my moneys worth because of great customer service! Plus i plan to buy future products from BMS as well... They are reasonably priced.
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Seller contacted me and indicated that yarviinn was correct when he said the second cable should simply be left unplugged. So that said the install is complete and I'm good to go. I'll report back on the longevity of these bulbs.
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