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  DIY-PIAA/BREX angel lights
calvino
09-03-2006
went I got my PIAA angel ligths I figured out that the manual was on japanese only

so here is a little DIY that I did for you guys

1- wait for the engine to cold down ( I...
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By scooby9 on 04-26-2008, 01:29 AM
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The screws are too long for the PIAAs. I ended up using spacers that I got from Home Depot to accommodate the extra length.

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I seem to have the worst luck possible ...
I decided to install my piaa's today and here is how it went ...
I never jacked up my car before and had no idea what to do with the plastic thing where you would think you would need to jack it up ... So i used a hydrolic jack and busted the plastic piece off ... But who cares cause its under the car anyway ... I spend all the time to take off everything get down to the exchange which should go smoothly, the easiest part i would think ... When I put in the piaa and tightened the screws as far as they would go, there was still a quarter of an inch that would not tighten ... so after trying to force it ... i think i stripped the torx, gave up, and put the original one back on and wasted an hour and a half of my life ... now with all that being said ...

Is there something that Im not doing right, cause i looked everywhere and i seem to be the only person with this problem that the screws wont tighten all the way. I have a 2008 328xi if that has anything to do with it ... Please Help Me!!!
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By Snazy30 on 05-14-2008, 09:21 PM
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for those torx screws i cut about 7 threads to make them shorter. worked out nicely. quick question. was i supposed to use the lenses with the piaa?? cuz i just put the PIAA with no lenses
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By Geoff on 05-24-2008, 10:38 PM
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the old lenses aren't needed. everything should be workin fine for you.
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By CatchM3 on 06-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Well this work on the 2008 ME E90 (4 door)??
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By Turkishexpress on 08-05-2008, 05:44 PM
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This is another one I was looking for thanks!
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 01-11-2009, 03:06 PM
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By iAerodynamic on 04-18-2009, 05:51 PM
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i have problem removing the clips in step 2. =/ i give up.
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By PaulBailey@ltbmw on 04-18-2009, 06:21 PM
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i have problem removing the clips in step 2. =/ i give up.
PITA
I can help
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By iAerodynamic on 04-19-2009, 01:41 AM
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PITA
I can help
really? wanan help me install it? but you live soo far tho! maybe ill make a trip down there sometime this week?
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By xEcUtEr on 05-19-2009, 03:40 PM
Nice post... thanks for that usefull DIY!
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By E92-Lighting on 05-19-2009, 03:57 PM
download pdf file available on my website
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By AWMSPORT on 05-19-2009, 06:59 PM
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Well this work on the 2008 ME E90 (4 door)??
No CAtch It wont
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By bmystic on 06-29-2009, 10:27 AM
I'm trying to replace the AE bulbs,(passenger side) but I can't remove the SOCKET that holds it. Can you tell me the screw size and tools you use to remove the socket that holds the Angel Eyes in place? Please help.
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By Pseudo Nim on 12-03-2009, 12:42 PM
I put the lenses on. Was it a bad idea? Would it be brighter w/o the lenses? They seemed clear/non-magnifying, so seemed to make no difference, and I prefer not having any parts I can lose

Btw, you pretty much HAVE to jack the car for this. I tried to reach from the passenger compartment, but it's SO MUCH EASIER to do it from underneath the car!

Btw, the screws ARE too long. But .. just don't screw them in all the way. The bulb holds very well as is.
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By poki on 12-03-2009, 10:50 PM
hi, is it the same for E90 LCI?
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By mrgoodtogo on 02-09-2010, 05:42 PM
i have a 2006 330i and the driver side angel/halo light went out on me ... drove it around for a week because i didnt have time to take it into the shop and then they came back on. a couple weeks later they went out again. do i need to change the bulb or is there something else that is wrong?

any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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By coo1est on 10-31-2010, 05:12 PM
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Angel eye out wen out!

My passenger angel eye bulb went out today on my '06 330i, I'm trying to find a very good brand of LED lights to replace them, but I need help? Any input will be greatly appreciated! Thanks :-)
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By AJLoBasso on 01-28-2013, 01:33 AM
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If you don't have a jack, you can easily do this by cutting the wheel sharply and removing the wheel liner.... very simple and gives great access to the halo bulbs. This is what I did and it took no longer than an hour to get them both in! Just an FYI!!!

Btw.. i had my stock 17 inch wheels on for winter... wider wheels may create a problem but it's worth a try!!
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By AJLoBasso on 01-28-2013, 01:35 AM
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My passenger angel eye bulb went out today on my '06 330i, I'm trying to find a very good brand of LED lights to replace them, but I need help? Any input will be greatly appreciated! Thanks :-)
I got the ebay ones shown here...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110995375967...84.m1497.l2649

They work awesome and throw no errors!! Look amazing compared to stock and you cant beat the price. They are a very bright white. Looks sick IMO. Good luck man
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By mi_bimmer on 01-30-2013, 12:05 PM
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I got the ebay ones shown here...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/110995375967...84.m1497.l2649

They work awesome and throw no errors!! Look amazing compared to stock and you cant beat the price. They are a very bright white. Looks sick IMO. Good luck man
Anyone else use these? Are they reliable?
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By mi_bimmer on 02-05-2013, 01:26 PM
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Anyone??
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By mi_bimmer on 02-06-2013, 09:07 AM
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The good folks at BavAuto recently posted a video for this DIY

http://blog.bavauto.com/13341/bmw-di...-how-to-video/

VERY helpful
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