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      03-15-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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red angel eyes / german law

so im not sure where this post should go. but i am a newbie, (get the car this week). i am very interested in putting better angel eyes into it soon. ive seen red angel eyes and therefore my first question is, in germany are these illegal? i cant find any information on exterior lighting laws. and if they are illegal, is there a way to turn angle eyes off when driving and have them more for show while parked?
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      03-15-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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for the US they would be illegal, as law enforcement/emergency vehicles are usually the only ones with red lights in the front. As for during them off while driving the only time they can be disabled is to disable your DRL(daytime running lights). but I think once you turn on your low beams they should appear again as parking lights.
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      03-15-2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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^Yeah, once your xenon's come on, the angel eyes come back on, but honestly, at night, it's projecting xenons--in the US, I don't think any government vehicles have xenon projectors. Plus, the xenons overpower aftermarket angel eyes pretty well IMO.
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      03-16-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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right, i knew in the states emergency vehicles use red and thats why it is illegal, but over here, ive never seen the polizie lights (thank god) and dont know if they use red or not. and i still cant find any info about that kind of law. i was thinking the headlights would overpower them enough to make them almost not visible anyway, i was just hoping someone could shed some light on the subject for me as i think red angel eyes would look amazing
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Where have you been able to find red bulbs to use for your angel eyes? I recall some members here tried getting some but didn't have much luck doing so.
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i saw them at www.angelibright.com ... however i just looked it up again to answer you and its only for the 3-series up to 2007.... im still searching though
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i saw them at www.angelibright.com ... however i just looked it up again to answer you and its only for the 3-series up to 2007.... im still searching though
it seems like it's the LED set up that would work with the red. as for the your car what model do you have e90 or e92? I read that the new '09 e90s now use H8 bulb fitments.
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yes, i have an e90. and sorry for the newbie question, im still looking into this, what exactly does that mean?
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yes, i have an e90. and sorry for the newbie question, im still looking into this, what exactly does that mean?
from what I recently read on the forums the new 2009 e90 models have H8 bulbs. which is what the e92's have been using.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=239296

^ that thread will explain that the new 09 models are using H8 bulbs
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why not blue, you might be asking for it with red angel eyes
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i think red would look nice with a black car. im trying to get a black/red theme with my car
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      03-16-2009, 12:04 PM   #12
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Ist ein bisschen D&W-Tuning, oder!?! Bitte nicht an einem BMW, überlass das den Opel's und VW's, bitte!
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no idea what you just said.
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no idea what you just said.
same here.
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as far as I know it's illegal to have any form of red lights in the front of the car.....

And that applies to every country in EU......Trust me you will get pulled over as soon as you install them.....
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Red is illegal. Check out the link below good stuff.

http://www.bmvbs.de/en/transport/roa...e-of-fines.htm
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      03-17-2009, 09:43 PM   #17
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i dont see the red light law listed...
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i dont see the red light law listed...
keep searching to find the bulbs try it out. It's been posted above that it is illegal if you feel otherwise. mod at your own risk. some mods are for "off road" use only.
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You could also consider how few Police you actually see around. I am pretty sure I have never seen and police after night....plenty of cameras, but no one to pull you over.
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