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schulrog
05-19-2010
basically you would follow this DIY but instead of connecting to the footwell light, you would connect to the cig lighter, which is 12V constant as long as the key is...
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By k3m0-330i on 06-23-2010, 11:34 PM
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this allows you to run AE as DRL (alternative to Daeos kit?) when driving or just welcome lights?
well it started to be a drl with the cigg lighter connected but i made it into a Welcome home setting. u can do eirter or. or both
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-07-2010, 02:24 PM
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Done this to my E90 (UK) today, With the door open After about 5seconds the footwell lights die out and then no longer power the front lights. I then start the car and they work and then die out after another 5-10seconds. They only start working once i start the car again. With the doors closed i turn off the car get out close the door n lock the car. They die out quicker than usual and then dont come back on, i then have to start the car for it to work again.. Any ideas?
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By fdriller9 on 07-08-2010, 08:46 PM
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Done this to my E90 (UK) today, With the door open After about 5seconds the footwell lights die out and then no longer power the front lights. I then start the car and they work and then die out after another 5-10seconds. They only start working once i start the car again. With the doors closed i turn off the car get out close the door n lock the car. They die out quicker than usual and then dont come back on, i then have to start the car for it to work again.. Any ideas?
Did you get the right diodes? Could be a short? Is the behavior consistent?
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By k3m0-330i on 07-08-2010, 10:13 PM
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Done this to my E90 (UK) today, With the door open After about 5seconds the footwell lights die out and then no longer power the front lights. I then start the car and they work and then die out after another 5-10seconds. They only start working once i start the car again. With the doors closed i turn off the car get out close the door n lock the car. They die out quicker than usual and then dont come back on, i then have to start the car for it to work again.. Any ideas?
yea i think u got the wrong diode that is intrusting... mying are still working fine with out a problem!
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-09-2010, 07:12 PM
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Well i got these diodes..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I thought it might of been the diodes so i evan took them out and still no luck. I DO NOT have angel eyes, could that be the problem?
when i disconnect it from the headlights the inside lights work like normal again.

And yes the behaviour is consistent.
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By k3m0-330i on 07-09-2010, 08:08 PM
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Well i got these diodes..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

I thought it might of been the diodes so i evan took them out and still no luck. I DO NOT have angel eyes, could that be the problem?
when i disconnect it from the headlights the inside lights work like normal again.

And yes the behaviour is consistent.
if u disconect the wire that is going to to the head lights from the foot well dose it work fine?
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-09-2010, 09:09 PM
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if u disconect the wire that is going to to the head lights from the foot well dose it work fine?
Yes thats right. (it being the footwell lights.) And both footwell lights and inside door lights on the bottom of the doors behave the same evan when connected to the headlights.

I only wired a positive from the footwell lights and wired it to the high beams on the car as high beams and normal are the same bulbs.
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-11-2010, 10:06 AM
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HELP! Just disconnected the wire and now the interior lights are not working at all. The top ones work but none of the floor/door ones work. Also the outside door works.
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By fdriller9 on 07-11-2010, 11:50 PM
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HELP! Just disconnected the wire and now the interior lights are not working at all. The top ones work but none of the floor/door ones work. Also the outside door works.

Check your fuses....you said you don't have angel eyes? Why are you doing this mod then?
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By k3m0-330i on 07-12-2010, 09:12 AM
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Yes thats right. (it being the footwell lights.) And both footwell lights and inside door lights on the bottom of the doors behave the same evan when connected to the headlights.

I only wired a positive from the footwell lights and wired it to the high beams on the car as high beams and normal are the same bulbs.
No u can't make ur head lights run as a drl they are run on ballast which take a lot of power. This is for angrl eyes only
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By k3m0-330i on 07-12-2010, 09:13 AM
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Check your fuses....you said you don't have angel eyes? Why are you doing this mod then?
He is trying to drl head lights . This mod will not help him
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By Classycali on 07-13-2010, 02:16 AM
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will this work on halogens? I retrofitted the lci halogens with AE's can I use this mod to have my AE as drl's?
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-13-2010, 08:29 AM
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I was trying to do Welcome Lights. Not drl. So can I not do this mod? Also I have checked all fuses and not one is blown. Any ideas?

Can anyone help me get the footwell lights working please?
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By fdriller9 on 07-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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will this work on halogens? I retrofitted the lci halogens with AE's can I use this mod to have my AE as drl's?
I would assume so...but you're the guinea pig. I have this mod on my xenons/weisslicht AE for about 2 weeks. Works fine, no problems, LOVE IT.

BTW, for those of you that are using something like the BlackBerry Stereo Gateway to stream music to your AUX port...you'll want to wire the AEs to the cigg lighter in the ashtray as I have noticed excessive interference when wired to my cigg lighter in the armrest. Moved the wire (to the cigg lighter in the ashtray) yesterday and the excessive noise is gone.
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By fdriller9 on 07-13-2010, 07:48 PM
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I was trying to do Welcome Lights. Not drl. So can I not do this mod? Also I have checked all fuses and not one is blown. Any ideas?

Can anyone help me get the footwell lights working please?
Are all your footwell lights out? If so you might have blown the actually bulbs? Or maybe tapping the wires too much resulted in a weak connection to the footwell lighting housings? I'm no electrical expert...just throwing ideas at you.
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-14-2010, 06:30 AM
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Are all your footwell lights out? If so you might have blown the actually bulbs? Or maybe tapping the wires too much resulted in a weak connection to the footwell lighting housings? I'm no electrical expert...just throwing ideas at you.
The bulbs are not blown and i have not tapped into the wires expect one part, theres no power coming through at all.
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By Classycali on 07-16-2010, 11:02 PM
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e.z. I did this at work today on my 06 325i. The color wires on my vehicle were both black and green on both sides. I first used a one amp diode but it wasn't enough it blew the fuses, so i stepped it up to a 3 amp and it work perfectly. I also added inline fuses just in case. I did the drl's and the welcome lights.
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By k3m0-330i on 07-17-2010, 11:52 PM
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e.z. I did this at work today on my 06 325i. The color wires on my vehicle were both black and green on both sides. I first used a one amp diode but it wasn't enough it blew the fuses, so i stepped it up to a 3 amp and it work perfectly. I also added inline fuses just in case. I did the drl's and the welcome lights.
NICE!
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By schulrog on 07-18-2010, 01:34 AM
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sounds simple enough - although i have one question -
E90 pre-LCI already has DRLs (i think?) so why can't we just tap that to the AE? is the DRL not at 12v?
yup if you already have DRL's you could just tap into that.
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By schulrog on 07-18-2010, 01:42 AM
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man i don't check this thread in a little and it blows up. lol glad everybody is enjoying it... the basic idea was first to have the welcome function for the AE's then the second idea was to use the AE's as DRL's.. it's virtually the same setup just connected to a different power source

Glad you guys liked it!
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By INeedHelp1234 on 07-18-2010, 10:47 AM
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Can anyone help me fix my footwell lights? Also can I not get welcome lights with my none angel eyes?
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By schulrog on 07-18-2010, 06:37 PM
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this DIY was meant to only be for AE's... can you email me and describe exactly what you did? perhaps i can locate what the issue might be. the email is support@aftermarketbulbsshop.com
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