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sandman0615's Avatar DEPO projector90 upgrade DIY - courtesy of the sandman
sandman0615
07-02-2010
So I just got my depo projector headlights from jlevisw, and because it's such a new product i thought i'd share my full experience and make a DIY for all my fellow e90post members. I won't have time to install these for a few days (working all weekend) but i will certainly keep you updated with...
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By Sidnito on 10-21-2010, 01:05 PM
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where did you mount your ballasts?
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Snap on screwdriver?
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Are these the same headlights bavarianx is selling?
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By misterba on 10-21-2010, 11:32 PM
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Snap on screwdriver?
Good catch. We used to have all the tools made by snap-on, then next maint. manager started to buy the Home Depot crap to show the pencil pushers how he can save money. Since then nobody locks the toolboxes and good stuff is slowly dissapearing. Mostly left on the work site. So I keep my dept. nice and tools must be returned back where it belongs.
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By misterba on 10-21-2010, 11:39 PM
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I saw you broke your cover for the assembly, too!!

And are you talking about that "ball and joint" that pushes the AEs forward?? if so there is a way to get it in place. My right hand assembly is fine, it doesn't shake left or right, up or down, it's perfect. The other had a messed up adjustment, which seems to be your problem, too.


EDIT: nevermind, I see the pic your talking about.
OK. Done. Half an hour of playing with it, seller told me to do that so my ass was covered. Little bit of pressure and it did snapped in. Kind of mad I have to fix somebody's screw-up but eliminating shipping and hassle. And the guy gave me a good deal when not purchasing through e-bay. All is good, ready for swap. Hopefully it will be done over the weekend, don't have cancellers yet but I will add it later on. Flickering isn't so bad, couple days will be OK.
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By misterba on 10-22-2010, 12:31 AM
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Are these the same headlights bavarianx is selling?
As far as I know these are the only one's with 60 LED's on each EA. I had peaked inside and I could see empty holes for four EA's bulbs... Mine are sooo nice and brite...
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By OdomPHD on 10-22-2010, 08:18 AM
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As far as I know these are the only one's with 60 LED's on each EA. I had peaked inside and I could see empty holes for four EA's bulbs... Mine are sooo nice and brite...
See Misterba, I told you they just looked TOO good to ship back!! =P
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By misterba on 10-22-2010, 09:42 AM
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See Misterba, I told you they just looked TOO good to ship back!! =P
Hey, OP, do you think I should install it and run it even when it flickers a little? Could anything happen with lights? I will get the cancellers nezt week, but I'd like to mount it in today. They look too good to let them sit in the box. BTW, any calcellers should work, right? It is just a capacitor with the wires and plugs anyway. And they didn't show the error, so that is good. Now the inner part is nice and solid, but I was screwing with adjustment so it will take a while to make it right. Including big knob in the center which I have to find out what it does. Did you find out how to delete turning lights with EA's on? Too bad you live so far, I'd buy some beer and we'd finish it...
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By OdomPHD on 10-22-2010, 09:56 AM
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Hey, OP, do you think I should install it and run it even when it flickers a little? Could anything happen with lights? I will get the cancellers nezt week, but I'd like to mount it in today. They look too good to let them sit in the box. BTW, any calcellers should work, right? It is just a capacitor with the wires and plugs anyway. And they didn't show the error, so that is good. Now the inner part is nice and solid, but I was screwing with adjustment so it will take a while to make it right. Including big knob in the center which I have to find out what it does. Did you find out how to delete turning lights with EA's on? Too bad you live so far, I'd buy some beer and we'd finish it...
Don't the chrome bulbs do that?
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By misterba on 10-22-2010, 11:57 AM
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Don't the chrome bulbs do that?
well, when the lights are off. I've thought it was like to have only EA's lit.
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By misterba on 10-27-2010, 01:14 PM
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My shop installed these as part of a larger repair and I don't even know what the error canceler looks like. Are there any pics? I am getting an error. Dealer says it's the front left and right parking lights! I'm confused and don't a garage. Body shop is a pain to get to
The cancellers I have bought. I don't know if they will work, still waiting to get them and install them.I have no error message, just flickering.
http://www.mailcar.net/catalog/index...onshipMessages
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By wuchao1 on 10-27-2010, 02:07 PM
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I had mine installed last week, 6000k HID +LED AE.. It looks awesome and the AE and HID match up perfect!
But I still do get all kinds of error tho : both low beam, both parking lamp, both turn signal =.= I did get the error canceler when I ordered the lights from Jlevisw so I dont know whats happening now.. but all the lights IS working!
And another problem I had was that both the turn signals wont lit no matter wat.. I do have the US spec turn signal holder and the bulb itself is good... So I just switched to the LED bulb I got awhile ago from Jlevisw and now it will lit and work but it flash super fast lol ill post up some pic and maybe a vid just to show how the turn signal is flashing
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By Sidnito on 10-27-2010, 02:37 PM
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the turn signals had problems as well, i moved them alittle and twisted them a tad and got them to stay working, seems there may be alignment issues
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By misterba on 10-27-2010, 06:34 PM
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I have the cancelers from JLEVISW, but I can't identify them by the lights, so I don't know if they are installed. The body shop didn't know anything about it. All the lights work fine (if not misaligned) but I get the annoying error and it beeps at me every 10 seconds when the headlights are on
I'd call the JLEVISW, many people choose them over the other sellers since they can get decent support. I took the risk.
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By wmb0000 on 10-28-2010, 08:42 AM
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I have the cancelers from JLEVISW, but I can't identify them by the lights, so I don't know if they are installed. The body shop didn't know anything about it. All the lights work fine (if not misaligned) but I get the annoying error and it beeps at me every 10 seconds when the headlights are on
That's not good. I am about to install my light and I also bought the cancelers from JLEVISW. So even with the cancelers in it, it's still kick out those errors? Did you have the dealership take a look?
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By wuchao1 on 10-28-2010, 09:22 AM
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That's not good. I am about to install my light and I also bought the cancelers from JLEVISW. So even with the cancelers in it, it's still kick out those errors? Did you have the dealership take a look?
yea thats what my situation is.. have the canceler but still lots of error code.
I called my dealer and they told me that it is "normal" with cars have aftermarket HIDs/LEDs to throw out these error
He did said that it will not harm any system in the car just really annoying
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yea thats what my situation is.. have the canceler but still lots of error code.
I called my dealer and they told me that it is "normal" with cars have aftermarket HIDs/LEDs to throw out these error
He did said that it will not harm any system in the car just really annoying
That's suck .. definitely annoying .. so the cancelers just get rid of the flickering???
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By wuchao1 on 10-28-2010, 10:21 AM
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yea only flickering i think...
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well actually im not sure if this is true but at first when I got the lights installed, the error will come up every 10 20 secs.. but now its down to only when start up and turning on the lights the error will come up.. dont know if the computer/ecu can learn this.. lol
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By misterba on 10-28-2010, 11:05 AM
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I just received my cancellers yesterday (they look good), so I'm going to install everything on Friday. BTW when I tried the lights there was no error. I don't know why, I hope it will stay the same with cancellers in and flickering dissapears. I will post the update with the pictures.
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By misterba on 10-28-2010, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by OdomPHD View Post
I saw you broke your cover for the assembly, too!!

And are you talking about that "ball and joint" that pushes the AEs forward?? if so there is a way to get it in place. My right hand assembly is fine, it doesn't shake left or right, up or down, it's perfect. The other had a messed up adjustment, which seems to be your problem, too.


EDIT: nevermind, I see the pic your talking about.
Hey, OP, what's your update? Did you get your replacement? How is it?
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By OdomPHD on 10-28-2010, 12:05 PM
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No replacement yet.. I asked for a replacement in three days or a refund as of thismorning. I don't deal with BS, and this is BS. I have been angered lol
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