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      03-26-2008, 10:01 PM   #1
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Need help to install mods. Garage is also open to others to do their own installs.

Hey guys. I need help installing my Xenon (halogen->xenon conversion), Predator Ice and front splitters. I have the stuff now but will need your help doing the installs as I don't think I can do them myself.

I have a two car garage and a small driveway that can fit one more car so if anybody else is interested you can join us. I can also drive to someone else's house if it's the better scenario for anyone involved.

Also, I have the boxing match between Pacquiao and Marquez recorded on HD. If you've heard of those boxers and haven't seen the fight now is your chance to see it.

I'm in Robbinsville NJ btw. About 20 mins from Cranbury or a few mins from Hamilton.

UPDATE: I have taken the parts apart (removed the bumper and stock headlights) but currently undecided and unsure about how to do the splicing and adding the new wires.

Pic below: no wiring on auto and on position. Low-beam (and high beam) does not work.
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good looks on the figth!! lol......if i was closer i would come help you! lol..dnt wry ppl will chime in soon...prob tomorrow morning!
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i think the hardest thing to install in your list would be the headlight and to do the conversion...

predator ice is not hard...i did it but i had a hard time the first time because i placed white rubber around the ice unit...so it wasnt fitting right...

all i need is to swap my lights out!

for the splitters , doesnt it come with holes already...use the screws from the bumpers to hold it the splitters
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good looks on the figth!! lol......if i was closer i would come help you! lol..dnt wry ppl will chime in soon...prob tomorrow morning!
Yep, hopefully more people chime in as I really need help doing this. LOL.
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Hey allan, the splitter install is a breeze. I did mine yesterday in a public parking lot; took no more than 15 min. All you need is an 8mm socket wrench.
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i think the hardest thing to install in your list would be the headlight and to do the conversion...

predator ice is not hard...i did it but i had a hard time the first time because i placed white rubber around the ice unit...so it wasnt fitting right...

all i need is to swap my lights out!

for the splitters , doesnt it come with holes already...use the screws from the bumpers to hold it the splitters
Agree, the xenon conversion is going to be the toughest and it will be really frustrating and confusing if you don't know what you are doing and unfortunately I have no clue.

I have the new headlights so I'll do the Predator Ice mod before the Xenon lights are installed.

The splitters should be easy especially since I'll be taking off the bumper anyways. But I've read removing the bumper and headlight washers are PITA.
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Hey allan, the splitter install is a breeze. I did mine yesterday in a public parking lot; took no more than 15 min. All you need is an 8mm socket wrench.
Thanks for the input e90phan. I'll take note of the 8mm socket wrench so I know exactly what tools to use.
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yea...im scared to remove the bumper and putting it back...it wont look the same..lol


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yea...im scared to remove the bumper and putting it back...it wont look the same..lol


but good luck
You're scaring me more man. You're supposed to help me out! So you haven't installed your PnP headlights still?
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takin off the bumper is not that hard part. the hard part is getting the lights programmed.
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takin off the bumper is not that hard part. the hard part is getting the lights programmed.
Any experience doing the conversion Jamie? Would you be able to help me out?

I'm off tomorrow so I might start doing the mods tonight since it doesn't look like I'll be getting any help. It will be a fun (not!) all-nighter at my garage.

Can anyone at least give some clues on what extact tools and sizes I'll need for the conversion? It would suck to find out tonight to not have the right tools and get stuck.
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nope i havent installed the headlights yet...lol all i did was put in the predator kit...yesterday the CF roundels came in..i put those on...

Fizzle my headlights are internally wired..so it should be plug n play...
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nope i havent installed the headlights yet...lol all i did was put in the predator kit...yesterday the CF roundels came in..i put those on...

Fizzle my headlights are internally wired..so it should be plug n play...
hmmm i was still under the impression you had to get them programmed but i guess you will find out sooner than later. GL!


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Any experience doing the conversion Jamie? Would you be able to help me out?

I'm off tomorrow so I might start doing the mods tonight since it doesn't look like I'll be getting any help. It will be a fun (not!) all-nighter at my garage.

Can anyone at least give some clues on what extact tools and sizes I'll need for the conversion? It would suck to find out tonight to not have the right tools and get stuck.
no unfortunately i dont, but it doesnt look that hard. im sure i can figure it out.
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what about the headlights E90 Andy sell..they are internally wired and suppose to be plug n play...now im concerned..lol
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Hey guys. I need help installing my Xenon (halogen->xenon conversion), Predator Ice and front splitters. I have the stuff now but will need your help doing the installs as I don't think I can do them myself.

I have a two car garage and a small driveway that can fit one more car so if anybody else is interested you can join us. I can also drive to someone else's house if it's the better scenario for anyone involved.

Also, I have the boxing match between Pacquiao and Marquez recorded on HD. If you've heard of those boxers and haven't seen the fight now is your chance to see it.

I'm in Robbinsville NJ btw. About 20 mins from Cranbury or a few mins from Hamilton.
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what about the headlights E90 Andy sell..they are internally wired and suppose to be plug n play...now im concerned..lol
The ones from E90 ANdy are OEM Xenon projectors converted to halogens. Basically you get a halogen light format (not HIDS nor Xenon) projector in an OEM Xenon housing (ie with angel eyes).
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oh man...i hope my headlights work..the guy told me it would be an upgrade for those that have halogens and the lights are wired internally so i shouldnt have any problems or errors
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oh man...i hope my headlights work..the guy told me it would be an upgrade for those that have halogens and the lights are wired internally so i shouldnt have any problems or errors
You may not have an error (like E90 ANdy's lights) and it's definitely an upgrade since you'll get the halos (the cosmetic upgrade alone is priceless) but one thing you may no longer have is Xenon (ie HIDs). If that's the case then yours won't be as bright as Xenon.
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good luck..i will def post if something goes wrong with my set..i hope not...
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