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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 Euro_man on 12-06-2010, 02:00 AM
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anyone bought these from e92 lighting? any difference between the two?
http://www.e92-lighting.com/products...or-696-20.html
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By n2hyn on 12-06-2010, 07:45 PM
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yes i'm replacing stock halogens. oem xenons are awesome except for the amber. ideally i'd like euro spec xenons or lci halogens (biggest AE rings)
What did you plug the HID's into??

Jim
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By Euro_man on 12-08-2010, 02:42 AM
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Okay Ive been subscribed to this thread since the start and I am so confused now as so many people are having differnt issue and problems. I want the LED angel eyes but dont want a million errors.
What is the best way to go about it and what do i need?
*Angel eyes from Fishcake - check
*Do I get the HID's supplied by fishcake or the canbus HID's?. Any difference in qaulity, errors etc?
*Do I need an error cancellor? If so is Jlevisw one good or what other ones have rectified most errors?
*Also do I need a Turn Signal Bulb Socket?
All info on the best combo would be much appreciated.
I have 06 320i sport, Australian model so not euro
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By cbetlyon on 12-08-2010, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Euro_man View Post
Okay Ive been subscribed to this thread since the start and I am so confused now as so many people are having differnt issue and problems. I want the LED angel eyes but dont want a million errors.
What is the best way to go about it and what do i need?
*Angel eyes from Fishcake - check
*Do I get the HID's supplied by fishcake or the canbus HID's?. Any difference in qaulity, errors etc?
*Do I need an error cancellor? If so is Jlevisw one good or what other ones have rectified most errors?
*Also do I need a Turn Signal Bulb Socket?
All info on the best combo would be much appreciated.
I have 06 320i sport, Australian model so not euro
get canbus hids from here and make sure they are h7-http://highperformancebulbs.com/hipexebmwpla.html

you shouldn't need error cancelers

it should come with turn signal bulb socket and bulbs. you just need to bend out the contact points a bit to ensure good contact.

this is the best almost error free solution. to get complete error free you need to do some wiring to eliminate errors do to the angel eyes
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By SharpPointyStick on 12-09-2010, 12:09 PM
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Anyone tried adding a resistor in parallel to the HIDs? An additional 20w load should trick the computer to seeing 55w and therefore no error (hopefully)..

I was able to get rid of the parking light error, using a 75ohm/5w resistor.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442512

If I can figure out the part numbers, I want to make a wiring harness, so adding the resistors would be completely plug-n-play

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461087
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By orangedawg on 12-09-2010, 07:07 PM
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I looked on realoem for some diagrams and here's a link that might or might not help. It's the only diagram that I could find on there that had any connectors that might be the correct one. If you find out which connectors you should use, please let us know!

Edit: I couldn't the get the link to work, but if you go to www.realoem.com then enter car info, then go to "vehicle electrical system" then go to "diverse plugs and connectors", there are some plugs listed that might work.

Try this link as well:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.d...id=49549&hg=61
Last edited by orangedawg; 12-09-2010 at 07:12 PM.
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By demented328 on 12-10-2010, 02:44 AM
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Still no errors with the Canbus system from highperformance. Sometimes when they first start up they would get an error but within a minute it goes away. Never used a seperate canceller and never experienced any flickering.

Ended up using the cig. lighter wire for my ignition source for the AEs. FYI the 60 led AEs pull 984mA so basically 1A of current.
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By SharpPointyStick on 12-10-2010, 11:25 AM
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Ended up using the cig. lighter wire for my ignition source for the AEs. FYI the 60 led AEs pull 984mA so basically 1A of current.
Based on this no resistor will work to correct the 60 LED AEs bulb out error, if using the parking light to power.

The 60 LED AEs draw about 13w, while the parking light is only 5w. I would be concerned of damaging something (due to the overload) if powering the 60LED AEs from the parking light.
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By cbetlyon on 12-10-2010, 05:43 PM
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Based on this no resistor will work to correct the 60 LED AEs bulb out error, if using the parking light to power.

The 60 LED AEs draw about 13w, while the parking light is only 5w. I would be concerned of damaging something (due to the overload) if powering the 60LED AEs from the parking light.
they seem to be fine. don't see damage. just errors. these errors can be coded away with the right interface between your computer.
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By DMC1068 on 12-11-2010, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by cbetlyon View Post
get canbus hids from here and make sure they are h7-http://highperformancebulbs.com/hipexebmwpla.html

you shouldn't need error cancelers

it should come with turn signal bulb socket and bulbs. you just need to bend out the contact points a bit to ensure good contact.

this is the best almost error free solution. to get complete error free you need to do some wiring to eliminate errors do to the angel eyes
I understand getting the canbus from here. Where should I get the actual light fixture with AE? I have regular Halogen without AE's.
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By cbetlyon on 12-11-2010, 02:31 PM
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I understand getting the canbus from here. Where should I get the actual light fixture with AE? I have regular Halogen without AE's.
fishcake on ebay. if you can find them with out the hids then do it and save a few bucks.
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By yxu on 12-12-2010, 06:46 PM
i have been reading this post for a long time before i pull the trigger,
for LED AE, why don't u guys get a relay harness and connect to the battery, and use either ecu power or anything to trigger the AE? there for should no error code for AE.
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By cbetlyon on 12-12-2010, 08:47 PM
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I'm getting condensation in my housing. Can any one help? Is any one else having this problem?
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By misterba on 12-12-2010, 11:01 PM
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I'm getting condensation in my housing. Can any one help? Is any one else having this problem?
I was always worried about the cheap cover on the back and I had it replaced twice. When both latches lock in it is ok, but it is kind of hard to do it. Otherwise water and anything else can get in the housing. When I get comfy in my garage I'm going to seal it with silicone. Odom did the same and even the seller agreed the design is cheap.
Leave it open to dry it out and then seal it with silicone and be sure the cover snap in. It is tricky, good luck.
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By misterba on 12-12-2010, 11:02 PM
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they seem to be fine. don't see damage. just errors. these errors can be coded away with the right interface between your computer.
I don't get any errors, after I "fixed" contacts on the adapter.
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By cbetlyon on 12-12-2010, 11:26 PM
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I don't get any errors, after I "fixed" contacts on the adapter.
you are referring to turn signals. im referring to the error due to the angel eyes.

does any one know how to adjust the vertical focus and horizontal focus while the lights are on the car?
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By misterba on 12-13-2010, 09:48 AM
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you are referring to turn signals. im referring to the error due to the angel eyes.

does any one know how to adjust the vertical focus and horizontal focus while the lights are on the car?
Well, I said "any" errors. Not even from the AE's.
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By wmb0000 on 12-13-2010, 10:16 AM
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fishcake on ebay. if you can find them with out the hids then do it and save a few bucks.
Can you clarify on this a little bit more?

so searching for "angel eyes" and "fishcake" on ebay?
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By misterba on 12-13-2010, 12:12 PM
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you are referring to turn signals. im referring to the error due to the angel eyes.

does any one know how to adjust the vertical focus and horizontal focus while the lights are on the car?
It was covered on previous pages. We all went through same pain.
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By cbetlyon on 12-13-2010, 03:24 PM
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Can you clarify on this a little bit more?

so searching for "angel eyes" and "fishcake" on ebay?
you can get them here. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...ht_13000wt_941

i would contact the seller and see if u can get them with out low beam bulbs or ballasts.

then get canbus hids from here and make sure they are h7-http://highperformancebulbs.com/hipexebmwpla.html
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By demented328 on 12-14-2010, 04:10 AM
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Alrite who wants to try to put a rheostat on these bright AEs to dim them down at night?
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By demented328 on 12-16-2010, 03:14 AM
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Impatient to order a $30 rheostat so I made a box to dim the AEs down when the parking lights come on.

$1 25w 30ohm resistor
$6 project box
SPDT relay I had laying around




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