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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 sandman0615 on 07-08-2010, 02:43 AM
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i won and paid for the cancelers on ebay last thurs, cuz the picture said 'fast shipping us seller' but according to this tracking they just sent it out today. i know it was a long holiday weekend but they havent arrived. im using angels and fogs at nite i really need this to arrive
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i won and paid for the cancelers on ebay last thurs, cuz the picture said 'fast shipping us seller' but according to this tracking they just sent it out today. i know it was a long holiday weekend but they havent arrived. im using angels and fogs at nite i really need this to arrive
Did you ever take pics of the cut-off and beam placement on the ground. I'm interested in purchasing but lighting has to be good because I travel on roads with minimal side lights. (country style)
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By zerox_guru on 07-08-2010, 04:25 PM
i might be goin on this route instead of lci halo.. but im waiting till everything is figured out.
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By Saintor on 07-09-2010, 12:36 PM
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i won and paid for the cancelers on ebay last thurs, cuz the picture said 'fast shipping us seller' but according to this tracking they just sent it out today. i know it was a long holiday weekend but they havent arrived. im using angels and fogs at nite i really need this to arrive
Do you know if really you need those cancelers because you have a 2006?

I read that you made some videos, was it after the installation? It would be great to see the final product in video.

This mod is haunting me *again*.
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By sandman0615 on 07-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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Do you know if really you need those cancelers because you have a 2006?

I read that you made some videos, was it after the installation? It would be great to see the final product in video.

This mod is haunting me *again*.
from what i understand 2006 is the most problematic, but i really have very little experience with xenon upgrades, so i'm learning from this.

shipping says cancelers should arrive today, and the mailman should be here aaaany minute. got work at 6 but i'll try and throw these in real quick before and let you guys know if it solved the problem.

expect the DIY write up this weekend, possibly around midnight tonight or tomorrow.

As for the euro sockets, i asked my friend at the shop how many/how easily he could get these. just waiting back for a reply once he hears from their supplier
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By sandman0615 on 07-09-2010, 04:00 PM
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OK PEOPLE error cancelers just arrived,much larger than they looked on ebay...and now the moment of truth....

THEY WORKED

solved flickering issue, my xenon upgrade is finally complete! (once i do final ballast/canceler mounting)
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By sandman0615 on 07-09-2010, 04:02 PM
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so stay tuned full write up to come this weekend...
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By orangedawg on 07-09-2010, 04:08 PM
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Okay, this might sound a bit cheesy, but could you temporarily tape the turn signal bulb holders onto the new headlights while you wait for the euro sockets?

And I'm curious to see how you mount everything as I ordered a set and they should be here any moment. I've got a 07 so I'll see if I need the error cancelors (ordered them as well off ebay but not here yet).
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By Tailpipe on 07-09-2010, 05:43 PM
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Please let me know if it works without the cancelers for the 07
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By orangedawg on 07-09-2010, 06:27 PM
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Okay, received my lights. Only hooked up one to check. With engine not running, no flickering. Engine running, it's like a strobe light, so I'll have to wait for my cancelors to come in. Not sure if it would make a difference if I plugged both lights in. I've got a 2007 328xi e90 sedan, built 2/07, that was halogen.

As for changing the angel eyes to a different bulb, you can probably reach in with a REAL small hand or perhaps a pair of needle nose to change out the bulbs around the high beam. The ones around the xenon bulb would be a much more difficult task w/o disassembling them. You MIGHT be able to do it with long needles nose, but getting the bulbs back in could take a bit of time.
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By orangedawg on 07-09-2010, 06:37 PM
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A noob question, but now that these lights have clear corners, I'll need to buy amber bulbs to make the turn signal legal?
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yea either buy an orange colored bulb which will look and blink orange, or buy one of the stealth bulbs that look clear in the housing but still blink amber. chances are the turn signal bulbs in your existing halogens are orange, so you can reuse those.

I dont know about ghetto rigging, the socket holder, i'm sure you probably could with some crafty duct tape and tin foil, but i wouldnt want to risk shorting anything out.

Youl get the strobe light effect till you get the cancelers. Mine arent flickering anymore but the dashboard error still shows up (doesnt affect anything, just a nuisance). ive seen people wire in capacitors to remove fog light errors, does anyone know anything about that?
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By Duhst on 07-10-2010, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by sandman0615 View Post
OK PEOPLE error cancelers just arrived,much larger than they looked on ebay...and now the moment of truth....

THEY WORKED

solved flickering issue, my xenon upgrade is finally complete! (once i do final ballast/canceler mounting)
damn, i wish it fixed the WHOLE error problem!
Last edited by Duhst; 07-10-2010 at 12:11 AM.
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By Duhst on 07-10-2010, 12:10 AM
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yea either buy an orange colored bulb which will look and blink orange, or buy one of the stealth bulbs that look clear in the housing but still blink amber. chances are the turn signal bulbs in your existing halogens are orange, so you can reuse those.

I dont know about ghetto rigging, the socket holder, i'm sure you probably could with some crafty duct tape and tin foil, but i wouldnt want to risk shorting anything out.

Youl get the strobe light effect till you get the cancelers. Mine arent flickering anymore but the dashboard error still shows up (doesnt affect anything, just a nuisance). ive seen people wire in capacitors to remove fog light errors, does anyone know anything about that?
well as far as the capacitors on the fog lights, i do have the capacitors on my fog lights and they work PERFECT! you can get the capacitors at any radio shack. The capacitor is called a 4700uF capacitor. One on each fog light did the trick for me!
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By orangedawg on 07-10-2010, 08:51 AM
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I'm still waiting for my error cancellors, but I wish they cleared error code as well. Got them from vendor on ebay for only $20, but the description says that it is supposed to clear error code as well. We'll see. Description on ebay:

"The decoder will works with all aftermarket HID xenon Kits: H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 880, 881, 889
This harness has the resistors & capacitors to simulate a factory Halogen Bulb. This will solve the error message on the dash board of newer luxury cars.
This harness will also eliminate HID headlight flickering that is caused by the Vehicle's computer not recognizing the low wattage HID bulb.
This HID Conversion Kit Computer Warning Canceller will solve the computer error warning encountered during the installation of the HID kits.
Power from the vehicle factory headlight plugs into this harness and this harness powers your HID Ballast."
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By Duhst on 07-10-2010, 09:20 AM
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I'm still waiting for my error cancellors, but I wish they cleared error code as well. Got them from vendor on ebay for only $20, but the description says that it is supposed to clear error code as well. We'll see. Description on ebay:

"The decoder will works with all aftermarket HID xenon Kits: H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 880, 881, 889
This harness has the resistors & capacitors to simulate a factory Halogen Bulb. This will solve the error message on the dash board of newer luxury cars.
This harness will also eliminate HID headlight flickering that is caused by the Vehicle's computer not recognizing the low wattage HID bulb.
This HID Conversion Kit Computer Warning Canceller will solve the computer error warning encountered during the installation of the HID kits.
Power from the vehicle factory headlight plugs into this harness and this harness powers your HID Ballast."

definitely update us on that when you get them in!!
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By montegostarr on 07-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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Does anybody know the bulb number for the front turn signals on the 08' E90?
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By Duhst on 07-11-2010, 09:57 PM
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I'm still waiting for my error cancellors, but I wish they cleared error code as well. Got them from vendor on ebay for only $20, but the description says that it is supposed to clear error code as well. We'll see. Description on ebay:

"The decoder will works with all aftermarket HID xenon Kits: H1, H3, H4, H7, H8, H9, H10, H11, H13, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007, 880, 881, 889
This harness has the resistors & capacitors to simulate a factory Halogen Bulb. This will solve the error message on the dash board of newer luxury cars.
This harness will also eliminate HID headlight flickering that is caused by the Vehicle's computer not recognizing the low wattage HID bulb.
This HID Conversion Kit Computer Warning Canceller will solve the computer error warning encountered during the installation of the HID kits.
Power from the vehicle factory headlight plugs into this harness and this harness powers your HID Ballast."

any word on this??
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By sandman0615 on 07-12-2010, 01:42 PM
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any word on this??
they solved the flickering issue which is the main issue. i still get error on the dash, but it may be also because i'm removed a foglight during install and never put it back (busted bracket). I may try the 4700 capacitor trick, but still not sure if its just for fogs or if it works on headlights too. Otherwise i'm pretty sure a dealer can reflash to clear this.


Ive had a few inquiries about the euro sockets. As for right now i can't get any more, so the safest route is ordering them on tischer, bavauto, etc
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By rayguy24 on 07-14-2010, 10:53 AM
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yay!

+1...tired of reading uncalled for thread bashing (especially in this case considering its a DIY thread).

Thanks for taking the time OP to post this up. It's always nice when a member actually post things up that are helpful, unlike other useless comments.
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By montegostarr on 07-16-2010, 04:25 PM
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A noob question, but now that these lights have clear corners, I'll need to buy amber bulbs to make the turn signal legal?
This is what you are looking for. They compliment the projector90's well! And are street legal. I received mine 3 days ago.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT
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By montegostarr on 07-16-2010, 04:34 PM
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they solved the flickering issue which is the main issue. i still get error on the dash, but it may be also because i'm removed a foglight during install and never put it back (busted bracket). I may try the 4700 capacitor trick, but still not sure if its just for fogs or if it works on headlights too. Otherwise i'm pretty sure a dealer can reflash to clear this.


Ive had a few inquiries about the euro sockets. As for right now i can't get any more, so the safest route is ordering them on tischer, bavauto, etc
Hey sandman, did you ever figure out the error on dash? I connected mine today and I received no errors. I have used hid ballasts from a horrible seller which I won't say his name but he was banned from here. Needless to say I purchased these error free modules from ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT
I'm not promoting these because I own a 08' E90 and that could be the reason for no errors. I also have Depo blackline LEDs and have no errors. They have been running good for over 3 weeks now! Thanks Jlevi!!!
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