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Diy oss style e90 pre lci
Published by E90tuned
07-13-2013
Diy oss style e90 pre lci

Ok so early stage but i been wanting oss light on pre lci how ever i rather do all the work my self on my car because it makes me apreciate that much more every mod i do

So next is the PERMASEALED headlights on my pre lci e90 after reading alot it made me dout my self and putting my xenon lights to the test since they are pricy if i mess up however got a great deal on a xenon headlight sold for parts but all insides and seal were good so i purchased it

Got working on the seal yesterday took me a good 1hr or 2 to open without cutting as that is a priority to me i broke some of the molding on the back over the lense but not a big issue as its only a little extra plastic to cover where the seal is i could of been more carefull and will once i do mine

Today all taken apart i did some sanding blacked out amber and will be doing different color combinations sense its a test headlight

Today black corner with gunmetal projectors black housing

Tomorrow full black out and red projectors with black housing

Will upload pics everytime i change colors if anyone has a request of colors and i have the paint laying around i will try and do it for you i wont be sealing the headlight for a while since i wana try different colors and rings open and closed led's etc till im completely satisfied and know how i want them on my e90


Gun metal projectors black housing


















Picture size wtf!

I dont know hosting site is being wierd but click on the image and link takes you to higher resolution picture!
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By DC_Oldboy on 07-14-2013, 03:27 AM
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Wow nice! Good job so far. I might have to send you my headlights. =D
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By mapleridge on 07-14-2013, 04:22 AM
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I have done this before. The first headlight I botched way worse than yours. The second headlight came out almost 100% perfect. Make sure to have enough heat on the housing so you can bend it without breaking it.
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By DC_Oldboy on 07-14-2013, 04:45 AM
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I have done this before. The first headlight I botched way worse than yours. The second headlight came out almost 100% perfect. Make sure to have enough heat on the housing so you can bend it without breaking it.
You've done this?! Want to do mine? Lol.
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 08:56 AM
It wasent that bad with patience how ever most of the broken stuff was already broken as it was a damage light so not that bad
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By mapleridge on 07-14-2013, 12:32 PM
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Not sure where you are at but if you are anywhere near Vancouver BC, I would do it with you.
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 12:35 PM
Im from ct so a little far but thanks man homestly patiance is most deffenetly the key as soon as i have some extra cash i will be getting led rings and doing it on my own headlights as there is no point on doing all the work and not upgrading to led's
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By DC_Oldboy on 07-14-2013, 04:05 PM
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Not sure where you are at but if you are anywhere near Vancouver BC, I would do it with you.
I live in Washington! How long does this process take?
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 04:10 PM
Took me like 2 hrs to do one
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By B9M0W on 07-14-2013, 06:16 PM
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rumor has it you can only use luce produkt rings. They are not as bright as the V4's but it's something i guess
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 06:19 PM
I dout that because i contacted oss and they offered orion v4's on my Pre lci so its do able!
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By xzibit a on 07-14-2013, 06:44 PM
so what are the steps you took to open the headlight?
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By mapleridge on 07-14-2013, 07:13 PM
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I live in Washington! How long does this process take?
Once I knew what I was doing it took me about 30 minutes for the second light. I have a special trick as a final step. If you come to Vancouver and you want to do it I can help you.
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By DC_Oldboy on 07-14-2013, 07:17 PM
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Once I knew what I was doing it took me about 30 minutes for the second light. I have a special trick as a final step. If you come to Vancouver and you want to do it I can help you.
Wow! Hmm.. Is that near the U.S. border? Sorry I only been to Canada once when I was young lol. And what would I need?
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By DC_Oldboy on 07-14-2013, 07:36 PM
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Im from ct so a little far but thanks man homestly patiance is most deffenetly the key as soon as i have some extra cash i will be getting led rings and doing it on my own headlights as there is no point on doing all the work and not upgrading to led's
Are you going to change out your AE's or keep the stock ones?
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 08:00 PM
I will change my angel eyes to leds i just dont have the money right now to order 350 dollar rings so im testing some cheap ones on my test light untill i order orion v4"s for my real set
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By mapleridge on 07-14-2013, 08:57 PM
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I live about 15 minutes from the canada us border.
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By B9M0W on 07-14-2013, 08:59 PM
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Yes they have v4's for e90 but they are shaped like a horse shoe. Luce produkt rings don't have that look, they are full circled. IMO idk how well the V4's will look on an e90. I know they look sick on a e92.
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 09:04 PM
I actualy thing the open curcle or horse shoe if you will i think would look pretty agressive and good on e90
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By B9M0W on 07-14-2013, 09:34 PM
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I actualy thing the open curcle or horse shoe if you will i think would look pretty agressive and good on e90
im 50/50 on that. I want somebody to do this before i pull the trigger on a set
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By E90tuned on 07-14-2013, 09:51 PM
I will post pictures when i get my hands on a set of those rings plus im going to do sloted corners meaby the lci eyebrow
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By scanboy on 07-16-2013, 04:26 PM
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so it IS possible to open e90 pre-lci headlight, as oppose to what others have been saying (can only be open by cutting the housing). What are you planning on using to seal it back? Is the euro version e90 pre-lci the same (permasealed)? BTW gunmetal look sooooo good
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