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      07-24-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Depo Projector90s from Jlevisw installed, 4300k (w/ pics)

Since there may be others on the fence about pulling the trigger on the Depo Projector90s from Jlevisw, I thought I'd share my results. These are the projectors with the 4300K HID option. I went from OEM halogens on my 2006 E90 325i to these. I am using some eBay error cancelers (found here), and with these in place, these are error-free and flicker-free.

They are quality-built projectors, and aside from warning cancelers and Euro-spec turn signal bulb holders, there is nothing else you'll need to transition from a halogen-spec pre-LCI E90. I have no complaints whatsoever and don't know how I lived with halogens on my E90 for so long.....












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      07-24-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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If only had AHL support, would love to ditch the orange for a reasonable cost.
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Looks great, now even more convinced to do the upgrade...

How was the installation process?

Just ordered from Jlevi, pretty pumped.

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Looks great, now even more convinced to do the upgrade...

How was the installation process?

You won't be disappointed with them; aside from aesthetics, the difference in visibility is amazing, and for $440 shipped I can't complain.

The install process was very simple, and I am a total newb. It took me ~4 hours from start to finish, but once I got the first headlight installed and figured everything out, the second was a breeze. There isn't a very thorough DIY on here (I don't think) for getting the headlamps out once you have the bumper off, only some vague ones, so uncertainty and trial and error cost me some time. Pretty easy overall though. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions regarding the install process. I have some tips that could potentially save you some time/hassle.
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wow those looks incredible!

now whose going to be the first one to try to swap out the angel eye bulbs?!
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@ OP, thanks for posting pics of the beam pattern and cutoffs.

I'll probably go this route since the OEM kit costs $2500.
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wow those looks incredible!

now whose going to be the first one to try to swap out the angel eye bulbs?!
Thanks I think I read on a thread somewhere that JLeviSW is working on offering in-house angel eye upgrades on these projectors sometime in the future.


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@ OP, thanks for posting pics of the beam pattern and cutoffs.

I'll probably go this route since the OEM kit costs $2500.

Not a problem, I'd be happy to post more pics if you have any requests.
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Looks great Jason, thanks for posting the photos and review!

We are playing with some hyperwhite LEDs as a future option for the angel eyes
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Looks great! Thanks for your support
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^^nice.. led option would be nice for AE on these.. about to order some depo projectors will post pics when i get em..
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The projector look like theyve been pasted on compared to the oem adaptives. But way better than the stock halogens.
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id buy them just to take the corner out
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Not a problem, I'd be happy to post more pics if you have any requests.
Do you have any pics of both lights during the daytime?
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Do you have any pics of both lights during the daytime?

Daytime pics added to OP, as requested; sorry for the quality, taken with iPhone

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Thanks again for posting Jason, they look great. I am super impressed with the iPhone's photo quality as well.
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@ Any of the JLeviSW reps, can the angel eyes of the P90 be wired up to the Daeos harness so that the AEs will be running on DRLs instead of the high beam lamps?
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Thanks again for posting Jason, they look great. I am super impressed with the iPhone's photo quality as well.
no problem, I was also initially impressed with the iPhone 4 camera


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@ Any of the JLeviSW reps, can the angel eyes of the P90 be wired up to the Daeos harness so that the AEs will be running on DRLs instead of the high beam lamps?
+1 on this question, I just turned off my DRLs and have been leaving the switch set to parking lights to keep the AEs on when driving during the day- not an ideal solution
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Daytime pics added to OP, as requested; sorry for the quality, taken with iPhone
thanks! These actually look a lot better than I expected!
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@ Any of the JLeviSW reps, can the angel eyes of the P90 be wired up to the Daeos harness so that the AEs will be running on DRLs instead of the high beam lamps?
Unfortunately no it will not work without some custom wiring. It should be possible but we're not sure what wire to tap on the P90 to make it work...haven't gotten a chance to test this out yet.
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Unfortunately no it will not work without some custom wiring. It should be possible but we're not sure what wire to tap on the P90 to make it work...haven't gotten a chance to test this out yet.
Thanks for the response. I'm not too concerned about that, I'm just glad us halogen owners have something to look forward to!
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@ Any of the JLeviSW reps, can the angel eyes of the P90 be wired up to the Daeos harness so that the AEs will be running on DRLs instead of the high beam lamps?
To quote Nick's PM to me in regard to this question.....

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If you are interested in doing the retrofit, I took a look at the wiring to break it down for you.

Angel Eye power is the 1st pin(upper left most pin) if you are looking at the headlight with the 5-pin row on top. The 2nd and 5th pin are empty.
Angel Eye ground(shared ground) is the 4th pin (right most pin). Again remember that the 2nd and 5th pin are empty.

Orientation is looking at the headlight with the 5 pin on top and 7pin on bottom.

Hope that helps!
If anyone decides to give this a shot, be sure to post your results!
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