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      12-25-2011, 02:30 PM   #67
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It's the design of the angel eyes that produces this effect. If you look at my post on the last page, I linked to a picture of the E92 ring design.

You can try putting some kind of diffuser in there but it's a tight space. The only way you'll be able to adjust the ring brightness is if you use 2 different light sources.
Thanks for the reply. You're right, it is a very tight space.
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      12-25-2011, 04:28 PM   #68
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Yea, not much you can do to dim just the inter ring.
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Very good !

In my 01/2007 335i i not found in FRM module this:

Step eight: disable angel eye dimming
NFRM module - PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL change value to wert_01

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Any updates? I decided to go with GP Thunders for now but still very interested in switching to HIDs. Also, PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is only for the AE's with headlights on. Somebody is going to have to figure out the PWM for the AE's only and raise the voltage or you are still running at below 12v when the headlights are not on.
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Any updates? I decided to go with GP Thunders for now but still very interested in switching to HIDs. Also, PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is only for the AE's with headlights on. Somebody is going to have to figure out the PWM for the AE's only and raise the voltage or you are still running at below 12v when the headlights are not on.

PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is for when the head lights on and off. My angel eyes read 13.7 volts regardless of the head lights.
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btw- it's been a month now and I've had zero problems. Angel eyes fire up every time.
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PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is for when the head lights on and off. My angel eyes read 13.7 volts regardless of the head lights.
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btw- it's been a month now and I've had zero problems. Angel eyes fire up every time.
Interesting, the reason I came to the conclusion that PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is only for the AE with headlights on is because when I change the setting to a lower voltage, the AE only dims when the headlights are on.
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      01-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #74
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btw- it's been a month now and I've had zero problems. Angel eyes fire up every time.
Great work RR....I'm about ready to commit to this buy thanks to your post

Are you willing to code for me? I have a 2008 e92. I'm willing to pay if you can
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      01-10-2012, 12:50 AM   #75
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I'm interested in doing this mod if you can code for me as well. I'll pay for the coding. Let me know
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Interesting, the reason I came to the conclusion that PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL is only for the AE with headlights on is because when I change the setting to a lower voltage, the AE only dims when the headlights are on.

Yes you are correct; however, once you modify that value in the NETTODAT file, that overrides everything else. In other words, If you set it to 13 volts by coding NETTODAT, it will always be 13 volts regardless if the lights are on or off.
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Yes, I can code for you guys. But I can't promise anything, I've only verified this on my car....

I'd like to code both cars at the same time. Shoot me a PM and we can work it out.
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For those concerned about quality/reliability issues with ddm, I've had a 55w kit (which is overkill) installed on my gsxr for over 3 years with no signs of discolouring, fading, heat issues, wire or connection related failure or bulb issues. A lot of the connections are open to the elements, and where I installed the ballast (inside the fairing) has just as little airflow as if you were to install it in the headlight housing, if not less. It works just as well today as it did the day I installed it.
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you want to remote code it for me
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So you havent had any problems? This seems almost too good to be true, lol. I guess I will be buying a kit.

Can I do the same thing with the fog lights? Just buy the DDM kit and code out the errors? Ive been looking and cant fine the codes for the fog lights. Any help RR?
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For those concerned about quality/reliability issues with ddm, I've had a 55w kit (which is overkill) installed on my gsxr for over 3 years with no signs of discolouring, fading, heat issues, wire or connection related failure or bulb issues. A lot of the connections are open to the elements, and where I installed the ballast (inside the fairing) has just as little airflow as if you were to install it in the headlight housing, if not less. It works just as well today as it did the day I installed it.
Your gsxr's electrical system is much less complicated than our BMWs.

It's not so much the quality of the kit in this situation. It's how it's setup.

You can get the best HID kit money can buy, but if you don't alter the PWM signal, it will be useless.
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Your gsxr's electrical system is much less complicated than our BMWs.

It's not so much the quality of the kit in this situation. It's how it's setup.

You can get the best HID kit money can buy, but if you don't alter the PWM signal, it will be useless.
I agree that the systems running the lights are very different, I was merely commenting on my experiences with this particular kit in response to posts like this.

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I agree the pnp hid kit are hack jobs. I feel people would want to know the ddm kit is atleast ruining their ae housing and should seek a high quality kit with uv protection if they are focused on long term longevity and reliability.
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Of course you can code a generic hid kit but if you dont know how to code how much do you have to pay? And if you do know how to code how much did that fancy cable cost and hours spent learning how to code? Besides all that the ddm tuning kit is notorious for its high failure rate. They also use cheap bubls which dont protect against uv, that cause yellow of angel eye housing and discoloration of the housing over time. For the record i dont sell any hid so im not "mad" im just throwing out some facts. My buddy just picked up 2 ddm tuning kits recently 1 works and the other failed in 2 weeks. Those kits cost ddm about 6-10 wholsale. Our friends at hpb spend ove 5x that for the high quality stuff.
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Your gsxr's electrical system is much less complicated than our BMWs.

It's not so much the quality of the kit in this situation. It's how it's setup.

You can get the best HID kit money can buy, but if you don't alter the PWM signal, it will be useless.

So go ahead and alter the pwm freq, directions are in the first post.
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Yes you are correct; however, once you modify that value in the NETTODAT file, that overrides everything else. In other words, If you set it to 13 volts by coding NETTODAT, it will always be 13 volts regardless if the lights are on or off.
I was in the other coding forum and discovered that PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_BL is the setting for the AE when low beams are not on. I confirmed it by coding it to a low voltage and it dimmed the AE's with headlights off. However, the default voltage is set at 13V which is why you thought PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL changes both. Hope that helps.
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I was in the other coding forum and discovered that PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_BL is the setting for the AE when low beams are not on. I confirmed it by coding it to a low voltage and it dimmed the AE's with headlights off. However, the default voltage is set at 13V which is why you thought PWM_RL_BL_1_FKT_SL changes both. Hope that helps.

oh ok, interesting!
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here is one of the cars I coded this weekend...

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May not even be possible but has anyone considered coding them to shut off when the low beams are on? They look great during the day but probably draw some unwanted attention at night.
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Thanks for the coding this weekend man! I love my new angel eyes!
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