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      08-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Morimoto Retrofitted Xenons

So i have had Depo V1s on my car for the longest time. They were okay....the angel eyes were powered by just 4 LEDs that were yellow in color. The projector was horrible in its cutoff, the lighting was just everywhere blinding people.

A buddy of mine decided to help me with this project. We baked the headlights open and installed a set of Morimoto H1 Projectors as well as a set of 240x LED Angel eyes.

The last two pictures are the "after" pictures
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      08-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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If anyone needs work done on headlights my buddy is able to do it for you. PM me for details
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      08-14-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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Almost everyone that tried baking them open has ended up melting their headlights.
I can't take that chance. I wish I had the guts to do it because I'd love to spray the inside black & install xenons with projectors & LED angel eyes!
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      08-14-2012, 06:38 PM   #4
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Almost everyone that tried baking them open has ended up melting their headlights.
I can't take that chance. I wish I had the guts to do it because I'd love to spray the inside black & install xenons with projectors & LED angel eyes!

Ive baked 3 sets of headlights and have not melted any of them. Pre heat oven to 250, put them in for about 5-6 mins and bring it out and check on them, put it in for another 5 mins if needed.
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Looks nice. you should do a pic far from the car.
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Good job on the retro! Any cutoff pics?

Depos can be baked all day. Oems cannot, they have to be cut. E92s might be different.
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      08-14-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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More pictures to come, yes ill deff get some cutoff pictures once i adjust them properly
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Good job on the retro! Any cutoff pics?

Depos can be baked all day. Oems cannot, they have to be cut. E92s might be different.
Yes this is what I meant. OEM headlights refuse to bake open. A dremel is probably the safest route.
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That looks great! You should do a matchbox retrofit in your projectors next!
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      08-17-2012, 02:40 AM   #10
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Ive baked 3 sets of headlights and have not melted any of them. Pre heat oven to 250, put them in for about 5-6 mins and bring it out and check on them, put it in for another 5 mins if needed.
Since your experience say 250F is okay, then it probably is.

I personally stick to 240F or a little lower.

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Good job on the retro! Any cutoff pics?

Depos can be baked all day. Oems cannot, they have to be cut. E92s might be different.
E90s can't be baked open, E92s can.

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Yes this is what I meant. OEM headlights refuse to bake open. A dremel is probably the safest route.
What you actually want to say is permaseal headlights do not bake open.
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Depo V2?

Would these be the Depo V2 with the brighter halo's?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150878424111...84.m1438.l2649

I've heard fishcake has pretty good stuff -- I have an '07 preLCI 328i

Is this is newest take on doing the AE's with the brighters LED's than what you originally purchased?

As much as I want to get rid of my factory halogens, there are many things I'm looking to do mod wise, so not looking to spend $1K on just the lights - just my preference on how to spend my $

Has anyone bought these exact lights from him?

thanks

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where did you get the angel eyes from? are they from "fishcake" on ebay?
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Would these be the Depo V2 with the brighter halo's?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150878424111...84.m1438.l2649

I've heard fishcake has pretty good stuff -- I have an '07 preLCI 328i

Is this is newest take on doing the AE's with the brighters LED's than what you originally purchased?

As much as I want to get rid of my factory halogens, there are many things I'm looking to do mod wise, so not looking to spend $1K on just the lights - just my preference on how to spend my $

Has anyone bought these exact lights from him?

thanks

I got the V1s and put the angel eyes in myself. Hes got V2's which already come with the LED angel eyes. You can buy those if you wish but im warning you ahead of time that the projectors are horrible. Your lowbeam output will be all over the place and wont be proejected at a good seeing distance either.

Best bet is to purchase and do a retrofit like i did.
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      08-31-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
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where did you get the angel eyes from? are they from "fishcake" on ebay?

Yes from Fishcake, but i think these are better.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14906
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Yes from Fishcake, but i think these are better.

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...ducts_id=14906
Okay...so just to confirm what you're saying -- the housings, etc from fishcake are good (good fitment, quality and plug and play?)
-- just need to replace the angel eyes?
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Okay...so just to confirm what you're saying -- the housings, etc from fishcake are good (good fitment, quality and plug and play?)
-- just need to replace the angel eyes?
No LOL, the depo headlights are OKAY for fitment. The projectors are horrible! the output of it horrible and all over the place. You will be very annoyed about how far your xenon output will travel (which is not very far) so its tough driving at night if you can see that far ahead of you. The headlights are plug and play yes. The only positive things about these headlights are the appearance and the bright LED angel eyes.

My Depos are special cuz i fixed all those flaws it had with custom work. Hence the whole reason why i posted this thread.
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No LOL, the depo headlights are OKAY for fitment. The projectors are horrible! the output of it horrible and all over the place. You will be very annoyed about how far your xenon output will travel (which is not very far) so its tough driving at night if you can see that far ahead of you. The headlights are plug and play yes. The only positive things about these headlights are the appearance and the bright LED angel eyes.

My Depos are special cuz i fixed all those flaws it had with custom work. Hence the whole reason why i posted this thread.
LOL that's what I'm saying - so it's good to buy the DEPOS - just do the retrofit and they will be great? Or are you saying buy a different set of headlights because these take too much work?
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Almost everyone that tried baking them open has ended up melting their headlights.
I can't take that chance. I wish I had the guts to do it because I'd love to spray the inside black & install xenons with projectors & LED angel eyes!
Not true..... Follow baking diy in my sig
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Not true..... Follow baking diy in my sig
Are you talking about baking open OEM or Depo lights?
E90 OEMs can't be baked open...
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LOL that's what I'm saying - so it's good to buy the DEPOS - just do the retrofit and they will be great? Or are you saying buy a different set of headlights because these take too much work?

yes the Depos are good and easy to work with. Quality to some people would mostly be how well the headlights are sealed. But since you are opening them up, how well you seal them is on you now instead of DEPO.

I haven't heard of other people doing retros in other headlights yet. If you can find a cheap set of headlights for under 100 dollars i say do it if all fails then just purchase depo.
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Are you talking about baking open OEM or Depo lights?
E90 OEMs can't be baked open...
Do it! you can buy my stock halogens if you mess up,
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