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      09-27-2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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Cool EBay Headlights!!!

What do you guys think about the below headlight? Any reviews out there?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170911518584...84.m1423.l2649
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Shouldn't they be bi-xenon???
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      09-27-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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What do you guys think about the below headlight? Any reviews out there?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170911518584...84.m1423.l2649
JUNK. DEPO lights will leak, projectors are garbage, error codes galore. Buy OEM
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im having the same issue idk were to buy headlights from i have tried 2 places and there junk or odnt lightup how you would like them too let me know if you found anywere
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im having the same issue idk were to buy headlights from i have tried 2 places and there junk or odnt lightup how you would like them too let me know if you found anywere
Look for OEM headlights on this forum. If your looking for angel eyes you could go 09-10 LCI OEM halogens that have factory angel eyes. You would still need to get LUX led bulbs for them to be bright. Good Luck.
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i have a 07 328i and i want the angel eyes along with hid kit and everything any website suggestions
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I had a set of DEPO lights on my E90.I loved the rings, but they did allow water intrusion and can be hard to get the beam right.
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Buy depo v2 from evay seller fishcake, i bought them with 8k HID and error cancelors, they are amazing super bright led angel rings the projector beam can be adjusted yourself with screws you can turn to make the beams go up or down,
Defo recomend them
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depo headlights look ghetto.
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Buy depo v2 from evay seller fishcake, i bought them with 8k HID and error cancelors, they are amazing super bright led angel rings the projector beam can be adjusted yourself with screws you can turn to make the beams go up or down,
Defo recomend them
Still waiting for pictures
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im having the same issue idk were to buy headlights from i have tried 2 places and there junk or odnt lightup how you would like them too let me know if you found anywere
Try e92-lighting.com for your AEs and ask them about what they carry for headlights. THey have a pretty good policy and they sell quality lighting. I would ask them for advice if you are unsure about which lights to get for your car before making a purchase.

I purchased my AEs from them. If you are interested in AEs, I heard that the best in the $250 range are from Lux8 and M-Tech.

Good luck!!!
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i need to get a complete set of headlights not just the angel yes and the aftermarket on ebay r shitty i had to return those
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Anything relating to electronics or lighting relating to the BIMMER I would not turn to ebay for. Your best source for your BMW parts would come from those on this forum who recommend manufacturers they have done business from.

I am new to the forum and to the BMW world. I sourced my interior lighting from high performance bulbs and for the AEs and fogs, e92-lighting.com. I am pleased with the results thanks to those who recommended HPB. E92 is very responsive with the questions I had, which influenced my purchasing decission. I got my AEs today from them. I will be installing them tomorrow. If I do not like them, I will return them and try a different set of AEs. I also purchased replacement fog lights from them. I have to sort out how those are removed and replaced so that I can judge how they perform.
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i need to get a complete set of headlights not just the angel yes and the aftermarket on ebay r shitty i had to return those
ebay is a good source for your BMW keychain, BMW wallet, BMW mug, anything not related to your BMW electronics. Do not use them as a source for your lighting or anything electronics related. You are wasting your time and money. Everything electronics is sourced and assembled from China. But there is a lack of quality control compared to manufacturers who specialize in making parts for your BIMMER.

Dont put your hands in the faith of ebay when it comes to your electronics.

I do admit, I did get my M-Series speed pedals from ebay. Looks good and solidly built. Got to get some time to put them in.
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What do you guys think about the below headlight? Any reviews out there?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170911518584...84.m1423.l2649
If you do decide ot buy them through ebay (someone here said not to because they are junk), see what their return policy is before buying, in case it does not live up to your expectations.

Also find out about their guarantee about leaks as that same person mentioned earlier in the thread.
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first thing i noticed is that it says it has CCFL ange eyes but in the pics they showed full LED angel eyes so thats a red flag, i have depo hedlights and i think they look good but im baking them open and going with an OSS style. these are also expensive imo, i got mine for $150 with bulbs, balasts, and error cancelers form the forum. i would look around a bit first
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i need to get a complete set of headlights not just the angel yes and the aftermarket on ebay r shitty i had to return those
You ask about buying headlights on ebay and on other threads you state you know they are junk. Why waste peoples time when you know the answer. Put on your BIG BOY PANTS and spend the money. You own a BMW not a HONDA CIVIC.
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why spend 3 grand on headlights when that money can be used for other things
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The DEPO factory seal is so-so, if you reseal it properly with Koito butyl it's not going to leak.

But there are two major issues with aftermarket headlight housings: 1) the crappy halogen projectors 2) the error codes on our finicky cars.

The crappy projectors are well...crappy. The beam is streaky, the cutoff is terrible, and the output is like having two flashlights taped to your hood. If you want quality, bixenon output, you can either buy the DEPOs and rerofit quality bixenon projectors in to them (see threads--first guy uses the Mini H1 projector, second uses the FX-R 3.0 (both have advantages and disadvantages http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731237 http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687893&highlight=morimoto) Or you can retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (see HIDplanet) OR you can have ONEighty Customs retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (they have great prices and will do pretty much whatever you want.

And the errors can be coded out easily. You have to turn off bulb check, and tell your car that you have non-adaptive xenon lights. There's a thread around here somewhere that I can find if you're interested. You won't have to use any error cancellers, and it won't flicker on startup or throw any codes if it is coded properly. And don't be scared by the idea of coding--it's really simple and, if it all goes to hell in a bobsled, it's completely reversible!

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The DEPO factory seal is so-so, if you reseal it properly with Koito butyl it's not going to leak.

But there are two major issues with aftermarket headlight housings: 1) the crappy halogen projectors 2) the error codes on our finicky cars.

The crappy projectors are well...crappy. The beam is streaky, the cutoff is terrible, and the output is like having two flashlights taped to your hood. If you want quality, bixenon output, you can either buy the DEPOs and rerofit quality bixenon projectors in to them (see threads--first guy uses the Mini H1 projector, second uses the FX-R 3.0 (both have advantages and disadvantages http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731237 http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=morimoto) Or you can retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (see HIDplanet) OR you can have ONEighty Customs retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (they have great prices and will do pretty much whatever you want.

And the errors can be coded out easily. You have to turn off bulb check, and tell your car that you have non-adaptive xenon lights. There's a thread around here somewhere that I can find if you're interested. You won't have to use any error cancellers, and it won't flicker on startup or throw any codes if it is coded properly. And don't be scared by the idea of coding--it's really simple and, if it all goes to hell in a bobsled, it's completely reversible!
You will still have problems with rear access covers. They seem to warp.
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The DEPO factory seal is so-so, if you reseal it properly with Koito butyl it's not going to leak.

But there are two major issues with aftermarket headlight housings: 1) the crappy halogen projectors 2) the error codes on our finicky cars.

The crappy projectors are well...crappy. The beam is streaky, the cutoff is terrible, and the output is like having two flashlights taped to your hood. If you want quality, bixenon output, you can either buy the DEPOs and rerofit quality bixenon projectors in to them (see threads--first guy uses the Mini H1 projector, second uses the FX-R 3.0 (both have advantages and disadvantages http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731237 http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...light=morimoto) Or you can retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (see HIDplanet) OR you can have ONEighty Customs retrofit projectors/AE rings in to your own headlights (they have great prices and will do pretty much whatever you want.

And the errors can be coded out easily. You have to turn off bulb check, and tell your car that you have non-adaptive xenon lights. There's a thread around here somewhere that I can find if you're interested. You won't have to use any error cancellers, and it won't flicker on startup or throw any codes if it is coded properly. And don't be scared by the idea of coding--it's really simple and, if it all goes to hell in a bobsled, it's completely reversible!
Thanks for your post. I am the one who did a mini h1 projector retro. It turned out great! Way better then the original depo projectors. Next best thing to OEM. I resealed the headlights so the seal is pretty good. I only noticed condensation durring the last "hurricane" here in south florida.
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