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      01-06-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Angel Eye Upgrade

I want to upgrade the headlights on my 2009 e90 but the code on my headlights is HCR which from what ive read is halogen and all the upgrades ive seen are only for xenon. Are there any angel eye upgrades i can use without xenons? Ive looked at Cree and LUX but those both say your car needs xenons.
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      01-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #2
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You would more than likely be looking at a full headlight conversion- not cheap. Others may be able to explain more.
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You would more than likely be looking at a full headlight conversion- not cheap. Others may be able to explain more.
Thats what i thought, ive seen those before but id prefer not to have to spend that much, anybody know of alternatives?
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Lux makes angel eye LED's for your headlights. LUX LCI Halogen
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Lux makes angel eye LED's for your headlights. LUX LCI Halogen
Thanks! Hadn't seen those before, that could work
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Wait, so you have the corona rings, just not xenons?
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The install requires a bit of work vs. the w/ xenon, which I just did last night.
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sorry to hijack this thread but I have a 08 335i with xenon, what brand angel eyes can I go with that are good but also for a good price?
Is it an easy install with mine since its xenon?
Oh its a coupe
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If you want to keep your headlights intact, Lux or HighPerformanceBulbs. If you wanna crack em open and go nuts, OSS.
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sorry to hijack this thread but I have a 08 335i with xenon, what brand angel eyes can I go with that are good but also for a good price?
Is it an easy install with mine since its xenon?
Oh its a coupe
Lux or Mtec.

It's easier when you take the wheel off, but if you have small hands you can do it yourself.
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Wait, so you have the corona rings, just not xenons?
Im not positive what headlights they are, I just know thay say HCR on the housing which i believe is halogen

heres a pic if it helps
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Yep halogens. I do see the glass corona rings (I think) along the outside. Not too familiar with the halogen setups, but as said prior, Lux LEDs may be an option.
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Thanks everyone ill look into the LUX and possibly a housing swap
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can you guys recommend a vendor for the lux or mtec?
Thanks for help and sorry for hijack but I didnt want to start another thread asking same thing
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can you guys recommend a vendor for the lux or mtec?
Thanks for help and sorry for hijack but I didnt want to start another thread asking same thing
Luxangeleyes.com, that's where I got mine.
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