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      03-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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DEPO Projector's from Umnitza (UPDATE)

Just ordered the Depo P90's from umnitza. I DID NOT get the FX-R retrofit, because the response to them have been bad. I could not justify an extra $160 for a "maybe" working projector set.

If the stock depo projector is really that bad, a simple retrofit can be done. I will update with a review, and pictures as soon as I receive the headlights.

I have revived and installed the headlights. Install took a while. Some screw were really hard to reach.

I do get errors. Not really a problem though because I have a coding cable and I can code them out. I hope that takes care of the flickering, because they flicker a lot. The major issues I get though is the adjustment. I can't adjust the lights, and they're really off. If anyone know how to fix them, advice would be greatly appreciated.

Second, the passenger side light's angel eyes are positioned too low. From 25 ft and more away, the bottom of the ring disappears. Not a huge problem, but is a statement of the quality of the assembly.


Here are more picture. I'll continue to review these lights when or if I get them adjusted and leveled.





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      03-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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Please update asap. What did you pay and where did you order them?
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      03-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Stock projector is terrible. I just ordered fx-rs to put in.
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      03-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Stock projector is terrible. I just ordered fx-rs to put in.
Terrible compared to what? I am coming from halogens right now and just want something better all around. Need some projectors but don't want to break the bank.
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Terrible compared to what? I am coming from halogens right now and just want something better all around. Need some projectors but don't want to break the bank.
from pics the light pattern is atrocious
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      03-16-2012, 02:55 AM   #6
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Yes, but this thread (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597461) says the FX-R retrofit is not as good. I'm going to get the headlight, then retrofit them myself, or send them somewhere.

I paid $620ish.

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      03-16-2012, 12:03 PM   #7
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Yes, but this thread (http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=597461) says the FX-R retrofit is not as good. I'm going to get the headlight, then send then retrofit them myself, or send them somewhere.

I paid $620ish.
the FX r retrofit from Umnitza is terrible because
1, the company that does the retrofitting for them is bad.
2. they used old knock off fx r projectors, not the good ones that TheRetrofitSource sells.

don't do retrofits through Umnitza, go through ONEighty or LightWerkz or any other reputable business. see TRS website for a list.
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      03-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #8
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the FX r retrofit from Umnitza is terrible because
1, the company that does the retrofitting for them is bad.
2. they used old knock off fx r projectors, not the good ones that TheRetrofitSource sells.

don't do retrofits through Umnitza, go through ONEighty or LightWerkz or any other reputable business. see TRS website for a list.
Yeah, I read your post's. This is why I'm doing this.
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      03-17-2012, 02:39 AM   #9
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keep us posted and put in some real fx-rs. You will have the best set up.
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      03-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #10
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The HID's I ordered were 6000K. The color I got dose not look anything alike. They actually look more like halogen. I will contact the seller and see what insight he can give.
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      03-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #11
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What did you code out? Just the bulb check warning?

If you had OEM halogens, then you need to code your car for xenons. It's option $522 I believe in your VO. Change your VO and add the xenon option (double check the value as I'm not 100% that is the right one) and code your car.

Because your car is set to run halogens, there is a PWM signal altering the voltage. This will cause the ballast to prematurely fail and cause the flickering you experience.

Changing your VO should also take care of the bulb out warning but if it doesn't, just code the bulb check system off.
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      03-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #12
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What did you code out? Just the bulb check warning?

If you had OEM halogens, then you need to code your car for xenons. It's option $522 I believe in your VO. Change your VO and add the xenon option (double check the value as I'm not 100% that is the right one) and code your car.

Because your car is set to run halogens, there is a PWM signal altering the voltage. This will cause the ballast to prematurely fail and cause the flickering you experience.

Changing your VO should also take care of the bulb out warning but if it doesn't, just code the bulb check system off.

Thank You sir. I have not started coding, but that is the first thing I will do.

The big thing is my adjustment. The screws for adjustment doesn't work. My drive side light doesn't illuminate the road, but just blinds drivers. The screw only makes it higher, not lower. The passenger screw is just broken, but is low enough. Umnitza hasn't emailed me back and the phone's say they are closed.

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It seem that the alignment issue is not an issue for members who previously bought from Umnitza. Now more and more issue is popping up. Are their quality control went down hill that fast with their product?

Any word on how they will help you with the alignment issue?
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      03-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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Wow, this has become a horror story. I called Umnitza and told them of my problem. He told me to check the light out and physically move the low beam down. I did that, and it the beam barley moved. So no progress. I called them back about 5 minutes later, and the phones told me they were closed. They game me faulty lights, and I would like an exchange, or refund.
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Wow that really suck. I would hound them to either replace or refund you. Should go with fishcake, similar AE although I do not know if people have issue with the adjustment issue.
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not trying to threadcrap, but this is what i think:

if you can, save up and put in OEM xenons. or just save for another car. putting these aftermarket lights in a nice BMW are too risky IMO. the quality of the housings, ballasts, projectors etc. are not consistent. sure some people are happy with these lights, but there are too many horror stories. hence, i bought oem and had the car coded so it was like my car came with xenons from the factory. i will be putting up a review of the lights i bought soon. i understand its very spendy to go the oem route, but i think its completely worth it if you are doing a halogen to xenon conversion.

try to get a refund bud, i think you'll sleep better at night knowing that you have oem stuff even if it's just your halogens. pre-lci xenons are quite a bit cheaper if you can live without the lci. goodluck fellas.
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not trying to threadcrap, but this is what i think:

if you can, save up and put in OEM xenons. or just save for another car. putting these aftermarket lights in a nice BMW are too risky IMO. the quality of the housings, ballasts, projectors etc. are not consistent. sure some people are happy with these lights, but there are too many horror stories. hence, i bought oem and had the car coded so it was like my car came with xenons from the factory. i will be putting up a review of the lights i bought soon. i understand its very spendy to go the oem route, but i think its completely worth it if you are doing a halogen to xenon conversion.

try to get a refund bud, i think you'll sleep better at night knowing that you have oem stuff even if it's just your halogens. pre-lci xenons are quite a bit cheaper if you can live without the lci. goodluck fellas.
No kidding. I'll try. If they won't refund my $650, then well...
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Thank You sir. I have not started coding, but that is the first thing I will do.

The big thing is my adjustment. The screws for adjustment doesn't work. My drive side light doesn't illuminate the road, but just blinds drivers. The screw only makes it higher, not lower. The passenger screw is just broken, but is low enough. Umnitza hasn't emailed me back and the phone's say they are closed.
On OEM housings, there is a switch to change the direction....either LHD or RHD.

See if yours has a similar one.
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No, I went to a dealer to try adjust them. They said they projector was aimed wrong, or is faulty. He told me to return it.
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so any update? Did Umnitza refund or exchange you for another one?
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I would not recommend Umnitza, I have bought a set of DEPO projector headlights from them before, low quality, a lot of problems...
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