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Old 04-23-2006, 06:38 PM   #16
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^ I messaged him. We'll see what he says. If not, I think we will order a set from ebay (which comes with four rings) and we split the cost, and we will have one back-up ring each.
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Old 04-24-2006, 08:25 AM   #17
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K let me know, if not I'll just take your one ring off your hands.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:51 PM   #18
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i need the inverters too i think...water got on mine and it keeps popping my fuse, it barely lights up 2 lights and 2 are dead.
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Old 04-27-2006, 08:55 AM   #19
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^^There we go, we can order a set of rings. I get 1 and bimmer 318ti gets one and jonny can have the other 2. They are roughly $70 US for 4.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:18 PM   #20
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i need the inverters too i think...water got on mine and it keeps popping my fuse, it barely lights up 2 lights and 2 are dead.
Doubt water is the problem. While it could short out and pop a fuse, after the water dries all should be well. Pry open your inverter and let it air dry for a few hours.. then see what happens. If your fuse still blows, the problem is with your wiring exposed somewhere. Either wires touching, or one of them touching the chassis of your vehicle.
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #21
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Doubt water is the problem. While it could short out and pop a fuse, after the water dries all should be well. Pry open your inverter and let it air dry for a few hours.. then see what happens. If your fuse still blows, the problem is with your wiring exposed somewhere. Either wires touching, or one of them touching the chassis of your vehicle.
I agree, one of my eyes was out for a day after a heavy rain...then the next day it came on dim...the following day back to all eyes on and bright...fine ever since! Next time I am under the hood I will be lookinh at how to waterproof the inverters and clean up any suspect wiring issues...and doing my corner delete!
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:43 PM   #22
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I agree, one of my eyes was out for a day after a heavy rain...then the next day it came on dim...the following day back to all eyes on and bright...fine ever since! Next time I am under the hood I will be lookinh at how to waterproof the inverters and clean up any suspect wiring issues...and doing my corner delete!
What you want is a can of conformal coating. It's available from any electronics store such as Radio Shack, or Active Surplus. It's either acrylic, urtethane, or silicone based, it's basically a non-conductive waterproof clear-coat that you spray on your circuit boards and other electronics. It's used in most water applications, and other waterproof electronics---on boats and such. The stuff I use is acrylic based, and made by Miller Stephenson.

jonny_blaze - Also, I was just thinking.. they designed those angel eyes so they tap into an existing circuit. Overloading the circuit will also cause a fuse to blow. I have an extra 12V motorcycle battery that I use with some jumper cables when I'm isolating a circuit. Wire up the circuit to a new circuit with an inline fuse and see what happens then. Also make sure the fuse is the proper amperage. I believe specs of the angel eyes says to increase the fuse by 5A.
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Old 04-27-2006, 10:44 PM   #23
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Also I would suggest shrink-tubing any areas that can potentially be exposed to water. As for the inverters, I put mine in the Depos inside the hi-beam housing.
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:43 AM   #24
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:49 AM   #25
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Also I would suggest shrink-tubing any areas that can potentially be exposed to water. As for the inverters, I put mine in the Depos inside the hi-beam housing.

I was thinking of doing that, but that's a tight space especially with the backing on...

I would be worried that the inverter would heat up way too much from the heat from the highbeams when on...

Speaking of shrink wrap I have to go and buy some....I'm not having any luck with soldering
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oh man, i wish i didn't suck at elecrtical stuff as badly as i do...

i dont know what its gonna be like once i have to install mine.
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oh man, i wish i didn't suck at elecrtical stuff as badly as i do...

i dont know what its gonna be like once i have to install mine.
Very very easy to install, I found it to be bit of a joke after I had everything installed.. do you have your rings installed yet?

As for the wiring you plug in the new harness(4 ends with brown,yellow,grey and white) match them to the colours underneath, I used a little mirror to see what color goes where. They are different for both sides.
Install the lights back into the car and screw them down.
Now plug in the 2 harness(9006,9005) to the ones in the car.
With the corner bulbs removed, you want to skin some of the plastic off your corner bulbs wires, the yellow wire on passengers side is power for your eyes(not brown)the other one, skin part of the brown wire and connect it to your eyes(brown to brown), skin part of the purple wire on drivers side connected to corner bulb on drivers side and connect to angel eyes. Skin part of the brown wire and attach to the brown wire on inverter. And then you are done, make sure all your wires are well conected and taped or shrink wrapped..
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:57 PM   #28
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I was thinking of doing that, but that's a tight space especially with the backing on...

I would be worried that the inverter would heat up way too much from the heat from the highbeams when on...

Speaking of shrink wrap I have to go and buy some....I'm not having any luck with soldering
Yeah you're right about the space but I don't think that the heat from the high beams will affect the inverter as I don't think the daylights heat up that much and I almost never use my highs.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:18 AM   #29
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I have three of these rings for sale in the FS section. They're impossible to get an aftermarket match too, even other 6000K units dont match it perfectly. I did the complete swap to e46 rings, and have my 3 original working rings if you guys want to complete your sets
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:43 PM   #30
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thats for the information justin...its been a long time since a drove a 3er
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