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Post by Phil-E30 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Afternoon all,

In a previous Xenon headlight thread, the discussion around LED bulb upgrades for our Angel Eyes arose. I just wondered then if anyone had pictures etc of their LED angel eye sidelights and could tell us where they got them and at what cost?

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Post by Sim_Simma » Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:16 pm

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Post by Phil-E30 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:45 pm

They look great, not exactly what I meant though.

The factory angel eye sidelight in the Z4M is very yellow and simple bulb replacement can improve that situation. Was looking to see where/what bulbs people had used.
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Post by McKoval » Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:03 am

Pungo came up with sone kind of solution tu put led rings behind stock ae without cutting the headlamps, but unfortunatelly he hasnt yet revealed how he achieved it

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Post by Swiftly » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:26 am

I am sure I read a thread with photos posted some time ago where someone had just changed the standard bulb to an LED but can't find the thread
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Post by Phil-E30 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:24 pm

Sorry to bring an old thread back to life, but I was wondering if anyone could advise on this? Looking for the most straight forward/plug and play way to change the factory Z4M angel eyes from the dull halogen to crisp white LED colour.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:02 pm

I did mine, not an ///M but I have retrofitted facelift Bi-Xenons, so same lights.
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I didn't go the conventional route, as wanted something brighter than the alternative plug in LEDS, that would last. So I used 200 lumen W5W's from Halfords that have a 5yr guarantee. Yes I know I invalidated that guarantee, but I worked on the basis that their return/failure rate must be low if they offered such a warranty.

Still all good and working fine - Thread here; https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ilit=angel

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Post by Buckz » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:30 pm

yeah I did a short writeup too with pictures..

https://z4-forum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=100513
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Post by dan yeates » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:35 pm

My car failed its MOT last year because the sidelights were the wrong colour. I hadn't ever noticed, but they were a bit blue.

So I took the lights out and had a look (bit of a job to do!!). At some point, the regular halogen (I think) side light bulb that lights up the angel eye ring lens had popped. BMW want around £35 per side for the bulb as it comes integrated into a plastic moulding. So the previous owner had a garage cut up the bulb holder and replace the blown bulb with an LED which had been glued in place. The LED was brighter, but it did look quite blue.

I didn't think it really suited the car either. I like the yellowy light on the sidelights, it suits that era of car. So I coughed up the £70 for two OEM bulbs from BMW and fitted them back into the headlights, so it's all back to stock again now. I did have the old butchered up bulb holders with LEDs glued in somewhere in my garage, but there is a chance I may have thrown them away.
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Post by Phil-E30 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:16 pm

If you can dig them out Dan (assuming you haven't thrown them out) I'd be happy to take them off your hands. :thumbsup:
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Post by dan yeates » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:45 pm

Phil-E30 wrote:
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If you can dig them out Dan (assuming you haven't thrown them out) I'd be happy to take them off your hands. :thumbsup:
Sure, I’ll have a look at the weekend when I get my car out of my garage. I’ve got a feeling I may have thrown them out, but I’ll look.
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Post by Phil-E30 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:19 pm

No problem! Appreciate that :thumbsup:
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Post by RustyZ4 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:32 pm

McKoval wrote:
Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:03 am
Pungo came up with sone kind of solution tu put led rings behind stock ae without cutting the headlamps, but unfortunatelly he hasnt yet revealed how he achieved it

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