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Diy Angeleyes for BMW e34

Author: willek
Used time: couple of days
Cost: 25 euros
Categories: Cars

I searched for commercial angeleys for BMW e34 but they were either ugly or too expensive. so DIY-time it is :)
Led rings from Dealextreme, about 25 eur total.
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.25522

The rings had really thin wires so I replaced them with a bit sturdier ones.

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They are quite bright, photo taken in daylight. alt

The biggest job was to open the drivelights.

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Testing..

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Testing the looks.

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Rings installed. You might see them if you look close enough.

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Let there be light.

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And with the drivelights on.

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The camera deceives again. With a naked eye, the led rings look as bright as the led-day ligts in new Audi.

Easy and cheap. And atleast I like the looks


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25.04.2010 10:09 willekI doubt the trouble would be "epic"
24.04.2010 19:55 mofupo... or you're in epic trouble with a pissed of police officer :P
24.04.2010 17:37 Mikko888Then say those are aftermarket parts, E -mark is what they are looking for, if you have it and light is working, it will pass :)
24.04.2010 16:40 willekyep, Thats what I am counting on.. :D Except at least the inspectors do know that a BMW that age will not have leds in stock lights.
24.04.2010 16:35 Mikko888This just popped in to my mind, your bmw's lights have E -marks, and those are inside your lights so if anyone ask's you can always say that those are stock parts ;) Any police or inspector does not open your lights.
24.04.2010 14:31 Mikko888These arent legal, no E - mark :) But I dont think that noone cares about these except inspector (katsuri?.) JohnEdward; These could be considered as "huomiovalot" but again, no E- Marks :S My import car just failed inspection because I didn't have E- Marks on my front/back lights & blinkers. Not legal but looks cool :)! Sry about bad english..
24.04.2010 12:40 MustangRed and blue lights are illegal (pointing out forward i mean), angel eyes etc. are illegal, not sure about those bright leds. Those are parking lights, right? Probably the're legal when parking, but one's not allowed to drive with them on. If here is any Cop-Modder from Finland, please verify :D
24.04.2010 09:30 drakminget back to lans now!
24.04.2010 03:54 JohnEdwardI though about doing this too, but I got a strict "never" from the owner of the car :( Would these be considered 'huomiovalo' by Finnish law btw ? I know that some new cars have permission to drive using only them, are the new Audis and theyr angel eyes counted in that ?
24.04.2010 02:36 willekAudis have factorybuilt led-daylights, why would these be any different.
24.04.2010 02:35 willekwell it's a bit gray area.. some might say they are, but I dont know if there is an actual law brohibiting them. And of course I will disconnect them in the yearly inspection :)
24.04.2010 01:13 mofupoIs this legal in Finland? In Germany these mods are not allowed. But it looks real good.
23.04.2010 14:33 willekthanks :)
23.04.2010 07:58 BuilderiGood job :)
23.04.2010 07:16 DJanneVery cool! : )
22.04.2010 21:38 Laiskiainenit's not about the camera, you just have to put a very fast exposure if you want to see the leds sharply but then everything else is dark/black. :P
22.04.2010 21:00 tuhoojabottiGet a better camera. But a nice project, looks stylish! :)
22.04.2010 20:13 willekyup.
22.04.2010 20:00 nanoso these use the same voltage as the regular lights?