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1st Step in updating my e39 5 - Angel eye time :-)

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Pinter75, 3 Aug 2006.

  1. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Howdy,

    My 1997 e39 BMW 540i is showing her age, and in need of a face lift.

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    My front headlamps are so badly pitted that you can hardly see the bulbs! Plus I have horrible orange indicators.

    So a few calls and this lot lands on my doorstep this morning!

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    Hella OEM Angel eye upgrade kit, with adapter harness.

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    De-tangoed clear side repeaters.

    All for an amazing £319 all in inc delivery! If you have a BMW pop over to http://www.motormec.co.uk really really good guys.

    Now after weeks of hot clear weather, I order some bits for the car and it starts raining! When it clears I'll go and fit them and post some pics :)

    Now where did I see that sport bumper...
     
  2. agw_01

    Capodecina

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    Less posting, more fitting :p

    They look good, although, didn't some of the E39's come with angel eyes as standard?
     
  3. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Yup they were standard from 2000 or 2001 I think.
     
  4. Sone

    Sgarrista

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    £319 for lights :eek:

    Think lopez could buy and run a small fleet for that :p
     
  5. Dave85

    Sgarrista

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    Yeh once there on looks a heck of alot better, standard lights are shockingly bad :D

    you need the rears now :p
     
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  6. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Yes - the 2000 on facelift models had them as standard. This is why they look so good - they were designed for the car from the outset and are not a tacky aftermarket afterthought like Angel Eyes on any other car.

    The ones he has bought are Hella - these are the OEM manufacturer for BMW, so they are the same ones as you'll find on a facelift E39 :)

    You do need Sport bumpers though becuase IMHO facelift lights just look wrong with prefacelift bumpers.
     
  7. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Yup totally agree, I am locating a local painter who can paint it for me.
     
  8. Morba

    Caporegime

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    angel eyes are chav :/
     
  9. [TW]Fox

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    Yup, I mean last night town was just ram packed full of chavs in their facelift E39's :confused:
     
  10. Noxis

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    I dont think my e46 comes with Xenons - how much do they cost and are they easy to fit? And do I need to declare them to insurance company?
     
  11. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah on anything other than an e39. They are OEM and in the 2005/06 accessories catalogue from BMW. Fact they are available from BMW as an upgrade for pre 2000 cars, makes them legit.

    I saw an e36 with chrome angel eyes - it was nasty!

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    Same goes for lexus lights on anything non-lexus.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    Where did you get that brochure? I need one of those :/
     
  13. Siliconslave

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    imho same goes for lexus lights on anything - if i ever bought a lexus i'd be changing them for standard light clusters given half a chance - although they do look slithgly 'transformer'....
     
  14. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    With a xenon upgrade you will need to fit, ignitors and ballast boxes. Plus it may need to be "plumbed" into your 12v feeds.

    These are not xenons, they are halogen. It comes with instructions for both, and on the face of it - it is a pop out, pop in affair - with 4 screws. (ohh err).
     
  15. asim

    Soldato

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    I think bmw suit the angel eyes. Thats where I saw them first and thought cool. But then all the chavs caught wind.
     
  16. Morba

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    nothing wrong with e36 with angel eyes!!!
     
  17. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    Pop into your local friendly BMW dealer. Go straight to the parts store and they should be in there. Lost of mmmmnnnnn toys and bolt on bits in them...

    Come to think of it they were in the showroom and the service desk.
     
  18. Pinter75

    Wise Guy

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    It is when they are all chromed - No problem with the proper black backed ones.
     
  19. [TW]Fox

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    If only I could get over my irrational fear of old stuff, I too could have a £2.5k 1996 540i + £5.5k in the bank to fix it/run it instead of an £8k 2000-2001 528/530 Sport :(

    Your car is going to look so amazing for the money. When its done, it WILL look like near on £20k's worth. Considering what you spent, thats brilliant.
     
  20. Morba

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    ahh agree on the chrome bit