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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Thu, Oct-01-2009, 02:07:03 PM   #11
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You could always wire them to a 12v switched power source...and then connect a switch to
turn them on/off whenever you want
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Nice write up. That's how I'm hooking mine up except that I'm gonna just tap into the wires in the connectors at the corner lights. Just run that same trigger wire all the way to the front, easy access, easy to do and you don't have to remove some many panels. I wouldn't wanna mess with those wires at the LCM specially knowing those are known to be a pain in the ass to get coded at the dealer if it needs replacement. That's just my opinion.
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Old Thu, Oct-01-2009, 03:09:37 PM   #13
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OP, what kind of angel eyes do you have? I like the look of them in the video, but do you have photos? (sorry for the offtopic)
60 LED umnitza Angel eyes, I'll get some pics for you

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Yes! This does work great with the 60 LED umnitza Angel eyes. They look very aggressive and extremely bright. Best way to wire in my mind.
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Can you tell me where did you tap the aux wire for the interior light? Did you tap that on the dome light? if so, which wire?

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Remove the glove compartment, its about 7 screws and it drops down. Tap into the red wire running to the floor well light. there is a rubber grommit that goes into the engine bay. just poke a hole and run it through, I'll get some pics of that too and add it to my post tonight.


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You could always wire them to a 12v switched power source...and then connect a switch to
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I thought about that too... just figured this way I wont have to worry about accidentally leaving them on, and if you are running the switch from the battery it would be twice the wiring. Also have to mount a switch somewhere.

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Nice write up. That's how I'm hooking mine up except that I'm gonna just tap into the wires in the connectors at the corner lights. Just run that same trigger wire all the way to the front, easy access, easy to do and you don't have to remove some many panels. I wouldn't wanna mess with those wires at the LCM specially knowing those are known to be a pain in the ass to get coded at the dealer if it needs replacement. That's just my opinion.
From what I read this is not a good option, the turn signals in the front are 6v when on, and 12v when the turn signal flashes. So this causes the angel eyes to flash with the turn signals.

The wire I tapped into is actually the one going to the rear parking lights.
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Really I didn't know that, mmmm I'll have to go try it and see...Thanks
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60 LED umnitza Angel eyes, I'll get some pics for you



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Remove the glove compartment, its about 7 screws and it drops down. Tap into the red wire running to the floor well light. there is a rubber grommit that goes into the engine bay. just poke a hole and run it through, I'll get some pics of that too and add it to my post tonight.




I thought about that too... just figured this way I wont have to worry about accidentally leaving them on, and if you are running the switch from the battery it would be twice the wiring. Also have to mount a switch somewhere.



From what I read this is not a good option, the turn signals in the front are 6v when on, and 12v when the turn signal flashes. So this causes the angel eyes to flash with the turn signals.

The wire I tapped into is actually the one going to the rear parking lights.
Yes you are 100% right, I just tried it and yes they do flash with the corner lights, tomorrow I'll do it your way, thanks for the nice write up.
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I installed Umnitza Chromium Predator over a year ago wired to the accessory line so they work pretty much as DRL plus stay on for a little after the shutting car down.

My car is SilverGrau, so I welcome the DRL function has it makes the car MUCH more visible in daytime. It also helps they really really look great even in full sun.

I was originally a little concerned about battery drain/wear on the angel eyes/heat inside the headlight panel, but now I would wire my next ones exactly the same way. If you have LED based eyes, those concerns *should* be significantly reduced IMO.

I followed this DIY: hxxp://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_chromium.html

Good luck with your install.

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Old Wed, Oct-14-2009, 09:42:34 PM   #17
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Thanks for the write up! I wired mine up last night, and it works great.

I had mine wired like the instructions here before:
http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_chromium.html

Which works, but everytime the angel eyes turn off, ECU box makes a zapping noise which I was not comfortable with. It didn't sound good, and it sounds almost like a short. Anyone else notice the same thing when wiring to the accessory wire?
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Default Re: here's how to wire angel eyes to parking lights

can i know how did you connect to the parking light and to the cabin light to fade in and out i did this using same wire and it worked if the parking light is on
if it happens that they are on and i lock the car it doesn't turn off the cabin light so i had to disconnect the wire connected to the cabin wire

what do u mean by aux ??
can anyone help me with that please
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Default Re: here's how to wire angel eyes to parking lights

Just used this for an install works great! 2003 with LED rears. Thanks
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