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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 Tue, Oct-28-2008, 06:56:32 PM   #41
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lol still i dont really want to keep removing my headlight lens to get the clips replaced. they shouldnt be like that imo. still gotta think about it.. and see how the "new clips" are doing..
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lol still i dont really want to keep removing my headlight lens to get the clips replaced. they shouldnt be like that imo. still gotta think about it.. and see how the "new clips" are doing..
If you don't want to remove them anymore, think about getting the Orion V2. Their clips are a lot stronger than the earlier versions.
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Old Tue, Oct-28-2008, 07:26:27 PM   #43
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Yeah, easy for you to say since you didn't go through all the earlier crappy designed ones from Umnitza....
I did...........They worked fine for me. All I had to do was replace a ballast

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If you don't want to remove them anymore, think about getting the Orion V2. Their clips are a lot stronger than the earlier versions.
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Aurora LEDs were great but the clips kept breaking on me as well. I ended up fastening the actual LEDs to the fixture itself to avoid this whole problem.
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You were right:

Sure enough, I looked at my headlights today and they centering was way off, opened up the headlight and 3 broken clips!!!!!

Ive got a pack of new ones, hopefully this solves the problem, but as stated before they look the same and have the same feel as the original ones.


Who else is having this issue?


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3 weeks isn't too long, my most recent install has been on for 1.5 months and one has broken clips and fallen nicely into the housing. I drive a lot too, in Toronto (**** roads) and all over. Probably 3-4k kilometers a month.

I was very careful this time and it still happened, I must've memorized the install write up . If they don't break for you, great, but these clips are very fragile looking at the way they are engineered, and the shocks they would get inside the light housing are probably more than they can handle.

I really hope your experience is better than mine

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Old Sun, Nov-09-2008, 08:17:43 PM   #46
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You were right:

Sure enough, I looked at my headlights today and they centering was way off, opened up the headlight and 3 broken clips!!!!!

Ive got a pack of new ones, hopefully this solves the problem, but as stated before they look the same and have the same feel as the original ones.


Who else is having this issue?
With the new clips - no reports of any issues, everyone's been happy.
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I can also attest to clip breaking with the Aurora rings. After I had to dissassemble the housings just once, I said F-it, and I got out a 5-minute epoxy. One small dab where each clip attaches to the ring, and another small dab where each clip clips on to the trim and everything has been good to go since then. I'm happy, but it was my fix that made me happy - can't say that I'm happy about the original construction of the rings/clips.

Also, for those thinking "epoxy, how red-neck" - it works better than any silicon, it is hidden by the black trim that clips on in front of the actual reflector housings, and with small dabs of epoxy, it can all be snipped off with small side cutters if I ever decide to remove them. And besides, even if I have to snip them off some time (don't anticipate it though), the area where the clips attach is hidden anyway - will never be visible no matter what. It definitely is the most certain way to be sure the clips hold, and that the rings do not move - ever.
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I can also attest to clip breaking with the Aurora rings. After I had to dissassemble the housings just once, I said F-it, and I got out a 5-minute epoxy. One small dab where each clip attaches to the ring, and another small dab where each clip clips on to the trim and everything has been good to go since then. I'm happy, but it was my fix that made me happy - can't say that I'm happy about the original construction of the rings/clips.

Also, for those thinking "epoxy, how red-neck" - it works better than any silicon, it is hidden by the black trim that clips on in front of the actual reflector housings, and with small dabs of epoxy, it can all be snipped off with small side cutters if I ever decide to remove them. And besides, even if I have to snip them off some time (don't anticipate it though), the area where the clips attach is hidden anyway - will never be visible no matter what. It definitely is the most certain way to be sure the clips hold, and that the rings do not move - ever.
If you ever should need the new clips, give me a ring and I'll get you set up.
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I ve had problems with clips breaking as well.
I just emailed Tom about the redesigned clips and got a response and order invoice within 1 minute. Now that's service.
Thanks Tom.
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I ve had problems with clips breaking as well.
I just emailed Tom about the redesigned clips and got a response and order invoice within 1 minute. Now that's service.
Thanks Tom.
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