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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 22-02-2008, 12:51 Thread Starter
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Just ordered myself some angel eye headlights for my 200.

Im wanting to have the angel eyes themselves (the rings of light u get on bmw's) as running lights (like audi and bmw's) but cannot think of any suitable 12v outputs from the engine bay which will come on with the engine.

Its easy in the cabin as i can use cig lighter, but i can see myself having many wires running too close to hot engine parts and i dont fancy running them down the wings.

Any ideas, iv searched about the forum and all i could find was how to get the bumper off and change the lights themselves.
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Do you mean you want them on all the time, not just with the sidelights?
If so, take a feed from the fusebox from a fuse that's live with the ignition on.

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Anyone got any pics i could use to specify what i should use as they should be ready at home for me after work (woop woop)
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already looked mate, as i said above all i could find about was taking the bumper off and so on!

What i need really is what fuse output do people sujest and (i know general electrics q) will i need to change the fuse for a higher rating one (obviously dont wana be blowing things up)

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Search again then, use differant words and phrases. It gave me the info you need.
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Which angel lights have you got? the motobuild ones which look like OE lights but with the halo glues in or the whole unit type sets of ebay for £150 ish?

Eithery way they all look crap!

Why dont you just take a 12V feed off the car battery? easiest thing to do without trailing things everywhere
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Why dont you just take a 12V feed off the car battery? easiest thing to do without trailing things everywhere
Because that way would mean it'd be a permanant 12v live going to the headlights and so they'd be on 24/7.

He wants to tap into something that only comes on when the ignition is on.

And yeah pretty much all angel eyes on the MGR's look crap, dont give out alot of light either. Theres a 25 near me with them in and how he drives it in the dark i dont know, my phone gives off more light than his angel eyes.
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Which angel lights have you got? the motobuild ones which look like OE lights but with the halo glues in or the whole unit type sets of ebay for £150 ish?

Eithery way they all look crap!

Why dont you just take a 12V feed off the car battery? easiest thing to do without trailing things everywhere
to be fair the ones being banded around here recently dont look too bad.

the ones on the BRM with the orange spoiler look nice IMO
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to be fair the ones being banded around here recently dont look too bad.

the ones on the BRM with the orange spoiler look nice IMO
Very true, they are the ones that iv got, altho i just want a different setup as apposed to having the sidelights on whenever i want em on.

Any sugestions about the piggback off another system or any threads you can link as have searched for myself a number of times and cannot find anything!
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the ones on the BRM with the orange spoiler look nice IMO
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to be fair the ones being banded around here recently dont look too bad.

the ones on the BRM with the orange spoiler look nice IMO
Admittedly they are the better ones out of the two but a HID kit makes more economic sense esp if the ones on from ebay cant have HIDs fitted to them and lighting still isnt great.
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Admittedly they are the better ones out of the two but a HID kit makes more economic sense esp if the ones on from ebay cant have HIDs fitted to them and lighting still isnt great.
The lighting from the angel eyes i've got is fantastic! Far far better than standard lights.

The angel eyes and LED's don't 'project' much light but then they are only for sidelights anyway so don't need to 'project' light far, just give other road users the warning that your there, which they do fine (I've had more people stare at the LED's than I ever had with sidelights before).

The main beams are just on another level over the OE lights.
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hmm, price tag still gets me as you can get sets for puntos, saxos and the like for £100 or less usually. It's a shame that there is only 2 (I think) suppliers who do the RHD versions and deliver to the UK as if there were more, I am sure they could be had for much cheaper..........either that or I'm just a tight fisted git
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yea, these are the ones i got Updated BRM pics, 3 led's and the angel eyes, anybody got any ideas yet about where to get the 12v feed from tho?

wanting them to be on a engine on lights on system not as sidelights! If anyone has any ideas how as have done an Extensive search of the forums and cannot find anything that answers this particular question! (anyone found anything, links will be fine! )
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From what I remember from fitting them you'd have to figure out which wires are the angel eye ones, cant remember the colour of them off the top of my head.

So you'd be able to wire up the LED's as side lights and have the beams as normal.

Have you though about putting in a separate switch somewhere in the car, or maybe run wires from the ciggy lighter round the engine bay to the lights?
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Did you see aj200vi (or somethings) thread? I think one of the last posts tells you the wiring scheme
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Ill do some testing (parcel force didnt drop em off today ). This is what i was thinking before, but im not keen on the idea of the wires being fed all way round the engine bay.

Somebody mentioned using a fuse box output, which is a lot closer. any ideas what to use out of it?
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Why dont you tap into the battery and run the wire along that one side into the bit where the windscreen wiper linkages are and run it through the front of the cabin and then into the cabin itself with the other wires? That way there are minimal wires in the engine bay itself and they're also hidden. You could put an independant switch to allow you to turn them on when the keys arent in the ignition and also when you start your car without the lights. You could also run the same set up with the cigarette lighter. Point is, less wires on show.
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