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    I'm with you...I'm putting Heidi up for sale!
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    Lights work awesome on the day old car.
    Now its dead ,oh well warranty must of started off the trailer..LOL
    Gonna check batteries tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart61 View Post
    LOL got the lights,but no car delivered yet��Attachment 622125
    I got some flickering after installing these. Not while the lights are on, just when the car is on. Anyone else experience that?

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    Yes I have the same issue

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    Yeah that’s what cheap LEDs do. If you want quality ones call The Retrofit Source.

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    Dam I paid 60.00 for those

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart61 View Post
    Dam I paid 60.00 for those
    Calm down guys, I notice random flickering when the lights are down too for about 1min, small price to pay for the upgrade. I ordered a set of can bus decoders, will update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon850 View Post
    Calm down guys, I notice random flickering when the lights are down too for about 1min, small price to pay for the upgrade. I ordered a set of can bus decoders, will update.

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    flickering brought a 750 around thinking it was making moves on that M3

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon850 View Post
    Calm down guys, I notice random flickering when the lights are down too for about 1min, small price to pay for the upgrade. I ordered a set of can bus decoders, will update.

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    I'd been meaning to ask if you ordered these when you installed your LED lights -- please do let us know if they solve the flickering issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon850 View Post
    Nice, congrats! You will be very happy with the result.

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    I assume these are plug and play? No mention of wiring adjustments.

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    Here's a trick to stop the flashing (used on the fogs of my E64):

    http://www.meeknet.co.uk/E64/Timms_B...Fog_Lights.htm

    ....but no need to change polarity though.....
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    Oh you’re talking about they just kinda flash randomly on start up or when the cars running. They’ll always do that, it’s the car running checks on the system to make sure the bulbs aren’t dead. They’re going to do that no matter what LEDs you buy.

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    I jhst need to get mine to stop shaking, even with one rebuilt with maxlumins kit, I need to go back in tbere and see what is loose, maybe the bulbs in spring, after the winter list. Can't wait for winter to be over, about 2 months, then she is my daily driver.
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    It's the headlight shocks or the reinforcement brackets that connect the light frames to the radiator support are loose.
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    I'm going to have to check into these... my LEDs get HOT!!

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    OK, so after the install I noticed some flickering when the lights are off and occasional low beam failure message on mid. Purchased these resistors and everything works great, except the resistors get very hot so I mounted them on the outside of the bucket on the metal frame behind the light.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1



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    The problem with using resistors is that you have doubled the current through the fuse, switch, and more importantly the LKM. It is better to use a PTC resistor in the LED light loom - this means that the current is reduced to normal and you don't have to modify the light looms - here's how it is done (on the fogs of my E64):

    http://www.meeknet.co.uk/E64/Timms_B...Fog_Lights.htm
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    Timm, where do I find the PTC resistor that you mentioned?

    Also what do you mean with your polarity comment on post #38? On E31 are we supposed to connect red to red or red to black?

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    There are links in the article to find all the parts used. The polarity change is only for the LED units used in the E64 fogs - their polarity was wrong to start with!
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    I have been doing a little research on the subject and found the GTR Gen 3 Ultra Series to be a highly rated LED.
    Since I have just started my much anticipated top end refresh, it will be a while before I can try them out and provide any real world feedback. They are a bit pricey at $199 a pair.

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    These are now on sale on amazon. $20 off. Makes them $49.99


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    Retrofitting HIDs into halogen projectors is illegal here in NZ. I wonder if these LEDs would be okay? Certainly some extra light would be welcomed and Tim's inline fuse should solve any bulb check flickering. Might look into this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffbebe View Post
    Retrofitting HIDs into halogen projectors is illegal here in NZ. I wonder if these LEDs would be okay? Certainly some extra light would be welcomed and Tim's inline fuse should solve any bulb check flickering. Might look into this.
    You have projector housings.

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