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Old 11-06-2009, 02:01 PM
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ok yesterday it was 70 degrees & around 60 @ night , bulb started right away !! , so i guess just when its cold it wont start up right away .
i sent simon (fishcake) an email telling him about the issue , he said try switching the bulbs around & see if issue would go away ! but i was thinking since me & you having the same problem & we both got the bulbs from him then we should both contact him & ask for a better bulb ?
what do you think ?
ya switching the bulb won't do anything.

i think contacting him is a good idea. can you PM me the email please.
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:12 PM
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Have you had any luck contacting Simon via his email. I emiled him twice for the tracking number for my lights and no response...
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:16 PM
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oh yeah i forgot , when i got the lights put on the guy said your factory bulbs wont fit on the new headlights
My factory bulbs fit just fine! You shouldn't have an issue with it.

The X5 seems to be super finicky with aftermarket parts, especially with the lighting, and especially on the 03.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:56 AM
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ok yesterday it was 70 degrees & around 60 @ night , bulb started right away !! , so i guess just when its cold it wont start up right away .
i sent simon (fishcake) an email telling him about the issue , he said try switching the bulbs around & see if issue would go away ! but i was thinking since me & you having the same problem & we both got the bulbs from him then we should both contact him & ask for a better bulb ?
what do you think ?
The bulbs are junk. Find a high quality replacement.

Think of it this way, the Xenon bulbs and turn signals were only $30 more with the price of the headlights. What do you think you are going to get for $30? The Xenon bulbs are usually $60 to $70 a piece. Don't skimp, get a good quality bulb. Get a Philips or similar quality part.

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:02 AM
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Here you go Anas,

6000k Phillips Bulb

Don't do 8000k. Functionally they are junk and product a lot less light.

I stick with 4300K. It gives the best light output.
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Old 11-21-2009, 02:00 PM
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Just thought I'd let everyone know that I finally had a chance to install the headlights last night. WOW, they are very very nice. The quality is definitely on par with the OEM headlights which is great.

The halos are beautiful and are VERY bright, you'll definitely get noticed at night (hopefully the cops won't care). Overall it's a great product that really updates the look of the 2000-2003 X5s.

Well worth the $$$ in my opinion, even just to get rid of all the pit marks from your old lenses from years of use on the roads. I used the stock Xenon ballasts & bulbs and they work great.

Out of the box the headlight alignment was pretty good. I did adjust them slightly to what my factory lenses were but overall if you don't feel like messing with adjusting them you shouldn't have any problems.

You'll note that these have the ECE beam pattern so you'll notice street signs and other things being more visible at night. This isn't a defective product or lense, this is by design. European X5s have this beam pattern and its very nice.

Overall a really nice product for the money. Since its 50 degrees today I'm going to finish up the wiring and get everything ready for winter...

If you are on the fence, buy these. They are a great addition to the X5.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:19 PM
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sounds good bro. , congrats , how about some pics buddy ?
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:47 AM
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sounds good bro. , congrats , how about some pics buddy ?
check my post in General forum - "DEPO lights - $520 later" for some pics...
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Hello,
got mine today.
Concerning your AE question, the ring is not filled with LEDs. There are 5 fittings per AE ring.
Maybe I have other specs, but my DEPO part number is the same as the other mentioned here, they look like the pics posted, thus .....
Can please somebody else confirm?
Maybe there are just brighter LED's than yours .....?
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How did I miss this thread?!??!

Can anyone with these lights sneak from the back of the lights and to find out how these LED are wired into these AEs? Is the whole AE ring filled with the LEDs or just a few LEDs spread out evenly?

Anyway to confirmed these are sealed from factory and now by a hand job?

I've been extremely happy with these DEPO lights. But the AE's on mine are not LED and I do wish to have brighter AEs. I did not want to open these lights to replace the AE and risk having condensation problem (which I had before with other crappy lights). So I will be interested to hear the feedback on this from you guys as well.

Well done and they look awesome. Look forward to more photos
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I ran the trigger wire to my rear (tail light) parking light, so that the rings turn on with the parking lights. I think it was the purple wire... I'll take a pic if you would like to see. I also ran the wire to the light under the driver side kick panel so that the rings turn on with the lock/unlock on my remote.

I previously had amber reflectors and this is a HUGE difference, to me. Even the light output looks better. I converted my fogs to HIDs, but the low beams are so bright that I don't think that I would ever use the fogs.

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I'm thinking of the same wiring set-up as yours.
But, to be sure, did you use 2 seperates relays?
If not, if I'm correct, e.g. the light under the driver side kick panel will also be illuminated when your (trigger) tail light is powered?

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