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      08-20-2012, 08:51 AM   #45
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I didn't even know that was possible to get LEDs to fade, technology is moving way faster than my old butt can keep up with it LOL
Amen, brother - but its fun learning new stuff - Old guys w/internet connections can be dangerous things
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      08-20-2012, 08:53 AM   #46
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the Tekarbon are fused & tapped into the headlight off delay relay.
Cool, so if I get you right the external line is just a relay trigger?
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      08-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #47
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I'll see if I can still dig up the info sheet
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Amen, brother - but its fun learning new stuff - Old guys w/internet connections can be dangerous things
That make me think of my late FIL, that man at 80 years old could screw up a computer in ways I didn't know possible just triing to play Freecell LOL. RIP Ed, you're badly missed.



If any of the connectors you used and taped up are visible, it would be pretty easy to seal them with liquid electrical tape when you get a chance but you should be fine in GA for many years.

The rare day of snow in the Dirty South is a good excuse for a few days off. No need for salt down here, it'll just melt in a couple days if it even lasts that long.
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I was told to use something like these:
Auto relay double throw (5 pins)
http://redmancbparts.com/car-alarm-3...-pin-spdt-12v/

Auto relay harness
http://www.alcohol-injection.com/en/...amp-relay.html

But I was hoping to find out which wire in the cabin to tap into, etc. preferably with pix as I'm no electronics genius and am a visual learner

Not sure how everything hooks up exactly, even if I had all of the hardware lol.

All I know is, the angel eyes are currently wired up so that they're on whenever my key is turned to ignition position 2 or above.

edit: I read through the DIY more carefully and found the info I need, thanks !
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      08-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #50
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I was told to use something like these:
Auto relay double throw (5 pins)
http://redmancbparts.com/car-alarm-3...-pin-spdt-12v/

Auto relay harness
http://www.alcohol-injection.com/en/...amp-relay.html

But I was hoping to find out which wire in the cabin to tap into, etc. preferably with pix as I'm no electronics genius and am a visual learner

Not sure how everything hooks up exactly, even if I had all of the hardware lol.

All I know is, the angel eyes are currently wired up so that they're on whenever my key is turned to ignition position 2 or above.
Harness - Dont buy the one you linked to. It's incomplete. It will be more expensive and more time consuming than if you just buy this instead. http://www.umnitza.com/wiring-harnes...es-p-1230.html
This is the same harness I got through my AE's from Dublin and the same harness thats on my 330i. Its pretty standard and made for the 3 series. But with a little mod it works for the Z just fine. You will need to mod the harness as I do if you want it tucked away.

Int light Trigger - Pull off the Driver side footwell cover - 5 phillips head screws. When it drops you will see the footwell light still attached to it. The light has two wires, one is brown. The Brown is a ground wire. you will attach the trigger wire from your harness to the other wire (yellow&red I think)

2nd trigger wire: and More info: http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes_orionv2.html Specifically step 4 b will provide you a source for the 2nd trigger wire. This should be the same as our Z's - but in the end you attach it to an "ignition switched" positive line. This makes the AE's DRL's. If you dont want them as DRL's and want them switched then either connect the 2nd trigger wire to a foglight if you have one(Sorry all you "Z4M" guys) or you will need a switch that connects the 2nd trigger wire to a positive 12V source(preferably ignition switched, not straight to the battery).

If all of this still doesnt do it for you get on E46 Fanatics forum and find the locals. Seems like every E46 3 series in Ca has AE's. They'll probably do the install for fun/beer and to drool over the ZM.
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