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      11-06-2012, 12:41 PM   #331
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These are the dual side-firing LED's used in my current DEPO headlights
http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-SMD-LED-T...ht_9479wt_1163

and these are the actual headlight units themselves as i installed them
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-08-11-B...190467?vxp=mtr

With these two combined, you get what i posted on the page previously. they have vertical and left and right aiming, all of the bulbs and ballasts already installed(made it easier since i've never used HID's) and gave me ZERO dashboard lights. It worked out perfectly. and for the money, i think they look great and they light up the road very well.
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      11-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #332
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Bad news with my depo's, my left one(passenger side) is letting water in and has condensation in it, it's not a lot but it's annoying and could be a problem if it keeps building up. looking to find somebody local to have them resealed.
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      12-19-2012, 11:12 AM   #333
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Guess a little moisture got in when i swapped my corner bulbs. It's gone and hasn't come back since.
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So new depos are out apparently V2.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-08-12-B...6304d3&vxp=mtr

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So new depos are out apparently V2.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-08-12-B...6304d3&vxp=mtr

What's the difference? Better corner bulb insulation? I know that the turn bulb area didn't have a good solution and would let in water.
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What's the difference? Better corner bulb insulation? I know that the turn bulb area didn't have a good solution and would let in water.
i think its just the angel eyes are white and brighter

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I would finally love to do this mod I'll have to finally get the Mrs. permission as I am finally moving to marriage status !
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I'm curious if the LED's are now lit up differently or still with 4 corner LED's in each ring. I'm betting they probably just bought a bunch of the dual fire SMD's that we bought to put it and are now selling it with them pre installed.
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an alternative to depo v2

depo wth actual LED ring: http://www.umnitza.com/projector8xsu...ir-p-6007.html
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      01-20-2013, 09:01 PM   #340
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Just got an email back from them. After reading some reviews I can't recommend this company. Stay clear as their "shoddy remanufacturing process" to the DEPOs is highly unreliable.

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Guess a little moisture got in when i swapped my corner bulbs. It's gone and hasn't come back since.
just kidding, every time i get my car washed a power washer nozzle that cleans the wheels sprays onto the wheel well liner onto the back of the headlight at the corner bulb area and it gets in through there. Has happened a couple times now. Sucks but it goes away with enough driving. Guess i'll have to stick to washing my car myself now.
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      01-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #342
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Do some research on the Umnitzas first, particularly in the E90 forums. They have had numerous problems with the headlights (bad projectors, leaky headlights, bad electronics, etc.)
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Do some research on the Umnitzas first, particularly in the E90 forums. They have had numerous problems with the headlights (bad projectors, leaky headlights, bad electronics, etc.)
I remember reading about a few reviews from them now that I think about it. Looking back they have gotten some really bad rep.

I guess my question is.. do they use DEPO for all their lights?
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They do use Depos as the basis for their conversions. The Depos aren't the problem, it's shoddy work on their part and unreliable (i.e., cheap) parts that are used that cause problems...from what I've read.
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They do use Depos as the basis for their conversions. The Depos aren't the problem, it's shoddy work on their part and unreliable (i.e., cheap) parts that are used that cause problems...from what I've read.
Just read all the shoddy "remanufacture" process... I guess the DIY DEPO upgrade is the best way to go! I believe 631 went this route and had success.
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yup, my headlights have been great minus the water incident and as i posted above i found out why that's been happening. I found out that the angel eyes can be set to DRL via coding, in theory at least. I'm still trying to find somebody local that can try it out on my car.
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I'm thinking about buying these headlights for my bmw e82 2012 lci coupe, I'm from the UK and there not available here only the US what do you guys think is my best option. I like the look of my halogen headlights with the brow but hate not having the AEs I'm in catch 22 here

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I'm thinking about buying these headlights for my bmw e82 2012 lci coupe, I'm from the UK and there not available here only the US what do you guys think is my best option. I like the look of my halogen headlights with the brow but hate not having the AEs I'm in catch 22 here
Yah that is tough. I would say go with the DEPO headlights. Have LUIS at OSS Design take them and work his magic (Install his custom LED rings) and ship them to you. It's a tad bit more expensive, but you would be one of the few standouts
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He can work on depo housings too? I have my old depo halogen housings and they would be perfect for some kind of project like that. maybe i can do that later down the road. What would that cost around?
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btw, black regular depos look great in person. saw some yesterday. Had me fooled.

Wonder what the others look like in person
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I think il get the depos, v2 with the bright AEs leds, then take the lenses of them and put the lenses with the brow look from my halogen lights, do use think this would work?
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I think il get the depos, v2 with the bright AEs leds, then take the lenses of them and put the lenses with the brow look from my halogen lights, do use think this would work?
Great Idea,

very hard to separate the OEM lenses. Be prepared to break them.
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