angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

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angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by GISPOT » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 12:40

Hi there,
Has anyone previous experience of upgrading a late 1990's Z3 headlights with Angel eye units? I have a 1997 in great condition but the headlights are close to "unfit for purpose" in bad weather conditions. Any tips on what types to buy / wiring conversions needed / part numbers etc. will be very useful to know before I spend any money! Cheers, Simon C.

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 12:54

Do you mean adding angel eye units to your current lights, or replacing the whole headlight units with new ones?

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by GISPOT » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 13:09

Hi there,
Well, I'm motivated to change current ones primarily because front lens' are degraded. Then when looking around for replacements, a friend said why not upgrade to angel eyes unit at same time. So I guess I would look at both options with the need to polish up the current front lens' with some suitable compound if I went for just angel eye units. Could be less expensive provided I can improve the current lens' just by polishing them up with QUIXX or similar
Cheers.

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 14:12

Use the 3M headlight restorer for about £20 - they'll come up like new.

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by GISPOT » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 14:38

OK & thanks again. You sound very confident about this product's results.
So will most likely give it try first, at least
Best,
Simon C

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 15:10

GISPOT wrote:OK & thanks again. You sound very confident about this product's results.
So will most likely give it try first, at least
Best,
Simon C
When I got my Z3 I was looking for some new headlights (oem). Eventually I realised that what I didn't like about mine was that they were a bid cloudy and just looked old. An hour with the 3M kit and it looked like my car had come to life at the front with nice, shiny headlights. I was amazed not only at how good the kit was, but at how much it 'lifts' the face of the car.

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by GISPOT » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 15:32

Great stuff and cant wait to do the job at the weekend!
Thanks for being so helpful
Regards,

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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by g8jka » Mon 27 Feb, 2017 18:15

If you want an even cheaper option, you can use toothpaste as a cutting compound on them. Or if you don't believe this then T-Cut will work (I don't even know if they still sell this stuff nowadays!).
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Re: angel eyes headlights upgrade for 1997 Z3

Post by Koolflyer » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 07:39

RockyDave polished his with the 3M kit and as been said they looked new when he'd finished. That's my first job of the season.....just waiting to feel a bit more sunshine on my back. :wink:
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