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    How to install US ELLIPSOIDS using my plug and play connector set!

    As you might know I sell plug and play connector sets to convert your factory sealed beam E30 to US ellipsoids with no cutting or splicing of any wiring! A cheap and simple solution to your headlight upgrade. After doing an install for a friend using these connectors, I decided to make a quick DIY post about it.

    I NO LONGER SELL THESE!!!!!!




    Before:



    Step 1, remove grilles. Three clips on top edge of grille and one phillips screw in each bottom corner of grille:



    Step 2, remove headlight assembly. The large phillips screws. Carefully unplug headlights:




    Step 3, install plug and play connector in to high beam socket. Brown wire always goes to brown wire, this is ground:



    Step 4, install plug and play connector in to low beam socket. Brown wire always goes to brown wire. The factory low beam connector has slots for three wires, with your ellipsoids only two will be used. The NON-brown color wire goes in the socket closest to the brown wire, as shown:




    Step 5, plug your wiring connectors in to your US ellipsoid light bulbs:



    Step 6, install your US ellipsoid assembly in to place. It's a good idea to double check that your lights and light bulbs work before tightening it down in there:



    Step 7, reinstall your headlight grille using three clips on op and one screw on each side at the bottom:



    That's it, you're done! Hope that writeup will help you guys out, and thanks for buying my connectors!



    Matt
    Last edited by MR 325; 10-02-2011, 04:32 PM.
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    #2
    Great diy, I was wondering, Is it possible to just change the outer lights to the elipsoid and leave the innder highs as the stock ones?

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      #3
      Thanks Mr 325, very helpful DIY

      I have an HID kit for my lows, what should I do with the ballast and wiring harness?
      '91 Brilliantrot 318iS - Sold
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        #4
        very sevan!!

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          #5
          Hey Matt,

          Idk if it makes a differance, but my eta is an '86 and both of the connectors needed to go in the brown ground (seated all the way to the left on both terminals) and the top (one yellow wire on he low beam and two white wires on the high beam) so all four of mine looked like your high beam set up.

          awkward. lol

          anyway, you should sticky this for other people who are not as electronically inclined.
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            #6
            very nice writeup
            I didn't realize how straight forward the swap was, and how easy it is to wire it.


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              #7
              Originally posted by Beastolizer View Post
              Thanks Mr 325, very helpful DIY

              I have an HID kit for my lows, what should I do with the ballast and wiring harness?
              Low beam 900x style plug is PnP to 99.9% of aftermarket HID kits. Then just install 9006 HID bulb in housing.

              Done.




              OP,

              Check your sale thread. Interested in buying a set.

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                #8
                Is there a need to modify the relay is i use this procedure for my 87 325is?

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                  #9
                  Lol Im stupid. I cut the stock light things out... wish I read this last year
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                    #10
                    do you offer the same sort of thing for euro smilies?
                    90 E30 325i

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                      #11
                      still selling these id like to pick up a set if so...

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                        #12
                        man you made this easy as fuk... ty for the info..

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                          #13
                          Thanks for the write up! I'll be buying a set of PNP connectors for sure.
                          -Nick
                          Originally posted by 87e30
                          First of all: calm the fuck down; second of all; cool story bro.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by mmire30 View Post
                            Is there a need to modify the relay is i use this procedure for my 87 325is?
                            Yes you need run a jumper between pin #30 on both the low beam and high beam relay.
                            I own a 91 318is an the bentley was wrong about the placement of the relays in the fuse box. I pulled relays until I found both of them.
                            what you did to this car is like getting a supermodel naked and willing to do anything you please. now here you are faced with ths once in a lifetime opportunity and then you squander it by making her fuck you in the butt with a 24" strap on. you are a sad, silly little boy.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by twistednut View Post
                              Yes you need run a jumper between pin #30 on both the low beam and high beam relay.
                              I own a 91 318is an the bentley was wrong about the placement of the relays in the fuse box. I pulled relays until I found both of them.
                              Maybe because your car isn't covered by the manual. . . They might have changed it on the 318.
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