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      10-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #1
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I bought a 2014 F30 a few weeks ago, and it didn't come with xenon lights. I was shocked not only how ugly the yellow halogens look like but also how poor the lighting was as well.

So I did my research and found these F32 style hexagonal headlights with LED angel eyes, automatic height control and projectors. The guy who sells these online is located in the Netherlands and he told me these are brand new and just arrived on the market here only a few weeks ago.

before there were only the U Bar headlights (which look pretty cheap) and the Depo headlights available for less than 600$ but now I have found these.

Keep in mind i'm located in Europe so when these come on the US market i'm pretty sure they will be a lot cheaper in US$ because it seems like pretty much all aftermarket parts are about 20-30% cheaper in the US.

They are available in black and silver. I got them in black... it seems like they designed these to look like the F32 or F30 LCI headlights with the hexagonal angel eyes.








I went for the black ones because the silver ones are not in stock. That's the only thing I regret right now because the silver ones look more OEM, but anyway... these look pretty cool as well!

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      10-21-2017, 02:12 PM   #2
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Link?

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      10-21-2017, 02:19 PM   #3
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Ouuuuu looking forward to seeing photos of those. Please post when installed!
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      10-21-2017, 02:58 PM   #4
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Bought them here:

https://www.carstyle.nl/koplampen-an...ngel-eyes.html

539,88 euro but i'm sure they will be cheaper in the US once they hit the market there.

After I ordered suddenly the price disappeared and they went out of stock but I suppose you could email them and ask them when they will be back.

The only concern I have right now is that they will not look OEM at all and might make my car look cheaper than it actually is... but I hope not. By looking at the pictures they look quite a bit similar to the Dectane U Led bar headlights for the F30 (very cheap looking design) but the hexagonal angel eyes on these headlights look a lot better...

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      10-21-2017, 03:05 PM   #5
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I really hope you drop that link for those lights🤞
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      10-21-2017, 03:19 PM   #6
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I don't know why these are still not available in the US?... I didn't find them on eBay either. I hope they will hit the markets soon there because the choice range for aftermarket F30 headlights is very limited.

I'll post some pics next week when installed.
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      10-21-2017, 03:22 PM   #7
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Chances are they're from China, which means with sufficient searching you'll be able to find them, or something very similar, on AliAxpress. For instance:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-...4-e9743f32cad9
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      10-21-2017, 03:29 PM   #8
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Chances are they're from China, which means with sufficient searching you'll be able to find them, or something very similar, on AliAxpress. For instance:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-...4-e9743f32cad9
Yes, those are the Dectane F30 U Led Bar headlights... they look indeed very similar, but the U LED design looks kinda weird to me.

The F30 U LED Bar headlights go for around 390$ in the US... I paid 539,88 euro for these hexagonal angel eye headlights, which is about $600 US. That's about the same price as the Depo F30 headlights most people buy.
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      10-23-2017, 07:27 AM   #9
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I just received the headlights and they look very similar to the F32 hexagonal ones.
Now that I have them I can see the brand on the plastic housing which is: SONAR and headlight number is SK3482 10312

I'll post photos tomorrow once they are installed.

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      10-23-2017, 11:57 AM   #10
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They look really nice, I知 looking to buy a 435ix very soon, and that would be my first mod,
quick question though, would the oem hexagonal headlights fit on the 435? The car I知 looking to buy has the lighting package. Someone here mentioned in a thread I made that he think it値l work but wasn稚 100% sure.
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      10-23-2017, 12:09 PM   #11
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They look really nice, I知 looking to buy a 435ix very soon, and that would be my first mod,
quick question though, would the oem hexagonal headlights fit on the 435? The car I知 looking to buy has the lighting package. Someone here mentioned in a thread I made that he think it値l work but wasn稚 100% sure.
If your car comes with the lightening package then I assume they would fit but i'm not sure. Or else you'll have to code out the errors and maybe do some wiring, but i'm not sure.

I'll post pics tomorrow of the headlights installed!! I'm really happy I found these, they look pretty good.
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If your car comes with the lightening package then I assume they would fit but i'm not sure. Or else you'll have to code out the errors and maybe do some wiring, but i'm not sure.

I'll post pics tomorrow of the headlights installed!! I'm really happy I found these, they look pretty good.
Thanks for the response! And they do, decent price as well!
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      10-25-2017, 02:57 AM   #13
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Hey! Have you already installed them? Im really interested on seeing the result!
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      10-26-2017, 03:53 PM   #14
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Yes I have them installed, they look exactly the same as in the pics. The black headlights look good on my black F30. The quality is good, only thing I noticed is that the angel eyes are ALOT brighter than the OEM angel eyes.

another note: when it rains they get a bit of condensation in them, but it quickly goes away when the DRLs are turned on.

I'm having problems making good photos (Yes I have an F30 but I don't have a good camera, will be buying a new phone soon)

The angel eyes on these headlights are so bright, that when I make a picture I can barely see them due to the light reflection. Last time I drove out at night with only my DRL angel eyes on without even realizing, that's how bright they are!




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      10-27-2017, 02:30 AM   #15
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Those look good!!

I like how the black headlights looks on a black car (mine is black too).

I have found these ones on a spanish online store:
http://sotechtuning.es/?s=sec_din/vi...ec=&titulo=F30

They are also black, they look a bit more OEM, but they are pre style, not LCI like yours, so I am still trying to decide wich ones...

Your have regular halogen bulbs right? They come with the homologation papers? Here in Spain homologations are a pain in the ass (and I guess its in all Europe).

Thanks for the pictures! And donエt forget to post new pictures with the lights on if you get a new camera...
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      10-27-2017, 07:41 AM   #16
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Those look good!!

I have found these ones on a spanish online store:
http://sotechtuning.es/?s=sec_din/vi...ec=&titulo=F30

They are also black, they look a bit more OEM, but they are pre style, not LCI like yours, so I am still trying to decide wich ones...
Those are the Depo headlights, they look almost exactly the same as OEM.

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Your have regular halogen bulbs right? They come with the homologation papers? Here in Spain homologations are a pain in the ass (and I guess its in all Europe).
Yes they have the E-certificates stamped on the plastic housing. I got thru the technical control here in Belgium without any problems because they have electric motor and projectors in them which are required all over Europe.

They come with free halogen bulbs, but they look very yellowish. I now have a xenon HID kit installed in them. The angel eye LEDs are 6000k (more on the blueish side) rather than 5000k on the Depo headlights in the link you posted.

OEM look => go for the ones in the link you posted
Blacked out LCI look => go for the ones I posted here

The only problem with the ones I posted is that they are very difficult to find online... only carstyle.nl has them in europe right now
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      10-27-2017, 09:30 PM   #17
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F32 style hexagonal headlights with LED angel eyes, automatic height control and projectors.
Man almost, but not quite. I really don't like how the LED elements are segmented behind the light bars. Segmented enough that it's noticeable when there on and when they are off.
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$375 on ebay and the smoke are $360
You paid too much
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Black-F32-Sty...257Ciid%253A22
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Were the headlights plug n play or was there any coding and rewiring involved?
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$375 on ebay and the smoke are $360
You paid too much
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Black-F32-Sty...257Ciid%253A22
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Also the looks are completely non-oem. The depo headlights look much better and very close to oem. And so do the umnitza led headlights if your budget allows.

https://www.umnitza.com/bmw-f30-led-...ngel-eyes.html
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      11-01-2017, 04:27 PM   #21
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$375 on ebay and the smoke are $360
You paid too much
https://m.ebay.com/itm/Black-F32-Sty...257Ciid%253A22
Shipping to europe is $280 + custom fees though.
All the aftermarket parts are more expensive here :/

They look pretty good in real.
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Were the headlights plug n play or was there any coding and rewiring involved?
Plug and play.
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