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      10-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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I hope you realize you are blinding oncoming drivers with your "retrofitted" HID bulbs. You never drop an HID bulb in a free form halogen reflector housing. The light sources are completely different and not interchangeable.
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      10-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #24
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Just installed the HID kit on my 2012 320i, no flickering and no system malfunction code. I bought the kit from this ebay seller for $35 bucks. Make sure you order the H7R kit, the R kit is supposedly designed for halogen headlights to reduce glare. Here is the advice for those of you having trouble removing the H7 bulb. make sure you leave the connector connected to the bulb, then you hold onto that and pull the bulb out by tilting the bulb from the bottom. my left side came out quite easy, then the right side is a little tight. I believe the H7 bulb is pressed fit into the bulb holder.

Also installed the LED Parking lamp. no error either.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/270921200523...84.m1439.l2649
Where did you find the correct daytime running light led bulb?! I can't find it anywhere : can you post a link where you brought it from? Also what kind of bulb is it?
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      11-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #25
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That looks really clean!


Are there HID's in red? Or do I just have to do a regular red bulb?
I am thinking of putting red for my fog lights.
Its illegal to have forward facing red lights, as they could be confused for brake or tail lights.
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      11-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #26
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where did you mount the ballasts? I can't find instructions anywhere on how people are installing them.

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i just tie the wire hardness and ballast together once the bulbs are installed, and tucked it inside the headlight housing before putting the round plastic dust cap back on. I've got the slim ballast HID kit, so it will fit right in there.
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      11-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #27
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I hope you realize you are blinding oncoming drivers with your "retrofitted" HID bulbs. You never drop an HID bulb in a free form halogen reflector housing. The light sources are completely different and not interchangeable.

Actually, since i've installed this kit, i havn't got any high beam flashes from on coming traffic yet. The BMW light housing is designed to aim the light down, if you look inside, there's a metal sleeve surrounding the light bulb, that's to reduce glare.

I've found the only time the light will cause glare is when the light is dirty. that's why headlight washer for cars equipped with HID is mandatory in the earlier days. so, just make sure you wipe your headlight clean even if you can't wash your car.
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      11-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #28
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hey could you link me the parking light bulbs you got?
sorry, after 60 days, don't have the ebay sellers info anymore, just search H6w error free, and find a seller that has the highest rate, you should be fine. the two bulb only cost me like $4 together.
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Ok so I got some HID's and I thought taking out the bulb and installing the HID's would be a piece of cake, but I can't seem to figure out how to lock the lowbeam bulb back in place. I tried everything and went at it for hours, did I bend the clips when i pulled it out?

Any suggestion would help greatly. Thanks.
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i would appreciate a step-by-step DIY guide too, im not ready to spend $250 (local quote), but im also not confident in doing it myself..
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