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omg A e46 09-24-2012 05:16 PM

HID question for halogen lights
 
Ok so I'm about to order a HID kit and I need to know if I need the code eliminator or the extra wire harness ?

2000 323i with stock halogens

E46_330i_Stud 09-24-2012 05:24 PM

Please don't do it. Properly upgrade your lighting instead of blinding others by having terrible light output/pattern. Buy new head lights, perform an FX-R retrofit or something.

sjacoby112 09-24-2012 05:24 PM

you might get hassled by cops. since HIDs in non projector housings are illegal. just an fyi

///MPR77 09-24-2012 05:32 PM

Yes you will need an error canceler.

Look at Solidjake's writeup.
search: "Do's and Don't s of lighting."

omg A e46 09-24-2012 05:47 PM

Haha I don't care about blinding cops I have had about 15 different cars with HIDS and I have never got a ticket for that. And thanks mpr77 I will Order that to

E46_330i_Stud 09-24-2012 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by omg A e46 (Post 14758667)
Haha I don't care about blinding cops I have had about 15 different cars with HIDS and I have never got a ticket for that. And thanks mpr77 I will Order that to

With an attitude like that, you deserve to get a ticket. And your license taken.

omg A e46 09-24-2012 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by E46_330i_Stud (Post 14758694)
With an attitude like that, you deserve to get a ticket. And your license taken.

Hahahahaha that's hella funny kiss my ass so what :)

E46_330i_Stud 09-24-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by omg A e46 (Post 14758708)
Hahahahaha that's hella funny kiss my ass so what :)

Hella? Go buy another Integra and rice it up. :rofl: Inb4 thread lock

mattfarrington 09-24-2012 06:14 PM

You don't need the canceler. Rthats a waste of money. I forget the ne'er but look it up its under te hid retrofit under the DIY section.
I have HIDs and I use a capacitor instead of the code eliminator.
Only about $2 per cap.

After I installed those, my lights dot flicker, nor do I get an error light.

mattfarrington 09-24-2012 06:15 PM

I also am doing the projector retrofit tonight.
I was an ass and ran 5k HIDs with reflector bowl... But I'm beig nice an Doig te retrofit.

But honestly, the cap ha been working for about 6 months no issues.
I'll be flashing the LCM shortly.

Sorry for any typos. Trying to get used to the iPhone keyboard.

Erikx559 09-24-2012 06:17 PM

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hahahahaha that's hella funny kiss my ass so what :)

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omg A e46 09-24-2012 06:31 PM

Lol there's some nice people on here but for the most part everyone else is a **** talker from what I have seen

mattfarrington 09-24-2012 07:19 PM

Some people are trolls. Others live life by the rule book it came with.
But the hid's... Kinda a dick move, but can't speak seeing as I've got them now.... Lol

But I'll look it up when I get home later. It's like a uf3700 cap. Something like that.
It's in the hid projector retrofit diy. Works amazing. No codes. Nothing.

Ad, muuuchh cheaper than an error code eliminator.

mattfarrington 09-24-2012 10:10 PM

Also, you'll have to hollow out the bulb holder. Just cut the back off, and take a dremmle and care out the inside so the HID fits. Takes about 5-10 minutes.
Only way to make it work.
I'd buy 2 new ones, just as a back up incase. $15 for BMW.

Solidjake 09-25-2012 08:19 AM

Don't put a hid kit in the halogen lights....

If I knew your license plate I'd call your local police department and have them look for you.

mattfarrington 09-25-2012 09:40 AM

I'm not trying to be an ass but its not illegal because its in reflector bowls.
It's illegal because its a modification to the car that isn't factory installed.

And all the spivics with HID's in reflectors running around, police just sit care anymore.
And 4.5k lights look like a super bright halogen bulb.


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