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Old 05-16-2011, 09:39 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by KohbraxE46 View Post
ok sweet i am going to order them today after work, and have been looking through the website and have only 3 questions.
1. the adapter plate, do i select H7 or H1?
2. do i select bulbs as well, and will this come with the HID ballast?
3. what is the wiring that i see in the pictures, on their website? is the wiring straight forward.
4. How did you cover up the back of the head light, where the bulb used to go in?
sorry for the questions, i just don't want to waste time or money.
this DIY is sick, will be using it when i get my retro fits.
1. you shouldnt really need the adapter plate. the housing from the oem has the h7 plate already....that little silver piece i took off in one of the steps...
2. bulbs you can get the bulbs wherever you like, i just chose ddm and yes it should come with ballast if you ordered where i did.
3. wiring is simple, the h7 has only 2 prongs so does the hid kit. so just plug and play.
4. the rubber boot will fit with slight modifications. since you dont need to cut the housing, i believe you can just trim the rubber piece a little and it should fit.

ex: 2002 TIAG 325xi (sold), 2007 suzuki gsxr (sold)
current: 2002 carbon black ///M SMG
halogen headlights? want hid projectors? on a budget? maybe i can help! go here!!
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