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Old 10-21-2012, 12:35 PM   #1
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Replacing factory Xenons with aftermarket HID's?

OK, I did a pretty extensive search before posting this but I could not find a direct answer to my question.
I have stock Xenons and the drivers side low beam is coming on for a minute or two before flickering and shutting off completely until I cycle the lights, which only keeps the light on for another minute or two. After researching online I believe the problem will most likely be in the ballast or ignitor. On a 2001 330CI
So instead of buying a new OEM ballast and ignitor, could I eliminate the problem by replacing these with aftermarket HID kit? Would it be as simple as unplugging the OEM ballasts and remove wiring? Then simply plugging in the aftermarket setup complete with ballasts, bulbs and code cancellors?
Would this eliminate any dash headlight faults from showing up? Can anyone recommend a kit that would work? I know stock bulbs are H7 but will I still need any kind of adapters? Also, should I stick with 35w or go with 55w in 5k or 6k? Thanks guys. I appreciate any help.

Last edited by KarmaOne; 10-21-2012 at 12:39 PM.
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