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Old 10-21-2012, 03:19 PM   #6
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I thought Xenon was the gas used in the HID bulbs...

I think the Xenon name is BMW's marketing hype.. HID is HID. Different gas combinations make different colors..

From what I've seen you can change the bulb with aftermarket, but the ballasts are of 2 types and BMW specific.

Getting the high beam function to work would be the challenge if you don't have the shutter.

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