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Old 11-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #648
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Diego
Posts: 162
My Ride: 2002 330xi
Alright I did the retrofit. I got 5000k xb35 bulbs with the Hi minimoto 35 watt retrofit kit. Hooked the ballast straight to my halogen plug then the ballast to the 5000k bulb. Everything looks great. I drove the car tonight for about 20 min then started smelling something funny. I lifted the hood and the smell was coming from each of my new hid ballasts. Is this normal break in, or is something wrong? Anyone else have this happen to them? The smell wasn't a burning smell, and it didn't smell like it was electrical. Not sure how to describe it.
2002 E46 330xi
Active Autowerke Stage I Supercharger
Magnaflow 11378 exhaust
Bilstein shocks/struts + H&R springs
Style 71s
Soon to be installed Bimmerbrakes headers + LC1...

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