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Old 04-28-2002, 07:31 PM   #1
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If you install OEM Xenons in a non-Xenon E46...

will the "headlight-out warning light" come on? I was told it does... is there a way around it?
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Old 04-28-2002, 08:39 PM   #2
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Your dealer will need to use MoDiC to reset your car's computer so that "Xenon = YES".
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Old 04-28-2002, 08:44 PM   #3
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Have you upgraded yours to Xenons or know someone that did?
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Old 04-28-2002, 11:12 PM   #4
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Your dealer will need to use MoDiC to reset your car's computer so that "Xenon = YES".
is that an expensive thing to have done?
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Old 04-29-2002, 04:07 AM   #5
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I got mine done in Germany before I left.

They installed the german version xenon. It has auto leveling and I got the rear fog lights and the switch. They sold it to me but told me it was not DOT approved and might not pass customs. But I got them installed anyways and had no problems with customs. It was pricey though....

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Old 04-29-2002, 04:31 AM   #6
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Yes the headlight indicators come on inside the car. A friend of mine got them in his 323i. It's somewhat annoying.
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I plan on one day buying xenon headlights, and I had read about the procedure on the .org while I was still over there. It should be a nominal fee, if not free.
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Well, Xenon OEM from the dealer cost lots of $$$, so I grab the bosch version which is half prices. The different is BMW brands and Without. Modules etc are intacts.

Most dealer dont know the different anyway because its 100% identical accept for the brands. However you will required your dealer to reset your car using their MoDic system and told the internal car diagnostic that u have installed Xenon/Bi-Xenon. Dont know the cost there in US, but my dealer in Indonesia will do it for its labor cost only which is quite cheap

If you do not reset the system, Xenon might get burn up and will fail from time-to-time. Plus the error display is annoying like hell. This happen due to the different Watts between Non-Xenon (55W) and Xenon (35W) output.

I hope this will help out..

P.S. the autoleveling will be disable once the system reset. I was wondering if anyone know if this can be fixed. This happen due to the autoleveling sensors.
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