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Old 11-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #21
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Also want to point out that the 55W HID's are too hot for a noticeably smaller housing that the OEM part. You could damage the fogs by melting them or becoming brittle with time due to overheating. Stick with a 35W HID kit as recommended. The engineers who slap the recommendations on these products usually know what they are talking about .
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:18 PM   #22
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You will destroy your LCM sooner or later with running 55w.

Have fun.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:22 PM   #23
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You will destroy your LCM sooner or later with running 55w.

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How so?
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:46 PM   #24
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How so?
The initial surge of power required to ignite the bulbs is more than what the LSZ was designed for (especially w/ respect to the fog lights).

Have you seen the thread where Neil1138's instrument cluster and mileage became all ****ed up? That was basically because his LSZ tried to draw too much current. Same thing happened more recently to another member. Common factory was HID fogs.

35W should be safe. BMW made an official HID fog retrofit for facelift sedans w/o the M-tech body kit. I'm not sure if the wiring is different. I'm pretty sure the coding is different though

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The initial surge of power required to ignite the bulbs is more than what the LSZ was designed for (especially w/ respect to the fog lights).

Have you seen the thread where Neil1138's instrument cluster and mileage became all ****ed up? That was basically because his LSZ tried to draw too much current. Same thing happened more recently to another member. Common factory was HID fogs.

35W should be safe. BMW made an official HID fog retrofit for facelift sedans w/o the M-tech body kit. I'm not sure if the wiring is different. I'm pretty sure the coding is different though
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I run 35w with a harness pulling power from the battery. No problems. Some people, when they turn on their HID fogs, they notice their hi-beam indicator, along with a couple others flash briefly
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It's 55watt 8000k. I have been running this set up for a little over a year now. No problems so far
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