E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > Tuning & Tech > Lighting Forum

Lighting Forum
Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
ilkercatal
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 48
My Ride: 2001 325 i
New headlight recommendations?

Howdy all. I have a 2001 3.25i with regular headlights. I want to put newer style headlights on my car, the ones with projectors and Hid bulbs in em. Can you guys tell me If I go ahead and buy 2003-5 headlights, will they fit on my car ( oem)?
Is there aftermarket options ?
Thank you
ilkercatal is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 07-13-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,384
My Ride: 2002 330i
Read this please

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=925497


If you need any installation help let me know since I'm close to BK
__________________
WTB FACELIFT SEDAN TITANIUM SILVER DRIVERS FENDER

Youtube - Electric Fan Swap - Projector Retrofit - Bulb Guide - NY to LA cross country
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
ilkercatal
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 48
My Ride: 2001 325 i
very nice stuff you posted thanks, but i am actually looking for "plug and play" type of stuff, like just buy it and use it???
ilkercatal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
AsianImage
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: So Pasadena - 323
Posts: 3
My Ride: 2002 330Ci
I would like to take this thread to thank SolidJake for the write up. I am a new owner of a 2002 330Ci and was going to do the easy H7 HID set up...until I read your very good post. I will save up and go for the H1 Retrofit kit. $270 w/o shipping is a solid price and I will have them throw in some standard angel eyes in there too.

My mechanic HATES aftermarket xenons has they are always more trouble than they are worth, in fact he stopped installing them in his shop. I will pick up this set and ask him to install for me as I do trust his work and only take my car to him.

So thank you again for getting to the point and saving us newbs lots of time researching.
AsianImage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
Solidjake
Zero. Oil. Leaks.
 
Solidjake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NYC
Posts: 22,384
My Ride: 2002 330i
Thanks! Glad to help out. Trust me, you will love the upgraded lights.

ilker, it's not that hard to do the retrofit. If anything I can install them for you
__________________
WTB FACELIFT SEDAN TITANIUM SILVER DRIVERS FENDER

Youtube - Electric Fan Swap - Projector Retrofit - Bulb Guide - NY to LA cross country
Solidjake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2001, 325, bmw, headlights, hid

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use