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Old 01-17-2013, 07:34 AM   #701
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9006 is for the fog lights. H7 are the halogen headlights, you need this harness to convert to HID's.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:03 AM   #702
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100%? So that Canbus H7 harness I linked to is the only one I will need?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #703
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Hey guys so I took apart some depo projectors to paint the shroud. And now I have everything taken apart ... I have some projectors that I took out of my last e46 that was totaled... anyway they are aftermarket on the projectors it says sonar. Anybody know anything bout them
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #704
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Hey guys so I took apart some depo projectors to paint the shroud. And now I have everything taken apart ... I have some projectors that I took out of my last e46 that was totaled... anyway they are aftermarket on the projectors it says sonar. Anybody know anything bout them
Yeh, they're going to fail on you sonar rather than later.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:57 PM   #705
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Ok so the sonar are crap? Also what should I yse to clean off the projector? Windex? Alcohol?

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Old 01-25-2013, 06:25 PM   #706
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Anybody know were I can get one of these

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:18 PM   #707
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Where do you connect the wire from the back of the projector?


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Old 02-02-2013, 12:43 AM   #708
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this looks like i would make a complete mess with all these parts . this is my next upgrade i might just have to shell out the big bucks and buy some that are already converted
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:10 PM   #709
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Guys, I have just finished reading every single post spanning 36 pages. Took me about a week in between long hard days at work and sleeping, but every piece of info one could possibly need is here...except this: I have everything from TRS, the ballasts, bulbs, and h7 harness. Will I need any sort of canbus harness also to avoid flickering/dash errors or will it be okay to work with what I have already?
It's going in a 2000 323ci if that matters at all.

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Old 02-02-2013, 01:37 PM   #710
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I'm really serious about doing this very soon...I can't take my lights anymore...and I didn't read all 36 pages!

I looked at the kits, but haven't a clue what all I need or don't need. I'm oldstyle headlight, so at least can get my lens cover off with no problem...but from there, I'm really lost.

Can I do projector hids in a pre-facelift? Anyway, you lighting guys are speaking a language I haven't quite picked up on...all I can figure out is I need a projector, a bulb, and ballast...maybe some other electronic gizmo too...and then I need to get the car flashed...or is that optional?

Could I leave it as it is...have four bulbs on with high lights and have flash to pass as I am now? I have day time running lights too...if the flash is necessary, does that 'kill' the drl?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:47 PM   #711
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this looks like i would make a complete mess with all these parts . this is my next upgrade i might just have to shell out the big bucks and buy some that are already converted
I have a vid. EXTREMELY simple. Watch it and decide

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What is wire for on the projector?
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How is everyone installing the wires through the headlight from the projector? Drilling holes?
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I'm really serious about doing this very soon...I can't take my lights anymore...and I didn't read all 36 pages!

I looked at the kits, but haven't a clue what all I need or don't need. I'm oldstyle headlight, so at least can get my lens cover off with no problem...but from there, I'm really lost.

Can I do projector hids in a pre-facelift? Anyway, you lighting guys are speaking a language I haven't quite picked up on...all I can figure out is I need a projector, a bulb, and ballast...maybe some other electronic gizmo too...and then I need to get the car flashed...or is that optional?

Could I leave it as it is...have four bulbs on with high lights and have flash to pass as I am now? I have day time running lights too...if the flash is necessary, does that 'kill' the drl?
You can do HIDs in a prefacelift. You should be able to follow this thread more or less exactly. Or you can buy a set of OEM HIDs and use those.

Technically recoding the LCM is optional if you use an error canceler... but I think recoding it is the best way to go. If you're willing to buy a cable, I can guide you to coding your LCM.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:37 PM   #717
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Where do u guys get the rings ?
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To tap into the high beam for the bi-xenon option.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:07 PM   #719
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so my lenses are trash and so are my gaskets they leak in on my stock halogens . so rather than retrofit which i doubt i could do anyway as stated above . i plan on getting these http://www.ebay.com/itm/170984733149...84.m1423.l2649
whats up with this ds2 projector and bulb conversion it has installed in it . is it comparable to what you guys are recommending . these are supposed to be the best model projectors he has for sale
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Hey guys -- just FYI, I found that the E39 HID gasket for the rear of the headlight is a pretty good fit on our E46s. You do have to stretch it a little, but it seals quite well for those running external ballasts -- especially if using d2s bulbs. Part number: 63126904047

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