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Old 02-12-2013, 12:28 AM   #21
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oh i see, i forgot to mention something. im using DDM ballasts 35watts from my previous HID's along with ebay projectors and h3c bulbs. the links listed bellow is pretty much my setup

http://www.ddmtuning.com/Products/Re...nt-HID-Ballast
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...oducts_id=4125

heres some pics showing the foglights on and to compare reflectors vs no fogs vs projectors. mines the one on the right btw, still havent updated signature since i bought it


that looks great . and great idea . is it hard to figure out how to put the oem fog housing over the projectors
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:30 AM   #22
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Yes. If you plan to use them as driving lights. OEM are reflectors designed for fog. You lose the fog lights ability a little. I went ahead and did it because we get very little fog in sandiego. But it's better because the light stays on the road instead of reflecting upwards, giving you dryer visibility and reducing glare onto oncoming traffic. On my set up I reused the OEM housing, so it almost looks stock when it's off. Plus the glass protects the lens.
i wish u had some close up pic and pic of every step . but im deff doing same

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:38 AM   #23
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i can take more tommorrow. its easy to set up. theres already ironically a few markings on the inside spot where you should drill. the only thing you need are some bolts from your local hardwarestore.

post # 31 has a pic and more info excactly how he did it. thats what i based mine on

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...or+fogs&page=2
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #24
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i can take more tommorrow. Its easy to set up. Theres already ironically a few markings on the inside spot where you should drill. The only thing you need are some bolts from your local hardwarestore.

Post # 31 has a pic and more info excactly how he did it. Thats what i based mine on

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...or+fogs&page=2
that all good info ur great help . Is it posible to make my high beams hid . And are there projector replacment 5000k bolbs or do i have to get a new hid kit for that
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that all good info ur great help . Is it posible to make my high beams hid . And are there projector replacment 5000k bolbs or do i have to get a new hid kit for that
you could make the high beams HID, easy as sticking an H7 bulb with a ballast on each side, but i wouldn't recommend it. you will lose the ability to flash your lights because flashing HID's reduces their life.

Heres what did on my car. i had had it coded. Now my fog lights are always on even if i flash the high beams or leave them on. i made it so flashing my high works like regular, with the exception of foglights staying on. but when i switch the stalk foward my bi xenon go into high beam mode and my halogens go into highbeam mode. so essentially i can drive with 4 high beams, fog lights, and bright as heck angel eyes. Believe me i can't see any reason for needing to spend more money on light, everyone who's seen them think they're almost too bright.

quad xenon projector diy
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=595110
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:53 PM   #26
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8K headlights and green projectors sorry to ask but what nationality are u?
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low beams xenon, halogen highbeams off, no fogslights on


high beam xeonon on, high beam halogen on, foglights on.


the bottom has a slight tint of blue because i was too impatient wait a couple minutes to let the foglights reach the correct color. but in reality the colors are a perfect match. Same camera settings and editing was used. what you see in the pics is pretty much the same thing in person, no exageration, the car's front was about half a foot behind the camera just to give you a perspective. distance wise that lightpole is about 5 huge ass houses down the street.
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8K headlights and green projectors sorry to ask but what nationality are u?
lol im going for all 5000k 50w now dont want to look ricey its not a civic lol
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low beams xenon, halogen highbeams off, no fogslights on


high beam xeonon on, high beam halogen on, foglights on.


the bottom has a slight tint of blue because i was too impatient wait a couple minutes to let the foglights reach the correct color. but in reality the colors are a perfect match. Same camera settings and editing was used. what you see in the pics is pretty much the same thing in person, no exageration, the car's front was about half a foot behind the camera just to give you a perspective. distance wise that lightpole is about 5 huge ass houses down the street.
now that is awesome defiantly going with all these pro custom ideas u giving me sweet
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.... i had had it coded. Now my fog lights are always on even if i flash the high beams or leave them on. i made it so flashing my high works like regular, with the exception of foglights staying on. but when i switch the stalk foward my bi xenon go into high beam mode and my halogens go into highbeam mode...
How do you code this?
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #32
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How do you code this?
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...CJyaz_QG#gid=0

this link has a list of all parameters you can change

it is 520 on that list. and you want it set to not active, to enable the feature
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I don't suppose I can do this with BMW Scanner, can I? Do I have to have NCS Expert or something?
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