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Old 03-06-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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2005 325CI after market HID's?

Hey guys. My 2005 325ci doesn't have bi-exenon lights, and I want to have the nice looking white low beam, just like the original Bi-Exenon. In my CLK430 I got HID kit for $40 (eBay) and it's been working perfect for the past year & a half. Do you guys think I'll be fine if I do the same thing on my CI? Any recommendations? and advices?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:19 AM   #2
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So wait do you have halogen low beams?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:37 AM   #3
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IF you're going to use a hid kit you have to use a high quality one. I'd rip out that ebay one that's in your Merc right away.

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Old 03-06-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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^^ That is your recommendation, not everyone's. The cheapest place I trust is DDM Tuning.

You would be fine with a kit off eBay (I wouldn't recommend it), you would just need error cancellers.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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yes you can. a kit from ebay will work fine too. you'll need warning cancellors or coding to prevent errors or even to use them.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #6
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ok, for the noob, can you point me to "cancellors" and "coding"? Not my first forum board, I'VE TRIED SEARCHING but I'm probably just dumb since I couldn't find any.lol
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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@THECLEANERBEAMER here is what mine look like
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:42 PM   #8
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And is it gonna be an easy plug an play like all other cars or is there something special I gotta know?
Thank you guys! You make life so much easier

I want them to look like this: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/picture...ictureid=29111
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Yeah I believe you just need to buy bulbs and just choose temp color but don't go higher than 6k
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Yea I was thinking 6000k cause I want it to look like the factory white not too blue'ish. In my CLK I got 8000K low beams, and 10000K fog lights. Looked nice but diffidently not factory look. I kinda thought it ruined the Benz classiness.
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factory is 4300k. i would probably go with 5000k because it's not as yellow.

i'm not sure where you can get cancellers from nowadays. probably ddmtuning. if you're good with soldering, you can try the DIY capacitor mod and that will work as well. as for coding, you need to go to the dealer or indy bmw shop to get them to reprogram your car to accept xenons.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:03 PM   #14
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What's the E46 fanatics take on GP Thunder HID kits?
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