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Old 02-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #1
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Can I get HIDs?

Ok, so picked up my 05' 330ci and assumed it came with xenons since i saw it had projectors, but was disappointed to find they are regular headlights. Can I replace these with xenons and if so do I need anything special since the car already has projectors? Also how will the quality and cutoff be like? Attached is a pic of the front of the car for reference, any help is appreciated!!
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:44 AM   #2
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whoa i totally woulda thought those are xenons also. damn that sucks..
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:20 AM   #3
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yeah. you just need a kit that will plug and play. jlevi has them.

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Old 02-22-2008, 02:53 AM   #4
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Yes, my car also came with projectors but halogen bulbs. It seems to be that 2004 and later facelift coupes came with projectors even if you had halogen bulbs.

I retrofitted the Piccolo HID kit from jlevisw.com and had to flash my car's LCM at a dealership for $100 (setting: retrofit bi-xenon) to get it working properly. Without the flash, an error light would go off on the dash and the lights would shut off after starting the engine.

I can't seem to find the Piccolo or Prolumen HID kits for sale on Jlevisw.com anymore. Does anyone know why?
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:56 AM   #5
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should still be for sale. just contact them. i have the warning cancellers, if you didn't want to spend so much for the lcm reflash. i would still recommend getting a reflash though.
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