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Old 03-27-2009, 08:42 PM   #1
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The cool way to relocate your xenon ballast if you have a tube-style cold air intake

I did a little researching and turns out that all E46 used the same xenon ballast. I think they updated the ballast for every car in 2002, but this pretty much means any xenon from the M3 to a 323i will use the same ballast. So this go me thinking, the M3 and M3 CSL both have really big intakes and have to relocate their xenon ballast right from the factory, and they also use the same ballast, so maybe I can use this bracket from the M3 on my 330i sedan. Turns out the bracket and plastic cover cost $16.04 + shipping from Tischer, so I might as well give it a try.

Well, it fit perfectly.





























And here is what it looked like before the bracket and cover






Parts you need:

1x Bracket - BMW Part # 61127893034

1x Cover (up to 9/2001) - BMW Part # 61127893035
or
1x Cover (after 9/2001) - BMW Part # 63127832829

2x Screws - BMW Part # 72128244154

You will reuse one of your stock non-M intake bolts and you need a 10mm nut.
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