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Old 01-19-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
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P46 install to a car that had oem Xenons

So i picked up a project car and it appears that the car originally had oem xenons. I have an old set of p46 headlights that I would utilize. I threw out the hid kit that came with the headlights originally (had the dreaded constant flickering), so I am looking for your suggestions for an HID Kit that would work best for my scenario.I am looking for the most cost effective solution. If you could post links to your ebay recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.

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Why not upgrade the OEM lights instead of using terrible aftermarket ones? Just retrofit a nicer projector into the OEM.
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The car originally had oem xenon. I bought the car with no headlights. I want to install the p46s into the car now.
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Oh. Well then if it's to get you on the road, then I guess that's cool. OEM headlights are not very expensive on ebay though.
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Could someone suggests the best way to wire up my p46s to a car that originally had oem xenon. ? I am not sure if I should source an oem ballast and ignitor or should I use an aftermarket h7 hid kit since thatís what the p46s generally use?
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No do not get cheap rebased bulbs with **** ballasts. At minimum get some Morimoto 3Five ballasts in D2S. Also, if the P46 requires H7 bulbs, take that projector out and buy some nicer FX-R or E55 projectors and put those in. Get some nice Phillps or Osram (Sylvania) bulbs. If you code the car, then you can just plug the Morimoto ballasts into the 9006 connector on the original wiring.

I need to add that you cannot use the BMW OE ballasts without OEM xenon lights/housings. The BMW ballasts plug into the housing and keeps all the D2S wiring internal. It uses some proprietary multi-pin plug to do it too. And the OE lights have a special mounting area for the ballasts to plug/screw into.
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WDE46 if i purchase the kit you recommended will there be a bulb out error as the car originally had factory xenons?
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Factory xenons have no bulb out error afaik.


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