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Old 02-04-2014, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question 2.5 single xenon Projector

i ask this question...why are my projectors lenses 2.5"? i have a 2001 300ci, bought it from a used BMW car lot. is it possible they are are not stock? i was under the impression that ALL came stock with 3" lenses. I ask because i was doing a ZKW lens replacement and now i am stuck because they wont fit...i am lost...
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:03 PM   #2
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i ask this question...why are my projectors lenses 2.5"? i have a 2001 300ci, bought it from a used BMW car lot. is it possible they are are not stock? i was under the impression that ALL came stock with 3" lenses. I ask because i was doing a ZKW lens replacement and now i am stuck because they wont fit...i am lost...
Post a picture, that will help determine whether they are OEM or not. Also, do the shrouds (chrome pieces surrounding the projector in the reflector bowl) have "XENON" engraved into them? If not, it's almost certain that they aren't OEM. There's a slight chance that someone would have replaced the shrouds, but it's unlikely. And if they do, there's also a chance that someone engraved "XENON" into a set of shrouds for a retrofit. Possibly even took the shrouds out of a totaled E46 with OEM Xenons.

Also, if you provided me with your VIN, I could look up your car data and see if a headlight upgrade is listed.


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Post a picture, that will help determine whether they are OEM or not. Also, do the shrouds (chrome pieces surrounding the projector in the reflector bowl) have "XENON" engraved into them? If not, it's almost certain that they aren't OEM. There's a slight chance that someone would have replaced the shrouds, but it's unlikely. And if they do, there's also a chance that someone engraved "XENON" into a set of shrouds for a retrofit. Possibly even took the shrouds out of a totaled E46 with OEM Xenons.

Also, if you provided me with your VIN, I could look up your car data and see if a headlight upgrade is listed.


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i will post a picture tomorrow hopefully. the shrouds do have "Xenon" on them everything looks and seems legit except for the fact that the actual projector is smaller than usual?
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i will post a picture tomorrow hopefully. the shrouds do have "Xenon" on them everything looks and seems legit except for the fact that the actual projector is smaller than usual?
I'm not sure about the whole ZKW thing. I'm wondering if maybe you got a replacement for a facelift car instead of pre facelift. Or maybe someone got you the wrong part.


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[QUOTE=CJin2552;15985381]I'm not sure about the whole ZKW thing. I'm wondering if maybe you got a replacement for a facelift car instead of pre facelift. Or maybe someone got you the wrong part.


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i orderd the 3" ZKW lens from Theretrofitsource.com, haha i donno im going to keep doing research..but i haven't found anything yet...thats a cool Sig by the way what program did you use for it?
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I'm not sure about the whole ZKW thing. I'm wondering if maybe you got a replacement for a facelift car instead of pre facelift. Or maybe someone got you the wrong part.


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i orderd the 3" ZKW lens from Theretrofitsource.com, haha i donno im going to keep doing research..but i haven't found anything yet...thats a cool Sig by the way what program did you use for it?
Sorry for the late reply. I just edited it in PhotoShop. I tweaked the filters a little and made a few different layers to change the color from full color to black and white in 20% increments. I appreciate the compliment, I've never had someone tell me it was cool.
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