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Old 01-18-2004, 04:09 PM   #1
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Will Bixenon's work in a 2000?

I cant find the post but I was wondering what the problems are in putting bixenons from a face lifted sedan into a 2000 sedan thanks!
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Old 01-18-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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Fitment is the big issue...you simply cannot retrofit them cause the are totally different housings...
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Old 01-18-2004, 04:35 PM   #3
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are you talking about the whole comple headlight assembly housing? You will need new hood, fenders, bumper etc to fit the whole headlight assembly. Or are you talking about taking the bi-xenon projectors from inside the housing, and putting them into you pre-face lift housing?
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Old 01-18-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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No i wasnt going to use the headlight housing, it is a complete kit but I was going to take out the insides remount them in the housing I have for my halogens.
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Old 01-18-2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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You still cannot do it...has to do with fitment and wiring abilities...
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Thanks that was my main concern the wiring.
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Old 01-18-2004, 08:40 PM   #7
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46813

That link should explain the wiring to make Bi-Xenon's work with a Halogen or Standard Xenon LCM. (about 30.00 for the parts)

This link walks you thru swapping out the Xenon projectors and insde parts of the Xenon lights into a Halogen Headlight housing.
http://www.mybimmer.net/OptimoXenonR...onRetrofit.htm
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Thanks, so basically after reading this if I dont actually care of the bixenon part of the xenons work and I jsut want to work as regular zenons and use my halogens as Highs, I really dont have to do anything special except recode ? How can I get that done?
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Thanks, so basically after reading this if I dont actually care of the bixenon part of the xenons work and I jsut want to work as regular zenons and use my halogens as Highs, I really dont have to do anything special except recode ? How can I get that done?
If you replace witht he bi xenons I don't believe the halogens in the inner light sockets will work as regular high beams. I could be wrong, but I think they only work as "Flash to Pass" not regular high beams. This could be wrong though

Most dealerships will recode for around 50.00 depending on location. I hav heard of oneor two dealerships not wanting to code for xenon. Probably just an isolated **** head for a service manager. You may or may need to recode some cars the lights will flicker due to the LCM not supplying enough juice(atleast thats my understranding of the "Flashing" issue) Also I believe all cars have the dash warning light come on indicating a burned out bulb. There are some DIY's that show how to put a resistor inline to foolt he computer into thinking that their is a regular halogen bulb. (They draw more mower than the Xenons, hence the resistor inline to fool the computer)

Good luck and searcht he forums for tons of more indepth information.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #10
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Inner pair of Halogen lights and need codes for all options

I recently purchased a 2004 that has Xenon on the outer set and Halogen on the inner pair. I put high beams on and the inner pair the Halogen never come on but the outer pair the Xenon get brighter and re-aim higher. If I pull lever back to flash as in flash to pass the inner Halogen light up as long as you keep light lever pulled back. Is this normal? I also want to get all my lights the same color. I want as close to pure white light as I can get I do not want God for bid purple (My apologies if you like this) and prefer the least amount of blue but at the same time I do not want any yellow in the light. If I could do full Xenon like my Z06 reasonable financially I would but I don't think that it is possible so with all this in mind any suggestions.

Oh on top of all of this I am looking for a list of options that can be coded in such as when I lock the car via the remote it flashes lights and maybe honks horn so I know they are locked and things that can be done with convertible roof. It is a 2004 M3 convertible.
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I don't believe fenders are necessary swaps for new headlights. Or the bumper. I'm actually postive you don't need to. I will be getting a facelifted hood, and xenons for my prefacelift...just gotta make sure you get the headlight lenses that have the straight angle sides for prefacelift corners to be mated to.
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