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Old 08-26-2006, 06:56 PM   #21
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Thanks BMW Loe, you are a true fanatic. I appreciate all the help because you stayed on topic.

Foreveryone else pushing the P46's, yeah idealy I WOULD get those but I'm short on cash. I'm only running the HID's in the halogen housing untill I get get the Umnitza P46 projectors for $259
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....roducts_id=208

Should be less then 2 weeks.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:07 PM   #22
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Umnitza is good at shipping out products quickly, A+ for on the phone courtesy.

Make sure you specify to Umnitza that you already have an H7 HID kit that you'd like to install in the P46, so that they send you a modified version with a metal clip-in bulb holder so you don't end up with the same problem you currently have if you receive a halogen version of the P46.

This is also an advantage to purchasing with a vendor. The P46's on EBAY will require you to modify that bulb holder since they are designed to hold a halogen bulb.
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Old 08-26-2006, 07:17 PM   #23
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This is the metal clip that I'm talking about that holds an H7 HID bulb in place. Its that paper clip thin peice.


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I ordered that peice you linked me to on eBay that should do the trip over night shipped it too. Cost me $50 but *shrugs* it's worth it after my all frestration.
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You don't need that piece.
If you have a dremel, the whole install takes 2 minutes.
If you need assistance, email us.
BUt do what others have said, save your pennies.
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Umnitza is good at shipping out products quickly, A+ for on the phone courtesy.

Make sure you specify to Umnitza that you already have an H7 HID kit that you'd like to install in the P46, so that they send you a modified version with a metal clip-in bulb holder so you don't end up with the same problem you currently have if you receive a halogen version of the P46.

This is also an advantage to purchasing with a vendor. The P46's on EBAY will require you to modify that bulb holder since they are designed to hold a halogen bulb.
BMW Loe,

I am quite new to this forum, but having read your post, I already bought a P46 from Ebay, I do have aftermarket H7 HID kit on my car, I wanted to know what kind of modification will I need to do in order to fit my H7 HID bulb in the P46 for halogen holder.
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Thanks BMW Loe, you are a true fanatic. I appreciate all the help because you stayed on topic.

Foreveryone else pushing the P46's, yeah idealy I WOULD get those but I'm short on cash. I'm only running the HID's in the halogen housing untill I get get the Umnitza P46 projectors for $259
http://www.umnitza.com/product_info....roducts_id=208

Should be less then 2 weeks.
Just wait.... hold off installing themt ill you get the P46s.... Its a very bad idea to put those xenons in your halogen housing.
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I am quite new to this forum, but having read your post, I already bought a P46 from Ebay, I do have aftermarket H7 HID kit on my car, I wanted to know what kind of modification will I need to do in order to fit my H7 HID bulb in the P46 for halogen holder.
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This is the metal clip that I'm talking about that holds an H7 HID bulb in place. Its that paper clip thin peice.


If the projector 46, from Ebay came for halogen housing, will it come with that clip? ( Im asking because I have a H7 HID kit I wanted to put in the P46 prepare for H7 halogen housing)

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Projector46s are only available from Umnitza retailers.
If you purchased your E46 DEPO lights from eBay they are not Projector46s.
That being said, the back you see in that picture is similar to most DEPO projectors - H7s (many of ours are native D2S for Xenon).

If you have that application then a standard H7 HID kit will likely be fine. Make sure not to go too high on the Kelvin (6K max).

If you have OE headlights, they will not look like that.
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Projector46s are only available from Umnitza retailers.
If you purchased your E46 DEPO lights from eBay they are not Projector46s.
That being said, the back you see in that picture is similar to most DEPO projectors - H7s (many of ours are native D2S for Xenon).

If you have that application then a standard H7 HID kit will likely be fine. Make sure not to go too high on the Kelvin (6K max).

If you have OE headlights, they will not look like that.
Thanks for answering,
Are you telling me that most DEPO headlight ( Halogen housing) comes with that CLIP shown on the picture? Will that Clip securely fasten the H7 HID bulb?
I have McCulloh HID H7 headlight i wanted to fit in the DEPO housing. Will they fit?
thanks a lot, I wish I knew this forum earlier, I was not all into this until this last days..
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the problem with disparate products is that you never know if it's supposed to fit or will fit or won't.

That being said, it should fit with no issues. McCulloh HID are not very reliable - FWIW. There are other brands, contact Jlevi.
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the problem with disparate products is that you never know if it's supposed to fit or will fit or won't.

That being said, it should fit with no issues. McCulloh HID are not very reliable - FWIW. There are other brands, contact Jlevi.
Wouldn't I have to drill a hole to pass the cable through? (HID bulb cable), the hole im referring to is the covering cap.

thanks for your help, I will definitely consider your store for future buy!
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Wouldn't I have to drill a hole to pass the cable through? (HID bulb cable), the hole im referring to is the covering cap.

thanks for your help, I will definitely consider your store for future buy!
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You might need to since the Ebay ones are designed for a standard H7 halogen. The directions on how to are on the first page of this thread. If not, then thats great news for those that prefer to shop on Ebay to add to their HID kits.
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the problem with disparate products is that you never know if it's supposed to fit or will fit or won't.

That being said, it should fit with no issues. McCulloh HID are not very reliable - FWIW. There are other brands, contact Jlevi.

On your D2S P46's, do you use an H7 to D2S adapter or do you swap in a holder already designed for a D2S bulb?
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That's what this board is for, to help others
First of all thank you very much!

The photo shown in the first page of the back part of the headlight.
Is there any photo where I can see the Low beam part open?
I mean the covering cap is drilled right? (the one shown in the pic)
Will I then need to get the H7 adapter offered in Ebay?

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On your D2S P46's, do you use an H7 to D2S adapter or do you swap in a holder already designed for a D2S bulb?
We have a D2S adapter for our ballasts. Currently the D2S HID headlights are out of stock, but when we get them in a month or so, we'll have them again.

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Wouldn't I have to drill a hole to pass the cable through? (HID bulb cable), the hole im referring to is the covering cap.

thanks for your help, I will definitely consider your store for future buy!
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No drilling, a little slit with a utility knife will be fine.

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First of all thank you very much!

The photo shown in the first page of the back part of the headlight.
Is there any photo where I can see the Low beam part open?
I mean the covering cap is drilled right? (the one shown in the pic)
Will I then need to get the H7 adapter offered in Ebay?

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Don't open anything please, be careful.

You won't need an adapter unless your HID kit doesn't come with one.
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Don't open anything please, be careful.

You won't need an adapter unless your HID kit doesn't come with one.[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but what do you mean by the HID coming with an adapter.
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