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Old 02-17-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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Which HID kit for Fog lights???

I'm thinking about installing an HID kit but I'm not sure which is the best brand to go with. Can anyone recommend the most reliable set based on your experience? Also if you guys could post how hard the installation was.

All posts are greatly appreciated except for those non-sense.....
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:58 PM   #2
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I say go with the prolumen kit that jlevi has. It's their service and warranty that makes me recommend them to you. The HID kit is plug and play so it's very easy to install. All I did was take the wheels off, peel back the fender lining, and mount the ballast & ignitor to the bumper reinforcement. That's all there is to installing it.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:23 AM   #3
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Anyone know the PROS/CONS of Plug into existing wiring kits and harness battery terminal kits? I"m guessing harness battery terminal kits are more reliable and put less stress on the stock wiring?
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:32 AM   #4
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i really want to get a ProLumen 6000K kit for my fogs...
then maybe eventually i'll upgrade my headlight bulbs to 6000K as well..
or just leave them at 4300K.
hm.. i can get them from JleviSW... anywhere else?
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:16 PM   #5
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I say go with the prolumen kit that jlevi has. It's their service and warranty that makes me recommend them to you. The HID kit is plug and play so it's very easy to install. All I did was take the wheels off, peel back the fender lining, and mount the ballast & ignitor to the bumper reinforcement. That's all there is to installing it.
E46Brat thanks for your recommendation and I would definitely look into this kit. I just picked up my P46's so it will be a perfect match... I am thinking of going with 6000k but do you suggest a brighter projection?
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:41 PM   #6
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Anyone know the PROS/CONS of Plug into existing wiring kits and harness battery terminal kits? I"m guessing harness battery terminal kits are more reliable and put less stress on the stock wiring?
Well the Pro of plugging into your stock wiring is that install is literally a cinch. It takes about 5-10 minutes per side and the most difficult part is mounting the ballast in the bumper.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:43 PM   #7
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prolumen....thanks again Jlevisw
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:14 PM   #8
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But direct plug in, wont that put more stress on the stock wiring? I'm not sure but do the HID Conversion Kits use the same power as stock 55W Halogens?
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:22 PM   #9
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HID kits are 35W; assuming the same amount of internal resistance, the current draw will be the same.

With the same amount of current draw as stock, no additional stress will be caused on the wiring by using a HID kit.
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HID kits are 35W; assuming the same amount of internal resistance, the current draw will be the same.

With the same amount of current draw as stock, no additional stress will be caused on the wiring by using a HID kit.


The external relay harness is only necessary on some applications such as E65, E63 and E60's that are more temperamental to an HID fog light setup as the fogs are tied to the bulb out warning system. We are also experiencing this same issue on the new E90s.
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Oh okay, wasn't sure if the HID kit pulled more or not. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:23 PM   #12
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Theres no LCM bulb out issues with a HID vs. Halogen? Does this apply to low beam aftermarket HID kits as well?
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:01 PM   #13
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It depends on your LCM. Mine gives a bulb out warning for the low beam only when the headlights are off, when you turn them on the bulb out warning turns off. I have to go get my LCM flashed for the HIDs. Some people are really unlucky and the LCM will cause the HID's to flash instead of lighting properly. Again the problem is fixed with a trip to have the LCM programmed.

My HID fogs set off no bulb warings.
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For the low beam HID kits I believe you need to have the dealer reflash your car for HIDs.
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