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Old 03-12-2016, 12:35 PM   #1
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Light Retro Fit Kit? Wiring issue

Does anyone know which light retro fit kit I should get? I'm more focused on ease of installation vs price.

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.VuRe5o-cFPY

https://www.retrofitlab.com/en/bmw-3...em-md2s-1.html

Is there anything from these kits I will need in addition to what they come with?

Jake you can throw this in the lighting forum after a little bit. I just wanted to get some quick opinions.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Do you currently have xenon headlights? The RetroQuik option is for people whose headlight bowls have been burned by the xenon projectors themselves. I couldn't see why you can't use them in a retrofit if you have halogens and you get all the right parts
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:07 PM   #3
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Yes, Razor is right. I just installed the kit from theretrofitsourse.
You will need some JB weld, the DIY's and patience.
I also ordered some new DS2 phillips bulbs as well.
Get some new headlight lens too if yours are all scratched up or foggy with some new gaskets.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:18 PM   #4
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Do you currently have xenon headlights? The RetroQuik option is for people whose headlight bowls have been burned by the xenon projectors themselves. I couldn't see why you can't use them in a retrofit if you have halogens and you get all the right parts
Bi-Xenon, I have burned out ZKW's

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Yes, Razor is right. I just installed the kit from theretrofitsourse.
You will need some JB weld, the DIY's and patience.
I also ordered some new DS2 phillips bulbs as well.
Get some new headlight lens too if yours are all scratched up or foggy with some new gaskets.
I'll get that

I replaced my lens awhile back which cleaned things up. I have the new gasket sitting in the garage
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I'd stick with TRS, they have great customer service and are US based.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:47 PM   #6
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I'd stick with TRS, they have great customer service and are US based.
Thanks Jake!

Now what angel eyes should I get? V2's or V4's fingered I might as well do some cool stuff to my car. Typically all I do is maintenance.
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From what I recall the V4's have more led's so they look more uniform/less gaps so that is what I would get if my angel eyes died today. If the price is a big difference then I would go with the V2s
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From what I recall the V4's have more led's so they look more uniform/less gaps so that is what I would get if my angel eyes died today. If the price is a big difference then I would go with the V2s
Yea price is not a factor, I'll get the V4's then.
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If money isn't an issue for you get the V4s. Also, since you have ZKW xenons, go for the RetroQuik option
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Light Retro Fit Kit? Wiring issue

Does anyone know which wire I need to connect to what?



https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.Vu3kU4-cGUk



Currenly the hi beam connection from the headlight case has a red and green wire(this plugged into the stock ZWK headlights). The Morimoto EvoX-R Bi-xenon's have a white and brown coming off it. I've been looking for the answer and no one is specific or documents it.
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It looks like I need to get a female 9006 end. But the question remains what goes to what?

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Well no one knows so I'm going to just guess...

What connection type did others go with?
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I think the harness in the car has a female 9006 end in which that will plug into. Check under the hood to confirm
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Does anyone know which wire I need to connect to what?



https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...l#.Vu3kU4-cGUk



Currenly the hi beam connection from the headlight case has a red and green wire(this plugged into the stock ZWK headlights). The Morimoto EvoX-R Bi-xenon's have a white and brown coming off it. I've been looking for the answer and no one is specific or documents it.
No polarity, doesn't matter which wire or color as long as both are wired together separately.
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I think the harness in the car has a female 9006 end in which that will plug into. Check under the hood to confirm

The pic of the green and red wires I was holding seem to what controlled the high beams. I soldered a female 9005 and plugged those into the 9006 male connector. Hooked one of the head lights up. Everything works but high beams I can hear it clicking but no change.
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No polarity, doesn't matter which wire or color as long as both are wired together separately.

Did that...no high beams
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Not sure what the plug your showing is for, you use the (2) black wires off the new projectors, and cut the plug off the green and red wires and solder a black one onto each.
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Not sure what the plug your showing is for, you use the (2) black wires off the new projectors, and cut the plug off the green and red wires and solder a black one onto each.

That's exactly what I did, but just used a plug to make it easy should have have to take something apart in the future.

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Jake should know more. Are you trying to get the bixenon effect?
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