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Old 08-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy want to change from halogen to xenon help

hi guys i have a bmw e46 2002 face lift model i have been given a pair of original bmw xenon hedlights, i want to change from halogen to xenon but what i want to know is all the plugs look like they will go straight in to this light, i have 4 plugs in tottal but 5 conection on the new xenon light. the one im missing is the little plug thats on the ballast does any one know what it does pic added below,

and also what i would like to know is do the xenon draw the same amount off volts and amps (so will the originall loom for the halogen be big enough to cope with the xenons) will these work straight away as heard something about have to take it to bmw to re flash something any ideas on this thanks
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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The little plug is for the auto-level and bixenon functionality, something you won't have anyways.
It should be ok to plug it in but you'll eventually need to flash the car for xenons.
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ok so will the original wiring loom for the halogen be ok to plug the xenons into, do they draw more amps etc then the halogens or are they about the same, when u say i will need to flash for xenons is there a mod which involves a cap, also u say i dont have auto leveling when i first turn my headlights on the bounce down then up so does this mean i do have auto leveling or is that something else

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It should be ok.
But if you have auto-leveling with halogen lights, chances are it's a euro retrofit or a euro car.
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:49 PM   #5
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ok thanks for the help, does any one know if any place that sells the resitor/cap mod all ready done so i can plug it straight in something like this, (but a uk company not usa)
http://www.europeanautosource.com/im...odule_main.jpg
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