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Old 08-19-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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xenon's???

ok so i drive a 2004 325ci i have the xenon OEM white light, im wanting to change it to that blue glow i think its 9000k or sumthin. Does anyone know if its easy as just switching the bulbs or do i need all new ballasts or wireing????? By the way it a projector headlight dont know if that would make a difference, please help!!!! thanks!!!
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I could help. But it would hurt my soul too much. I'll leave the dirty deed to another fanatic.
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ok so i drive a 2004 325ci i have the xenon OEM white light, im wanting to change it to that blue glow i think its 9000k or sumthin. Does anyone know if its easy as just switching the bulbs or do i need all new ballasts or wireing????? By the way it a projector headlight dont know if that would make a difference, please help!!!! thanks!!!
I went from the original 4300k to 8000k, nice blue color but still good light output. Bought my D2S xenon bulbs from Umnitza.com

Anything over 8000k will look too rice in my opinion.
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It's just a matter of buying the correct bulb type, and changing it just like a standard halogen bulb, with all the same precautions.

Do remember that the higher the Kelvin rating, the more blue/purple the lights will look, but you also get less light output and are more likely to attract police attention.
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so its just a matter of just changing the pre-existing xenon bulb to a higher K depending on what colour i want????????
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Why do you want to rice out your BMW and reduce your visibility drastically?
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I think 9000k might be grounds for getting pulled over. Not sure though, but I believe 4300k is around what OEM is.
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You can install an HID kit in your existing headlights but I'd recommend replacing the headlights entirely with Projector46s. We can do them with preinstalled HIDs and angel eyes so it's a complete setup.

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^ He has OEM Xenon assemblies and you are recommending replacing the entire assembly with P46s? WTF? All he needs are bulbs. That's it. Stop trying to make money the dirty way.
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^ He has OEM Xenon assemblies and you are recommending replacing the entire assembly with P46s? WTF? All he needs are bulbs. That's it. Stop trying to make money the dirty way.
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I agree, they are a great sponsor and he might have not caught everything in the thread. Happens all the time here........trust me.

OP, just swap the bulbs. To me anything over 6000K is pointless besides eye candy and cop attraction. I like my 6000K. But, personal choice.

Pretty much every sponsor sells bulbs here.....or at least a majority of them.

EDIT: And seeing you live in Canada, I would assume the quality of the lighting and illumination for the weather is important and a safety issue for you. Take that into account before you make a decision. Here in Colorado, I would never go any higher than 6000K. Mine are not really blue at all, more of a bright white than the OEM BMW bulbs. Last thing I needed was more blue.
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It's just a matter of buying the correct bulb type, and changing it just like a standard halogen bulb, with all the same precautions.

Do remember that the higher the Kelvin rating, the more blue/purple the lights will look, but you also get less light output and are more likely to attract police attention.
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You can install an HID kit in your existing headlights but I'd recommend replacing the headlights entirely with Projector46s. We can do them with preinstalled HIDs and angel eyes so it's a complete setup.

OK so my headlight looks like these p46's but they're oem...they got a amber glow tho so can I just swap out the bulbs for some xenon bulbs or do i have to get a whole HID setup kit
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Look at the lights first and look for words on the chrome of the light ring....does it say Dynamic Xenon.....go check before you buy anything and report back
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^ He has OEM Xenon assemblies and you are recommending replacing the entire assembly with P46s? WTF? All he needs are bulbs. That's it. Stop trying to make money the dirty way.
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I agree, they are a great sponsor and he might have not caught everything in the thread. Happens all the time here........trust me.

OP, just swap the bulbs. To me anything over 6000K is pointless besides eye candy and cop attraction. I like my 6000K. But, personal choice.

Pretty much every sponsor sells bulbs here.....or at least a majority of them.

EDIT: And seeing you live in Canada, I would assume the quality of the lighting and illumination for the weather is important and a safety issue for you. Take that into account before you make a decision. Here in Colorado, I would never go any higher than 6000K. Mine are not really blue at all, more of a bright white than the OEM BMW bulbs. Last thing I needed was more blue.
I have 6000k aswell. They are NO where near r!ce or anything Honda-ish. They project almost perfectly white light with a hint of blue. They are the same color Range Rover's have, and some other's. Very nice cheap mod if you ask me.
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I agree, they are a great sponsor and he might have not caught everything in the thread. Happens all the time here........trust me.
Absolutely right, I am sorry about that. I flew through the first post way too quickly.

Since he has OE xenons, a set of D2S Replacement bulbs is all he needs. I agree with the other recommendations that 6000k is the way to go. It's the best combination between a white light output and maintaining usable light out. 8000k is an aqua blue color but you begin to sacrifice noticeable light output above that color temperature.
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Absolutely right, I am sorry about that. I flew through the first post way too quickly.

Since he has OE xenons, a set of D2S Replacement bulbs is all he needs. I agree with the other recommendations that 6000k is the way to go. It's the best combination between a white light output and maintaining usable light out. 8000k is an aqua blue color but you begin to sacrifice noticeable light output above that color temperature.
While you're here.....................
I have OEM Bixenons, and I think a bulb is gonna go out. (Either that or my ballast) Anyways, would I use the same bulb as single-xenon headlights? Or does bixenon have a different bulb.
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While you're here.....................
I have OEM Bixenons, and I think a bulb is gonna go out. (Either that or my ballast) Anyways, would I use the same bulb as single-xenon headlights? Or does bixenon have a different bulb.
Yep, both the BiXenons and regular Xenons use a D2S bulb.
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