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Old 11-11-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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Where to find this type of connectors? Help

Hey everyone I need help looking for this part I believe that doesn't exist but I'm hoping its out there some where. I retrofitted my stock halogen lights on my 1999 323i with projectors. The bulbs on the projectors are H1 but since they are H1 bulbs the connection wires are different and they dont and wont fit my stock headlight wires. I was wondering if there is any male adapter or connector that can fit my stock headlight housing wires and I can connect my H1 bulbs too. Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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I retrofitted my stock halogen lights on my 1999 323i with projectors.
Sorry cant help much with the plug. More than likely you will need to make up an adpater wire yourself that has the proper plugs on each side.

But I am really interested in what you did exactly. When you say "retrofit" do you mean you actually took apart your headlights and mounted projectors inside or do you mean you replaced your old halogen housings with new housings that had projectors already in them?

If you really did do a retrofit I would be very interested in the specifics. LIke where you sourced your projectors and how you made them fit etc.
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When you say "retrofit" do you mean you actually took apart your headlights and mounted projectors inside


Yes, actually I took apart the entire headlight housing. The lights I had on my car when I first bought it were OEM halogen lights. I had Tsx projectors I had found off Craigslist a while back.. The retrofitting the projectors to fit the housing wasn't so hard, you just need the right set of tools. I have some pictures of the procedure I took when doing this DIY. If you are interested in it. I will be happy enough to show you what I did.. but thanks for the info I will start making my own adapters by tomorrow.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:12 PM   #4
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Get in the Zone. AutoZone!

Seriously tho. Its a generic plug.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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You can use spade connectors, crimped and shrink tube sealed.
This is the female end, as pictured in your plug.



Size you buy should be based on the size of the terminals on whatever you want to power.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:43 AM   #6
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Cool thanks guys for all your help. I will see what I can do since it's cold out.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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Yes, actually I took apart the entire headlight housing. The lights I had on my car when I first bought it were OEM halogen lights. I had Tsx projectors I had found off Craigslist a while back.. The retrofitting the projectors to fit the housing wasn't so hard, you just need the right set of tools. I have some pictures of the procedure I took when doing this DIY. If you are interested in it. I will be happy enough to show you what I did.. but thanks for the info I will start making my own adapters by tomorrow.
nice!

Yes, I would really like to see how this turned out. Post up thos pictures when you get a chance! I have been contemplating doing a retrofit myself and would love to see how you made it work. Were your lights AL or ZKW?
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Something like this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Xenon...Q5fAccessories
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:49 AM   #9
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Not really, You see the connection on those are for the ballast. I need something that will plug into your factory wiring with like red or black wire for me to cut and attached additional wiring...but thanks for pointing this one out I have friend that looking for wire like that lol.
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