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Old 04-25-2003, 02:35 AM   #1
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Help--Just got xenons from Bekkers, where do i place the resistor pack??

For guys that have the resistor pack from Bekkers, where did you place it?

Plus i just noticed in the high beams there is a small light bulb in the upper corner. What is it? There are 4 connectors in the back. Two are for the high beam and low beam..whats the other two for?


The black knobs are to aim the headlights up and down...whats the yellow one for? To aim the beam in the horizontal direction i am guessing you just play with the orientation of the assembly before installing the screws, right?

Thanks for the help.

I'll call Bekkers tommorrow for some help also but i thought i'd get better answers here than from them.
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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I put the resistor pack on the passenger side in the little cut-out space of the winshield washer reservoir behind the headlight. The one on the driver side fit right in behind the headlight.

The small light bulbs in the high beam reflectors are "city lights". I haven't connected mine yet, but later this summer I'll probably get around to it. They're like extra marker lights that are common in Europe.

There are 2 black knobs on each housing - 1 is for up/down adjustment, the other is for left/right adjustment. I don't know what the yellow knob does, I left mine alone.

It's funny because my BMW dealer thinks the xenons are from the factory. They don't even notice the resistor packs and the lack of autoleveling.
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks slow323ci

I'll go check out the placement later.
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Old 04-27-2003, 08:51 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, let me know if you want pics...
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Old 04-27-2003, 11:00 PM   #5
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Hey guys, I just installed my xenons also. Its OEM from another poster from this forum. Everything works fine, it's just that I would need to turn my lights on everytime I start my car. Because the xenons are not a complete circuit. I know that you need to get the resistors. But I remembered seeing on the forums somewhere that there is a DIY to bypass that problem. Anyone know of that method? Thanks a lot guys
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Old 04-29-2003, 11:40 AM   #6
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You know I noticed all of us w/out Xenons or installed them ourselves all have pre-01 cars.... did they just not offer xenons before 01?


On topic: I need some xenons... these halogen H7s gotta go!
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Old 04-30-2003, 07:32 PM   #7
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Pull out fuse #32. Do search to double check.

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Hey guys, I just installed my xenons also. Its OEM from another poster from this forum. Everything works fine, it's just that I would need to turn my lights on everytime I start my car. Because the xenons are not a complete circuit. I know that you need to get the resistors. But I remembered seeing on the forums somewhere that there is a DIY to bypass that problem. Anyone know of that method? Thanks a lot guys
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