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Old 05-08-2003, 01:55 AM   #1
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If you have Bixenon's please help!

I'm trying to retrofit my 2000 328i with 2002+ Bixenon's. The only difference in wiring between the prefacelifted and facelifted E46's is the plug pictured here titled three prong connector (passenger side headlight):
http://students.washington.edu/smile...n/DSC01065.jpg

Can someone who has a 2002+ E46 with Bixenon's probe the three prongs in the above pictured harness and let me know what the voltages are for the three prongs:
With lights off (but car on):
With only low beams on:
With high beams on:

This shouldn't take more than a few minutes and requires no disassembly of anything (except for opening up your hood).

I'll be doing the retrofit this weekend so any help before then will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-13-2003, 01:02 AM   #2
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Got some answers

I had a good friend probe the wires in his 2002 330i's bixenon and the readings from the three wires are so low that I can't imagine it being a standard circuit. As a result, it's too complicated to get working so I've simply installed Standard '00 Xenon headlamps into my car.
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Old 05-15-2003, 07:20 AM   #3
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I isntalled bi-xenons in my 323 and I left that plug empty. You only have two plugs per side to deal with and they only go in the spots they are supposed to.

Sure my bi-xenon auto-levelling doesn't work, and when I hit the high beams it uses the halogen bulb in the middle but the HIDs work perfect so that's all I am concerned about.
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