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Old Today, 04:20 PM   #1
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Recently purchased e46 2005, need second opinions on my headlights

So I am VERY confused as to what is going on with my headlights and need some second opinions to confirm what I think is up.

I have the xenon projectors but halogen bulbs? I think the previous owner may have placed a halogen setup in the projector bulbs?

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VIN is WBABD53475PD99058

Thanks in advance for the help, I've done plenty of searching and have yet to figure this out 100%. I bought some 4300k bulbs and went to replace it and saw this._a_
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Old Today, 07:12 PM   #2
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Ok, ALL facelift coupes 2004-2006 have projector headlights BUT they can either be equipped with xenon or standard halogen which you have.

You "should" be able to add xenon bulbs to those headlights but you will need to do the following'

- Get QUALITY ballasts (Denso, Morimoto, etc) I recommend www.theretrofitsource.com

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...-ballasts.html

or

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...tml#.VJynqsAAA

- The only choice you have unforatunely for the bulbs is aftermarket H7 bulbs, get these

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...-h7-bulbs.html

or

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...tml#.VJyn6sAAA

- Have the car coded for xenon lights via BMW diagnostic program/software
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Old Today, 07:23 PM   #3
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I was hoping you would comment!

Thanks for the help, so with the ballast and igniter kit from Morimoto in your first link, is there anything else (besides bulbs) I need to complete a HID retrofit?
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Old Today, 07:25 PM   #4
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No problem man. You shouldn't need anything else but I strongly recommend you get the car coded for xenon lights under the lighting section in PA soft. I think you can still use them till that time but it will better for the LCM do get it coded to function properly.
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Old Today, 07:38 PM   #5
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Sounds great, I do not have auto-leveling I believe so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle without the coding until my PA Soft comes in (just messaged the guy selling them to purchase).

I am ordering the Morimoto kit now and will post when I inevitably have questions when it comes in!

Thanks again for the help!
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Awesome, can't wait for pics! You're welcome
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