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Old 04-14-2016, 11:56 AM   #1
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Aftermarket Headlight for my 2002 325i

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I'm looking for an afforable aftermarket headlight for my 2002 325i which has bi-xenon headlights. This is the headlight of car from realoem:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=63_0550

Most headlights that I have seen (depo, spyder) always state that they will not fit with OEM HID headlights. For the lighting gurus in the house, do you know any brand that will fit with mine?

These are some of the headlights that I have gone through:

http://www.spyderauto.com/product_li...&submit=Go+%21

http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46-depo-...eadlights.html

Which one will fit my car directly, which uses a xenon control unit?
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
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Thanks Guys. I appreciate the responses.
Quick one. I am planning to buy and change just these items
1) Bi-Xenon projector and e46 mounting hardware ( https://www.theretrofitsource.com/mo...=#.VxOSJfkrL8x )
2) Shrouds - Mine look dull ( https://www.theretrofitsource.com/e4...l#.VxOYIPkrL8w )
3) Headlight Lenses ( https://www.umnitza.com/e46-headligh...rs-lenses.html )
4) Bulbs (D2S 5000k)

I believe that I don't need to change the control unit (or ballasts as they are called). I'ld like to know if this will work. . . .not exactly a fan of pleasant surprises

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Old 04-17-2016, 10:57 AM   #5
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FYI, you can also use the Nilight projectors. $40, and I can attest that they are decent for the price. would order them again.
E46 R shroud $20
Whatever HID you want.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #6
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FYI, you can also use the Nilight projectors. $40, and I can attest that they are decent for the price. would order them again.
E46 R shroud $20
Whatever HID you want.
Do I need to change my ballast for these Nilight projectors? Do i need to do any resoldering or modifications or do they fit/connect right into the e46?
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Old 04-17-2016, 03:32 PM   #7
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My mistake, if you have oem projectors. Sorry. The nilight projectors are for a full retrofit from scatter to projector.

Post a picture of what you currently have in the car, and what the plan or desired outcome is?

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Old 04-17-2016, 05:12 PM   #8
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I have OEM Bi-Xenon projectors (i.e. low and high beams are from the xenon projector) with this kind of control unit:

http://ebay.genuinexenon.com/images/IMG_2776.JPG
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:54 PM   #9
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Never have been impressed with the quality of aftermarket headlights, with fancy features.

Retrofitting your factory lights will probably give you best results. Factory wiring and connectors always work, and easy to find. You are on point with www.theretrofitsource.com for the main projector. If you want quad projectors, you could look at the nilight for the high beam location. Halo rings are easy to install if you want that as well.

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Old 04-18-2016, 03:28 PM   #10
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FWIW - we sell the same quality projectors as the "other guys" that don't support this forum through sponsorship.
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