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Old 09-24-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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HID question for halogen lights

Ok so I'm about to order a HID kit and I need to know if I need the code eliminator or the extra wire harness ?

2000 323i with stock halogens
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Please don't do it. Properly upgrade your lighting instead of blinding others by having terrible light output/pattern. Buy new head lights, perform an FX-R retrofit or something.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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you might get hassled by cops. since HIDs in non projector housings are illegal. just an fyi
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Yes you will need an error canceler.

Look at Solidjake's writeup.
search: "Do's and Don't s of lighting."
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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Haha I don't care about blinding cops I have had about 15 different cars with HIDS and I have never got a ticket for that. And thanks mpr77 I will Order that to
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:56 PM   #6
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Haha I don't care about blinding cops I have had about 15 different cars with HIDS and I have never got a ticket for that. And thanks mpr77 I will Order that to
With an attitude like that, you deserve to get a ticket. And your license taken.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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With an attitude like that, you deserve to get a ticket. And your license taken.
Hahahahaha that's hella funny kiss my ass so what
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:12 PM   #8
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Hahahahaha that's hella funny kiss my ass so what
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #9
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You don't need the canceler. Rthats a waste of money. I forget the ne'er but look it up its under te hid retrofit under the DIY section.
I have HIDs and I use a capacitor instead of the code eliminator.
Only about $2 per cap.

After I installed those, my lights dot flicker, nor do I get an error light.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:15 PM   #10
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I also am doing the projector retrofit tonight.
I was an ass and ran 5k HIDs with reflector bowl... But I'm beig nice an Doig te retrofit.

But honestly, the cap ha been working for about 6 months no issues.
I'll be flashing the LCM shortly.

Sorry for any typos. Trying to get used to the iPhone keyboard.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #12
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Lol there's some nice people on here but for the most part everyone else is a **** talker from what I have seen
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #13
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Some people are trolls. Others live life by the rule book it came with.
But the hid's... Kinda a dick move, but can't speak seeing as I've got them now.... Lol

But I'll look it up when I get home later. It's like a uf3700 cap. Something like that.
It's in the hid projector retrofit diy. Works amazing. No codes. Nothing.

Ad, muuuchh cheaper than an error code eliminator.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:10 PM   #14
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Also, you'll have to hollow out the bulb holder. Just cut the back off, and take a dremmle and care out the inside so the HID fits. Takes about 5-10 minutes.
Only way to make it work.
I'd buy 2 new ones, just as a back up incase. $15 for BMW.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:19 AM   #15
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Don't put a hid kit in the halogen lights....

If I knew your license plate I'd call your local police department and have them look for you.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #16
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I'm not trying to be an ass but its not illegal because its in reflector bowls.
It's illegal because its a modification to the car that isn't factory installed.

And all the spivics with HID's in reflectors running around, police just sit care anymore.
And 4.5k lights look like a super bright halogen bulb.
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