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Old 08-28-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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Halogen headlight to xenon headlight?


I bought my 330i 2004 two weeks ago.

My car came with halogen headlights.

I would like to upgrade it to xenon headlight as well as angel eyes.

I looked up some third party headlights that has xenon headlight and default angel eyes. Those are on ebay.

In order to upgrade mine to xenon, can I get OEM xenon headlight from same model and install it? I kinda prefer everything from the manufacturer.

What are the options that I have to upgrade my headlights?

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Old 08-28-2013, 09:56 PM   #2
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Re: Halogen headlight to xenon headlight?

Yes, but they won't be super cheap. You will need to grab everything too not just the housing. Also avoid zkw branded lights as the reflector bowls are made of plastic and will eventually fail.

Look for company called retrofit source or something like that. They can help you out. HID lights are their specialty

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Click projector retrofit in my sig. For angel eyes get Umnitza Orion Lites if you're on a budget or get the Orion V2 if you want the best.
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You can use my vid too

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Old 08-30-2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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We recommend the Projector46 either with or without retrofit.

You'll easily get something that doesn't cause errors, is largely plug and play, and allows you to install and not worry about it.
Here's a recent photo of the output of the P46 standard and there are already many photos of them with the output of the FXR retrofit.
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