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Old 07-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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HID turned purple

I have an 04 325ci with the hid headlights lastnight i got into my car started it up and my passenger side headlight was a purple/pinkish color. I'm guessing this means its about to die, but i wanted to go brigher does anyone know what the ballast can actually handle as far as brightness of the bulb?
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:44 PM   #2
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yes your bulb is going out. this guy on ebay sells OEM bulbs for a good price. these were the exact bulbs that i pulled out of my car when i replaced my lights. i would stick to the OEM 4300k bulb color, if your looking for "brighter" maybe try an aftermarket 6000k
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot and i wanted to do hid fogs do you know what the oem Housings are rated for i've seen people melt them before and i don't want to do the same
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You can put HID's in your fog lights, but it will blind oncoming cars. If you want to do it right, look into projector fog lights to focus the light a bit more
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
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we are running specials right now for 25$ shipped
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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Would anyone happen to know what the watts are on the OEM bulbs
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:53 PM   #9
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thanks a lot and i called bmw just to see how much they wanted. $250 for one bulb, i asked the guy if he was joking.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #10
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Rofl, yea don't buy bulbs from the dealer. If you google search you can find a coupon for TRS for free shipping so it comes to $95 shipped for the Philips bulbs.
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