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Old 07-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #1
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Projector headlights

Ok, here's my dilemma. Bought projector headlights to replace my regular halogens. I notice that on the ballast, there's a different connector. This connector has two plugs that are different than the halogen's. What do I need in order to make this work? I'm referring to the outside light in the unit. Halogens are simple yet these are not compatible to my car!
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #2
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Ok, here's my dilemma. Bought projector headlights to replace my regular halogens. I notice that on the ballast, there's a different connector. This connector has two plugs that are different than the halogen's. What do I need in order to make this work? I'm referring to the outside light in the unit. Halogens are simple yet these are not compatible to my car!
Confused with your post.

Did you buy OEM ballasts and OEM bi-xenon projectors?
OEM bixenon ballasts have two ports; one for the bulb and another for the bixenon shutter on the projector. Then there is a cable coming out of the ballast that connects to the Halogen headlight socket.

So basically, its one wire IN and two wires OUT at the ballast for OEM ballast and bixenon projector setup.

I have OEM bixenon projectors retrofitted to the halogen housing with after market ballasts. I tapped the high beam light wires for the bixenon shutter, because there is no second(bixenon shutter trigger) port in the after market ballast.

PS: You should have posted in the lighting section. If mods can move this thread there.
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #3
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Pictures would help a lot, most probably you bought an aftermarket kit with the "universal" connectors. The factory wiring is the same for Halogens/Xenon headlights
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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Yes. They are aftermarket headlights. My question is: there are two wires coming out of the ballast side of the unit and am concerned they will be incompatible with my current halogen unit. Any hints?
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Yes. They are aftermarket headlights. My question is: there are two wires coming out of the ballast side of the unit and am concerned they will be incompatible with my current halogen unit. Any hints?
Take a look at this thread, you might get a good idea of what you are looking for.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=871553

Do you have the OEM ballasts? The OEM bulbs are D2S for xenons and h7 for halogens. The plug is same though, only the bulb housing is different.

If you could post some pictures then it would be more clear for what you are asking about.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:36 PM   #6
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