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Old 09-08-2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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Umnitza mtech2 foglights questions

Hello,

I just installed the mtech 2 in my 325i facelifted however I wasn't able to plug and play the fog lights. Seems like the connections between the foglights and the main plug don't fit .

Just as a reminder this is the foglights that come with the bumper, they are the xenon fog lights. Can someone please tell me if they are supposed to be plug and play or you need to do some modification .

Here are the pics of the plugs that don't connect to each other properly.

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Old 09-08-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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i think you might be missing the ballasts for those lights?
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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How difficult is the rest of the bumper install? Is it difficult to deal with the brake ducts or anything like that?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #4
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i think you might be missing the ballasts for those lights?
No I don't. I couldn't find a picture in their website of just the xenon fog lights but is pretty similar to this.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:41 PM   #5
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How difficult is the rest of the bumper install? Is it difficult to deal with the brake ducts or anything like that?
Let's say that if you want to save money it will turn out to be really difficult.
brake ducts and all of that was easy. I don't know what type of car you have but for a 325i I also needed to change the brackets and even after that was hard to install my friend and I. I know I saved couple of hundreds but still was tough and lot of scratches
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just push the pins in a little and you'll be able to slide the 9006 plug into the H11 plug. the pins sometimes need to line up better.
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just push the pins in a little and you'll be able to slide the 9006 plug into the H11 plug. the pins sometimes need to line up better.
If you're hoping for a short when the rain comes or when you wash your car, then maybe this will work. And besides, bending the pins doesn't allow you to fully slide in the male end to the point where the connectors lock in.

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That's what I had to get. Works just fine.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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Been wondering this myself. My Umnitza kit came with this, and only this. I guess I'm missing something?


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Bump. Am I missing parts, or am I just not seeing where those two small plugs go? The plugs on my factory lights look like the big one on the box there.
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yep, umnitza sells ya something then tells ya to bend or deform a part ............brilliant
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Bump. Am I missing parts, or am I just not seeing where those two small plugs go? The plugs on my factory lights look like the big one on the box there.
You're not missing anything. Email us the photos so a tech can assist you better.
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:26 PM   #12
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Note* Only the facelifted version needs brackets. The pre facelift is already good to go as is. However, you need to get brake ducts or you will have some huge gaps you can see through the bumper. And ouch, I would buy the 9006 to H11 adapter as noted above.
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Actually I have a facelifted 325i and it needed the brackets that's why I had to delay this project for an extra week. Only the facelifted 330 will not need new brackets.
and I already bought the 9006 to H11 adapter. Sucks that even if you push those things hard, they will not touch or make any connections. kinda disappointed \that I had to spend extra $10
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Actually I have a facelifted 325i and it needed the brackets that's why I had to delay this project for an extra week. Only the facelifted 330 will not need new brackets.
and I already bought the 9006 to H11 adapter. Sucks that even if you push those things hard, they will not touch or make any connections. kinda disappointed \that I had to spend extra $10
What kind of brackets are you referring to? And yes, that is totally inconvenient. Should be included in the package. Especially since Xenons are an extra $99
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What kind of brackets are you referring to? And yes, that is totally inconvenient. Should be included in the package. Especially since Xenons are an extra $99
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...51&fg=15&hl=35

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #16
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Foglights work now. Went and bought the adapters. now it looks smexy
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Nice, enjoy the new front end. Good call getting the adapters.
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Nice, enjoy the new front end. Good call getting the adapters.
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Did you order the Xenon fogs as an option and pay extra? Hows the fitment of the rest of the bumper?

Got an installed pic?
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Did you order the Xenon fogs as an option and pay extra? Hows the fitment of the rest of the bumper?

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