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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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Long Tube CAI on a Facelift Coupe

Good day all,

I was wondering if it's possible to install a Long tube CAI on a facelift coupe. I removed my driver's headlight today and i'm not sure how i could possibly do a Ballast relocation on these headlights.

Any of you have installed a Long Tube CAI on a facelift coupe in the past?

Here a picture of my headlight from the front the picture is old i'll try to get a picture from the top view of the one i've removed soon.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:14 AM   #2
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Injen, Dinan, and Cosmo V2 intakes come with hardware to replace the ballast.

Alternatively, I believe you can use the CSL ballast relocation part. I believe it's a genuine OEM part, you can look it up at bmwfans.info or something under the CSLM3
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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There no way....
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #4
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On a facelift coupe it's not as simple as just relocating the ballast. You need to open up the headlight, cut all 15+ wires, extend them about 2 feet or so, dremel the headlight housing for more clearance, etc.. I've done it, but it's a lot of work.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:45 AM   #5
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On a facelift coupe it's not as simple as just relocating the ballast. You need to open up the headlight, cut all 15+ wires, extend them about 2 feet or so, dremel the headlight housing for more clearance, etc.. I've done it, but it's a lot of work.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #6
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Thanks for your answers guys ,

Secono , would you mind posting some picture of your setup please?

Thanks again!
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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im lost on my prefacelift coupe mine fit no problem with a little bit of a tight clearance but no biggy and no modification required
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im lost on my prefacelift coupe mine fit no problem with a little bit of a tight clearance but no biggy and no modification required
Your lost? Facelift don't have removable ballast....
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Your lost? Facelift don't have removable ballast....
so how was i able to fit mine with zero issues?
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you said it was a prefacelift. That Is why....
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you said it was a prefacelift. That Is why....
Excuse me I meant facelift but I had Issues
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Excuse me I meant facelift but I had Issues
Now you just confusing yourself...
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Lol can you post picture of your setup Steven. Did cut the light or extended any wire.

Also which long tube do you use?

Thanks in advance!
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Steve probably doesn't have xenons
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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only reason I can think of...
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Lol can you post picture of your setup Steven. Did cut the light or extended any wire.

Also which long tube do you use?

Thanks in advance!
Oem xenon Dinan long tube
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Can you take a picture?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #19
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^ i want a picture also!
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Yes I'll post it up in an hour or so if the Mobil app lets me
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