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Old 11-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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Help me find this Plug

hi guys

I'm after this Plug ....the one that run Power into the ballast.



It's for the Xenon ballast. I've searched everywhere but yet to be able to obtain one. Can someone point me to the right direction?

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Old 11-03-2012, 02:01 AM   #2
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Your headlights already have this plug. Go have a look!
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #3
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Hi mate

I'm converting my halogen headlight to Xenon therefore this plug wont be there.

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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I bet you a sixer the plug is there in all halogen E46s.

It's clipped onto the H7 bulb. Take the bulb off the plug. Insert plug into aftermarket ballast like the ones in your pics!
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
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Or if you really just want the friggin things I have a few left over. Just bare fly leads with the plug you want. PM me if you want them.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #6
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Hi mate

Yeah i'm converting from Halogen into Xenon. The PLUG that i'm after is the one run POWER into the Ballast. Also it's standard BMW ballast not aftermarket.

Plug that clip onto standard H7 is different.

Can i have a photo of the plugs that you have left over?

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #7
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You will see that the plug fits! Otherwise feel free to have these 2 plugs from me free.
Just pay me what you owe.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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Damn it ...

I have the cable but never knew they would fit. The Plug fit on the Ballast nicely, the other end to go to the H7 plug might need to be modify a bit.

I do own you a sixer .... drop by for a corona any time
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Actually i need both ends to be the same on the cable, can you pm me your details so i can grab them off ya?

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:38 PM   #14
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Houston we have a problem .....

This is the plug that's going to send the power into the Ballast, what plug will "PLUG IN" into it?

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There's going to be beer involved....
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Why can't you just plug it into the ballast?
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:22 PM   #17
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Why can't you just plug it into the ballast?
Coz i'm an idiot .............. i didn't try it first. It Fit.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #19
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...finally time for that six pack to be delivered!
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My bar fridge in the garage is full of Asahi and Corona !
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