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Old 02-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Adding 6k HIDs and doing a retrofit to my 325xi...

Ok I am new to the forums first off and I think I am posting in the correct forum. Anyways I am wanting to buy a set of 6k HIDs (not eBay crap), I was wanting to get some input on what are a few good brands out there to go with? I have had a couple of eBay sets in previous cars and they suck. Also do I need to run a relay kit for the HIDs and how do I go about getting warning lights to go off saying I have a light out? I already know what retrofit I am going with and I am wanting to add angel eyes but not sure what brand to go with on those either. I am new to the BMW world so I am slowly trying to figure everything. Any input or help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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You'll need to retrofit projectors or buy OEM projector housings.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Projector retrofit?
Yeah the Morimoto kit works. I just didn't go with factory projector headlights because they are soo pricey.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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i just did this to my xi a couple weeks ago.
you dont need a relay.
all you need is a good set of hid lights and a pair of capacitors/error eliminators.
my friend sell hid lights, if you need a set i can hook you up.
as far as projectors, definitely go with morimoto mini.

let me know if you need any help with the retrofit or wiring for the bixenons
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Ok cool. Thanks for the input guys. I will send you a PM kleen'n'simple.
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Orions v2's and v4's for the angel eyes!
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Ok cool thanks!
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As far as the retrofits go just to make it clear...if I get the Morimoto Mini kit then it comes with everything to do the installation in my factory halogen headlights correct??
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Does the chrome cover come with the projector.?
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #12
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No, it has to be bought separate. You can get the value ones if you want from here

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=131
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http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=131
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