E90Post
 


Bimmer Retrofit
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > 55W HID fog light on E90?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-15-2010, 04:38 AM   #1
PerIvar
New Member
 
Drives: 2005 E90
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Stavanger, Norway

Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)

55W HID fog light on E90?

I have a 35W HID fog light on my E90 today, but I experience that the fog light on the driver side turns off after some seconds.

I've already got some error-cancellers, but they dont seem to work.

Does the fog light housing melt if I order 55W HID for the fog lights?
As I've understood, the stock halogen fog lights are 55W - and with the 55W HID, I WILL NOT get any error or turn off? Am I right?

Anyone who has done this? Digital/standard ballast?
PerIvar is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
E90slow
Private First Class
 
E90slow's Avatar
 
Drives: 328i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: GA

Posts: 170
iTrader: (1)

I got these ones 35w no error codes very well built for a 100 bucks.http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/hipexeh11pla1.html
E90slow is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-15-2010, 08:29 AM   #3
JayKay335i
Banned
 
Drives: ///M323 DCT
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North Dakota; its best DUHHHHHH

Posts: 5,047
iTrader: (1)

I'd stick with 35w, as HIDs burn hotter than normal halogen lights. Also, a CANBUS ballast would be the easiest way of deleting errors.
JayKay335i is offline   Egypt
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2010, 12:23 PM   #4
royalblack888
Private
 
Drives: 2007 AW E90 328
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto

Posts: 76
iTrader: (0)

Im running 55watt 3000k fogs with cancellers, no problems.
royalblack888 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-25-2010, 03:30 PM   #5
LinxuS
First Lieutenant
 
LinxuS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 BMW 328i
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, TX

Posts: 389
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 328i e90  [4.64]
Quote:
Originally Posted by E90slow View Post
I got these ones 35w no error codes very well built for a 100 bucks.http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/hipexeh11pla1.html
How hard are they to install? Just plug and play?

Do they fit in the oem fog light slot or do you have to modify it?
LinxuS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2010, 02:53 AM   #6
JonLerd
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Alpine White 335i coupe
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Orange County / Los Angeles

Posts: 542
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayKay335i View Post
I'd stick with 35w, as HIDs burn hotter than normal halogen lights. Also, a CANBUS ballast would be the easiest way of deleting errors.
this is not true, halogens burn hotter because of a few reasons usually they are higher wattage 55watts vs 35 watts, and their less efficient at putting out light other byproduct is the heat. HIDs are much more efficient hence they are run at 35 watts when compared to 55watts (lumens output are closer at this difference) 55watt hid will indeed run hotter than a 35 watt hid but still slightly under the temp compared to a 55 watt halogen.

-Jon
JonLerd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2010, 09:16 AM   #7
bulldog x6
Major General
 
Drives: x6 panzer
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: probably work

Posts: 5,023
iTrader: (28)

so bottom line, are 55W HID's ok in the E90 halogen fog housing?
bulldog x6 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2010, 08:39 PM   #8
k3m0-330i
Major
 
k3m0-330i's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Albany Ny

Posts: 1,360
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to k3m0-330i
i have 55 watt hids and all did is put a relay harrness connected to the battery and the ballast yes i have an error but i got my car coded and there error less. no they do not melt the fog light ive had them for over 6 month and i drive from ny to florida 3 times a year thats 23 hrs of driving and it dont not melt them. i love 55watt much nicer color and brighter
__________________
2008 335xi e92
Current 2007 335i e90 - Sold
2003 E46 M3 Vert. Taig on Black 6spd- Sold
2002 Taig / Red / / / M3 - SOLD
2006 330i e90 - sold
k3m0-330i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-26-2010, 09:31 PM   #9
Cuba
Cuba
 
Cuba's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 328xi
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PA

Posts: 1,582
iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by k3m0-330i View Post
i have 55 watt hids and all did is put a relay harrness connected to the battery and the ballast yes i have an error but i got my car coded and there error less. no they do not melt the fog light ive had them for over 6 month and i drive from ny to florida 3 times a year thats 23 hrs of driving and it dont not melt them. i love 55watt much nicer color and brighter
Are you happen to be running DDMTuning 55w fogs?
__________________
07 328xi Monaco Blue|Premium|Cold|Navi|CA|LLumar|Mtec|DDM|aFe|Ambe r-Gone|Rear Fogs|Bimmian|PY-Speed|OEM|e92-lighting|V1|BavAuto|Weisslicht|Cyba|Beyern|Falken| Sonic Tuning|ECS Tuning|JL Audio|Rockford Fosgate
Cuba is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-27-2010, 03:28 AM   #10
k3m0-330i
Major
 
k3m0-330i's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 335xi
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Albany Ny

Posts: 1,360
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to k3m0-330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cuba View Post
Are you happen to be running DDMTuning 55w fogs?
yes i am.
__________________
2008 335xi e92
Current 2007 335i e90 - Sold
2003 E46 M3 Vert. Taig on Black 6spd- Sold
2002 Taig / Red / / / M3 - SOLD
2006 330i e90 - sold
k3m0-330i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #11
Cuba
Cuba
 
Cuba's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 328xi
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: PA

Posts: 1,582
iTrader: (11)

I just had a quick question. I'm running 35 w hid fogs with capacitor. I want to upgrade to the 55w. My question is can I just get the 55w ballast? Or do I have to change the bulb as well? Thanks
__________________
07 328xi Monaco Blue|Premium|Cold|Navi|CA|LLumar|Mtec|DDM|aFe|Ambe r-Gone|Rear Fogs|Bimmian|PY-Speed|OEM|e92-lighting|V1|BavAuto|Weisslicht|Cyba|Beyern|Falken| Sonic Tuning|ECS Tuning|JL Audio|Rockford Fosgate
Cuba is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      11-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #12
getby25
Private
 
Drives: 06 325xi
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: RI USA

Posts: 85
iTrader: (0)

guy how about using 55w for lowbeams?? it will burn the housing maybe even worse in summer time??
getby25 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-16-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
REKX
New Member
 
Drives: e90 320d
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: London UK

Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)

Will 55 watt hid cause any errors?...
REKX is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:21 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST