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DIY - halogen to xenon error removal
Published by parachute
06-20-2007
DIY - halogen to xenon error removal

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1- Screw relay onto hole behind bumper (hole is a plastic plate underneath headlight, where the arrow shows). this keeps the relay high and away from water (even when it is a water resistant relay).
2 - Connect fuse end to battery
3- Connect round connector to ground
4 - Disconnect pin #3 from headlight connector by applying pressure on the little hole above it with a needle
5 - Connect bmw pin from harness in the place of pin #3
6 - Connect original pin #3 to the last wire and tape it up
- remove original fog light and brake plastic piece that separate pins (so that the connector fits -very easy to do, look at the last picture, thats not the original fog light, it's for illustartion purposes)
- place foglight back in it's housing
- connect socket from harness to fog light
- connect 27w bulbs to the original fog light socket and adjust the fog light harness so that the bulbs are held onto the bumper facing towards the engine. (don't worry, they only turn on if you press the fog light button)


If you need to know how to do the initial swap of the lights refer to this thread: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...+halogen+xenon
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By Desi on 06-21-2007, 01:30 PM
First of all, Parachute, you are THE MAN!

Secondly, my 323i did not come with OEM fogs. I just finished reading that entire 28 page thread in which you figured this out. Basically, my question is, if I wired this with the relay and added the fogs in line as you suggested, would it still work? What I mean to say is, if I add the foglights inline and add the housings to the bumper, will I be able to install xenons AND fogs (that light up with the headlights) without ANY error? If so, that is incredible!
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By parachute on 06-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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First of all, Parachute, you are THE MAN!

Secondly, my 323i did not come with OEM fogs. I just finished reading that entire 28 page thread in which you figured this out. Basically, my question is, if I wired this with the relay and added the fogs in line as you suggested, would it still work? What I mean to say is, if I add the foglights inline and add the housings to the bumper, will I be able to install xenons AND fogs (that light up with the headlights) without ANY error? If so, that is incredible!
yes Desi, in your case it works out even better now that I think about it. Because your car did not come with fogs. this is the perfect solution to add fogs and xenons to your car without the error. And unlike us with factory fogs, you don't need to have 2 extra hidden fog lights to fool the computer!!
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By Desi on 06-21-2007, 02:01 PM
Awesome man! The two things I most regretted not getting in my car all tied up into one nice and easy mod! Dude, you are the MAN.

Euro Xenons: Ordered!
Fogs: Lemme see if I can find that old FS thread!

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By E90 ANdy on 11-10-2007, 10:50 PM
Hey Parachute, I just got some projectors and NON-oem ballast. They are made by Osram. So yeah, i did the wiring and everything for the projector conversion 5+6 together and ground to 2. My HID's flicker really fast. They would work fine for about 10seconds and then do that.. Will your harness fix this? If so.. LET ME KNOW! thanks for your help

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By wutasi on 11-14-2007, 10:33 PM
If I can throw in a question as well for Parachute.

Will your harness leave the fog lights on all the time?
Let's say leaving the switch on
1) auto
2) parking light
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By parachute on 11-15-2007, 11:29 AM
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Hey Parachute, I just got some projectors and NON-oem ballast. They are made by Osram. So yeah, i did the wiring and everything for the projector conversion 5+6 together and ground to 2. My HID's flicker really fast. They would work fine for about 10seconds and then do that.. Will your harness fix this? If so.. LET ME KNOW! thanks for your help

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I'm pretty sure it will solve your problem since my harness uses the power from the positive lead under your hood, unlike your current setup taking it from the footwell module.

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If I can throw in a question as well for Parachute.

Will your harness leave the fog lights on all the time?
Let's say leaving the switch on
1) auto
2) parking light
the fog lights go on when low beam goes on.
in auto mode, when low beam automatically turns on, so do the fog lights
in parking light mode, only angel eyes light up, no fog lights


you can also set up this harness so that the 2 27w bulbs provided turn on with the low beams and hide them behing your bumper with a housing i don't provide. and you will have OEM operation of all your lights ERROR FREE!
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By E90 ANdy on 11-15-2007, 05:07 PM
i got my my xenons to stop flickering using capacitors 4700uF 35v. But have errors.... :/ What does this harness include? is it plug and play? or do i have to modify my harness to integrate this.
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By parachute on 11-15-2007, 05:10 PM
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i got my my xenons to stop flickering using capacitors 4700uF 35v. But have errors.... :/ What does this harness include? is it plug and play? or do i have to modify my harness to integrate this.
plug and play man, check the diy pictures above. everthing is explained there
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By parachute on 12-06-2007, 10:34 PM
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By alanchan on 12-06-2007, 11:54 PM
thank you parachute,

the last picture explains alot better.
I think it starts to make sense now
so my question is do I take the blue color fog lamp plug from your hardware and plug directly into my fog lamps?
I don't need to worry about the existing fog lamp wiring, correct?
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By parachute on 12-07-2007, 06:00 PM
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thank you parachute,

the last picture explains alot better.
I think it starts to make sense now
so my question is do I take the blue color fog lamp plug from your hardware and plug directly into my fog lamps?
I don't need to worry about the existing fog lamp wiring, correct?
correct!
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By 06-325 on 12-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Parachute,
will the foglights work with this harness? Thanks
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By Excellence on 01-20-2008, 10:29 PM
I made the exact same kit for my custom foglights.
Watch out for the fuse housing, it might melt if it gets too hot.
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By alanchan on 01-21-2008, 12:34 AM
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I made the exact same kit for my custom foglights.
Watch out for the fuse housing, it might melt if it gets too hot.
If the fuse housing gets too hot, will it burn the electronics of the car?
I've noticed Parachute has a built-in fuse, will it help the over heating problem?
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By Excellence on 01-21-2008, 12:40 AM
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If the fuse housing gets too hot, will it burn the electronics of the car?
I've noticed Parachute has a built-in fuse, will it help the over heating problem?
The fuse will over heat in the housing if it gets too hot. If the fuse blows then everything wont work and all you need to do is replace it. I made custom housings for my fuses that ensure they don't over heat and melt anything else in the car.

I am not sure if the Parachute will overheat or not.
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By alanchan on 01-21-2008, 03:33 AM
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The fuse will over heat in the housing if it gets too hot. If the fuse blows then everything wont work and all you need to do is replace it. I made custom housings for my fuses that ensure they don't over heat and melt anything else in the car.

I am not sure if the Parachute will overheat or not.
I guess its best to have Parachute tell us the answer.
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By Excellence on 01-21-2008, 03:43 AM
My kit doesn't. I do not sell it though. It's a simple black box with everything built in. 8A fuse with a 10A relay that supports 12 lines. The relay is the most expensive thing.
For foglights make sure you use 35W, or 55W max. Don't go 100W bulbs.
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By joebaggg on 06-06-2008, 10:07 AM
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you can also set up this harness so that the 2 27w bulbs provided turn on with the low beams and hide them behing your bumper with a housing i don't provide. and you will have OEM operation of all your lights ERROR FREE!
is there a way to set this up with resistors rather then the bulb? any help on this? i finally have time to install this kit i bought months ago but im not too fond of using the dummy bulbs
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By joebaggg on 07-27-2008, 12:42 PM
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you can also set up this harness so that the 2 27w bulbs provided turn on with the low beams and hide them behing your bumper with a housing i don't provide. and you will have OEM operation of all your lights ERROR FREE!
what is the set up for this in comparison to the instructions above (im asuming reverse the connections between the dummy bulb and fog lights)? where can i find the housing to hide the bulb?
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By parachute on 07-31-2008, 04:00 PM
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what is the set up for this in comparison to the instructions above (im asuming reverse the connections between the dummy bulb and fog lights)? where can i find the housing to hide the bulb?
You got it right

and regarding the previous post from excellence, there's no such meltdown issue
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By joebaggg on 08-03-2008, 10:40 AM
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anyone experiment with resistors to replace those bulbs yet? id try it myself but i dont know which ones to use. does anyone know?
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