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      04-04-2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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Halogen to Xenon raises car value?

I've upgraded halogens on my e90 to non-adaptive euro xenons.
Since it was a retrofit, I had to do some non-OEM wiring to remove the error code. In particular, I have two hidden fogs and my actual fogs turn on at the same time as my headlights.

Question: Will leaving the euros on the car raise the car value or am I better off switching back the halogens and selling euros seperately?

I'm lazy to switch back to halogens at the time of sale and also hate to downgrade the car after SO MUCH effort upgrading to Euro xenons.

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Unfortunately if it's not OEM It probably lowers the resale value your better off with option #2. Then you can sell them to me
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Unfortunately if it's not OEM It probably lowers the resale value your better off with option #2. Then you can sell them to me
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No if about it. Anything non-OEM lowers trade in!
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I've upgraded the wheels and tires to 18 inch OEM 189s. This won't hurt the value right?
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OEM = OK (Your OEM wheels fall under this)
Non OEM = Less Money (Your Non OEM lights fall under this)

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OEM = OK (Your OEM wheels fall under this)
Non OEM = Less Money (Your Non OEM lights fall under this)

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Clarification: Euro Xenons are OEM, but the wiring is not which probably makes the whole thing non-OEM
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whatever u add to your car will not raise the value of the car..

ur better off selling anything you added to the car seperately
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Clarification: Euro Xenons are OEM, but the wiring is not which probably makes the whole thing non-OEM
Yes, the Euro lights are OEM however the manner in which they are installed is not even close to OEM and may affect certain parts of your warranty if BMW ever sees the "wiring" job.

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whatever u add to your car will not raise the value of the car..

ur better off selling anything you added to the car seperately
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It is very hard to increase the resale value of a modded car unless you can sell it privately to enthusiast like us. General resale (dealers or non-enthusiast) will hardly ever increase the value.

I would say rims might be the 1 exception.
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