E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing / Warranty > HAS ANYONE DONE HALOGEN TO XENON CONVERSION????



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-30-2006, 01:20 AM   #23
Hunter399
Major General
Hunter399's Avatar
115
Rep
7,757
Posts

Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (30)

Long PM me

If you can get it to work I will 100% pay you for you efforts

COME ON LONG YOU CAN DO ITTT!!!
Appreciate 0
      04-30-2006, 01:53 AM   #24
parachute
parachute
parachute's Avatar
41
Rep
539
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TN, USA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 335i  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
exactly, i dont care about adaptives (even though they are sweet), I just want the looks and advantage of xenon lighting.

Longtran: can you give me a good deal on your lights? I guess I'll figure out the harness and reprogramming on my own.

Thank you all for helping!!
__________________
335i Coupe - LeMans Blue
325i Sedan - Mystic Blue (Retired)

Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 01:35 AM   #25
golfpro
Second Lieutenant
golfpro's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
208
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central New York

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to golfpro
Please correct me if i'm wrong but i've been tryin to find a switch from halogen to xenon and its like running around in circles. Anyone who has done this please help us felllow E90 owners who made a mistake by not getting xenons.....

From what i've read you can make the switch....
1. if you buy the headlights with ballasts, bulbs, and wiring harnesses (plug and play)
2. then You must go to the dealer and have your computer re-programmed because of different wattages of bulbs

Is this all?

What will not work....
1. adaptive headlights
2. auto-levelling

please correct me if i forgot something
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 02:35 AM   #26
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
ahh thanks for the info golf I think our options are limited...I did not get xenons either so im guessing i got halogens and you know i really hate the orange brow on our headlights and im seeing the only way to rid that is with the euro lights that are 1800$ thats ridicouls..I just want the orange clear or silver or something else..Anyhow I just read the thread on Longs discovery of brex's and will hold off for know. Maybe LONG u can put some xenons in my halogen lights u want to try?
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 04:13 PM   #27
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
anyone????????????
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 05:07 PM   #28
96vette
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
44
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Orleans

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by golfpro
Please correct me if i'm wrong but i've been tryin to find a switch from halogen to xenon and its like running around in circles. Anyone who has done this please help us felllow E90 owners who made a mistake by not getting xenons.....

From what i've read you can make the switch....
1. if you buy the headlights with ballasts, bulbs, and wiring harnesses (plug and play)
2. then You must go to the dealer and have your computer re-programmed because of different wattages of bulbs

Is this all?

What will not work....
1. adaptive headlights
2. auto-levelling

please correct me if i forgot something
I just bought Longtrans Xenons so I'll give an update when I do mine. "Enricobraglia" is the only one I know of that has gone from Halogen to Xenon. but according to Enrico if you buy the Xenon headlight assembly complete with ballast & bulbs then all that is required is a modification to the headlight connector. You will get a 5 second light error message everytime you start the car unless you have your dealer remap the computer.

The adaptive and auto-leveling will not work unless you buy the retro fit kit. The kit is expensive ($1299) and not worth it, in my opinion.
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 05:23 PM   #29
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
yea enrico is a nice guy i contacted him about his lights..
So with these lights u lose the adaptive feature?? I thought long has his working?
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 05:35 PM   #30
96vette
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
44
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Orleans

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ADHD
yea enrico is a nice guy i contacted him about his lights..
So with these lights u lose the adaptive feature?? I thought long has his working?
It's my understanding that the adaptive feature can be done however the conversion is considerably more involved.
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 07:56 PM   #31
moogoo541
New Member
0
Rep
11
Posts

Drives: 350z
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: cali

iTrader: (0)

so im going to order a 325 this weekend, from reading this thread, i cant go out and purchase a pnp hid kit? confused still
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 10:49 PM   #32
magmd
Major General
magmd's Avatar
United_States
71
Rep
5,272
Posts

Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by moogoo541
so im going to order a 325 this weekend, from reading this thread, i cant go out and purchase a pnp hid kit? confused still
Just get the Xenons...before you start regretting it!
__________________
2006 330i | Black Sapphire Metallic | Step Auto | Navi with iDr | Sports Pkg |OEM Rear Spoiler | 3M CS35 Tint | H&R Sport Springs | Koni Yellows | Advan RS Racing Hypersilver: 19x9 et22 19x10 et20
Appreciate 0
      05-04-2006, 10:52 PM   #33
magmd
Major General
magmd's Avatar
United_States
71
Rep
5,272
Posts

Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

iTrader: (13)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADHD
yea enrico is a nice guy i contacted him about his lights..
So with these lights u lose the adaptive feature?? I thought long has his working?
Long had Xenons already to start with...so it was just swapping them out and connecting them correctly. They are talking about losing the feature if you go from Halogens to Xenons without the entire retrofit kit.
__________________
2006 330i | Black Sapphire Metallic | Step Auto | Navi with iDr | Sports Pkg |OEM Rear Spoiler | 3M CS35 Tint | H&R Sport Springs | Koni Yellows | Advan RS Racing Hypersilver: 19x9 et22 19x10 et20
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 01:25 AM   #34
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by magmd
Long had Xenons already to start with...so it was just swapping them out and connecting them correctly. They are talking about losing the feature if you go from Halogens to Xenons without the entire retrofit kit.
Oh I see..Ok so I wonder if enricos lights got the adaptive feature? Maybe he figured it out for us?? hopefully well see! anyways I cant wait to get my hands on a pair! is there any DIY instructions for once I get them??
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 10:32 AM   #35
golfpro
Second Lieutenant
golfpro's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
208
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central New York

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to golfpro
i guess as long as i have xenons im happy even if i lose the adaptive and auto levelling...........i'm just waiting for someone else to tell me how to do it
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 10:38 AM   #36
parachute
parachute
parachute's Avatar
41
Rep
539
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: TN, USA

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2011 335i  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
once 96vette does it, I will do it too next week. I need a DYI
__________________
335i Coupe - LeMans Blue
325i Sedan - Mystic Blue (Retired)

Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 11:12 AM   #37
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
ill be in the process of it soon as well!
Ive been told to install the lights and ill get an error!
Take it to BMW dealer for a remap!
u might need a different electric box or someshit(warranty issue)
Good as new!
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 02:57 PM   #38
golfpro
Second Lieutenant
golfpro's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
208
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central New York

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to golfpro
hurry up vette and get those lights and do it, we're all waiting on you! haha
Appreciate 0
      05-05-2006, 03:44 PM   #39
96vette
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
44
Posts

Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New Orleans

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by golfpro
hurry up vette and get those lights and do it, we're all waiting on you! haha

I don't have them yet, hopefully Long will ship them out to me sometime next week but as soon as I get them I'll start working on it.
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2006, 09:56 PM   #40
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
I mean do u really need the auto leveling??? i really dont think its nesccessary!
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2006, 10:19 PM   #41
Hunter399
Major General
Hunter399's Avatar
115
Rep
7,757
Posts

Drives: F30 335i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (30)

I just want Xenons!
Appreciate 0
      05-09-2006, 10:53 PM   #42
golfpro
Second Lieutenant
golfpro's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
208
Posts

Drives: 2006 BMW 325i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central New York

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to golfpro
no i dont think you do need auto-leveling, from waht ive read you can aim the lights yourself so no worry, i think us owners without xenons could care less about that stuff right now, xenon without auto-leveling and adaptive features is way better than no xenon
Appreciate 0
      05-10-2006, 01:29 AM   #43
ADHD
Brigadier General
ADHD's Avatar
United_States
76
Rep
4,056
Posts

Drives: 2011 E90 328i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Magic Mountain

iTrader: (38)

Garage List
07 e90 335  [0.00]
07 335  [0.00]
06 325i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by golfpro
no i dont think you do need auto-leveling, from waht ive read you can aim the lights yourself so no worry, i think us owners without xenons could care less about that stuff right now, xenon without auto-leveling and adaptive features is way better than no xenon
IM sure we could get these other things but yea were on the same page here.. Ill I want is Euro Xenons and im not paying an arm and a leg well maybe an arm but well see what kind of knife hes got!
So for know Euro Xenons are going in my halogen spec car and there going to work dambit I dont care what extremes I go to! well not too far but you see my point!
Appreciate 0
      05-10-2006, 01:34 AM   #44
diesel007
Not Stock
diesel007's Avatar
United_States
83
Rep
2,774
Posts

Drives: 325I
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: San Diego

iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2006 325  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ADHD
IM sure we could get these other things but yea were on the same page here.. Ill I want is Euro Xenons and im not paying an arm and a leg well maybe an arm but well see what kind of knife hes got!
So for know Euro Xenons are going in my halogen spec car and there going to work dambit I dont care what extremes I go to! well not too far but you see my point!
Cool man, if you can do it right let us know I would be interested in this mod someday.
__________________
***Wallpaper of the month***

1/1/072/1/07
Appreciate 0
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 -4. The time now is 05:15 PM.




e90post
e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, 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