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DIY - E90 Xenon lights retrofit (official BMW instructions)
Published by Jason
09-29-2006
DIY - E90 Xenon lights retrofit (official BMW instructions)

Thanks darkcloud!

Xenon Lights Retrofit (for E90) HERE
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  #1  
By SE3P_to_E90 on 12-15-2006, 06:17 PM
Whats the price on this?
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By txusa03 on 12-15-2006, 06:21 PM
5.5 hours that would equates to $550-600 for labor alone.
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By SE3P_to_E90 on 12-15-2006, 07:18 PM
yeaa.. and i'm sure the kit itself costs an arm and a leg.
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By FstAzzWhip on 12-09-2007, 10:28 AM
where did this DIY go

Does anyone still have this .pdf file i need it to do a retrofit.
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By darkcloud on 12-09-2007, 12:09 PM
PM Jason, he prolly still has it. I may have it on another computer still but won't be able to look till tomorrow.
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By jetblk328i on 12-09-2007, 12:27 PM
i have the BMW OEM pdf for non adaptive....now if someone would just teach me how to upload this on, or just pm me you email and ill send it to you.
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By jetblk328i on 12-09-2007, 12:40 PM
E90_NONadaptive_ENG.PDF

here it is hopefully it works!
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By jetblk328i on 12-09-2007, 12:41 PM
yay it works at least for me!
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By Excellence on 12-09-2007, 03:29 PM
Damn thats complicated!
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By FstAzzWhip on 12-09-2007, 05:24 PM
thank you guys
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By fesp on 03-24-2008, 10:29 AM
the first link doesn't work
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By rambalu80 on 04-04-2008, 01:23 PM
Yep, the first link does not work!
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By benb on 02-26-2009, 03:48 PM
did anyone try this? its hard work.
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By waelmik on 09-30-2009, 01:34 PM
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Guys cant i directly place the original xenon headlights on my e90 and tap with the on board computer?
because where i live its much simpler than that no wiring kits is needed
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By mikekilpatrick on 06-28-2010, 03:05 AM
Seems like the PDF listed here is for adaptive lights from what it reads.
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By mikekilpatrick on 06-28-2010, 09:44 PM
Has anyone completed the retrofit with the factory harness and turned them on through the computer?
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By Sidnito on 11-18-2010, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mikekilpatrick View Post
Has anyone completed the retrofit with the factory harness and turned them on through the computer?
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By mikekilpatrick on 11-18-2010, 06:50 PM
For now, I just ended up Professionally wiring a set of Xenons for my own car using Butt connectors and tying directly into the factory harness connectors (Helps being a network engineer with an electrical degree). Can't even tell that it was converted by looking at it! Tested em out with no errors and doing the permanent install this weekend. I will make sure to document whole procedure for anyone interested.

I WILL attempt the FULL OEM retrofit when the weather gets warmer, I have a lead on a guy that sells the wiring kit from BMW, but then you have to find the foot control unit and the headlight switch used as if you buy them new it is like 400-600 dollars just for those parts.
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By 328xihalogen on 11-29-2010, 11:21 PM
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Please upload your results! After reading all the xenon convertion threads, I just get more confused than ever! If someone gets ALL OEM PARTS(housing, bulbs, ballast...), and just replace the halegon, would that be error freee, or what else you need to do to get them working and stable(I do not need the adaptive function, just need them light up and no error).Thanks.

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For now, I just ended up Professionally wiring a set of Xenons for my own car using Butt connectors and tying directly into the factory harness connectors (Helps being a network engineer with an electrical degree). Can't even tell that it was converted by looking at it! Tested em out with no errors and doing the permanent install this weekend. I will make sure to document whole procedure for anyone interested.

I WILL attempt the FULL OEM retrofit when the weather gets warmer, I have a lead on a guy that sells the wiring kit from BMW, but then you have to find the foot control unit and the headlight switch used as if you buy them new it is like 400-600 dollars just for those parts.
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By DMC1068 on 12-02-2010, 04:13 PM
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I did not realize you have to take off the bumper and all the other issues. I was going to buy these http://www.carid.com/2007-bmw-3-seri...ml#fullInfoTab and do a plug and play. I guess not.
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By orangedawg on 12-06-2010, 07:40 PM
I've got a set of bi-xenon adaptive headlights with the factory ballasts and factory modules that I want to convert/use in my halogen car. I don't care about the adaptive part (ride height and that they turn into the direction car pointed). I just want them to work in my car. I've read the threads on this type of conversion, but was wondering if you could use the factory harness you used and whether it would cause any errors if I don't get a new footwell module.

Mike, do you have pictures of the work you did to tie into factory harness? I'd prefer not to have to cut wires if possible. My car is a e90 build date 02/07. What is your build date (I note that it seems to matter if the car is 02/07 and earlier vs. 03/07 and later. The 02/07 builds are KCAN or something like that and the 03/07 builds are DCAN.
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