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      02-22-2011, 07:50 PM   #111
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i have the thick canbus. ive been getting errors, thats why maybe i need to ground it.
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      02-23-2011, 10:13 AM   #112
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Where did you buy the HID ballast/canbus? Mine is thick as well, but I guess your canbus is not the best! I dont think you need to ground it.
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      02-27-2011, 08:02 PM   #113
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i bought it from the www.highperformancebulbs.com , the owner of the company or the seller is also puzzled why i was getting error.
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      02-27-2011, 08:08 PM   #114
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Any errorless hid fogs available for pre march 07 e90 with mtech bumper fog lights (9006)? I hate my fog lights no matter what bulb I use.
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Where do you recommend mounting the ballasts for fog light use in a coupe? I'd like to think all the work can be done behind the wheel well but I'm not entirely sure where to put them to minimize vibration and exposure to moisture.
Wherever seems feasible, mine is just in the bumper with double sided tape.
Others use zip ties to something.
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hi,

how did you guys ground the canbus? where? did you guys drilled a hole?
thanks.
I have an earlier kit, so no ground. I think some people were saying the ground to the horn? Anywhere on the chassis is good as long as its real metal and not painted.

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Any errorless hid fogs available for pre march 07 e90 with mtech bumper fog lights (9006)? I hate my fog lights no matter what bulb I use.
Any HID kit you will find anywhere will be hit or miss for the 06-07 models.
There are a few guys that have purchased it on their pre 07 and had them work.

Since the price is reasonable, i say it worth a shot but its not guaranteed.

The owner of HPB tells you that if your car is known to be temperamental, you have tried many other kits, this may or may not work for you.

Ive dealt with a half a dozen local pre 07 that did work with this kit. Up to you.

The 07's are a real pain. I think its due to software differences but IDK.
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      03-04-2011, 11:44 PM   #116
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Is it possible to get our tempermental cars coded in order to prevent the error codes/shutting off?
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      03-05-2011, 12:29 PM   #117
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Is it possible to get our tempermental cars coded in order to prevent the error codes/shutting off?
I've heard of unsuccessful attempts for that as well, but yes you could try.
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      03-14-2011, 08:14 PM   #118
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would i get an error with my 12/05 build 06 325i Help need to order a set and dont know witch vendor to go with somone chime in that has them
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      03-25-2011, 12:22 AM   #119
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Just want to leave a comment, I can confirm the low-beam HID kit is error free on a 2006 323i (E90).

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...91#post9165891
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      03-25-2011, 12:46 PM   #120
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would i get an error with my 12/05 build 06 325i Help need to order a set and dont know witch vendor to go with somone chime in that has them
No guarantees....
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just placed my order on HPB website for 6K HID H11 for my 2007 e90. dunno if my car is "temperamental" but so far, my light modifications (LED license plate light and MTEC V2 LED Angel Eyes running on DAEOS harness) and DRL delete (via coding) are all successful. let's see if this will throw me an error. hope not.

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Just want to leave a comment, I can confirm the low-beam HID kit is error free on a 2006 323i (E90).

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...91#post9165891
Glad to hear it worked out for ya.
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just got my order, and i'm having second thoughts of installing this as i realized the lens of my h11 fog is plastic. for those who have used this hid extensively for a long time now, do you notice some warping/melting on your lens? i know hid emits more heat than a regular halogen. is the design of our lens capable to withstand hid heat in the long run?
+1 been wonderin the same thing
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      03-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #122
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Erm, HID emits less heat than Halogen.. H11 is 55w and HID is 35w.. You wont melt anything.
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      03-28-2011, 06:07 PM   #123
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just got my order, and i'm having second thoughts of installing this as i realized the lens of my h11 fog is plastic. for those who have used this hid extensively for a long time now, do you notice some warping/melting on your lens? i know hid emits more heat than a regular halogen. is the design of our lens capable to withstand hid heat in the long run?
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Erm, HID emits less heat than Halogen.. H11 is 55w and HID is 35w.. You wont melt anything.
That is correct...

Guys HID produce virtually no heat in comparison to Halogen lamps.

If the current design can take the hot halogens now, there is no reason it should not take some measly HID that run 10x cooler.

You should be safe!
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      03-29-2011, 02:02 AM   #124
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tnx guys. i was wrong then. lol.. i thought the temperature rating of the HID (6000 K = 6000 kelvin = 5,726.85 degrees celsius = 10,340.33 degrees fahrenheit) would produce more heat than regular halogen bulb. anyway, where do i put that thick ballast? i might just get a velcro adhesive tape and cover the whole back of the ballast. can i stick it up behind the bumper? would that be a safe spot?
Kelvin scale in relation to bulbs is just a "color" scale. Not heat index.

Safest spot is farthest away from water, debris and excessive heat.
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Erm, HID emits less heat than Halogen.. H11 is 55w and HID is 35w.. You wont melt anything.
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That is correct...

Guys HID produce virtually no heat in comparison to Halogen lamps.

If the current design can take the hot halogens now, there is no reason it should not take some measly HID that run 10x cooler.

You should be safe!
Thx very much for confirming. I had suspected that, but wanted someone else to settle that once and for all.

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tnx guys. i was wrong then. lol.. i thought the temperature rating of the HID (6000 K = 6000 kelvin = 5,726.85 degrees celsius = 10,340.33 degrees fahrenheit) would produce more heat than regular halogen bulb.
There are a lot of images/webpages that will describe what the Kelvin temperature is. Here's one:

http://www.soultravelmultimedia.com/...ture_small.jpg

Hope this helps.
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      03-29-2011, 04:27 PM   #126
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my h11 hid is now on my fogs. no error. so my 2007 328i e90 is not "temperamental." will test it tonight on I5 when i drive back to canada from US.
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hey guys im currently running the mtec v3 angels. they produce a nice white with a hint of blue. i had ordered 4350 fogs to match and they were way off and not bright enough . so now i have decided to go hid.what color rating would probably match my angels and stock xenon headlights the best?
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LED AE lights from HPB

Ordered the LED angel eyes bulbs last week and they arrived in 1 day. Product was packaged well and the bulbs come in a nice slick black box. Fred the owner, was patient in answering all my questions prior to ordering. Install was about 40 minutes first light and 10 minutes, for the second. Once you know what to do it goes by quickly. No codes, either. I am extremely pleased with the color of these lightbulbs and the overall effect. Top it all....the price is unbeatable!!! Looking forward to purchasing additional products from this company. Some comparison pictures attached. THANKS HPB!
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hey guys i tried installing the canbus fogs on my 03/07 production 328i sedan. the lights worked perfectly when the cars was off.they were very bright and only brighter as they warmed up. i had not error lights. then we turn on the engine and i get an error light maybe a minute later and first the left light goes out and in the following 3 seconds the right fog goes out. i called the hpb and the guy was very nice, he took the time to explain to me and basically said only very few 06-07 bmws have problems with these lights. he said it could be because of a system update while my car was at the bmw service center...
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Is there a p/n or kit available for the e90 LCI with mtech fog for the HID conversion? I tried emailing sales@highperformancebulbs.com already. PAMidge said the correct bulb would need to be the hb4 9006 for our fogs. Thanks in advance.

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my h11 hid is now on my fogs. no error. so my 2007 328i e90 is not "temperamental." will test it tonight on I5 when i drive back to canada from US.
Nice

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hey guys im currently running the mtec v3 angels. they produce a nice white with a hint of blue. i had ordered 4350 fogs to match and they were way off and not bright enough . so now i have decided to go hid.what color rating would probably match my angels and stock xenon headlights the best?
4300K

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Ordered the LED angel eyes bulbs last week and they arrived in 1 day. Product was packaged well and the bulbs come in a nice slick black box. Fred the owner, was patient in answering all my questions prior to ordering. Install was about 40 minutes first light and 10 minutes, for the second. Once you know what to do it goes by quickly. No codes, either. I am extremely pleased with the color of these lightbulbs and the overall effect. Top it all....the price is unbeatable!!! Looking forward to purchasing additional products from this company. Some comparison pictures attached. THANKS HPB!
Looks good.
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hey guys i tried installing the canbus fogs on my 03/07 production 328i sedan. the lights worked perfectly when the cars was off.they were very bright and only brighter as they warmed up. i had not error lights. then we turn on the engine and i get an error light maybe a minute later and first the left light goes out and in the following 3 seconds the right fog goes out. i called the hpb and the guy was very nice, he took the time to explain to me and basically said only very few 06-07 bmws have problems with these lights. he said it could be because of a system update while my car was at the bmw service center...
Sorry to hear that. Its almost always software related as a few people mentioned software updates have caused things to change.

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Is there a p/n or kit available for the e90 LCI with mtech fog for the HID conversion? I tried emailing sales@highperformancebulbs.com already. PAMidge said the correct bulb would need to be the hb4 9006 for our fogs. Thanks in advance.

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Yes there is. If you emailed them, they will get back to you on how to order.
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