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      02-14-2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Replacing 328i headlights (lowbeam)

I'm new to the bmw world and wanted to replace my stock headlight to an HID xenon (white). I was wondering if someone can point me on some instructions on how to do so? Also what type of HID bulbs do I need to buy?
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      02-14-2011, 10:29 PM   #2
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White go with 6k hids top and bottom, they sell the kts cheap on amazon, you can pick up both pairs for $90 and install yourself
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      02-15-2011, 12:22 AM   #3
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is there a model/size number i should look for?
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      02-15-2011, 04:26 AM   #4
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Sedan or coupe? If sedan, do you have factory xenons?
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sedan - no i dont believe i have factory xenon lights. I only have the regular stock lights with angel eyes.
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you need a kit, something from like mtec; they work pretty well... i didnt like them when I had them on my other car, it overheats from time to time (the ballast) and sometimes the light flickers...

overall I hate hid kits -hence all my cars now have stock hids
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Does the light housing work well with an HID bulb? A non-HID setup running HID bulbs may cause some nasty glare/dazzling to oncoming drivers.
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      02-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #8
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Does the light housing work well with an HID bulb? A non-HID setup running HID bulbs may cause some nasty glare/dazzling to oncoming drivers.
You need housings made for HIDs or you will get glare. There are no legal conversion kits because all cause unacceptable glare.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...s/Hid/HID.html

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html
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You need housings made for HIDs or you will get glare. There are no legal conversion kits because all cause unacceptable glare.

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...s/Hid/HID.html

http://www.danielsternlighting.com/t...nversions.html
That was my thought as well, thanks for the links. Aftermarket HIDs are a bad idea...sadly too many ricers think they are needed.
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