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      02-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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e90 HID install

Can anyone direct me on how to install a HID kit?

I bought the ratpor kit from DDM tuning and have a 2011 328i sedan.


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      02-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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I'm not sure about how to install the kit, but you might also need error cancelling codes because our cars are special like that lol
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      02-23-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
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does the ddm tuning error deletes work on their HID kits or do i have to buy resistors from radio shack?? i just read up on this so i havent installed mine yet
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Can anyone direct me on how to install a HID kit?

I bought the ratpor kit from DDM tuning and have a 2011 328i sedan.


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Please don't put HID bulbs in your Halogen headlamp housings. Just don't.
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Can anyone direct me on how to install a HID kit?

I bought the ratpor kit from DDM tuning and have a 2011 328i sedan.


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Please don't put HID bulbs in your Halogen headlamp housings. Just don't.
I'm installing some too. I already installed the fogs. Looks great
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Please don't put HID bulbs in your Halogen headlamp housings. Just don't.
how come? but i wanna get rid of the ugly yellow

and do the error eliminators from ddm work?
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installed this.. works perfect on my 2008 e90.. no errors.. plug and play.

http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/hipexeh11pla1.html
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how come? but i wanna get rid of the ugly yellow

and do the error eliminators from ddm work?
I understand it as I used to have halogens. The halogen housings were not designed for HID bulbs. Look in the vendor section for Depo (very good 3rd party E90 projector housings) and then you can put HID bulbs in the Depo projectors.

Error code eliminators will stop flickering and are hit and miss when it comes to stopping errors on the dash. Most pre 04/07 E9x cars have issues with errors due to HID bulbs.

Coding is usually the best way to get rid of them.
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What is "coding" ? Hooking up to a scanner and clearing the codes? Or not that simple?
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What is "coding" ? Hooking up to a scanner and clearing the codes? Or not that simple?
I'm curious as well. I come from a Japanese tuner car culture and my best guess is it is what I would have called "tuning"?

With my 08 civic si there was a unit called "flashpro" that was a device you plug into the OBDII port and the other end into the laptop. From there you were able to tune just about every aspect of the car's ECU.

With BMW I haven't even looked into tuning the car in any way yet.
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What is "coding" ? Hooking up to a scanner and clearing the codes? Or not that simple?
Coding is where you connect a cable to your car and laptop and change the options OEM style. This is how the dealers retrofit different options. Best thing about coding is that you can change other options as well. For example, I coded my windows to roll up and the mirrors to fold in with my keyfob lock button. I also set my Depo AEs as my DRLs, looks really hot. Also, it's 100% legal, and completely reversible!

Check out this thread for more info http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=451145
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Once your ballasts are digital .. you shouldnt have a problem with error codes being thrown... but theres always that percentage of cars that wanna give you a hard time.. the error cancelers can be found on DDM for real cheap. I used to install HID's as a side hussle.. done over 100 cars... new digital ballasts come with those code cancelers built in.
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