E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior/interior) > e90 HID install



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
terezy
New Member
1
Rep
21
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 328i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

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.


Thanks
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
hwa786
Lieutenant
14
Rep
498
Posts

 
Drives: 08 BMW 328xi
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Metro Detroit

iTrader: (0)

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
__________________
2008 BMW 328xi Sedan - Montego Blue Metallic

Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 01:05 AM   #3
ruffrider1818
Private First Class
1
Rep
126
Posts

 
Drives: e90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: MA

iTrader: (1)

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
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
The_DDub
Not gonna mod the engine
The_DDub's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
315
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Boss, hard and fast
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 328i Sedan  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by terezy View Post
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.


Thanks
Please don't put HID bulbs in your Halogen headlamp housings. Just don't.
__________________
Monaco Blue E90 328i with Nav, Sport, Premium and Comfort Access packages, 6FL with iPod cable
SAE spec Depo with HIDs and HID fogs
Depo AE replacement Album
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 12:35 PM   #5
Karod
First Lieutenant
United_States
12
Rep
377
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Black 328i Sedan
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ms, Usa

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_DDub View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by terezy View Post
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.


Thanks
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
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 09:13 PM   #6
terezy
New Member
1
Rep
21
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 328i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by The_DDub View Post
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?
Appreciate 0
      02-23-2011, 09:17 PM   #7
Hellrot Sachin
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
220
Posts

 
Drives: TiAg E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Dallas

iTrader: (2)

installed this.. works perfect on my 2008 e90.. no errors.. plug and play.

http://www.highperformancebulbs.com/hipexeh11pla1.html
Appreciate 0
      02-24-2011, 12:14 AM   #8
The_DDub
Not gonna mod the engine
The_DDub's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
315
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Boss, hard and fast
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 328i Sedan  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by terezy View Post
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.
__________________
Monaco Blue E90 328i with Nav, Sport, Premium and Comfort Access packages, 6FL with iPod cable
SAE spec Depo with HIDs and HID fogs
Depo AE replacement Album
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2011, 11:05 AM   #9
tturbonegro
Private
17
Rep
55
Posts

 
Drives: audi quattro, f350, e90 sedan
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: nj:philly

iTrader: (0)

What is "coding" ? Hooking up to a scanner and clearing the codes? Or not that simple?
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2011, 12:51 PM   #10
klove83
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
651
Posts

 
Drives: Red E90, Red E36 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, CO

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
The DDM cancelers do not work
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-25-2011, 01:27 PM   #11
darkrom
Lieutenant Colonel
darkrom's Avatar
United_States
17
Rep
1,647
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North Shore MA

iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tturbonegro View Post
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.
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #12
The_DDub
Not gonna mod the engine
The_DDub's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
315
Posts

 
Drives: Like a Boss, hard and fast
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Fremont, CA

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 328i Sedan  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by tturbonegro View Post
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
__________________
Monaco Blue E90 328i with Nav, Sport, Premium and Comfort Access packages, 6FL with iPod cable
SAE spec Depo with HIDs and HID fogs
Depo AE replacement Album
Appreciate 0
      03-02-2011, 01:28 AM   #13
FreshPrince335xi
FreshPrince335xi
FreshPrince335xi's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
55
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Queens, NY

iTrader: (0)

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.
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 -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, 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