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      03-27-2014, 04:23 PM   #1
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2007 BMW 328i 4dr Headlight Conversion

Recently bought my first BMW 2007 328i 4dr and love it !

I have the pre-LCI headlights, Halogen w/o auto adj.

I research all my projects from Jeeps to hot rods, to my Harley before I do any DIY !

I have been to so many sites and spent the day trying to read and understand what required to go to the headlight assemblies with Angel Eyes...it's all starting to run together !!

Ok, enough of that...my question is ( I know, I know, everyone asks but I just need clarification)

If I buy a full headlight assembly,

+ do I still have to buy the ballasts/sockets ?
+ what about wiring PNP or is there additional wiring for the DTRL ?
+ What about the stock light switch - does that need to be replaced to accommodate the changes ?
+ What about the computer ? what is needed there ?
+ I found a ballast kit if needed on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZF3TZY?...1&s=automotive

I watched the Install video and see that shrouds and bumper are removed so I am confident I can do that and replace the assembly and even wire to hot/gnd if needed, but my concern is computer and interior switch also !

I originally planned to buy the Spider Set, but after some reading was swayed not to because of fogging, moisture and cheapness.

I decided to go with OEM, but just not totally clear on the Ballast/wiring/computer/interior light switch.

Any positive feedback is greatly appreciated, however plz no flaming or derogatory comments...lets keep it civil, Thanks !!
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      03-28-2014, 03:10 AM   #2
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Depends on what type and where you get your headlights from. Depo headlights off the eBay seller fishcake are direct plug n play and come with bulbs.
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      03-28-2014, 03:17 AM   #3
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Depends on what type and where you get your headlights from. Depo headlights off the eBay seller fishcake are direct plug n play and come with bulbs.
but I highly recommend that you do not go this way OP. I had modified depo's and fried my FRM module and haywired my e90 lighting system. DEPO's are known to do that for E9x's that's one of the reasons vendors don't carry them anymore except for e46's since they didn't have that problem. this mod you'll have to research a lot but keep using oem equipment, look into orion v4 angel rings and weld them to your headlights at least
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Depends on what type and where you get your headlights from. Depo headlights off the eBay seller fishcake are direct plug n play and come with bulbs.
but I highly recommend that you do not go this way OP. I had modified depo's and fried my FRM module and haywired my e90 lighting system. DEPO's are known to do that for E9x's that's one of the reasons vendors don't carry them anymore except for e46's since they didn't have that problem. this mod you'll have to research a lot but keep using oem equipment, look into orion v4 angel rings and weld them to your headlights at least
Really? I've had my depos for about 7 months with no problems except a few errors here and there.
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Ugh, bought my car with aftermarket lights in it and they have been a nightmare. A nightmare with well concealed brand info.
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      03-28-2014, 05:30 PM   #6
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Really? I've had my depos for about 7 months with no problems except a few errors here and there.
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