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      11-07-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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E90 LCI Fog light question

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I did a bunch of reading and i figured i would just ask because it is hard to find a straight answer anywhere on this. I have a set of 35W xenon h11 bulbs with ballists, e90 lci's have h8 bulb fog lights. From what i read, the h11 should fit in the h8 socket and i believe i have the connector (possible may need to to slightly modify). I guess my main concern is has anyone run into any heat issues with 35w xenon bulbs in the e90 lci fog light assembly?
before taking things apart i want to make sure i'm not going to ruin anything

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what are the watts on the OEM bulbs?
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the same as the xenon's, 35W
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Hello,

I did a bunch of reading and i figured i would just ask because it is hard to find a straight answer anywhere on this. I have a set of 35W xenon h11 bulbs with ballists, e90 lci's have h8 bulb fog lights. From what i read, the h11 should fit in the h8 socket and i believe i have the connector (possible may need to to slightly modify). I guess my main concern is has anyone run into any heat issues with 35w xenon bulbs in the e90 lci fog light assembly?
before taking things apart i want to make sure i'm not going to ruin anything

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Hi, I've been running hid fogs for a couple of months. No issues, however keep in mind I don't always turn them on when I'm driving. No modification from the ballast to connector plug was needed. They snap right in but make sure you get the +- right. I electrical taped that joint to be safe. If your ballast aren't canbus you might need to wire a capacitor with the ballast to keep it from flickering.
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thank you for the response, i don't run with mine all the time either. only generally at night if i need them. i'll give it a whirl tomorrow and see how it goes, i'll do the drivers side first and leave it for a few days, if screws something up at least it'll only be one side
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Temperatures seem to be fine, did both. All i had to do is swap the positives and negatives
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      11-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #7
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I should also point out that i didn't have any errors and didn't have to use any capacitors for flickering.just plugged everything in and zip tied the ballasts to the bumper bracket
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