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      11-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #1
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E90 lci halogen to xenon

Hi guys just wanted your opinion I can get a set of lci xenon headlights pair without bulbs and ballasts for 150 in good condition. A couple of questions can I get any d1s bulbs from eBay. How much would I be looking for the ballasts and the retrofit and the necessary wiring any help would be highly appreciated.
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      11-20-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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Hi guys just wanted your opinion I can get a set of lci xenon headlights pair without bulbs and ballasts for 150 in good condition. A couple of questions can I get any d1s bulbs from eBay. How much would I be looking for the ballasts and the retrofit and the necessary wiring any help would be highly appreciated.
LCI side marker for xenon are very expensive.
OEM ballasts are expensive as well.
Cannot comment on D1S.

At the top of all that, you would require coding and FRM2---> FRM3 upgrade.
I have seen somebody doing it and he had to upgrade his FRM2 ---> FRM3 as well.

On the other hand 150 is excellent price.
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Cheers Makkan as always great help just need to try finding the other bits and pieces guessing rough estimate of another 400 depending on where I source the bits from
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Also can I get away with using any other ballast than the oem one.
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Normally full kits go for 800 ish.

So with the coding etc you are looking at a very pricey option. And in all likelyhood one which you would struggle to get your money back on come resale time. I considered it briefly before deciding to get xenons on the next car!
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F*cks me off when I see Fiesta's and Corsa's with Xenon Headlamps!

BMW need to pull their fingers out!
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I didn't realize bulbs and ballasts would be anymore than 3-400 hundred and ballasts are hard to find in the second hand market as buying new would probably be to much. So I am going to contemplate as obviously I would sell my lci halogens just wondering I would be able to recoup some money back.
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I didn't realize bulbs and ballasts would be anymore than 3-400 hundred and ballasts are hard to find in the second hand market as buying new would probably be to much. So I am going to contemplate as obviously I would sell my lci halogens just wondering I would be able to recoup some money back.
They wont be more than 300 mate. You can buy new oem ballasts online from most of the hid websites. Bulbs can be had for about 50 quid. Youll need a new module and of course the labour to code it at an indy. Send member leman330d a message, hes your man for lci conversions. Hes done the lot
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Dont forget the indicator bulbs and the AHL modules of the set you've bought have that.
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They just bare lci xenon headlights no bulbs no ballast no module
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Also can I get away with using any other ballast than the oem one.
You may get away with other ballast, but get canbus error free if you plan to go down the after market ballasts.
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Working it out 150 for headlights 40 for d1s bulbs 60 for aftermarket ballast cannabis error free h3 and h8 bulbs 60 and for the indicators py24w indicator bulbs 35need to get price for frm3 module and by the way what is Ahl module.
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Sorry worked what ahl is I was wondering if I had to have them adaptive can't I just get them to work without having them to be adaptive.
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I've just done the xenon conversion on mine went from pre Lci halogen to pre Lci xenons.

Did it the proper way with level sensors and changing footwell module.

I bought the xenons complete which makes life alot easier then having to source individual bits here there and everywhere.

Saying that I've gone a bit mad with upgrades and retrofits!!

Xenon upgrade, front pdc, CIC Nav, rear folding seats, electric performance steering wheel, auto fold mirrors, alpine hifi upgrade, OBD relocation!!!!
I'm fully loaded now

Must start my own thread I thinks!!
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