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      12-02-2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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Help with HID!!

guyz, pls help me!!! I installed HID conversion kit yesterday, everything went well, but after 30 mins, problem starts, the car keep showing an signal, I check with the manuel, it says low beam headlight faulty, I know it's the HID, but everything went very well, the kit I bought is 6500K, maybe itz not compatitable with the system...can anyone help me with this??? I cant go BMW dealer coz I know the only thing they would do is ask me to take it out....sorry guyz,,,but I really need ur help!!!
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      12-02-2005, 04:15 AM   #2
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The E90 monitors the bulbs and current draw. If they are different from spec the car will give you warnings
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      12-02-2005, 05:44 AM   #3
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is there any way to stop the warning??
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      12-02-2005, 09:54 AM   #4
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You can either have your dealer enable Xenon option or use something to fool the car's computer system
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      12-04-2005, 04:10 AM   #5
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would I have this problem if I install HIDs in the fog lights too?
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      12-04-2005, 06:32 AM   #6
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do u think the dealer will do that??? I thought they would say it haf to be taken off...
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      12-06-2005, 08:22 PM   #7
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guyz, pls help me!!! I installed HID conversion kit yesterday, everything went well, but after 30 mins, problem starts, the car keep showing an signal, I check with the manuel, it says low beam headlight faulty, I know it's the HID, but everything went very well, the kit I bought is 6500K, maybe itz not compatitable with the system...can anyone help me with this??? I cant go BMW dealer coz I know the only thing they would do is ask me to take it out....sorry guyz,,,but I really need ur help!!!
Hey coolpetecat,

where did you buy them from?
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      12-07-2005, 05:47 AM   #8
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I bought from Melb BMW
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      12-07-2005, 06:46 AM   #9
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How much did you buy them ?

I bought it (HID kits 8000k) for AUD$550 and no warning at all. If you buy the cheap HID kits, it's gonna give you a warning so you must be careful, mate!
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      12-07-2005, 07:30 AM   #10
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I bought mine for 450, should be ok....how powerful is ur HID??? mine one is 6500k....
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      12-07-2005, 08:51 PM   #11
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It's 8000k, mate

Do you still have the warning on your dashboard ? Mine is 8000k, the colour is so blue I like it basically but I still wanna get XENON headlamps and get an ANGEL EYES's look. Btw, what modif have you done so far on your E90 ? Please show us the pics with your modif
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      12-07-2005, 09:04 PM   #12
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PICS PLEASE!!!!!
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      12-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #13
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lolz....I will upload the pic as soon as the headlight fixed
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      12-15-2005, 07:09 AM   #14
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Check it out my HID 8000k!

Check it out my HID 8000k!
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      01-17-2006, 11:09 PM   #16
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So guys, I am doing the conversion right now. Where did you guys hide the ballast and wires?
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      01-20-2006, 12:44 AM   #17
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Are you guys putting ballasts and HID bulbs in normal halogen headlights? Or do you already have Xenon headlights from the factory and are just swapping the bulbs?
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      01-20-2006, 12:47 AM   #18
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That would be a "yes" to the first question
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      01-20-2006, 12:53 AM   #19
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That would be a "yes" to the first question
So how did it come out? Was it really bright to on coming cars or just fine?
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      01-20-2006, 01:15 AM   #20
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Come on guys, please give us some info. on how to do this and how it came out.
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      01-20-2006, 03:42 PM   #21
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6500k and 8000k bulbs give off much less light than the standard 4200k bulbs, so wont blind traffic.

The higher the temp the bluer they look and the less light they give off
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anybody know how to install the 8000k bulbs in your OEM xenon lights

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