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      12-11-2010, 12:20 AM   #1
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Arrow Installing HID's in my 2011 128i

I know its an easy job, ive done it for my past cars,

but just wanted to ask you guys if there is anything i should know before installing the HID's i just got.

Btw i got H7's 6000k

Thanks guys !
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What brand did you get? I haven't personally installed my HIDs, but I know that sometimes with European cars, you need better ballasts so that they don't flicker. I am no expert, and I know that wasn't much, but I hope that helps the slightest bit.
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i actually got em from a vendor on another forum im always on ...

they had a turkey day special ... so i decided why not ... they came out to $90 bux with shipping
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do you have halogen housing right now?
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k so i tried installing them .. it turns out to be extremely easy.

but one of the lights didnt even turn on and the other one was flickering.

also. i was kind of confused. (this might sound stupid)

but where should i connect the lights ? on the inner lights (near the grill)

or on the outer ones?

i was trying on the outer ones at first, thats when i got the flickering light, but then when i tried on the inner ones, they didnt even work at all.

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You need to do more reading. For one, seemingly no one on this forum has been able to retrofit HIDs into cars originally equipped with halogen lights without significant problems similar to what you are already experiencing; i.e., flickering and lights not turning on. Numerous types of ballasts, error cancelers, etc. have been tried and even if they work, it's only been temporarily. Two, though the BMW halogen lights are good, please don't put HIDs in them because you will be throwing a lot of glare at oncoming drivers. The only solution to the first problems has been to retrofit the footwell module and light switch from a car factory-equipped with HIDs and then have the car coded to include HIDs. If this wasn't a multi-thousand dollar affair, my car would have European bi-xenons on it right now.
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You need to do more reading. For one, seemingly no one on this forum has been able to retrofit HIDs into cars originally equipped with halogen lights without significant problems similar to what you are already experiencing; i.e., flickering and lights not turning on. Numerous types of ballasts, error cancelers, etc. have been tried and even if they work, it's only been temporarily. Two, though the BMW halogen lights are good, please don't put HIDs in them because you will be throwing a lot of glare at oncoming drivers. The only solution to the first problems has been to retrofit the footwell module and light switch from a car factory-equipped with HIDs and then have the car coded to include HIDs. If this wasn't a multi-thousand dollar affair, my car would have European bi-xenons on it right now.
wow ive never heard all that before.
the guy who sold them to me said they wont be too bright where it would effect other drivers. i hate that too.

and he told me that i was suppose to get the kit with resistors, but they shipped after, so he said when the resistors come, it should work with no problem.
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