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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Wish I Could See At Night!

My headlights suck. I went from stock sealed beams (bad), to a set of nice looking clear glass H4's (even worse). Even with all 4 low beams on, I still cant see, it seems like my fog lights do more than my headlights.

Does anybody have or know of a decent set of headlights so I can see where I'm going?
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Old 05-22-2006, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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my stock sealed beams are brighter than any other I've had...
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They are just old and yellow and foggy, I dont want to get new sealed beams cuz i know there are better headlights out there.
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[QUOTE=JoeMadoo]They are just old and yellow and foggy...QUOTE]


Yea I understand...I'm the same way....when I get around to it, i'd like to replace mine as well...
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there nothing you can do to UN-yellow them? Mine are exactly the same, and its DAMN irritating.
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I'm looking at the projector lights that came on the later E30's.
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yea the projectors are good, go with those
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I picked up a set of used projectors with the "city light" (not smileys) on ebay with eruo grills for like $190 shipped. They're WAY brighter than my old sealed beams, look cool to. hooking up really wasn't any problem, just played around with them till I had it figured out.
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Love the my new projector lights :-). I have a question though... How do you wire them up so they dont turn off when you turn on your high beams but at the same time the high beam indicator wont stay on all the time? Right now i joined both the low and high beam wire together so they are on wither the highs are on or not, but the highbeam indicator is on all the time.
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How much did you pay Joe? I hate the lights on my baby, and that would be a good investment, once I put her back together!

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I got the set (buckets, hi and low lights) without bulbs on ebay for around 50 bucks. I found some 9006 low beam bulbs on ebay for like 9 bucks, 130 watts!... that cant be legal, but o well. They look sooo much cooler than the sealed beams and perform better at night too.
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how easy is the installation??? im always trying to do simple things that make a pretty big difference in looks and what not..my lights are fine..but id love brighter ones.. i have an '89 325i, not sure if this falls into the later models you were talking about...or maybe i should just put in new, brighter, maybe with a blue tint bulbs?? electrical = not my thing.
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Blue tinted bulbs dont make anything brighter, they actually have less light than standard bulbs. Since you have an 89 model you probably have projector lights already.
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Really? H1/H4 didnt' do well by you?
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H4's FTL! Didn't see any noticeable improvement when I tried them. Just one man's opinion though.

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