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Old 10-05-2004, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a set of HID's that i took from my old B3 volkswagen.. they were held in the headlamp by a clamp that kept the entire bulb in place.

my first problem is that i dont know how to get the foglights out..

i want to use these HID's in my fog lights.. can anyone think of a reasonable way to do this?
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's pretty easy...you can either take the front bumper off and then there is a latch that you flip to release the lights or you can try and reach behind the bumper and flip the latch without taking the bumper off.
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Old 10-06-2004, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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HIDs in fogs are stupid for a variety of reasons.

First, in that housing they are far more likely to blind someone.
Second, the design and placement of the fogs on the e36 is very poor. When they are on, and hot, the glass have been known to crack due to rapid temp changes.
Third, you don't want bright lights in fogs. Drive with your highs on in a thick fog. You'd get the same effect with HIDs. No visibility. If you are doing it for the look, save the money and buy silverstars.
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HIDs in fogs are stupid for a variety of reasons.

First, in that housing they are far more likely to blind someone.
Second, the design and placement of the fogs on the e36 is very poor. When they are on, and hot, the glass have been known to crack due to rapid temp changes.
Third, you don't want bright lights in fogs. Drive with your highs on in a thick fog. You'd get the same effect with HIDs. No visibility. If you are doing it for the look, save the money and buy silverstars.
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what are silverstars?
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Old 10-06-2004, 10:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Silverstars are a brand of bulbs. They give off a whiter light, which looks closer to HID. I use them in my cars as do a lot of members in this forum. They're great, a little pricey, but nothing compared to HID costs. You can buy them a almost any autoparts store, and even walmart.
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Right. They run about $30 for a pair or less. While they will still impair your vision, they wont do it nearly as much as HIDs would and look close to HIDs in color.
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Old 10-06-2004, 01:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Right. They run about $30 for a pair or less. While they will still impair your vision, they wont do it nearly as much as HIDs would and look close to HIDs in color.
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alrighty then.. ill add those to the agenda..

el presidente... have you ever done the 8 button OBC - 16 button OBC conversion.. if so.. would you be willing to help me out with it.. i live in jersey
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LOL.

I dont even have the 8 button. I ahve a 6 button.
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