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i have a e36 95 325i with stock head light units. i took ballasts off of an acura cl and bought phillips hid bulbs...i took the bulbs, shaved the bottom plastic real smooth and slipped a kit over it and glued it. so the bulbs look like 9006 bulbs and fits perfectly into the oem 9006 housing. this looks and works great but i want projectors and angel eyes.

now im thinking about getting new head light units with euro ellipsoid with the glass cover rather then plastic. do you know if those come made for 9006 cuz i dont wanna pay more for a new hid kit. i think some kits i saw on ebay were made for h1 bulbs. do you know if those can be retrofitted to use the hid i have now?

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If I ever see you on the road I will kill you. Never use HID in a reflector headlight. Shame on you.

Ellipsoids use H1 and H7 bases, depending on which style you buy. Neither has an opening that can accept a retrofitted 9006 the bulb itself is too long and will hit the beam cutoff sheild.

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wont the HID melt everything on a reflector headlight?

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oh i dont know where i heard it, but someone said if you get hids ( dont remember in what headlights) but it can actaully melt something

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Maybe it will melt wires with the high voltage.
But HID's actually run cooler than halogen.

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ok..well im trying to get the euro headlight with projectors but i was wondering if i can still use the same ballasts if i buy h1 bulbs for the new headlights... or do i juss need new wiring harness to snap into the connector. if so...where can i buy that?

the main reason for this is because i want that look the new bmw with hids have..one angle its blue...and in another juss pure white...it changes color with every angle and i was told that can only be obtained through projectors...
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You can try Umnitza for the connectors but I don't know if they will work with the Acura ballasts. As for the ballasts working with the H1 bulb, take the specs from the ballast, give them to the person you are buying the bulbs from and ask them if it will work.

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