Xenon Lights - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 03:13 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hisaacs is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Question

I have a 325i with a standard light setup (not xenon)

I see people selling the actual xenon bulbs very cheap on ebay and such, and was wondering what i need to do to upgrade to xenon lights.

Do i need to change the whole lamp unit, do the bulbs fit or is there some type of adapter.

If i have to replace the whole setup, what kind of money am i looking at and what is the best xenon bulb brand and color to use.

Also, how hard is it to replace yourself?

thanks for the help.
hisaacs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 03:29 PM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
well, what do you mean by "xenon"? There are xenon/halogen bulbs that are xenon, but are not HID. High INtensity Discharge is what you see on the newer BMWs w/xenon. The ebay cheap ebay bulbs just have the gas and light up a slightly different color. To upgrade to HID, you need to buy an HID kit. You can also upgrade to ellipsoids, but you do not have to. my HID kit is from proxenon.com. $400 for 5000k color temp and 3400 lumens. For euro-spec ellipsoid projectors (reccomended), you are looking an addition $250-500. Installation is unplugging current bulbs and plugging in the new unit.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 01-10-2004, 05:06 PM
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
e36_m3_Turbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 5,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute e36_m3_Turbo has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally posted by hisaacs@Jan 10 2004, 02:53 PM
I have a 325i with a standard light setup (not xenon)

I see people selling the actual xenon bulbs very cheap on ebay and such, and was wondering what i need to do to upgrade to xenon lights.

Do i need to change the whole lamp unit, do the bulbs fit or is there some type of adapter.

If i have to replace the whole setup, what kind of money am i looking at and what is the best xenon bulb brand and color to use.

Also, how hard is it to replace yourself?

thanks for the help.
dont buy those bulbs. they dont look nearly as good as a HID kit. you can find those from 400.

<img src="http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y149/QnRainStar/e30-blackangus032.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

No longer red.
e36_m3_Turbo is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 01-11-2004, 10:58 AM
1st Gear Member
 
kamikazinyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kamikazinyc is an unknown quantity at this point
Get a set up like this little over $200 and all you need is spacing rings for 9006 fittment every thing will work projector is better but more $. good luck.
Yo by the way El Presidente you done with your mods yet??? post some pix Bro

DREMEL is South Africa Engineer's best friend
<span style='color:blue'>HID all the way </span>
kamikazinyc is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 12:46 AM
Defector
 
El Presidente's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Long Island
Posts: 5,973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
El Presidente is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to El Presidente
My HID kit is due in the mail thursday, but for some reason my projectors are h7, not h1. So I'll have to exchange them and wait yet another 2 weeks.

<span style='color:gray'><span style='font-family:Courier'>1995 e36 3 Series RIP
1999 e46 3 Series BURN IN HELL
2000 MR-S Roadster= Current</span></span>
El Presidente is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Xenon Lights for sale WolfMan OEM Parts 2 02-13-2009 09:09 PM
Adaptive Xenon Lights vargonen 3-Series (E46, E90) 3 07-16-2005 04:17 AM
Xenon Lights On A 330i MixFlame 3-Series (E46, E90) 10 12-04-2004 01:16 PM
Xenon Lights rehr22 3-Series (E46, E90) 1 01-29-2004 11:13 PM
Xenon Lights hisaacs 3-Series (E46, E90) 7 01-12-2004 11:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome