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Old 12-28-2006, 09:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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HID updates do not work right.WHY?????

hi falks ,got a question for you,that you may answer
had updated my halogen headlights to xenon (all original),but lights just don't want to stay on after you crank the car, 5 seconds and they start flashing, is there any way i can fix it or better buy different HID module,or is it not a module at all. Do i need any kind of HID module relay.
p.s. Can i replace my original tail lights with a LED ones just by taking them off and putting the new ones in or is the additional modification required??????
Some help would be very appreciated.
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I don't have experience with HID conversion,s but if I remember correctly, there are some fuses that need to be changed when changing to HID, did you do that?

What kit did you buy? from whom? Please let us know -- it will help us diagnose your problem.
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I've used the original kit, everything off of same 325ci 2003,but with HID lights,wich my car originaly didn't have .
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Hi Charlestonsasha,

I upgraded the standard headlights to an HID kit on a 2004 X3. I had the same trouble you are having. I had to have an independent German car repair facility re-program the on-board computer to tell it that HID's were installed. After that they worked well on low beam but I had no high beams when the beam switch was locked in the high beam position but did have high beams with the switch in the momentary position. I was told I would have to change the high beams to HID as well to have it work correctly. I was happy with the low beams only so I didn't change it.
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Yeah -- your car needs to know that you now have HIDs. Give the dealership a call. This is one case in which going aftermarket is usually a lot less painful than retrofitting OEM parts.
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For the LED tail lights, you cannot just plug in any set. You can either purchase OEM ($$$) and have the LCM reflashed or just purchase a set of our plug and play LED tail lights. Our LED tail lights have built in resistors so you do not have to get the LCM flashed which means they are fully plug and play. Here is the product page for more info:

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