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Replacing xenon bulb on 2004 325i

I have the 2004 E46 sedan - facelift version and has the bi-xenon bulbs. I recently installed

an Umnitza Orion V2 angels eyes - a very tedious installation that took me almost a day. I

noticed that the angel eyes are 6000K in color (bluish white) while my xenon bulb is somehow

having a slight tint of yellow since the factory BMW color is usually around 4300K. I wanted

to match the color it so that it looks nice and buy a 6000K colored bi-xenon bulb.

Which brings me to the following questions:

1. Is there a thread that provides a complete bulb replacement with some pictures provided?

2. From what I understand about bi-xenon is that the low and high beam are in the same bulb

already. Is this true?

3. What kind of bulb would I need. Some bimmer forums says I need the D2S while some says D1S.

I want to make sure I am buying the proper bulb. Is there any suggestion on what brand is the

best that has the 6000K color?

4. Has anybody every replaced their DRL light with a more whiter bulb so that it does not give

that yellow/amber color. Since the DRL is also the flasher, I have tried replacing it with

8000K bulb and still get a yellow color that does not match the angel eyes. The only time the

bulb comes out white color is when I use the flasher because it uses the full 12 volt voltage

compared to half the power when using as DRL. I wanted to use some advertised H7 LEDs instead

but was wondering if I have to use a load resistor to make it work. Any suggestions would be

much appreciated.

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we have 6K bulbs that will match the Orion v2 on our site.

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