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Playah
02-25-2009, 07:16 PM
Hey guys, I've tried to hook up an HID KIT to my fog lights (e39 with the M5 bumper) and it doesn’t seem to be working....the fogs start flickering and then shut off...the ballast and the bulbs seem to be fine after hooking it up to a different car, seems to work perfectly....Any suggestions or advice on how to hook them up?

thnx a lot

propr'one
02-25-2009, 07:38 PM
What year is your car? Some e39's have a stupid problem with the fogs not regulating voltage correctly. I can get cancellers for this purpose (PnP boxes that make them work) But they're currently backordered. They were supposed to be here feb 3rd.

I may have a spare set coming on the order i've already made, if so they'll (hopefully) be here in the next 2-3 weeks.

These are guaranteed to work (or your money back) on all non-digital 35/55w kits. (They're also guaranteed to work on absolutehid digital slim ballasts, but some others have problems).

Playah
02-25-2009, 07:41 PM
Its a 2001, please let me know if you think thats the issue

propr'one
02-25-2009, 07:58 PM
yeah, its the later ones that usually have the issue. You do have other options, but they involve re-wiring your foglights.

Gamite (julian) had this exact same problem on his M5, i think his is a 02 though.

Playah
02-25-2009, 08:25 PM
IM'ed you for more info...thnx

Gamite
02-25-2009, 09:06 PM
Yeah they worked fine after I put Proprone's canceller's in.

Simby
02-26-2009, 03:36 PM
HID foglights???? Why???

I never even turn on my foglights.

Gamite
02-26-2009, 03:41 PM
HID foglights???? Why???

I never even turn on my foglights.

Real BMW drivers drive with fog lights :)

lvan
02-26-2009, 03:47 PM
Sometimes I put fogs on, but I cant see any difference. Maybe when it gets really fogy.

Gamite
02-26-2009, 03:53 PM
Sometimes I put fogs on, but I cant see any difference. Maybe when it gets really fogy.

With HID lowbeams's, hallogen fogs are pretty much useless. Which is why some cars don't come with fogs now IE, M3/M5/M6.

lvan
02-26-2009, 03:56 PM
^ very true. I noticed that as well.

topaz330ci
02-26-2009, 03:59 PM
I've always liked fogs on cars, especially with a nice clean HID look instead of that pale amber... Just my 2 cents.

They give the car a nice touch

propr'one
02-26-2009, 05:38 PM
I drive with just my fogs, all the time. My lowbeams are my highbeams, and highbeam housings dont even have bulbs.

myndgone
02-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Real BMW drivers drive with fog lights :)


Yeah..the wannabe Audi drivers :D

PinkieMoscow
02-27-2009, 02:47 AM
Playah is HID giving you trouble?

Don't worry I'll deal with it, he might just have an unfortunate accident. WAM won't see where it it came from.

But you gotta get the first plane tickets out this joint. ya heer?

propr'one
02-28-2009, 01:41 AM
Yeah..the wannabe Audi drivers :D

my fogs are brighter than your futureⓒ