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Miguel
01-30-2004, 04:12 PM
This may work for E30s, E32, and E36 as wheel... but fak'em, this goes in the 5er forum.

http://www.bbesound.com/bmw/HIDinstall/m5_HID_lowbeam1S.jpg (http://www.bbesound.com/bmw/hidinstall/)

Jase
01-30-2004, 04:24 PM
are 5er headlights bigger then e30's?how about the fogs?

Mystikal
01-31-2004, 03:04 AM
Originally posted by Jase
are 5er headlights bigger then e30's?how about the fogs?

The low and high beams have the same diameter glass, but the mounting is different and it will NOT just bolt onto an E30 front end. The fogs are completely different.

Gamite
01-31-2004, 05:32 AM
someone wanna find out how to fix the "low beam" problem? Hm?

Soldo
01-31-2004, 05:37 AM
He shoulda took the pic of the HID's on the car at NIGHT for a better effect!
MIGUEL, GAMITE......you guys better get started!

Gamite
01-31-2004, 07:34 AM
solve problem first..

Miguel
01-31-2004, 09:47 PM
Originally posted by Gamite
someone wanna find out how to fix the "low beam" problem? Hm?

What low beam problem? that was addressed in the article.

ELIMINATING THE "LOW BEAM" MESSAGE ON THE OBC

If you were to decide to drive with your HIDs on at all times, switching on your low beams before even turning the key to the on position, you would never have to see the "low beam" message. However, this is not reasonable, and something has to be done to eliminate the "low beam" message when you are not using the headlights. The HID low beams have no filament, so the system will always think the bulbs are burned out when the HIDs are not turned on, so how do we fix this problem?

The solution is to trick the LKM / OBC by making the system check the high beam bulbs (normal halogens with filaments) while it thinks it is checking the low beams. The high beams are normal halogen bulbs with filaments to complete the circuit the system is checking for, and perhaps with the correct resistance in case the system is also looking for that.

The solution is simple, yet brilliant. Garrick Louie came up with it and shared it with me, and I am very grateful to him for this. The solution involves using a 12 Volt N/C (normally closed) relay, wired such that when the lights are turned off, the low beam + lead is shorted to the high beam + lead through the N/C circuit of the relay. Therefore, when the lights are off, the LKM/OBC will find the connection (and perhaps resistance) it is looking for via the high beam halogen filament. Remember that the HID has no filament, so when it is not on, the + lead going to the HID bulb is effectively disconnected.

When the lights are switched on, the 12 volt current passing through the low beam lead triggers the relay to switch to the OPEN position, breaking the connection to the + lead of the high beam so that they LKM / OBC system can only "see" the low beam. Simultaneously, the HID bulbs fire up, so that system recognizes a complete circuit on the low beams.

You will need to replace the fuses for the both of low beam bulbs (one fuse for each low beam) in your fuse box. The standard fuse is a 7.5 amp, but I changed them to 15 amp with original BMW fuses from the dealer.

Gamite
02-01-2004, 10:30 AM
awesome.

Soldo
02-01-2004, 07:20 PM
SO, since THAT problem is solved.............what the hell are you two waiting for!

Gamite
02-01-2004, 07:56 PM
for you to give me $600

BimmerBalla14
02-10-2004, 05:25 AM
where/ how much can i buy those for? is it just the wiring & bulbs, so i can get the MTS clear headlights w/ angel eyes from nikis-place.com? are they compatible?

Miguel
02-10-2004, 04:34 PM
Originally posted by BimmerBalla14
nikis-place.com

DO NOT ORDER FROM THERE.
THEY ARE OUT OF BUSINESS.

Gamite
02-10-2004, 04:39 PM
yea, nikis-place is messed.

BimmerBalla14
02-10-2004, 08:23 PM
dammit man, who else carries angels for the e34?