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Old 03-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #1
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Can someone put an end to my misery?

Couldn't find a thread for this so please don't kill me but,
I've been searching high and low, coast to coast and can't seem to find an answer to this. I want to get rid of my halogen lights and upgrade them to HID. I have a 2009 323i and I was wondering if I could buy projectors off ebay and fit them into my housing or buy another model with HID already and retrofit them onto my car. Is there a shop that can do all this work?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Are you saying you are looking for the projector headlights for E90?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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You can buy the projector headlights and retrofit them in, but i'm not sure if you can retrofit the projectors on their own(i'm thinking not). HID's you can fit in at anytime; lots of aftermarket companies make HID kits for your car. You can add them into your normal existing housing(non hid) or into your projectors if you end up getting some.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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You can buy the projector headlights and retrofit them in, but i'm not sure if you can retrofit the projectors on their own(i'm thinking not). HID's you can fit in at anytime; lots of aftermarket companies make HID kits for your car. You can add them into your normal existing housing(non hid) or into your projectors if you end up getting some.
If I end up putting the HID's without the projectors it will cause glare onto oncoming traffic, correct? And I'm more leaning towards the O EM retrofit but is there a shop I can get this done at? Toronto Custom Lights doesn't seem to be in business anymore.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #6
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:41 AM   #7
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Didn't you make a thread about this before? Don't know why you're having so much difficulty figuring this out.

Your have the following solutions:
1) Get someone from The Retrofit Source (there are installers in the GTA I believe) to retrofit an aftermarket projector into your low beam. Plug a HID kit into this and you will have low beam HIDs aka xenons. For angel eyes, you can installed aftermarket LED rings. The installer should be able to do this for you. This would probably cost you at least $500 off the top of my head.
2) Install HIDs into your low beams as they are, but these will not be projector style and may potentially annoy oncoming traffic. Cheap. Under $100.
3) Buy xenon headlights from a 2009+ 3 series sedan and install them, then do the proper coding from one of the Sponsors of this site. There are listings on original headlights on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-10-11-BMW...71d115&vxp=mtr
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Old 03-05-2014, 06:43 PM   #9
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Didn't you make a thread about this before? Don't know why you're having so much difficulty figuring this out.

Your have the following solutions:
1) Get someone from The Retrofit Source (there are installers in the GTA I believe) to retrofit an aftermarket projector into your low beam. Plug a HID kit into this and you will have low beam HIDs aka xenons. For angel eyes, you can installed aftermarket LED rings. The installer should be able to do this for me. This would probably cost you at least $500 off the top of my head.
2) Install HIDs into your low beams as they are, but these will not be projector style and may potentially annoy oncoming traffic. Cheap. Under $100.
3) Buy xenon headlights from a 2009+ 3 series sedan and install them, then do the proper coding from one of the Sponsors of this site. There are listings on original headlights on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/09-10-11-BMW...71d115&vxp=mtr
Thank you so much my man! This was exactly what I was looking for. Clear and concise. And the reason why I had to make a thread about it again was because I didn't have someone like you respond.
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I'll throw a wrench into this discussion. Some dude did a Hardcore LS motor swap into his E39 touring. One of his upgrades was projectors. His research pointed towards Nissan Murano projectors. Apparently these are the best choice for retrofits if lighting performance is important.... Just FYI...
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Yes. You can purchase such projectors from The Retrofit Source.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:00 PM   #12
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I'll throw a wrench into this discussion. Some dude did a Hardcore LS motor swap into his E39 touring. One of his upgrades was projectors. His research pointed towards Nissan Murano projectors. Apparently these are the best choice for retrofits if lighting performance is important.... Just FYI...
Thanks a lot. I really like the projectors on the TSX. So essentially I can retrofit another make and model into mine? I'm horrible with all these upgrade stuff. It's actually my first time doing anything to any of my cars.
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