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Old 03-10-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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How to Retrofit Maxima E55 HIDs into E36?

A friend of mine who works at a Nissan bodyshop was able to give me a whole '05 Maxima Headlight assy that was replaced because it was scratched. So now I have 1 E55 projector, 1 matsushita ignitor?, and an Osram Xenarc D2S bulb.

1. Is this retrofitable into the Euro style projector? I currently have DJ Autos but if those wont work, I'd be willing to get Depos or ZKWs or whatever will facilitate the retrofit.

The headlight:


All the parts I pulled from it, except the wire harness, still have to cut those off the headlight assy:


The projector:


I hope those concentric rings help the color; I read somewhere that they did...


The Osram Xenarc D2S bulb:



2. How do I wire this up? There's 4 wires to account for here, and only 2 wires that go to the e36's lowbeams.




I plan on running the HIDs when the lowbeams are on, and keeping them on when flashing highbeams, which I hardly ever do, but I dont want to burn out the HIDs from them turning off when the highbeams go on. Does that mean I need a diode in there somewhere to keep them on? ...not sure how to wire this up...

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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