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Old 05-05-2010, 11:13 PM
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HID projector fogs DIY. Again...

I have been working on some small projects on the X5. One of which was replacing the halogen fog lights with a HID conversion kit and projector housings (MY 2006). Nothing fancy like Lightwerkz' install with a custom harness or anything - just a good lighting addition. I like lights.

No error code HID 35w single beam H3 kit from HIDNY.com. DEPO projectors from Latvia and weatherpack H11 male connectors.



OEM fog on left, DEPO on right.



Next, I modified the HID kit wiring. Cut the connectors, stripped the cable and added the weatherpack H11 male connector. This plugs directly into the OEM fog wiring.



Drilled out the back of the DEPO housing to fit the HID grommet.


Here is the back of the DEPO housing with the HID grommet fitted. I filled the open holes in the rubber grommet with silicone (not pictured).


Here is the wiring with the ballast. The wires which were cut to add the H11 connector were originally located in the two additional holes in the grommet. Now this is ready to be installed.



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Just need to capture some images at night. The cutoff is pretty spectacular. I was surprised by the quality of the DEPO projectors.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:20 PM
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Where did you order the depo fogs?
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:33 PM
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Curious, you don't get any dash errors or startup problems without using error-cancelling devices? BTW ... nice, clean job. Thanks for sharing.
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No issues at all.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:41 AM
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You did the same thing I did to mine....Drilling the whole
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Thanks for the write up man.... the pictures helped and makes it look easy..
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what were thet worth?nice job ,what a difference..
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Curious, you don't get any dash errors or startup problems without using error-cancelling devices? BTW ... nice, clean job. Thanks for sharing.
On the Box it says HIDNY digital Ballast. I have those installed on my Low Beams and there not suppose to have any errors. At least that's to my understanding, only issue i had was starting the car in the winter and it did give me a check low beam error but turned off the car and on again and it worked and haven't had a error since. I was thinking of doing this Mod my self but have been side tracked with other mods lol. good job on the write up and very nice pics!
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Where did you get the weatherpack H11 male connectors?
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