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RPX5 09-27-2009 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by matoX5 (Post 664038)
hey there, i dont have factory xenon, do i need to have xenon to make this transition work and if i do which conversion kit is the best. i found one on ebay that doesnt give error messages. please let me know coz i need to factor in the cost:dunno:. if everything checks out im in

You'll have to have factory HID for this to work. There are other options for non-HID.

matoX5 09-28-2009 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by RPX5 (Post 664106)
You'll have to have factory HID for this to work. There are other options for non-HID.

please explain why i cant just convert to hid and insert bulbs into housing

matoX5 09-28-2009 09:46 AM

other options just dont look as good as this one

RPX5 09-28-2009 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by matoX5 (Post 664323)
please explain why i cant just convert to hid and insert bulbs into housing

Maybe you could. I'm not so "techie" when it comes to retro-fitting.

I would ask some questions in other threads to get a definite answer.

Chris F. 09-28-2009 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by matoX5 (Post 664323)
please explain why i cant just convert to hid and insert bulbs into housing

You will need to reprogram your LCM (Lamp Control Module) for Xenon and not Halogen. The self-levelling system that is installed in these headlamps will also not work as you do not have the sensors on your front axle, nor the wiring.

I think you are better off getting the halogen version of these lenses and then retrofitting aftermarket xenon bulbs and ballasts. Be sure to aim the lenses correctly.

Chris

RPX5 09-29-2009 07:02 PM

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I received the lights last night and got right to the install! So far so good, the quality of the housings are amazing and stock HID ballast and Xenon bulbs fit and work perfect. The self level works like stock and everything flows seamlessly. The best part, NO ERROR MESSAGES!!

I didn't hook the halos up just yet, but they did come with a wiring harness. It will take me more time to figure out how to wire up the harness, I'll do it soon and post! Anyway, the halos are in fact LED and look great, just cant wait to light em up!

Check the pics (sorry for low res!)

mtX5 09-29-2009 07:09 PM

looking good, cant wait to see the AEs!

Chris F. 09-30-2009 08:20 AM

Those look great! Topaz is a sweet color if I do say so myself :)

How do they expect you to wire up the halos? I'm assuming we'll need a switch installed somewhere in the interior, or do they have instructions on how to wire them up to work with the parking lights?

RPX5 09-30-2009 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Chris F. (Post 665023)
Those look great! Topaz is a sweet color if I do say so myself :)

How do they expect you to wire up the halos? I'm assuming we'll need a switch installed somewhere in the interior, or do they have instructions on how to wire them up to work with the parking lights?

The halos come with a basic harness which will connect to the ECU. There's a DIY on here about how to hook up this particular harness, but I'm a little nervous to go slicing into ECU wires. If you want a simple halo connection, bypass the harness all together (cut the sucker off) and run the wires down to your fogs. The LED halos don't need much energy, and this is actually how I connected the ones I ordered from Umnitza a while back (ended up returning for multiple reasons), but the halos light up bright and true. The trick here is to connect the right wire to the right wire (the brown wire on leading to your fog is the ground; that is all i know). The drawback of connecting to your fogs, well, the halos will only turn on when your fogs are on! It isn't very custom.

I personally like the idea of halos turning on when you unlock your doors with a remote key, so I'm going to get some help with it. I hope to take pics and write a DIY once it gets done!

anas 09-30-2009 10:31 AM

they look very good :thumbup: cant wait to see the ae


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