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stickrod 05-05-2010 11:13 PM

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. :rolleyes:

No error code HID 35w single beam H3 kit from HIDNY.com. DEPO projectors from Latvia and weatherpack H11 male connectors.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/...64b4c377_o.jpg


OEM fog on left, DEPO on right.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/...bb47fff0_o.jpg


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.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/...2b6ccda0_o.jpg


Drilled out the back of the DEPO housing to fit the HID grommet.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/...a29445b3_o.jpg

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).
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/...7a423b31_o.jpg

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.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/...6a9afff7_o.jpg


Before:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/...52a4cc3d_o.jpg

After:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/...d1b2c401_o.jpg


Just need to capture some images at night. The cutoff is pretty spectacular. I was surprised by the quality of the DEPO projectors.

Foose 05-05-2010 11:20 PM

Where did you order the depo fogs?

stickrod 05-05-2010 11:33 PM

eBay - worldcarpartsseller

TwinsPoppa 05-06-2010 12:19 AM

Curious, you don't get any dash errors or startup problems without using error-cancelling devices? BTW ... nice, clean job. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:

stickrod 05-06-2010 09:26 AM

No issues at all. :thumbup:

X5Mike28 05-06-2010 10:41 AM

You did the same thing I did to mine....Drilling the whole

NYCSterling 05-06-2010 10:58 AM

Thanks for the write up man.... the pictures helped and makes it look easy.. :)

albertax5 05-06-2010 02:28 PM

what were thet worth?nice job ,what a difference..

Yii 05-06-2010 05:26 PM

Quote:

Curious, you don't get any dash errors or startup problems without using error-cancelling devices? BTW ... nice, clean job. Thanks for sharing. :thumbup:
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!:thumbup:

lemans4.8 05-22-2010 04:53 PM

Where did you get the weatherpack H11 male connectors?


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