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A900ss 01-22-2013 01:15 PM

Upgraded halogen headlights to HID?

Has anyone upgraded their halogen headlights to after market HID's?

If so, what are you experiences, what brand did you use and ave you had any problems?

Many thanks

AutoUnion 01-23-2013 04:39 PM

They sell 5 series without Bi-Xenons these days? damn

BigDeep1 01-23-2013 06:55 PM

The inside headlight is a standard halogen bulb. I noticed that it turned on with my factory HID projector headlights. Why??

The X Men 01-24-2013 05:29 AM

A900ss, Do they still have standard halogens in the UK? Is it housed in a projector lens?

BigDeep1, The inside halogen lights are cornering lights.

A900ss 01-24-2013 12:39 PM

We have halogens in a projector as standard in the UK and HID'S as a cost option.

Mine is a company car so just standard halogens for me. :cry:

The X Men 01-24-2013 04:02 PM

I intsalled a rebased HID kit with philips bulbs in one of my car with halogen projector lense in the pass. The beam pattern is a bit wider on a halogen projector and its not as bright as the oem hid, but still much better than the halogen.

BigDeep1 01-24-2013 07:32 PM

There are many vehicles (including BMW) that have used halogen bulbs in projectors.


Originally Posted by The X Men (Post 7334314)
BigDeep1, The inside halogen lights are cornering lights.

Interesting. I never knew this. I will have to test it out :).

The other day I turned my automatic headlights on, and both the inside non HID, halogen lights were on along with the outer HID projector lamps. I switched it to the forced headlight setting, and only the standard HID projectors were on :dunno:.

The X Men 01-25-2013 09:16 AM

Under certain conditions, both inside halogens are on. I know backing up is one condition, not sure what the others are.

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