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Old 04-15-2013, 07:16 PM
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Help for the type of HID bulb on 2002 x5 4.4

My low beam bulb burnt OUT. I know The type HID D2S, but don't know the power is 35w or 55w? when I buy from hidextra.com, there are 4 Ballast Series options:
1. Signature Series (35w)
2. Power Series (55w)
3. Stealth Series (Slim)
4. Volt Canbus Series (Premium)

other web site list these options:
35WATT Digital Slim Ballasts
55WATT Digital Slim Ballasts
35WATT Canbus Ballasts

Who knows which one is correct?
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:44 PM
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What does the old bulb say? IIRC it's a 35W bulb, that's also what realoem says.
Osram Xenarc 35W D2S bulb with 4300K color output should be all you need. Replace them together so their cycles are the same.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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What does the old bulb say? IIRC it's a 35W bulb, that's also what realoem says.
Osram Xenarc 35W D2S bulb with 4300K color output should be all you need. Replace them together so their cycles are the same.
I've ordered one set of aftermarket from ebay it's 8000k color. hope I can install them.
the link is:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-D2S-D2R-...8&vxp=mtr#shId
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:01 AM
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Bad choice in color: RICE and dimmer than stock.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:12 AM
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Bad choice in color: RICE and dimmer than stock.
I didn't think that was even worth mentioning. It's times like this when I just leave the forum for a while. You spend some time and search to help out only for them to blatantly choose inferior products.
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:32 AM
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Jett...look at the illustration below that explains the output based upon their "K" rating...then ask yourself would you really want to install an HID bulb that has an 8000K rating versus a bulb with a 4000K-6000K rating? Yes, you may be attracted to the pretty "blue" light...but as far as visibility...it leaves much to be desired.

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Old 04-17-2013, 12:13 PM
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I just want to try it if it's a better color. It's not really so blue. I wanted find 6000k color, but not found one.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:16 PM
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I just want to try it if it's a better color. It's not really so blue. I wanted find 6000k color, but not found one.
It's not really about the color so much as it is the bulb quality. 6000K is an awesome choice if you ask me. 8000K not so much, any higher is just ridiculous. Philips makes a 6000K D2S 35 watt bulb that would be fine, and would cause no problems, some of which are ballast burning out, or igniters overheating due to the inferior off-brand bulb.
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:21 PM
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I found this for a replacement. One bad review, but if you don't like send them back. Just don't touch the bulb lens during install.
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