Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series

7 Series / 8 Series
The BMW 7 series and 8 Series Forum

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-31-2010, 07:36 PM
rrtec's Avatar
rrtec rrtec is offline
Bored Worker
Location: TN 37174
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 817
Mein Auto: 540i/6 4/99
Exclamation Aftermarket HID install

I have been searching all over the internet and have found some serious conflicting information.

I bought an aftermarket HID kit a while ago (H1) and am thinking of installing it in the 740i (1997).

All the links I see for this install are of retrofitting OEM lighting. Even with the OEM retrofit I have seen some people end up with errors on the display (bulb failure) ect..

Has anyone done an aftermarket HID install? If so what have the results been. My headlamps have the projector for the low beam..

I will post up the install when I do it, unless I find a reason not to install these..
__________________
2001 740il Sport- Needs maintenance.. Parts ordered..
2006 Volvo XC90- Kid Hauler
FC3S LS1/6Speed
1992 BMW K75s Cafe build
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 02-04-2010, 06:45 PM
rrtec's Avatar
rrtec rrtec is offline
Bored Worker
Location: TN 37174
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 817
Mein Auto: 540i/6 4/99
Did the conversion. Went great, no error codes ect... Im really happy.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010513.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	64.7 KB
ID:	217254   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010514.JPG
Views:	78
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	217255   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010517.JPG
Views:	66
Size:	35.6 KB
ID:	217256  
__________________
2001 740il Sport- Needs maintenance.. Parts ordered..
2006 Volvo XC90- Kid Hauler
FC3S LS1/6Speed
1992 BMW K75s Cafe build
  #3  
Old 02-04-2010, 07:37 PM
TxGr8White TxGr8White is offline
Sick Puppy Motorwerks
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 132
Mein Auto: BMW 850Ci
I used a pair of HID Slim ballasts with the resistor pack to prevent the error messages. works very well
Check here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-H...item4ce9098e57

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Repla...item35a161a8fe
__________________

White 1993 850Ci - 251,187 miles
Black 1993 850Ci - 125,508 miles
  #4  
Old 02-07-2010, 02:46 PM
rrtec's Avatar
rrtec rrtec is offline
Bored Worker
Location: TN 37174
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 817
Mein Auto: 540i/6 4/99
Well the error codes started today. I guess I will have to buy the resitors... huh.
__________________
2001 740il Sport- Needs maintenance.. Parts ordered..
2006 Volvo XC90- Kid Hauler
FC3S LS1/6Speed
1992 BMW K75s Cafe build
  #5  
Old 02-07-2010, 02:49 PM
TxGr8White TxGr8White is offline
Sick Puppy Motorwerks
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 132
Mein Auto: BMW 850Ci
Before I installed the resistor packs, I was going through bulbs like there was no tomorrow - since the packs were put in, I have had absolutely no problems whatsoever, and have not had to replace any of the 4 bulbs.
__________________

White 1993 850Ci - 251,187 miles
Black 1993 850Ci - 125,508 miles
  #6  
Old 02-07-2010, 05:07 PM
m5james's Avatar
m5james m5james is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Boise, ID
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 861
Send a message via AIM to m5james Send a message via MSN to m5james Send a message via Yahoo to m5james
Mein Auto: 98 740iL - Tweaked a bit
BMW needs resistors to stop the messages. I ordered my conversion kit from www.hidextra.com for $60 shipped using coupon code "besthid-m" and they'll give you free resistors if you ask for them. Maybe you can buy another set for your foglights and ask them to send you two pairs of resistors.
__________________
New here? Please visit www.e38.org, THEN you ask questions

325hp 98 740iL, black/black - Eatin 540's & $hittin 318's
PERFORMANCE:///M5 6spd conv., Iron sleeves, L/W Teflon coated pistons, 3 angle valvejob, P&P head, cams, electric fan, CF intake tube w/aluminum heatshield, Magnaflow 14816'd
INTERIOR:
Hardwired V1 above rearview, 12" RE Audio DVC sub, MTX 81000D, silver trim, 5% tint
EXTERIOR:19" Beyern Mesh staggered, Shadowline kidneys, Axxis pads
01 X5 4.4 - F90BT, L5
 

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 7 Series / 8 Series
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms