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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-21-2011, 01:05 PM
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Angry Help an idiot out with HID install..

Feel free to call me names, point out how much of an incompetent fool I am, just please tell me what the fvck to plug into what!






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Old 04-21-2011, 01:40 PM
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Ballast plug to headlights, two plugs you see to the old headlight plug, turn on headlights.


I'm not home, so I can't go look at my car, but that's how I did it way back when... I think.
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:23 PM
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If i recal the e30 requires some special chopping to make the HID harness work.... lemme look, been awhile since we did my friends e30
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scratch that looks like you just need to plug yellows into black by the pics
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:24 PM
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So I plug the yellow ones from the first cord into the black plugs from the second cord? In other words, both cords coming from the ballast plug into each other?

**Edit, nevermind, they're working..
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HOLY FAT BALLAST!!! You know they make skinny ones at ddm for like $50 shipped.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:24 PM
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I know, but I got these for $40 shipped so I cant complain

Sh*tty camera is sh*tty, they're actually very bright white with a hint of blue.. 6k bulbs.
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They 35w? I have ddm 55w 5000k and they are bright as fack. I love the way they look, except they are aimed to the moon so I should really try to aim them properly
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:20 PM
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Yep, 35w. They look really nice, pretty bright too. I wasnt sure if I wanted anything super bright, after having HIDs in the 540i and M5 I got kinda sick of knowing I was blinding everybody in the world lol
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After having HID's in my car, it's difficult to drive any car that doesn't have excellent lighting (stock) My buddy's Grand Cherokee is the best I've had.
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Lol @ ryan.


Yea, for some reason, the last gen Grand Cherokees have THE brightest non HID lights I've ever seen.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:00 AM
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^^ ffffuuuu


I do like HIDs, just not the ungodly bright as hell ones.
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