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Old 05-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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Hid halos

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I am new to the forum and to the bmw community. I recently purchased a 2007 335i. For my first real mod I would like to install an hid kit on the halo lights instead of the common led. I tried installing a kit I purchased but for some reason the hid kit wont stay on. At first both sides light up then one side turns off and the other side follows. Any input or knowledge you guys can share? Is there something I'm not doing or doing incorrectly?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:34 PM
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Which kit? Sedan or coupe?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:36 PM
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The kit isn't specifically meant for the bmw halos. It's a regular h11 hid kit , coupe.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:27 PM
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I'm no expert on this, so this is just my thinking on the matter.
The HID kit must include a step-up transformer to get the voltages necessary to fire the gap in the light element; the source voltage is much lower, coming through the harness. As I understand things, in certain modes of operation the engine computer lowers the voltage (or limits current draw) even more than "standard" to the halos. This of course can wreak havoc with a HID kit that wasn't designed for that....
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:44 PM
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This makes a lot of sense and explains why they only turn on temporarily. Thank you for your help. I suppose I'll try looking into other hid kits meant for the halo lights.
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