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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

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Old 09-16-2013, 05:37 AM
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2009 E90 318I replacing headlights to xenon?

so i got a 2009 E90 318I the model after the facelift that comes originally with a regular lamps, no xenon, i want to replace the whole front headlights to a xenon headlights like the 328,330.
is it possible to do this switch? how difficult is it?

also i want to know if you guys can point out specific problems with this engine? it has 83KKM and i am wondering if it is known for a good reliability or not?

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:15 AM
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2009 E90 318I replacing headlights to xenon?

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There are many different headlight combinations for E9x.

Depending on which combo you have/want, you will need the proper FRM module, correct wiring pinout, and all the appropriate modules (for adaptive and self leveling) and coding to work properly.
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so i got a 2009 E90 318I the model after the facelift that comes originally with a regular lamps, no xenon, i want to replace the whole front headlights to a xenon headlights like the 328,330.
is it possible to do this switch? how difficult is it?

also i want to know if you guys can point out specific problems with this engine? it has 83KKM and i am wondering if it is known for a good reliability or not?

thanks.
go after market Plug and Play

OEM will cost you lots of money

unless you buy a set from wrecker yards cheaply

Installation is about 3-4 hours work
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Well i dont mind the set being a 3rd party item, can anyone point out or recommend me a oem xenon set? i dont care if it doesnt have the leveling engine inside or adjusting motor because it is not mandatory in my state, thanks!
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trade it in on one that has them
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Well i dont mind the set being a 3rd party item, can anyone point out or recommend me a oem xenon set? i dont care if it doesnt have the leveling engine inside or adjusting motor because it is not mandatory in my state, thanks!
You've kind of stated two things by saying "3rd party" and "OEM xenon". I'm assuming you're okay with aftermarket, in which case look at eBay seller fishcake321 and the company umnitza. Those are the two in the running for me.


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You've kind of stated two things by saying "3rd party" and "OEM xenon". I'm assuming you're okay with aftermarket, in which case look at eBay seller fishcake321 and the company umnitza. Those are the two in the running for me.


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Thanks mate! contacted them and it seems i will get a pair of angel eyes from them.

also looking for recommendations for a custom hood and front bumper? i want to replace them both but i dont want carbon fiber ones, i also want it to be simple to install and not require any cutting or modding, any help?

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Thanks mate! contacted them and it seems i will get a pair of angel eyes from them.

also looking for recommendations for a custom hood and front bumper? i want to replace them both but i dont want carbon fiber ones, i also want it to be simple to install and not require any cutting or modding, any help?

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Custom as in M3 or M Sport? Or custom as in something radically different?


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Old 09-23-2013, 06:55 AM
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Both are good, i am looking for something that ill see and like, it dosent have to be M upgrades, i also dont want it to be VERY expensive.

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