F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > Cosmetic and Lighting Modifications (exterior & interior) > Halogen bulb upgrade, anyone?
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-28-2012, 11:05 AM   #23
Pete7226
Registered
United_States
0
Rep
3
Posts

 
Drives: 12 328 Mineral
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Miami

iTrader: (0)

Brandon, I too was disappointed about not having a stand alone Hid option. That being said, what kit/parts did you buy to convert the halogen to Hid...Ive been trying to find something suitable since I bought the car in Feb. Thanks in advance.
Appreciate 0
      06-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
brandon @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
brandon @ eas's Avatar
United_States
226
Rep
3,552
Posts


 
Drives: F30 335i M-sport
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: So-Cal

iTrader: (10)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pete7226 View Post
Brandon, I too was disappointed about not having a stand alone Hid option. That being said, what kit/parts did you buy to convert the halogen to Hid...Ive been trying to find something suitable since I bought the car in Feb. Thanks in advance.

The H7R bulbs are hard to come by. I have only found them available over in Asia, nothing here in the US. You will need the H7R bulbs and ballasts. Standard stuff when ordering an HID Kit, as they are all basically the same. My car did not require any coding and so far has worked fine. I am using a basic kit, not anything high end as I just wanted to try it first to see if the HID set up works well with the reflector type of headlight. I will likely upgrade later to a high end ballast for peace of mind that they wont fail down the line
Appreciate 0
      07-24-2012, 08:48 AM   #25
G3raldT
New Member
United_States
5
Rep
23
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 328i Jet Black / Black
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East bay

iTrader: (0)

Hey guys im fairly new to automotive knowledge but im very much interested to learn.. Now, i want to change my headlights to HIDs with the white color although reading through this thread ive read something about "error codes" what are those?? And how do you prevent them?

Thanks guys this noob appreciates your advice.(:
Appreciate 0
      07-25-2012, 08:45 AM   #26
UndergroundEuros
Banned
19
Rep
1,222
Posts

 
Drives: 335I Alphina White
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (9)

We have hid kits with h7 that works on f30s
Appreciate 0
      08-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #27
E46M54325Ci
Lieutenant Colonel
E46M54325Ci's Avatar
27
Rep
1,623
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 Porsche Cayman
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (4)

anyone out there try the Osram H7 65w bulbs yet. rated at 2100 lumens and an H9 bulb on an H7 base. still has a yellow hue, but reportedly very, very bright and with wattage reportedly not high enough to ruin the stock wiring.
__________________
987.2 Cayman, Aqua Blue on Black

Last edited by E46M54325Ci; 08-18-2012 at 03:53 PM.
Appreciate 0
      08-19-2012, 10:44 AM   #28
SmoothSteeringHopeful
Private First Class
SmoothSteeringHopeful's Avatar
4
Rep
135
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 BMW 328i
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Charleston SC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prince300 View Post
just replaced the low and high beams w sylvania silverstar H7, looks cool.
what'd you do to get hte low beams out? I'm having a hell of a time
Appreciate 0
      08-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #29
BRN55
Private First Class
Brazil
3
Rep
156
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 335i M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: BR

iTrader: (0)

How about adding HID to fog lights? Will it throw a CEL? What is the fog light bulb type for the 2012 328i?
Appreciate 0
      08-22-2012, 10:35 PM   #30
Ecmiyake
New Member
2
Rep
15
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 320i
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Vancouver bc

iTrader: (0)

H7R. This ones should be best used for halogen lights.
Appreciate 0
      08-23-2012, 07:02 PM   #31
G3raldT
New Member
United_States
5
Rep
23
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 328i Jet Black / Black
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East bay

iTrader: (0)

Can somebody please show me how to install the bulbs??? Ive bought bulbs but their all collecting dust in the my trunk now... Please and thank you!
Appreciate 0
      10-30-2012, 07:04 PM   #32
UndergroundEuros
Banned
19
Rep
1,222
Posts

 
Drives: 335I Alphina White
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Florida

iTrader: (9)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TJF30 View Post
How about adding HID to fog lights? Will it throw a CEL? What is the fog light bulb type for the 2012 328i?
our kit throws no codes.
Appreciate 0
      10-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #33
persean
Enlisted Member
2
Rep
37
Posts

 
Drives: BMW F30
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Orange County

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
just replaced the low and high beams w sylvania silverstar H7, looks cool.
pics plz
Appreciate 0
      07-12-2014, 11:08 AM   #34
DJG10
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

 
Drives: Red F30 328i xdrive+sportline
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

updates?

Hey guys,
I'm new to the forum and I came across this thread, I currently have halogen bulbs and want to upgrade them to 6000k bulbs. If anyone is still following this thread are there any companies I should be narrowing my vision on? My car is leased so I would like a bulb that will send no error codes and cause no strobing. Thanks in advance!
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST