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      12-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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xenon conversion

has anyone upgraded from regular headlights to the oem xenons.. i have has mine for 6 months now and have not been able to get them to power up. please help.
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      12-13-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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i was hoping you guys knew how.
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      12-13-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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did you get this done at the deal? how much $$?
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      12-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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I would ask the some of the coders for help. but is it plugged in correctly ? do you have all the correct wiring done ?
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      12-15-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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its surprising how slow this halogen to xenon conversion is progressing..
I would have thought this would be a high demand mod
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      12-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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its surprising how slow this halogen to xenon conversion is progressing..
I would have thought this would be a high demand mod
BMW probably invested $1M+ to develop the LED/xenon lights for the F30. I'm not sure I would hold out for something to develop quickly or inexpensively.
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      12-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #8
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BMW probably invested $1M+ to develop the LED/xenon lights for the F30. I'm not sure I would hold out for something to develop quickly or inexpensively.
how hard can it be for a dealer to do it? buy the parts, install, recode.
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      12-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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how hard can it be for a dealer to do it? buy the parts, install, recode.
You'd need the light assemblies ($900 each) plus another $1000 each side for driver control module, LED/Xenon lights, Xenon control module, and other misc parts.

Now we're up to $3800 (minimum) + labor. Not to mention, the dealer probably has no idea how to code such a retrofit.

So who's up for being a $4500 guinea pig?
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      12-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #10
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ouch, with that price, it hardly seems worth it!
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      12-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #11
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ouch, with that price, it hardly seems worth it!
I was quoted $6000 by dealer..

will wait for a DIY
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      12-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #12
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Most dealers don't know what they are talking about. I've been told it can not be done a couple of times. BS.
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      12-19-2012, 07:16 PM   #13
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I doubt you'll find any dealer willing to attempt this because there is no support from BMW on such a retrofit at this time so its a liability. It may seem like a simple task but there is more than meets the eye.

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      12-20-2012, 02:04 AM   #14
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hmm, i wonder how long it took for the e90 users to figure out themselves..?
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all hardware in hand

i have all the hardware needed to do upgrade but i dont have any idea about the coding and wiring changes to be made.any1 knows pls help.i already tried putting the halogen connector into the xenon setup ,the headlights work but angel eyes and side indicators dont lit up.any help will be appreciated
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i have all the hardware needed to do upgrade but i dont have any idea about the coding and wiring changes to be made.any1 knows pls help.i already tried putting the halogen connector into the xenon setup ,the headlights work but angel eyes and side indicators dont lit up.any help will be appreciated
Where and how much did you get the hardware for? I want to do this also
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      01-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #17
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Where and how much did you get the hardware for? I want to do this also
I imported all the stuff from a company in Germany.All hardware in (Assemblies,ballasts,driver module,led module) cost me around 1700 euros except for halogen bulbs for indicators which you use the same as already fitted in your halogen assembly and xenon bulbs which you can easily get at your local car workshop
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      01-02-2013, 08:40 AM   #18
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i have all the stuff with me now.I need correct wiring guidance because i think the halogen connector wires dont match up with xenon connector as i am able to light up the xenons but drls(angel eyes) and side indicator bulb dont lit up.I am not sure if it has anything to do with the coding stuff but i personally think only issue is wiring ,coding will come into play for errors when all lights lit up

any help as regards to wiring will be appreciated.the xenon connector has 8 pins out of which 4 are known to me.pin number 1 unknown,2 is ground,3 being for xenon,4 ground again,5 unknown,6 being for shutter,7 unknown,8 unknown
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      01-03-2013, 12:48 AM   #19
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it has to do something with the coding bc i have purchased everything needed straight from bmw. anyone on here know someone who can code it?
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      01-03-2013, 01:37 AM   #20
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it has to do something with the coding bc i have purchased everything needed straight from bmw. anyone on here know someone who can code it?
all your coders "friend" are here: http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696777
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      01-03-2013, 02:03 AM   #21
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it has to do something with the coding bc i have purchased everything needed straight from bmw. anyone on here know someone who can code it?
when you connect the connector does any light lit up?
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      01-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #22
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where did you guys get the xenon assemblies? link please?
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