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  • msjudged1
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    I installed a set too this week, where i routed the city light to the bumper parking light harness. The HIDs are semi plug-n-play, I had to drill a hole in the back of the low beam caps to make them fit correctly and prevent any wire hacking.

    The e30 HID Install here was very helpful and has a excellent diagram...

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  • thizzelle
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    I just installed mine a week or 2 ago. just unplug light plug in ballast not hard it's just a plug and play. some HID lights come with a extra connector that you cut off only after you test run them of course and all is good. I read somewhere for city lights you can also get a long enough wire to run from where the wire plugs into the parking light so you don't have to cut into your wiring

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  • Jeremiah
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    I think most graft them into the parking light harness between the lens and the vehicle wiring. That way it can be replaced without choping up the car wiring.

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  • tookoolm3
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    question as to hooking up city lights and hids for a us spec m3. any info is appreciated thanks.

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  • Jeremiah
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    Originally posted by STR8M3 View Post
    Im trying to do this as well, and I think the problem Im having is that there are no 9006 connectors on my car. When I pull the connector off from the back of the lights, there are connectors that have either 3 prongs or 2 prongs. Should I go to an auto supply store and buy some 9006 connectors, cut off the connectors from the car and splice them together?
    My e30 has a CATS system and when I installed it I pulled apart some old bulbs and made my own connector out of them. In my supra on the other hand has a kit by McCulloch which already had the connectors on it. Whatever way you go at least run a new fused power and relay the lights so you don't burn up your car harness.

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  • BingM3
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    Originally posted by OLDTM3R View Post
    sorry to revive an very old thread. I just bought a set of smileys from someone on ebay and want to go with HID's. What kit should I buy to make it work on my US spec M3? I don't want to order the wrong kit

    edwin
    Xentec is the brand I have, with 6000k for bright white output...been in the car for 2 years

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  • STR8M3
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    Originally posted by Chris F. View Post
    Your US 9006 connectors should plug directly into the HID ballast. Then, just connect the ballast to the bulb with the supplied cable and plug the H1s into place. This is actually easier than converting from 9006 to H1 (US to Euro). Note that you do NOT need to convert your US connectors to H1 connectors (unless you've got some whack kit that is different from every other HID kit I've seen )

    Bottom line, it'll be clear when you look at all the parts in your garage.

    Chris
    Im trying to do this as well, and I think the problem Im having is that there are no 9006 connectors on my car. When I pull the connector off from the back of the lights, there are connectors that have either 3 prongs or 2 prongs. Should I go to an auto supply store and buy some 9006 connectors, cut off the connectors from the car and splice them together?

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  • M-technik-3
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    No, The second set will be install in my wife's vert. It was just resprayed and has a hardtop so the Blue/Black late model will look awesome.

    I just have to decide what wheels for it, but I don't Trust her to avoid potholes enough yet.

    What you can do is order them in pieces aka Hella sells the low beam outer sections seperate and the high beam assy for 52 euro each roughly.

    I used to buy them new and sell them them that way a few years back when I lived in Germany.

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  • OLDTM3R
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    You have two sets of smoked smileys? If so, want to sell one?

    Edwin

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  • M-technik-3
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    There is a way to do them cheap, You take them apart but it's not easy. I just get mine when I am in Germany.

    I have two sets now and kit bash lights together. Euro lights are H1 low's H1 highs.

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  • OLDTM3R
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    I guess I wasn't clear... I meant to say that I want to install hid's on the smileys and wanted to know which HID kit would fit. H1's it is...thanks. I wish I could afford the smoked lights... those are pimp

    Edwin

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  • M-technik-3
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    You bought smiley's but you want to install hid's in your US spec units? Why? Just get the H1 HID set up for your new lights. I plan on get 4300K range for my de smoked lights.

    I have some other maintance items before cosmectics thou.

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  • OLDTM3R
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    sorry to revive an very old thread. I just bought a set of smileys from someone on ebay and want to go with HID's. What kit should I buy to make it work on my US spec M3? I don't want to order the wrong kit

    edwin

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  • Chapel
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    totally awesome!
    easy = good
    because I SUCK with wiring

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  • Chris F.
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    Your US 9006 connectors should plug directly into the HID ballast. Then, just connect the ballast to the bulb with the supplied cable and plug the H1s into place. This is actually easier than converting from 9006 to H1 (US to Euro). Note that you do NOT need to convert your US connectors to H1 connectors (unless you've got some whack kit that is different from every other HID kit I've seen )

    Bottom line, it'll be clear when you look at all the parts in your garage.

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris F.; 01-19-2004, 03:25 PM.

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