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#1 james.a

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

The old romantic in me has bought my wife a HID conversion kit for her BMW E61 for Christmas. Anyone out there got any experience of fitting these, I'm particularly interested in how the on board computer will handle the conversion and whether it will leave any messages.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Pop it over to the NPC mate. We'll fcuk it up sort it for you.

Edited by Wolfstone, 15 December 2012 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I never said I'd fit it for her!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:31 PM

I don't think it will leave any messages? What makes you say that?

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I don't think it will leave any messages? What makes you say that?


Paranoia at being ripped off on eBay!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

If it's a CAN compatible kit and has the soft start ballasts (or whatever it is that's needed to fool the ECU), they should be fine. I went through a couple of different pikey kits on a previous Audi which all gave various errors, until I finally decided to buy a decent kit that worked straight away

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

Kin hell, mr romantic! What a gift! :lol:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Well, it's given me an idea. :ninja:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

Jo would kill you Matt!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Almost beats the set of cooking pans I bought Mrs W a few years back for Christmas. :lol:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Kin hell, mr romantic!

What a gift!

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I drive the car every now and then so it's not that romantic!

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

Jo would kill you Matt!


Only if I didn't fit them for her, like all the other things scattered around the house waiting for me to "get a minute or two". :wacko:

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

To second techie boy get a canbus kit

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:23 AM

It is a canbus kit so I'm guessing its the right bit of kit. I will add more once it's fitted.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

It is a canbus kit so I'm guessing its the right bit of kit. I will add more once Mrs Ayton has frozen herself solid fitting them.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:34 AM

Please let us know how this goes down with your wife on xmas morning.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:17 PM

im sure it will brighten up her evening !

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Call yourself a romantic!? Pfft. My Mom's ex boyfriend bought her a Black & Decker Workmate one Christmas. Oh, it was a good year.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

All fitted now. They look very good and make the road ahead much clearer at night. However. Left one flickered a d went out twice last night. I swapped the ballasts over but that made no difference. Today I am going to swap the bulbs over to see if its them. Any other thoughts or suggestions as to what might be causing this?

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 09:09 AM

Sounds like knackered bulb to me





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