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  1. E36 HID Projector Retrofit vs. Halogen Projector HID Kit 
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    I'm thinking about getting 4300k HID's to put in my projectors, which are your standard E36 headlights (EU Model of course).

    But I've done quite a bit of research into them, and found the light to be near uncontrollable in standard halogen projectors,

    So I wanted to know, is retrofitting a projector designed for HID's a massive job with that style of lights? Has anyone on here tried this?

    If it's not does anyone know where to get a pair of HID projectors cheap? (Not afraid to get hands dirty with cutting etc.)

    It seems in the US there are companies that sell individual self levelling HID projectors which would be awesome, but they're over £100 a pop.

    I need to be convinced to save up to retrofit rather than buy a £20 ebay kit.

    If anyone has got any information on either, just throw it at me!

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    i have got HID's in my standard headlamps and they show a proper beam pattern.
    I have never been flashed for them being too bright and they do help you see alot better.
    I don't know what the problem is. No need for all of these new stupid MOT laws.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by danidge View Post
    i have got HID's in my standard headlamps and they show a proper beam pattern.
    I have never been flashed for them being too bright and they do help you see alot better.
    I don't know what the problem is. No need for all of these new stupid MOT laws.
    Ok, that's good to know. I really think that I need them as my current halogen bulbs are like candles at the best of times.

    As far as these MOT laws go I think a spare set of Halogens in the boot will suffice.

    I'm guessing it's as easy as plug and play though right?

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    yeah they are pretty much plug and play, you just need to find somewhere to put the ballast (which shouldnt be too hard).
    not a bad idea to put a spare set in the boot
    but tbh these sorts of cars dont look out of place with hid's in anyway so your not likely to get pulled if the headlight aim is ok.
    i think the law has come in to stop barry boys fitting kits to their saxos with no projectors or beam patterns :P
     
     

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