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Title: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: BMW4Curt on January 19, 2018, 09:07:39 PM
One of the HID's was out on Beth's M3 so I went to investigate.  I know NOTHING about HID lights so I have to go thru the learning curve.  There sure is a lot of cheap parts out there, probably poor quality too.

Does anyone have a good experience with a particular brand? 

Curt


Title: Re: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: rothaus on January 23, 2018, 07:42:13 AM
I replaced the HID bulbs on the Cayenne, and got a set from ebay, make sure you get either philips or osram.

Cheers
Engelbert


Title: Re: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: BMW4Curt on January 25, 2018, 07:49:37 PM
Yes, those brands are a known quality.  I bought a HID set with bulb and ballast from the only outfit that provided a lifetime guarantee.  The ballast are German made. 

https://www.xenonpro.com/h1-single-beam-xenon-hid-headlights-kit

Curt


Title: Re: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: gunny on January 28, 2018, 07:52:44 PM
Yes, those brands are a known quality.  I bought a HID set with bulb and ballast from the only outfit that provided a lifetime guarantee.  The ballast are German made. 

https://www.xenonpro.com/h1-single-beam-xenon-hid-headlights-kit

Curt

Man after working on the Passat (lemons car} I feel German engineering is over engineering everything! Very difficult to work on. So ballast that are German made are over engineered and probably expensive. Just a guess, lol.


Title: Re: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: BMW4Curt on January 28, 2018, 08:33:38 PM
Well now that I've installed them I must say they are basically plug-and-play.  Not bad at all for $89 and guaranteed for life. 

German engineering is ALWAYS overdone. 


Title: Re: HID headlight repairs...learning curve
Post by: gunny on January 28, 2018, 09:07:54 PM
Oh
By the way. Go Eagles!

Gunny