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oem xenon 25w retrofit kit??

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Old 01-24-2014, 06:24 AM
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Got some feedback from the dealer. Apparently they have installed them on LCI cars and they all needed to be coded. They are not compatible with pre-LCI cars.
Did they offer any opinion (or fact) on why they aren't compatible?

I'm somewhat skeptical of dealership knowledge when the head tech guy told me they wouldn't sell me a $30 cable because I needed to buy a whole new wiring harness otherwise the (separate) cable wouldn't work.
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:19 AM
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My question is where is the ballast to run the HID bulb? I only see pics of the headlight themselves unless the ballasts are built into the housings.

As for the previous poster getting a quote for their older mini of a couple thousand USD+ is because they have to change your engine wire harness that works with your suspension I was told. I personally don't care about automatic leveling headlights. 1500 dollars extra for self leveling headlights is dumb imo but more power to someone who bought the option from the get go. 900 for the kit and maybe a short 1 hour trip to MINI for programming I can live with.
 
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by OwenRW View Post
Did they offer any opinion (or fact) on why they aren't compatible?

I'm somewhat skeptical of dealership knowledge when the head tech guy told me they wouldn't sell me a $30 cable because I needed to buy a whole new wiring harness otherwise the (separate) cable wouldn't work.
I didn't get into details with them as I have an LCI MINI.
 
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:15 PM
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adjusted the headlights, gonna try to re-post some updated pics of the viewing range at night when I get a chance
 
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:16 PM
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New comparison with xenons adjusted...huge difference.



Also, just a pic of one side of the headlights (drivers)...it's a bit dirty from all the snow/slush here we've had here...

 
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:20 PM
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My bad .... this is probably a better comparison...the one above is still comparing stock halogens (top) to xenon (bottom).

This one is comparing xenon (top before leveling) and bottom (after leveling)

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Old 01-27-2014, 05:02 PM
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Damn, that's a pretty big difference from stock, also after leveled is much better than pre leveled!

Making me jealous over here.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:07 AM
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finally my retrofit was reached

Today attach my car i have a few picture tomorrow i will add new photo


 
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Old 02-06-2014, 04:43 AM
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Very nice, can't wait to see your pics when the lights are on!
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:23 AM
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How hard or easy was the install?
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:32 AM
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it is very easy instal

you change your lamp with xenon retrofit 25 w lamp

then you introduce the lamp your mini with etk program

change is 30 minute maybe less

the program is like a 30-40 minute that is it
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by mizme View Post
it is very easy instal

you change your lamp with xenon retrofit 25 w lamp

then you introduce the lamp your mini with etk program

change is 30 minute maybe less

the program is like a 30-40 minute that is it
etk?
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:34 AM
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etk?
Agreed, etk? Can you explain the program process, what you used, where you got it, ext? This info helps future buyers.
 
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if i was able to reprogram myself I'd get these in a heartbeat
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:10 AM
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does anyone know if somebody was able to install the 25 watt bixenon retrofit kit to a r56 2008?
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:22 PM
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As far as i know BMW ETK is BMW's parts documentation.
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:49 AM
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the program name is ISIS

Sorry to false write
 
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What a difference! Hopefully they'll introduce an upgrade kit for the Countryman/Paceman soon. I'd buy it in a flash!
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:47 PM
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Just noticed on the shopminiusa.com I sorted parts/accessories for my 2008 R56 and its showing the Xenon retrofit lights. Wonder if its on there as an accident?
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:25 PM
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I just had them installed by my MINI dealer. $790 plus $65 for installation. Love them. Had to adjust them manually to get them where I likr them.
 
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I just had them installed by my MINI dealer. $790 plus $65 for installation. Love them. Had to adjust them manually to get them where I likr them.
Which dealership? Thanks!
 
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:48 AM
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Which dealership? Thanks!
I was going to ask the same thing. My dealership wanted $149 to clear the code.
 
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:47 AM
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Mini Mt. Laurel, NJ
 
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night photo

before


after
 
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i just talked to the guys of outmotoring.com and they told me that for install those 25 watts bixenon headlight it is just only plug and play and also need some coding, i am talking for a r56 08. Does anybody knows somebody that has done it before?
 

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