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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Mon, Feb-26-2018, 12:50:57 PM   #61
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Default Re: OEM Grade Bi-LED Projector Retrofit into Bosch Euro Headlights

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Absolutely.

Where I live is all urban area with light aplenty.

I can imagine living in 'the country' / remote area's, it's a different ballgame.

During my annual holiday in the German Eifel, where it's all hills and forrest and not even a candle of light, you definitely want good headlights. I've had a deer cross the road in front of me too close for comfort.

Talking about screens. I've never missed not having a nav screen in the E36. These screens are usually very bright and it's like having your domelight on.

The amber lights are pretty easy on the eye on anyting but full brightness.
At least on the e46 and e39 stock screens, they have an ambient light sensor built in and vary their brightness by it-- so they're not particularly more blinding than, say, the cluster. I don't feel the need to turn them off other than when I have all the interior lights set to min, and they're certainly nothing like a dome light.

Or, put another way, I don't find my night vision to be any worse in my screen e46 than my screen free e46, nor do I find it worse in my screen e39 than my screen free e39... and maybe it's actually worse on average in the screen free cars, because I have my phone naving more frequently (which is far less aggressive in self dimming than the OE nav screens).

But, yeah, my daily commute is trees and hills and corners and deer, with no street lights (which I love, as a side note... it's the primary reason I'm so hung up on DDing M cars)
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Very nice! Makes me want to get the ole e36 out of storage.
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I just did this with some Bosch lights I got from Schmiedmann on black friday and I opted for DMEX integrated driver LED projector assemblies. This made it a little more tough to squeeze but after painstakingly trimming little by litte, I got them in and perfectly sealed and coupled with Msportpart's euro harness adapters. I also added two ferrites because Brett mentioned some radio static. One between the driver and LED and one between the driver and fan.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DMEX...819171541.html











Comparison to my i3's poorly balanced LED headlights. Much brighter and better cutoff






Pointing up on a speed bump from 100ish ft away
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Glad you posted Kyle. Excellent work. Curious how the Dmex integrated drivers hold up long term. Price is certainly far better than the Morimoto and better light output.
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I might have to redo the retrofit on my E30 and go LED, I still have water proofing issues, because I have to account for the rather large HID bulb connectors.

Integrating the driver into the housing seems great, although that fan isn't going to do much of anything sealed away inside of the headlight housings.
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I might have to redo the retrofit on my E30 and go LED, I still have water proofing issues, because I have to account for the rather large HID bulb connectors.

Integrating the driver into the housing seems great, although that fan isn't going to do much of anything sealed away inside of the headlight housings.


I think it does. Thatís how all of the new Toyota led headlights are set up with the Koito assembly.
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i love how clean this is! i've been waiting to do HID's in my bosch units but i'm liking the plug and play aspect of this a lot more. Thanks for the awesomely detailed writeup!
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No radio interference issues here, but I did not gut the controller though so maybe that's it?

My setup probably is not up to par with what Brett would have done, but I use the stock plugs and then they are internally connected to the LED's controller. Then routed externally to the bottom side of the headlight and mounted. From there the stock output from the controller is routed back inside (from the bottom of the headlight). So from the top end mounted the headlights look stock. You would not be able to tell they're modified unless you took the headlights out of the car.
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Was the wiring pretty easy to figure out? I would be interested in this conversion on my Bosch.
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Was the wiring pretty easy to figure out? I would be interested in this conversion on my Bosch.


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