BMW E46 3 replacing burned xenon projector in Bosch AL headlight
The BMW 3 E46 OEM xenon headlight suffers sometimes from burned projectors.
Most of the times it's the ZKW headlight that has burned projectors, but
also the AL Bosch Automotive Lighting headlight has this problem. The
reflective coating can be burned away complete. We supply new projectors,
it's very easy to replace them. This video shows how.
Here you find the Bosch E46 projectors:
+31 (0) 341-820220
Technology: How a bixenon headlight projector works with a quick lights-on demo
Here wee have a quick overview of how a bi-xenon headlight projector works.
A true high performance headlight upgrade involving a bi-xenon projector is
vastly different than a "bixenon" plug n play HID kit. Projector systems
use a light "cutoff shield" inside to define the shape of their beam
pattern. Bixenon projectors have a hinged cutoff shield that will move out
of the way when the high beam solenoid is activated, letting more light
project through the lens, and creating the high beam.
Demo projectors are a Hella E55 bi-xenon (common in BMW's/Mercedes) and an
Acura TL bi-xenon (exclusive to the 04-08 Acura TL's)
This is the same technology found in all modern high end cars from BMW,
Mercedes, Lexus, Nissan, Acura etc.
Chineese headlight BMW E46 "BRAND NEW"
Horror!!! Regulators of height of luminescence of distant and near light
does not work in any headlight.
Absolute absence of impermeability (hermetic) of headlight. I think water
will get in into a
headlight from a hood even during a rain, not speaking already about
washing of car.
The turn signals lamp does not reach to the right headlight, between them
On chromic details insice very much scratches and spots,
BMW 3 E46 Bi-xenon projector headlight retrofit kit explained
Instruction video for the BMW 3 serie 1998-2005 E46 Mini H1 Bi-xenon
projector retrofit kit.
Want a Bi-xenon headlight in your BMW E46? Need more light in the dark?
Don't want to blind other road users with your plug & play xenon kit?
We sell this complete Mini H1 Bi-xenon projector retrofit kit, with a
unique designed adapter which makes installation very easy on the halogen
Advantages of a Bi-xenon projector retrofit kit:
* Much better light output
* Double high beam (xenon + halogen)
* No glare
* Lower energy consumption (35 watt instead of 55 watt)
* Luxury OEM look
0:01 Remove headlight lens. It unclips very easy.
0:15 Remove headlight insert.
0:24 This ring needs to be removed.
0:32 Choose the tools of your choice to remove the original H7 adapter.
0:46 Drill a small hole, this will be used for the Bi-xenon solenoid wires.
0:50 Remove the HID plug from the solenoid wires using a paperclip or other
0:53 Place the big rubber washer, guide the solenoid wires through the
drilled hole and place the Mini H1 Bi-xenon projector.
1:07 Place the H7 adapter ring. We designed this ring specific for the E46
headlight so it fits perfectly.
1:10 Secure the projector with the supplied nut.
1:23 Tighten the nut with some (needle nose) pliers
1:40 The E46-R shroud is built for this reflector. It fits perfectly in the
halogen reflector: See this video for shroud preparing:
1:58 Ready to go! Very OEM looking retrofit!
2:18 Place back the insert.
2:24 Click the headlight lens back on.
2:40 Original halogen beam compared to the Bi-xenon projector. Perfect
cutoff and wide beam!
This kit will fit on:
E46 wagon 1998-2005
E46 sedan 1998-2005
E46 coupe 1998-2003
E46 compact *The BMW E46 Compact halogen reflector is smaller in diameter.
You need to trim the shroud a few millimeter to fit.
Already have a plug & play xenon kit and want to upgrade? Then you can
still use your current ballasts, and the kit will be cheaper for you.
We have this kit in stock and can ship it to Europe and worldwide! Have any
questions? Don't hesitate to contact us.
phone: +31 (0) 341-820 220
E46-R projector shroud: explained how to mount centric ring
Instruction video on how to mount the shroud centric ring inside the E46-R
shroud so that it can easily be fit onto the Mini Bi-xenon projector.
There are 2 methods. We prefer the second method.
0:08 First method: cut a flat pieces off the centric ring, so that it can
fit behind the 2 clips of the shroud. You can also add some glue to be sure
that it sits tight.
0:35 Second method: don't adjust the ring, but make room for the ring and
glue it to the shroud.
0:40 break the 2 clips with a plier.
0:57 Now there's enough space for the shroud centric ring
1:12 Apply glue on the 3 small notches. Choose some good glue, you don't
want it too loose when it's in your headlight
1:58 This is how easy attachment of the shroud to the projector is with the
Good luck with your retrofit!
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