Another HID Lighting Question - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old Jan 17th, 2006, 6:16 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
surfran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY, USA
Posts: 315
Another HID Lighting Question

Ok I have a 2000 and am wondering what I need to get for the HID install.

I believe I need both H3 and H7 if I want to do both Hi and Lo.

Do I need to do both? or only the Lo?

If I do both, is there a kit from CQ that gives a better price for both as when I look at the 2 individually it's ~$258 but some have posted $213.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Randy

2000 Canyon Red "Crimson Cruiser"
40,000 miles grinning, and counting....
BMWMOA # 131660
surfran is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old Jan 17th, 2006, 8:00 pm
Senior Member
 
dshealey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Posts: 12,165
Quote:
Originally Posted by surfran
Ok I have a 2000 and am wondering what I need to get for the HID install.

I believe I need both H3 and H7 if I want to do both Hi and Lo.

Do I need to do both? or only the Lo?

If I do both, is there a kit from CQ that gives a better price for both as when I look at the 2 individually it's ~$258 but some have posted $213.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Randy
By far the greatest bang for the buck is to do low beam only. You can do either one or both though. High beam is nice if you do a lot of countryside night driving, but otherwise most just do Low beam.

You are right, H7 for low beam, H3 for high. High beam I think is a little more difficult, as the H3 bulb may not be quite a "Plug and Play" install due to the bulb adapter BMW uses for high beam.

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.

David Shealey
Dandridge, TN
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.
dshealey is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old Jan 17th, 2006, 8:26 pm
Senior Member
 
JPSpen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jones, OK, USA
Posts: 3,525
You might look in my recent post about the install.....http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4217

213.00 get's you a mixed H-3 H-7 kit... that includes shipping... From CQ

Ordered mine on a friday afternoon and it was at my door monday afternoon.

Both bulbs are pretty much plug and play except for making a couple of holes...

John

Live and direct from the new earthquake capitol of the U.S. Jones, Oklahoma
08 Can-Am Spyder (Miss Lindy's)
03 R1200CLC Capri Blue "Flipper"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

01 R1100RT Glacier Blue "Lucky"
91 R100GS "It'sNotAMoneyPit"
The voices in my head may not be real, But they have some good ideas!


"I like the wind in my face and Boobies on my back. No, Wait, I got that backwards"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JPSpen is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old Jan 17th, 2006, 9:15 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
surfran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY, USA
Posts: 315
John,

What part number do you order to get the "kit". Did I miss something on the website? All I saw were each individually.

Thanks,

Randy

2000 Canyon Red "Crimson Cruiser"
40,000 miles grinning, and counting....
BMWMOA # 131660
surfran is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old Jan 17th, 2006, 9:44 pm
Senior Member
 
JPSpen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Jones, OK, USA
Posts: 3,525
I just gave them a call and told them what I wanted...
Was very easy,, That's what I'd do if I were you...


John

Live and direct from the new earthquake capitol of the U.S. Jones, Oklahoma
08 Can-Am Spyder (Miss Lindy's)
03 R1200CLC Capri Blue "Flipper"
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

01 R1100RT Glacier Blue "Lucky"
91 R100GS "It'sNotAMoneyPit"
The voices in my head may not be real, But they have some good ideas!


"I like the wind in my face and Boobies on my back. No, Wait, I got that backwards"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
JPSpen is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old Jan 18th, 2006, 3:44 pm
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 88
Ditto what John said. I called them, placed order and provided CC info in the same call. Received my kit 2 days later. Yes you will need two kits, H7 (low) and H3 (high) and they will ask you what color bulb (degrees Kelvin) you want. Kit should run you $213 which includes shipping to lower 48.
Portguyofva is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old Jan 18th, 2006, 4:38 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
surfran's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NY, USA
Posts: 315
Thanks for the replys. I am so programmed to order this over the internet, callling never even enters my thought process anymore.

The computers are taking over..........at least in my mind

2000 Canyon Red "Crimson Cruiser"
40,000 miles grinning, and counting....
BMWMOA # 131660
surfran is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HID alternative for Lighting JoeA Lighting 10 Sep 7th, 2009 8:22 am
HID bulb replacement question. edonthenet Lighting 14 Mar 6th, 2006 3:52 pm
HID Question bbake250f Lighting 4 Jan 10th, 2006 8:12 pm
HID lighting sheldan2 Lighting 4 Nov 16th, 2005 7:48 pm
HID lighting is coming my way!!!! Dezrae Australia, New Zealand, and AsiaPac 5 Oct 28th, 2005 5:21 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome