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Thread: Fog Lights for 2005 E46 BMW 330 ZHP

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    Fog Lights for 2005 E46 BMW 330 ZHP

    Ok, so I used the search function this time. So hopefully this won't be a repost :P
    Well my stock fog lights both have cracks in them. The cracks have let moisture in and now they are all fogged up... it looks bad. So I was on khoality.com trying to find some and I found these. I'm not sure if I like them or not. What do you guys think? And does anyone have a picture of these installed? Just trying to find something to separate my car from the crowd. Other than it being a ZHP.
    http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46/light...og-lights.html

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    I, too, have a cracked fog light housing. In my research on replacements, I came across a thread (on E46F, I believe . . . ) about halogen vs HID bulbs & stock vs projector housings that recommended neither HID fog bulbs nor these projector-style housings with OEM halogen fog bulbs. The poster's opinion is that the bowl of the stock housings & the characteristics of the OEM halogen bulbs make nearly ideal fog lights. FWIW.

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    I'm moving this thread to lighting forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crickett View Post
    I, too, have a cracked fog light housing. In my research on replacements, I came across a thread (on E46F, I believe . . . ) about halogen vs HID bulbs & stock vs projector housings that recommended neither HID fog bulbs nor these projector-style housings with OEM halogen fog bulbs. The poster's opinion is that the bowl of the stock housings & the characteristics of the OEM halogen bulbs make nearly ideal fog lights. FWIW.
    Yea this is the housing and bulb. I'm just worried about it looking ugly.

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    I got a set of Xenon fogs from Umnitza and they look wicked when turned on, the light output is ridiculous and perfectly matches the main HID's. I don't have a pic with them on but I attached a close up of them post install.

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    Oh cool. Did you get the OEM Xenon D2S system? Or one of the better ones?

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    To be completely honest I don't know, I'd have to check the parts list when I get home. I literally replaced every light/lens on the car so I just told Tim @ Umnitza I wanted Xenon style/look fogs and he hooked me up. Price was right, I trusted him and I am more than happy with them.

    Edit: Yes they are the OEM D2S bulbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooters View Post
    Oh cool. Did you get the OEM Xenon D2S system? Or one of the better ones?
    Oem D2S is $45 for the pair.....2 or 3 year warranty. Just check it out at www.jlevisw.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Oem D2S is $45 for the pair.....2 or 3 year warranty. Just check it out at www.jlevisw.com
    Eh? Only Philips bulbs are BMW OEM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pooters View Post
    Ok, so I used the search function this time. So hopefully this won't be a repost :P
    Well my stock fog lights both have cracks in them. The cracks have let moisture in and now they are all fogged up... it looks bad. So I was on khoality.com trying to find some and I found these. I'm not sure if I like them or not. What do you guys think? And does anyone have a picture of these installed? Just trying to find something to separate my car from the crowd. Other than it being a ZHP.
    http://www.khoalty.com/bmw-e46/light...og-lights.html
    I'm not a big fan of the projector style housings but if you like them then it's up to you. Just as an FYI, the M3 foglights are identical to our OEM ZHP fogs but do not have the "fluted" glass. I actually prefer the M3 fogs over the ZHP fogs.

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