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      04-03-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Bi-Xenon Upgrade/retrofit

I just found an incredible deal on a 2014 X1 28i with X-drive for my commuter car. The only problem is that is does not have the bi-xenon headlamps, and I am very spoiled for good lighting.

1. Is it possible to retrofit the bi-xenon assembly into the car?
2. Other than a dealership, where can I purchase a new OEM assembly with ballast, etc.?
3. Would I be able to do this myself?

Thanks for your help.
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      04-04-2014, 01:05 PM   #2
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The answer, in its shortest form is

1) No
2) See number 1
3) See number 1

That said - it can, and has been done before.
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      04-06-2014, 08:51 AM   #3
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I just put Osram bulbs into the car as a first step. It's been a long time since I have used halogen lamps and to be honest, I was surprised to see that they work well. The reflectors in the BMW headlight assembly are good plus putting a good bulb in makes the headlamps almost as good as Xenon.
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which osram bulbs

hello,
can you please detail which bulbs you replaced, ie. daytime, h7.. fog
also, can you say what bulbs you chose as replacements.
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Just a word of warning for. UK drivers ,I am told that the new MOT will require all Xenon headlights to have headlamp washers ,I do not know if this true or just the manufacturers
way of selling more expensive extras
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I purchased the Osram H7 bulbs high and low beams, and did not replace the fogs.
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      04-24-2014, 09:42 PM   #7
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I used Osram Sylvania ZXEs and I am quite impressed by them. I actually made a post about switching them out somewhere in the DIY forum. Sadly, I forgot to take comparison photos.
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I just found an incredible deal on a 2014 X1 28i with X-drive for my commuter car. The only problem is that is does not have the bi-xenon headlamps, and I am very spoiled for good lighting.

1. Is it possible to retrofit the bi-xenon assembly into the car?
2. Other than a dealership, where can I purchase a new OEM assembly with ballast, etc.?
3. Would I be able to do this myself?

Thanks for your help.
Of course you can! I did it last year...when even your dealer says "it can't be done"...I googled everywhere and found the solution. I bought my bi-xenon headlamps from a german seller on ebay for around $500 and then I went to my dealer and asked for the list of modules, cables and components required...is my friend, so he gave me and I ordered everything from my dealer (around 1,000 including installation). They work perfect...
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lightwerkz? I just bought a set off Alibaba, direct swap with base light so far so good
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Definite yes. I would say. My ride is the X1 6MT made in China with halogen headlight. Now it's with Bi-oxen headlight. I have also retrofit a lot of useful things, like cic, cruise, lumber support. Please be patient to see my post. I need to take some pics before i finally send it.
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See my new headlight. Hid.
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