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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 08:18 AM
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i honestly bought mine of ebay complete with charger unit and everything of a 2004 mcs and simply plugged them into my car and they work perfectly! never had a single problem 6.5 hours to plug them in? someone else must have done the same as me somewher e on here?

however if u can add them too ur spec do asap would be so much easier!!

did you have to remove parts of the dash and remove a couple panels on the inside?
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Now now!

I think it's too late to add them to my spec and I don't really want to both my dealer again. Its another 460 - not cheap.

He said on Wed that if I left it any later than Wed evening I'd be cutting it fine, so I would think 3 days later is too late. Never mind. Something to bear in mind for my next Mini in 2 years time.

I would have thought the light would be one of the last things to be added when building the car, but I don't want to cause any delays. I can't cos I'm getting a courtesy car for the day, cos my car's MOT expires on 1st March - so don't want to delay it. Never mind
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I would have thought the light would be one of the last things to be added when building the car, but I don't want to cause any delays. I can't cos I'm getting a courtesy car for the day, cos my car's MOT expires on 1st March - so don't want to delay it. Never mind

It's not at what stage things are added that matter, the order is placed in one go with the factory when the status becomes "locked", and then parts are ordered to build your specific car "just in time". It doesn't take long for the car to actually get built once the process starts. The shell is put together, then that shell goes through paint and production quickly, with your order attached to it. It's not like half way down the line a guy can run down with a changed order just in time to add stripes, lights, or a different paint, once it's locked it locked. (Hope that makes sense).
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Quote: Originally Posted by jjmyers (original)
i honestly bought mine of ebay complete with charger unit and everything of a 2004 mcs and simply plugged them into my car and they work perfectly! never had a single problem 6.5 hours to plug them in? someone else must have done the same as me somewher e on here?

however if u can add them too ur spec do asap would be so much easier!!

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Did you need to follow a procedure to align them correctly?

Did your kit come with auto-levelling?

Yup, those would be my questions. There are sensors or something in the back suspension too, aren't there? What about the washer system, got that all hooked up too?

Not just a case of swapping halogens to xenons!

Good luck Harriet, I hope you manage to get the order to the factory in time to change it- you won't regret it!
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xenon after-market

Dear Alls,
Im have the same interest (plug XENON-After market HeadLights to my 2005`Mini Cooper)....but without install auto-levelling system and washers system too.

I have the question if i will need to do something in the car-computer system (upload, change something..etc..etc..) or its a real, PLUG AND PLAY?

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Hi has anyone got a picture of a R53 Cooper S post face lift xenon head lights? actually on so i can see the colour of what the light it like. As i might be getting them for my 2004 ONE from BMW. BMW fit and sell them for 700.
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Dear Alls,
Im have the same interest (plug XENON-After market HeadLights to my 2005`Mini Cooper)....but without install auto-levelling system and washers system too.

I have the question if i will need to do something in the car-computer system (upload, change something..etc..etc..) or its a real, PLUG AND PLAY?

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it is NOT plug and play regardless of what someone said. It is a very involved and lengthy process to retrofit everything. It is not just the headlights and ballast but level sensors that go throughout the car too. Don't forget about installing the water tank and lines for the washer either.
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I know this is a very old thread but I have heard that you can simply buy the oem xenons and plug them in and they will work okay without levelling and washers and use the levelling switch inside the car even though this is not completly legal it will give a much better beam pattern and cutoff than a cheapo hid kit? (2006 mini cooper)
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