Ive got a pair of xenons in my garage and I tried to fit them to my cooper instead of the standards. I know they need parts to go with but i was wondering what parts they were? It has the little silver box that attaches underneath on it but when i plug them in only the indicators work?? Can anyone help????
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I think its a bit of rewire job if i'm honest. Best bet is to speak to Mikey off Newministuff. He is handy with elctrics. But i think your inputs etc will all be different on the xenons to the halogens you already have. They are most definately plug and play. But it is easy enough to rewire.
before speakign to Mike you should check you have bulbs in the Xenon bit, also make sure you have the Ballasts, these will probably be in a 3 inch by 4 inch box under the light, with a big warning sticker on it.
Legally in the uk you do need autoleveling and headlight washers to run them 100% legal, but if using OEM units you will most probably not get questioned.
I bought two xenon headlights which came off a mini cooper S and they were complete. I went down to my dealer to ask why they wouldn't work and it turns out you need to buy a retrofit installation kit so I decided that I really don't want the effort, so I figured I'm just gonna resell them.
If you already have the headlamp washers fitted to your MINI, the upgrade should be fairly simple, unlike the 1st gen MINIs , as all the required sensors and wiring is already in place and built into the car.
Legally to have Xenons, the car also needs the headlamp wash system to be fitted.
The BMW upgrade kit consists of just the lights, ballast packs and control unit, as you already have these, the upgrade should be simple if you have the washers, if not, they will need to be installed, which will be costly, and probably make the project a non-starter
i don't see how you would have the washers if you didn't already have the xenons specced though? i heard it was a fairly major job to retro fit the xenons as much beefier wiring was needed. there's a much bigger windscreen wash reservoir as standard with the xenons specced as well, as they use a lot of water.
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