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BMW 3 E46 (1998-2005) bi-xenon - Single xenon headlights (Bosch/AL)

Car Retroquick kit

BMW 3 E46 (1998-2005) bi-xenon - Single xenon headlights (Bosch/AL)



LED Parking lights

High beam bulb

€ 139,95 Custom made Expected delivery time: 2-3 working days

This BMW 3 E46 retrofit kit contains everything you need to swap your old, blacked-out single-xenon (low-beam xenon only) projectors for powerful new bi-xenon (both low- and high-beam xenon) projectors. Using the exact same mounting points, it makes retrofitting quick and easy. And, most importantly, it will take your 3 to the next level – just check out the test pictures! This is way beyond what the majority of OEM projectors can achieve.

Of course, with the Mini H1 being such a common retrofit, there are plenty of cheap kits on the market, many of which are claiming superiority by labelling themselves version 6.0, 7.0, etc. But names are pointless here; what matters is the actual output, so we’ll let the test pictures speak for themselves.

You get what you pay for.

Retrofitlab’s Mini H1 series are without question the most popular bi-xenon designs in our range, and for good reason. These are in fact the very brightest projectors available for direct mounting in H4 and H7 reflectors!The Mini H1 Primo is our original design. It provides a dazzling light output unmatched by most OEM projectors. Yet, this is the more basic of the two models.

The Ultimo is our new Mini H1 design. Going beyond even the Mini H1 Primo, it offers a further 20-25% improvement in light output! In addition to its superior reflector, the Ultimo also features improvements such as a rock-solid threaded bulb mount and an alloy steel lock nut.

For a side-by-side comparison of the Mini H1 Primo and the Mini H1 Ultimo, check out this video. You can select the Ultimo or the Primo in the options menu above. No matter which model you pick, you will enjoy crystal-clear 2.5 lenses, colour temperatures ranging from 3,000K to 6,000K and a wide low beam with a bright hotspot and sharp cutoff. The high beams are like the sun – truly impressive for a projector this compact.

Such a light output would not be possible without efficient ballasts. If you’re happy with the ballasts that you’ve already got, simply leave them in place. Alternatively, add a set of our Aharon digital 35W ballasts to your order. The Aharon ballast has – as opposed to many other aftermarket units – been tested to generate a full 35W. It comes in a rugged and extremely compact housing perfect for retrofitting, and its in-wire starter warms xenon bulbs in as little as five seconds. The Aharon ballast is also Canbus-proof, so you won’t get any bulb failure readings on your display, and the original beam level system will not require any adjustments. It’s the perfect ballast to complement the included BMW 3 E46 wire harness, which connects directly to the original wiring. A high beam splitter is also included, making for easy integration of the bi-xenon mechanism. Power supply is strong, steady and reliable.

Lastly, this kit provides every single part that you will need for retrofitting. In order to keep the price low, we have however assumed that you will keep your existing xenon bulbs. Depending on how old those are, you may want to also order a new set of bulbs to get the most out of your retrofitted system. Xenon bulbs do lose up to 70% of their maximum brightness over time.

This complete BMW 3 E46 retrofit kit is inspected by our internal quality control prior to shipping and comes with a solid 2-year warranty. It also includes highly rated technical support from your lighting experts at

Should you have any questions prior to purchase, please refer to our FAQ page or start a chat below. You can also download our free brightpaper on automotive lighting. Nothing beats making an educated decision!

We look forward to brightening your day (not to mention your night)!

This is an easy retrofit that even complete novices can do, but those with more skills and experience will be quicker. Discounting removal and replacement of the headlights, you could expect the job to take anything from less than one to two hours.

You do not even have to open the BMW 3 E46 headlight. Simply remove the existing projector through the bulb access port at the rear and replace it with your upgraded projector. Done.

For detailed instructions, please refer to the fitting instructions PDF.

Want to have the kit installed by a professional? Check out list of installers

Professional retrofitting

This complete kit has been especially developed to enable retrofitting at home, saving you the cost of installation. However, should you prefer to have a professional carry out the retrofit, you can simply mail your headlights to the nearest participating workshop. They will then perform the retrofit and return the upgraded headlights to you, ready for use.

Please note that, for professional retrofits, you should order your Retrofitlab kit or parts directly from the workshop in question (it saves you money on shipping).

To find the nearest workshop, please refer to Professional retrofitting

This is a complete retrofit kit. If you are ordering all of the below, or if you already have access to compatible ballasts and/or bulbs, it includes everything you need to convert your xenon setup into powerful bi-xenon projector headlights.

Kit base (always included)
- 2x Mini H1 bi-xenon projectors
- 2x BMW 3 E46 wire harnesses (H7 splitter, D2S adapter)
- 2x BMW 3 E46 mounting brackets

Optional inclusions
- 2x bulbs as per your selection
– 2X Aharon digital ballast
- 2x color matching LED parking lights (also known as side light or position light)


The light output is amazing for the money! Even compared to brand new audi q7 matrix led-s I’d say these light better. How the coating on the reflectors holds up over time we’ll see but for now they’re amazing! The light output would probably be even better with some higher end osram xenon bulbs. The optional extra bulbs for the kit are the same ones you can get from ebay, but as I said, even with these the output is amazing

I am very satisfied with my purchase of retrofit xenon reflectors for my 2008 VW Sharan. The light output is fantastic and it is a great improvement from the old oem-reflectors.

It took about 4-5 hours to install (it was my first time), everything you need was in the box, and i bought it alongside with position lights (same 5000k) and it looks great on the car.

exelent light output, love bixenon option, straigt fitnent in my e46 bosch xenon lamps. satisfacted with product

Following Retrofitlab team recommendations, I ordered this kit which fits perfectly on my 2003 Mazda6 equiped with OEM xenon. The light output is powerfull with the XB35 bulbs compared to the OEM 2.5' BOSCH single xenon projector. Installed for one week now, i'm very satisfied.
I strongly recommend this product!

Suite aux conseils de l'équipe Retrofitlab, j'ai commandé ce kit qui s'adapte parfaitement sur ma Mazda6 de 2003 équipée de xenon d'origine. L'éclairage est puissant avec les ampoules XB 35 en comparaison des projecteurs BOSCH 2'5 xénon. Installés depuis une semaine, je suis tres satisfait. Je recommande fortement ce produit!

Handige aansluiting.
Mooi effect.
Buitenste chroomranden voor op glas van reflector paste helaas niet en moest geplakt worden.
Verder top resultaat !

Mijn projectoren waren compleet verbrand van binnen, en na het proberen van het poetsen van de projectorschaal werd het nog erger. Zo doende zocht ik een nieuwe projector en kwam ik hier terecht.

Het ombouwen is even een klusje, maar met een beetje technisch inzicht wat gereedschap en het instructie filmpje is het goed te doen.

Ik vond het zelfs zo leuk, dat ik binnen kort ook de highbeam lampen voorzien wil van Bi-xenon projectoren met devil eyes. Dit is eerder gedaan en wel te vinden waneer u zoek naar 'e46 qaud xenon'.

Had to make a few modifications otherwise they work just fine.

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