The Bosch E46 is a replica of the classic xenon projector by Bosch. This model was launched in the late nineties and is used in new cars to this very day.
The light output of the projector decreases when being used for many years, due to the reflecting layer becoming dull or even disappearing through burning.
This results in a significantly lower light output, which may cause your car to fail the MOT test.
Safe driving requires good sight, so be sure to replace your old projectors in time by the Bosch E46 projector. This xenon projector has a highly concentrated, slightly smaller light beam, which provides a higher light output. Because of these properties this projector provides good visibility, even at great distance.
The Bosch E46 is suitable for Plug & Play on various models, see table.
159 and Brera (halogen)
|A3 8P OEM xenon||2003-2013|
|A4 B7 OEM xenon||2005-2007||Original projector uses D1S bulbs, new projectors use D2S bulbs. New bulbs are needed, together with D1S to D2S adapters (available for order from us).|
|3 Serie E46
|1998-2005||Only on the AL Bi-xenon headlights. Check your headlight version here. 3 serie E46 bi-xenon projector|
|3 Serie E46 coupe
|B class W245||2005-2011|
|C class W203||2001-2006||Bi-xenon headlights, plug & play replacement. Headlight frame needs a little adjustment, a few millimeter of material has to be removed with dremel.|
|C class W204||2007-2012|
|SL class R230||2001-2005||Bi-xenon headlights, plug & play replacement.|
|S class W220||2003-2005||Headlight needs to be opened (butyl) to replace projector.|
|S class W221||2005-2013||D1S version of the projector is originally installed. You will need to add new D2S bulbs and use a D1S to D2S adapter.|
|L322 - Vogue||2001-2004||
Bi-xenon headlights made by Bosch/AL. Direct replacement.
For high beam function;
- black wire to green wire of the car
- white wire to white wire of the car
|Golf GTI MKV||2003-2008||Bi-xenon headlights, plug & play replacement.|
|Touran (xenon headlight)||2003-2006|
|S40/V50/C30/C70||2004-2012||V50 D2S E46|
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Grant yourself good sight and replace your old projectors by the Bosch E46 projector.
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In the video below we compare the original projector with the new one used in this kit.