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Clarkbb704
07-05-2012, 10:22 AM
My passenger side halos are shorting out, which keeps triggering the parking lamp malfunction on Idrive.

Has anyone else had this problem, if so what did you do to fix it?

whoyuwit
07-05-2012, 10:24 PM
do you have stock or aftermarket AE's? it may be your ballast.

booyaazaa
07-06-2012, 07:15 AM
My passenger side halos are shorting out, which keeps triggering the parking lamp malfunction on Idrive.

Has anyone else had this problem, if so what did you do to fix it?

Just to clarify, are you visually seeing you AE's flicker or are you just seeing the error pop up on you idrive?

borderchris
07-06-2012, 08:44 AM
do you have stock or aftermarket AE's? it may be your ballast.

Of course, stock AE bulbs are not connected to a ballast. In his pre-LCI car, they're a 10W halogen bulb. OP, while you may want to check the connection, I would still wager that you simply need a bulb replacement. Do yourself a favor and replace both sides (if you're going OEM, $30 a side) while your at it, or go with an aftermarket set of LCDs. There are plenty of DIYs on the replacement floating around- Just search.