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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:53 PM
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Adaptive headlight not working

I just replaced my xenon bulb on both headlights and now the adaptive headlights are not working.

I am not getting any malfunction messages or anything but the light where I switch on my headlights on the inside is blinking.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:09 PM
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If you do a seach you'll find that yes it is a warning about the adaptive lights.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:58 AM
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:46 AM
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If you don't get any message, check your switch command, is the little LED green flashing or fixed? and your main bulb headlamp side right is in position right (looking forward) or turned left or turned right?
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:57 AM
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[QUOTE=Simonnim916;7200556]I just replaced my xenon bulb on both headlights and now the adaptive headlights are not working.

I am not getting any malfunction messages or anything but the light where I switch on my headlights on the inside is blinking.

Any ideas?

Is it the OEM bulb or after market?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:24 PM
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If you don't get any message, check your switch command, is the little LED green flashing or fixed? and your main bulb headlamp side right is in position right (looking forward) or turned left or turned right?
Sorry if I don't explain correct it.
It's flashing.

This morning I had pulled out the headlights and put them back in. The light doesn't seem to be flashing anymore...I put a sock on the light sensor. I'll update tonight if it's working.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:25 PM
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I just replaced my xenon bulb on both headlights and now the adaptive headlights are not working.

I am not getting any malfunction messages or anything but the light where I switch on my headlights on the inside is blinking.

Any ideas?

Is it the OEM bulb or after market?
It's oem philips 85122 c1. I think I might have just put the headlights on crooked...I'll update tonight.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM
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Ok so I just removed the headlight and put it back on. It's working now lol, no idea why but 2 major things I did was fully push up the clip on the passenger side light on the big plug and driver side I just loosened the screws and let the lights move back to its original spot.

I moved the headlight a little to better fit my aftermarket m5 tech bumper.

Nonetheless it works.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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Old 11-19-2012, 02:18 AM
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Congratulation, at the first I thought the headlight had lost the bend adaptive function (like in my car), but only it were a bad connection, an easy solution...
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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