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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 04-28-2010, 01:58 PM
austinsamb austinsamb is offline
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HID Lite not lifting

I have a E46 SMG 2003 and recently my HID are not lifting up and adjusting as I drive. When I turn on the engine, they come up half way through and then stop and don't adjust at all. I dont think it is the stepper motor because both of them dont work. For 3 weeks it was not working and then the last two days it worked where the light adjusted the level constantly according to the road driving and then it stopped again. Now when I drive at night the light is only up to like 10 yards infront of the car and then everything else is dark in front.

Any idea what could be wrong? Appreciate the help.

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Old 04-28-2010, 07:56 PM
sunsational sunsational is offline
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I have the same model. I haven't had this exact problem but have had a problem where one side light will just be out when first started. If you mess around with turning it on and off or turn the car off and on it works. It hasn't happened in about 6 months now. Maybe we have an electrical problem with our year? Can anyone else help?
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:18 PM
austinsamb austinsamb is offline
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Thanks for the reply. I tried turning on and off several times both the car and just the lights but so far that has not helped. I'm starting to doubt wiring issues if any. I hope I dont have to take it into the dealership to fix it.
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:53 PM
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Wow I hear you on that but if you can't see what do you do? Do you have an extended warranty at all? I bought a warranty from my BMW dealer that was $1,200 for 2 years 24k miles. It was well worth it. I have no idea if that was something just at my dealer or you can get it anywhere. Good luck. Since you have the same year as me, if you ever have any time look at my question about dash lights, it should be just below your post.
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