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Old 01-13-2012, 10:41 AM
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2006 X5 check low beam warning when I use fog lamps.

Occasionally I get a Check Low Beam Lights warning and then my headlights do not work. If I shut my truck off and restart they then work. This only seems to happen when I am driving with my headlights and fog lamps on. If my fog lamps are off, I don't get the Check Low Beam Lights warning and don't lose the use of my headlights. Has anyone had the same issue? Any trouble shooting suggestions?
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Old 01-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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Have you ever changed your battery? It could be an indicator of it going bad. It may not be keeping a current battery level.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:38 PM
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Problem Resolved

I ended up taking it in to my mechanic. It turns out that the previous owner had replaced the headlight bulbs with non-OEM bulbs (manufactured in Hungary). They were not drawing current at a consistent level, which caused the fault. I replaced the bulbs with OEM's and no more problems.
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