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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:34 PM
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Question Headlight controls

I know I have posted about this in a previous posting however since we have figured out how to take care of the interior of the Z4 that I was looking at buying I am interested in purchasing the vehicle still. The only issue left is the headlights. The car is sitting at my home tonight and I had a chance to play with the headlights once dark. The xenons still will not ignite however you can hear a clicking noise from the front of the vehicle especially when you turn the lights on bright. When you push the turn signal stalk forward the lights do nothing however when you pull it back the halogens will light up. Should the halogen part of the headlight light up with the stalk pushed forwards or does this only light up when it is pulled backwards? What might be the cause of the clicking noise that I hear? I know most xenon's make a noise when igniting from messing with our Escalade and the Audi I used to have. There is moisture in the drivers side housing although the passenger side is clear. What does the ballast control exactly?
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Vehicle lineup:
2003 325i-Premium pkg, heated seats, leather (sold)

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe-Navigation, Sunroof, DVD, 4X4, autoride, etc. (sold)

2007 Audi A6-everything except navigation (sold)

2007 z-71 Avalanche-heated seats, sunroof, 4X4

2007 BMW X5 3.0si- heated seats, technology pkg, premium pkg
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Also in the garage-
2007 Cadillac Escalade
2010 GMC Sierra SLT
2012 Ford F-250 Lariat
2004 GMC 2500HD

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