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Old 07-21-2013, 10:31 AM
syaufu syaufu is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 bmwx-5 4.4i
xenon headlight out

I have a 2005 bmw x-5 4.4i. The driver's side xenon headlight is out. I checked (by switching with the passenger side) and the light bulb and igniter are good. Does that mean that the ballast is bad? The ring around the headlight (I think that is the daytime driving light) still works.

There isn't a relay or fuse for this that I need to check is there?

If it is the ballast, how do I change it?
BTW, I now have a new pair of Morioto D2S 3Five (35w) 4300k bulbs that I bought and do not need.

Also, I thought that the outside light was the low beam and the inside light was the high beam. But when I turned on the high beams, the outside light gets brighter, but the inside light doesn't light up. The inside light only comes on when I "flash" the high beams. Is this the way it should work? The "flasher" light is working on the driver's side, but neither the high nor low beam setting is working on the driver's side.

Thanks for any help!
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