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Old 11-17-2013, 06:01 PM
383stroker 383stroker is offline
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Mein Auto: 330xi
Weird headlight issue

I bought my 330xi probably about a month or two ago and apart from the brake pad sensor light i have been cursed with a odd headlight issue!

The first time it happened was about a month and a half ago at night it was very humid out and raining and i turned my car on and my friend told me that my driver side headlight was out. so i pulled back into my driveway and it was actually working no failure light or anything popped on the dashboard. Everything drove fine one the way home and nothing happened like that up until a few days ago. I took my car through a car wash on a lunch break and on the way home form work the drivers side headlight went out/didnt turn on, including the failure light on the dash. a couple things i have ruled out however is the adaptive system still works i had my wife turn the wheel and turn the car off and on to see if the headlights were moving or if they were stuck. and i have noticed that the Drivers side light has a lot of condensation in it (think sweat dripping down forehead not mirror in your bathroom after a shower.

I am guessing that it might be a ballast or igniter issue? honostly i am not sure but i am going to try to rule out the bulb this week by switching them around but im guessing water got into it somehow in the car wash and shorted something out.

First time posting on here owned nothign but GM cars my whole life....well technically i still do they are just in storage! love the car so far other than that issue !

if any one for some odd reason has quesitons about camaros/trans ams/fire birds feel free to ask!!!! ill post some pics later!
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