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Old 10-14-2016, 07:53 PM
drexellak drexellak is offline
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Xenon Headlight not working, but not bulb.

I swapped the bulb from the passenger side and it works. Not a whole lot online about this as with my E46's. One site said 90% of the time it's the ballast, but I can't find anything on where to find it on the car and how to replace it. All other lights and controls work fine. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:17 AM
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For the next guy. You remove the front bumper in order to removed the headlights. The ballasts are under the headlamp assemblies. Easy swap with a lot of labor, so I would not recommend going to the dealer for this. If someone has some shortcuts please post. I read one post stating you only had to loosen the bumper, but can't verify.

Here's a two part video to help. Not real detailed, but better than nothing.
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