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Old 04-10-2015, 04:14 PM
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Low beam

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Low beams have stopped working, checked fuse and seems ok.
All other lights are working.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:03 PM
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Do you have auto lights? Try switching the nob.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:06 PM
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No, it's a 2001 x5 e53.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:22 PM
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All exterior lights are under the control of the LCM...not a fuse. Help us by giving some details if you've done more...if not we will be asking you questions that you may have already ruled out...thus taking longer to narrow down to the possible culprit.

Like have you physically checked the obvious to see if the bulbs are blown? Are they halogen or xenon?




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Old 04-10-2015, 05:24 PM
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Are your low beams xenon? If not check the bulb and source with a multi meter.
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Old 04-17-2015, 06:43 PM
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I have checked the lights, they are halogen lamps and there is power going to the socket. I have also checked the fuses and they are fine. I have located the LCM but am unsure as to how to proceed or what is the next step. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:21 PM
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Power at the light sockets? Try change out the bulbs.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:56 PM
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If you have power to the sockets then it's the bulbs.
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Old 04-18-2015, 05:08 AM
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Bulb looks ok, can both blow at the same time?
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:24 AM
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Yes, I had a dog light go out, it was replaced them a day later they both went out. I was worried it was a sign of an electrical issue. Three years later, no problem
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:42 PM
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Yep both bulbs blown at same time, replaced and working fine.
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