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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-27-2010, 11:42 AM
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Ok maybe I will try higher fuses before contacting DDM for a new ballast. The thing is I have been running with the 7.5amp fuses for around 6 months now with no problems.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:16 PM
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I had 7.5 amps and i was perfectly fine... idk mannn :/
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I have the same problem... but my headlights aren't aimed properly, so with one out it still looks like they're both on, so ha! I win!
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:52 AM
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Ok so I tried putting a 15 amp fuse in and that blew immediately. Looks like I will be getting a new ballast from DDM.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:32 AM
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I think I need a new ballast too. The pass works now stil not driver side tho.
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Ok so I tried putting a 15 amp fuse in and that blew immediately. Looks like I will be getting a new ballast from DDM.
Try and bend the fuse hold in so it grips the fuse tighter. This is a problem if its loose because it creates too much resistance and thus blowing fuses. I can almost guarantee this is your problem especially since you've probably put a few fuses in and out of the holder.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:16 PM
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Okay old thread...but when I put in the ballast from the pass side to the driver side the lowbeams still nothing. I think the driver side ballast and bulb is out. Anyone ever had this problem?
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Tom, did you try both the ballat and bulb that you know work? It may just be a wiring issue. Make sure that the harness works, isn't shorting out somewhere, then go from there.
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im having problems with my dj auto light assembly, on the cover over the low beam where the ballast and AE gets plugged in there is no hole to feed wires through, did anyone else have this issue?
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Yes, you have to drill a 7/8" hole. You feed the wires through that and use the rubber grommet to seal up the hole/wires.

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