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Old 05-10-2017, 04:07 PM
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I just bought a used 2006 x5 suv-used. I did test drive but did not think to look at headlights since it was during the day. Well guess what... they front headlight are not working. when you flick lights (like your telling another driver that cops are ahead), you get light but that's about it. I am so very ill and do not even know what to do. all other lights are working.
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I just bought a used 2006 x5 suv-used. I did test drive but did not think to look at headlights since it was during the day. Well guess what... they front headlight are not working. when you flick lights (like your telling another driver that cops are ahead), you get light but that's about it. I am so very ill and do not even know what to do. all other lights are working.


Remove the headlight pods from your car and open the caps to look inside. Check for crumbling insulation around the wires. This is a common problem and well documented.
If it looks to be in order, check the connections from light pod to vehicle for corrosion.
How many miles on your car? And do the running lights work? Fogs? What kind of light - halogen or xenon?


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