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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 10-25-2011, 08:02 AM
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Xenon lights - flash them and get a noise?

Just noticed this, being picky and all.

Is there 'supposed' to be a clunking noise when you flash the headlights (Xenon)?

Sounds like some relay in the engine bay somewhere, but isn't very quiet IMHO.

Sorry to be anal, just curious about other opinions on that ...

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Old 10-25-2011, 09:50 AM
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Just noticed this, being picky and all.

Is there 'supposed' to be a clunking noise when you flash the headlights (Xenon)?

Sounds like some relay in the engine bay somewhere, but isn't very quiet IMHO.

Sorry to be anal, just curious about other opinions on that ...

J
Thats not right take it back, no noise should be heard at all.
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:14 AM
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Loool, the only noise is the shutter lifting, it can be heard at very low speeds or while parked. It is repeatable on every single BMW (and some other bixenon equipped cars). Nothing to worry about.
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Loool, the only noise is the shutter lifting, it can be heard at very low speeds or while parked. It is repeatable on every single BMW (and some other bixenon equipped cars). Nothing to worry about.
I have never heard this and tested my 550i M Sports lights tonight, Not a sound
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I have never heard this and tested my 550i M Sports lights tonight, Not a sound
Every BMW I've had with the bi-xenons has the slight hint of the shutter going up and down, completely normal.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:19 AM
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I have never heard this and tested my 550i M Sports lights tonight, Not a sound
There is definitely a noise - I hear it on my 35i and used to hear it on my M3.

If you have no noise, you have either a mechanical problem or a hearing problem..
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