Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)

X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Talk about the E83 BMW X3 in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-21-2012, 03:10 PM
Allies_X3 Allies_X3 is offline
BMW Rookie
Location: Baltimore, MD
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 63
Mein Auto: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i
Xenon bulb fused to igniter?

I tried to replace my bulb this evening, only to find the igniter burnt together with the bulb. Awesome. Here's a pic. Anyone else seen this? Cause?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1353535791.908305.jpg
Views:	66
Size:	30.2 KB
ID:	350379  
__________________
Allie

-=My Garage=-
2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather pkg, and Tech Pkg
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Premium Pkg, Xenons, Cold weather pkg, Nav - RETIRED
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Cold weather pkg, Nav
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport

"Well behaved women rarely make history." - Lauren Thatcher Ulrich
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 11-23-2012, 09:11 AM
kenza kenza is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Santiago, Chile
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 625
Mein Auto: 2007 X3 2.0d MT
When you say "igniter" do you mean ballast?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-23-2012, 10:04 AM
Allies_X3 Allies_X3 is offline
BMW Rookie
Location: Baltimore, MD
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 63
Mein Auto: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i
It's called an igniter on the parts page, but maybe it is potato potahto...
__________________
Allie

-=My Garage=-
2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather pkg, and Tech Pkg
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Premium Pkg, Xenons, Cold weather pkg, Nav - RETIRED
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Cold weather pkg, Nav
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport

"Well behaved women rarely make history." - Lauren Thatcher Ulrich
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-23-2012, 10:07 AM
Allies_X3 Allies_X3 is offline
BMW Rookie
Location: Baltimore, MD
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 63
Mein Auto: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i
Ah, I think d1s bulbs use the ballast and the d2s have an igniter. I'm kind of ig'nant with the cars so I could be wrong, but that's what it seems like when I look at the Google :-)
__________________
Allie

-=My Garage=-
2013 BMW X1 xDrive 28i, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather pkg, and Tech Pkg
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Premium Pkg, Xenons, Cold weather pkg, Nav - RETIRED
2006 BMW X3 3.0i, Cold weather pkg, Nav
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport

"Well behaved women rarely make history." - Lauren Thatcher Ulrich
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms