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Old 12-07-2012, 02:48 PM
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Xenon adaptive headlight issues

Hi....new to the forum here and have a question, search came up with nothing. So the wife has an 06 330XI with the adaptive xenon headlights and the driver side is not working right. When you turn them on they go through their nomal stat up routine but the drivers side is a purple hue vs the white/blue hue it should be. Dealer thinks its the bulb but I'm not wanting to drop $240 for a bulb and it not be the issue...anyone have any experience with this issue?

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:56 PM
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thats most likely the bulb. a spent HID bulb will get bluer, then purple, then pink before dying.

you can get a pair of quality bulbs for much less. try ebay for phillips or osram. DO NOT get anything higher K than the stock (4300K).


replace both at the same time-- the other bulb is likely on the way out as well, the output and color will not match if you replace only one.
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