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Old 02-22-2005, 08:00 PM
zkc zkc is offline
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Replacing Xenon Bulb

My drivers side Xenon light went out this evening. I'm hoping it's just the bulb so I want to try the bulb from the passenger side to check. It looks pretty simple to change the bulb but do I need to look out for anything when doing this. The manual says to only let a dealer change the bulbs due to the extremely high voltage. Am I going to electrocute myself changing these bulbs??

Thanks for your help...
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:38 AM
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:02 PM
juncman juncman is offline
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Cool its not that bad

Hello,

I changed the xenon bulb on my 2006 550I, it was a pain to get the headlight out, but once done I just unplugged the bulb, and put in the new one. If you are really worried about the electrical problem, pull the fuse to the lights. That will ensure no power will hurt you.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:01 PM
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xenon replacement

:hi I have replaced both left and right xenon globes on my e90 330i but the new ones don't work do i have to reprogram the computer because I still get error message that left and right low beam failure.
Can some one please help
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:48 AM
S1000RR S1000RR is offline
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:hi I have replaced both left and right xenon globes on my e90 330i but the new ones don't work do i have to reprogram the computer because I still get error message that left and right low beam failure.
Can some one please help
I'm have the exact issue. How did you get it fixed?
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:16 AM
cotsiola cotsiola is offline
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Hi I also had error messages when I replaced the globes, what I found was that I needed to replace the Ballast on both sides, I purchased these on ebay from germany (mitsubishi) for us $139. once I replaced the ballast the new globes worked. Hope this helps
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:10 PM
rperoutka rperoutka is offline
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Just replaced xenon lamps on 2008 535xi (adaptive lights). One died at 66k miles. Removing light clusters from the fender was a pain (only four torx screws hold it in but you then have to wrestle it past very tight clearances). There is no way to access the xenon bulb without removing the cluster and then removing a cover panel at the rear.

The dealership wanter $218 each for the replacement xenon lamps. The originals are D1S XenStart by Phillips (Germany). I bought D1S Xenarc by Sylvania (Germany) from AutoZone for $99.00. Part number 931238 They fit and work perfectly.
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