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Old 08-07-2019, 07:53 PM
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2000 323ci Xenon problems

Hello there. I just purchased a 2000 323ci and it is having some issues with the headlights. While just sitting in the driveway with the car running they work fine. No issues at all everything works. But after driving around for a bit one of the lights will go out. After i turn it off and back on again it starts to work for maybe 3-5 minutes and goes out again. Ive read other threads where people say there is corrosion and i couldnt find any. Im trying to see if it is possibly anything other than replacing the ballast or ignitor. Any thoughts and help is welcome
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Old 08-09-2019, 07:27 AM
marcozandrini marcozandrini is offline
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Are the xenon headlights factory or aftermarket? You’ll need to get the lighting control module (LKM in BMWspeak) scanned for faults.
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Old 08-09-2019, 04:45 PM
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Does one light turn off or both? If it's only one then swap bulbs first, if it follows then you need new bulbs. If it stays on the same side then replace the ballasts, etc
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