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  1. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I’m replacing headlights damaged from an accident, and since I have to spend the money on replacements anyway, I figured I’d see if it was worth it to rig up adaptive LED headlights instead of the non-adaptive ones that my car came with. From what I understand, the adaptive system is “brighter”...
  2. E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
    Right low beam malfunction Hi all, So I have a few questions, even after reading other posts. My 645ci (2005 convertible) came up with the "low beam malfunction" light for the right side. The high beams work and so do the angel eyes. I replaced the bulb with a brand new one, still nothing...
  3. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi guys, I've had a recent issue with my passenger (right) side headlight, which randomly turns off and/or flickers. My first stab was to replace the bulbs with new ones (pair). Sadly, no luck - same problem. My second attempt was to switch the igniter (left to right and vice versa). Similarly...
  4. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello All, I have a 2004 330Ci and the right low beam and daylight lamp turns on at first then after a few minutes goes out. It is HID D2S. Sometimes it does not come on at all. I've read some post regarding the topic and I have tried the following: 1.) swapped bulbs - problem stayed on right...
  5. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    My front right headlight wasn't working, so when I take the bulb out to change it I see it's blown to pieces and most of the glass is left inside the headlight. I get a new bulb (D2S), pop it in, nothing happens. So I take the bulb from the front left that was working and put it in, not working...
  6. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    2001 325ci Recently my passenger side low-beam has been giving me trouble. (High beam still works) Sometimes I'd turn the car on and it'd work, other times it wouldn't, but then would turn on after about 5 minutes. Now it doesn't work at all, ever. After doing some research and switching bulbs...
  7. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey guys, so my left headlight stopped working (just the xenon, the rest of the headlight works). checked the fuses and all are good. Checked the bulb and it did not burn out. So I am assuming my issue is the control module. Sound familiar to anyone that ran into this? Does anyone have a...
  8. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Guys I have a 2000 540. The low beam (Left Side) is out. Best I can figure is that the Ballast quit. As tempted as I am to run right out and buy a Ballast I question if I should buy two and save myself the headache of having to do the other side down the road a bit. Since I know a few of you...
  9. E85 / E86 Z4 (2003-2008)
    Hi guys, my name is Peter. I got used z4 (2006 3.0Si) a month ago and i am trying to upgrade for hid ballast. Car was originally with halogen bulbs. Problem is that whenever i will install new ballast 55W low beam (already reaplaced four of them) it wil stay probably about month and then it will...
  10. Mobile Electronics and Lighting
    Hey guys, I am selling an HID Ballast. BMW Part Number: 63 12 6 948 180 Location: Tyler, Texas Price: $200 Shipped Fits: E90/91 Sedans I bought this a few weeks ago to try to fix an issue that I was having with one HID headlight not working. This was not the problem and the buyer that I...
  11. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Question Xenon, bi-xenon, auto or not ???what??? 2005 330XI WITH XENON FACTORY LIGHTS. I have been told they are Xenon, Bi-xenon, self leveling, auto this, and auto that. Surprisingly, while I have searched seemingly the world for definitive answers, including my original car sticker, I see...
  12. E36 (1991 - 1999)
    I recently installed my DEPO headlights and orion lite ae's from Umnitza, the angel eyes and everything work fantastic however I'm a little sad about one thing. The angel eyes are LED and have a hint of blue (obviously), and my low and high beams came with pre-installed 55W bulbs that for some...
  13. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    Today I called up three local BMW dealerships to ascertain what they use for weight and some service managers replied they use "sand bags". - > E39 (1997 - 2003) > The REAL Reason For Using Weights During Alignment (No, It's Not What You Think.) I find that hard to believe, if for no...
  14. E36 M3 (1995-1999)
    I bought an M3 w aftermarket upgraded xenon headlights. My front left went out and I tested the bulb against the other one and it seems to be the ballast. The problem is that there is not any description on the part for me to match it. Not sure if they all will work of there are differences I...
  15. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    My driver-side Xenon Angel Eye turned orange for a few hours, then died. Is this a dead ballast/igniter, or a dead bulb? Where's best place to get a replacement for each, and is a used ballast/igniter worth the trouble? Thanks, Mike, the one-eyed 530i.
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