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cthuluhu 01-06-2012 11:45 PM

Xenon Headlight help needed!!
I just bought an '02 M3 a few months ago. I recently realized that the interior trunk lights have never worked. I did some work with my multimeter and found a way to get said lights to finally work. Now the fun part, as soon as I did that, the headlights (Xenons) quit working. I have gotten them to work again and neither the ballast or the bulbs are bad, however, now they will only work when I try to turn on the high beams and never anytime else. Is it possible that someone re-wired the headlights wrong or am I just a fool for connecting things that probably shouldn't be connected? :hmm:

cthuluhu 01-07-2012 12:07 AM

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BTW here are some pics illustrating which metal tabs I connected and a strange box that I found underneath the headlights but not connected to anything. Another thing, The headlights only work when the headlight switch is in the off position.

sillieidiot 01-08-2012 07:40 PM

disconnect what you did. sounds like you have a bad ground or something. also the turning on lows while that car is off is a feature (called home lighting or something like that) for cars that came with xenons.

that box is an angel eye inverter

cthuluhu 12-14-2012 03:47 AM

Thanks, you were right about the home lighting thing.

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