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Airborne82id 12-22-2012 03:06 PM

What's the adjacent light for?!
After almost 10 yrs of ownership and several e46's, tons of diys, then this ...LOL

Seriously, I turned my high beams, went around to take a look; The same running light got brighter, the second adjacent light stayed off. Car equipped with xenon.

My previous e46, when I turn the high beams, the adjacent lights turns on. But it had halogen.

Solidjake 12-22-2012 03:08 PM

It's called Bi-xenon. Search and you will find out what it does.

Airborne82id 12-22-2012 03:36 PM

Not gonna lie ... it wasn't easy searching. Had to go to google ..

Still ... I have no light coming outta the adjacent light?

I can't incorporate the following data "moving a shield up or down in front of the bulb (depending on the reflector design) to allow light to escape from the lens in a different pattern" When I have nothing to work with?

Airborne82id 12-22-2012 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15001552)
It's called Bi-xenon. Search and you will find out what it does.

I understand the same projector works as regular and high beam .. hence it's called bi xenon. Which what I have stated in my initial question without naming it.

And my question still stands; what's the second light for?

Solidjake 12-22-2012 03:49 PM

When you pull the stalk back the inner parts light up.

When you push forward the bi-xenon activates.

shovelit 12-22-2012 04:50 PM

I could be mistaken, but I think the inner lights are also the daytime running lights. If you have this feature disabled, obviously, you wouldn't see them.

328iKid 12-26-2012 02:07 AM

Like Jake stated, the inners light up when stalk is pulled back, this is the "flash-to-pass" feature. The inner halogens lighting up are easier to distinguish from a bi-xenon high beam.

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