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Old 08-11-2011, 04:41 AM   #1
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My Ride: 320CD Sport
Smile Xenon not working :( help please

Hi guys,

I've brought my new BMW E46 320 CD Sport on the weekend and all is great.

The issue i'm having is as follows:

When I brought the car the xenons were working with no issues, then a couple of days later I jumped in the car for a spin. When I turned the Xenons on the drivers side one did'nt work. So I tuen the lights on and off to see if that would reslove it but no good. I tried the lights for the next couple of days and no good I realised that I would have to swap the bulb, ballast or ignitor from the passenger side to determine what needed replacing.

BUT...when I got home one day it was dark so I thought i'd use the follow me home feature. So i flashed the beams and out I got to discover that both the xenons were on??!! I was very confused at this moment. So, I got back into the car as I thought the xenons were working but when I turned the headlight on I had the same issue.

So, In short, my driver side xenon doesnt work but when I use the follow me home feature it does work.

Could someone help me with this issue, I would be most greatful.

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