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Old 04-15-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
WhippleDip
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My Ride: 2001 BMW 330Ci
2001 330Ci Xenon's Flickering/Flashing, need advice.

I have a 2001 330Ci with factory Xenon's, and recently they have been flickering together every so often. Last night I turned on my lights and they constantly flash on and off at 1 second intervals, both at the same time. I was able to make it home on just my fogs, but I clearly cannot drive it at night until I get this resolved, and I need to take a 300 mile trip at night in a few days!

I also have the issue where it says both brake lights are out on my dash(looks like my rocket boosters have been deployed). I was reading up and a few people reported that swapping out/disconnecting the rear tail light bulb carriers would fix the front lights flashing due to a short issue, but I disconnected the carriers and they kept flashing.

Does anyone have an idea of what is causing this?
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