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Old 12-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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It's called Bi-xenon. Search and you will find out what it does.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:47 PM   #4
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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?
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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When you pull the stalk back the inner parts light up.

When you push forward the bi-xenon activates.
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Old 12-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:07 AM   #7
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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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