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Old 09-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Xenon Headlight Issue (Facelift Coupe)

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I'm having issues with my Driver's side headlight on a 2004 Facelift Coupe, It happened to me last night and didn't have any issues with it earlier. So I noticed my Driver's side xenon headlamp was not on then it popped up on my dash, so i pulled over in a gas station and replaced it with 3 spare bulbs I had and nothing. The wiring is perfectly fine also I tried switching the HID Igniters from one side to the other and still the headlight was not turning on, so the only thing I narrowed it down to was the ballast, and I realized it was the original one back from 2004 lol so I figured since its almost 10 years old probably it's the ballast and hopefully it is. I already ordered a New OEM ballast but if anyone else has any suggestions of any other things it could be please post, Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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any resolution here?
Hey, it was a bad Xenon HID ballast, bought a new genuine one, swapped it out and perfectly fine.


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