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Old 08-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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Xenon flashing

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I am new to this forum and BMW. I bought a 2000 328i about a month ago from a private seller. It has been fine up until the last week when the xenon headlights seem to 'flash'. I know they are self adjusting but I will be driving down a straight road when they seem to dip and then flick back up. Really annoying to the oncoming traffic who I guess think they are being flashed. Before I wander into my mechanic not a BMW gu,y but very good, with an open check book does anyone have any ideas what is going on.

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Old 08-08-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Could be broken headlight adjusters that "bounce" whenever you hit small bumps or irregularities in the road. I had that problem. Fixed it by swapping my HID (Xenon) housing's internals into a halogen housing with non-broken headlight adjusters. There is a how to on the subject somewhere.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:16 AM   #3
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do a search for flickering instead of flashing. lots of help there.
good luck
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