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Old 03-28-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question What is this thing?

I installed my P46s a little while ago and didn't notice I left something unplugged. My headlights seem to have been functioning normally without whatever this thing is, but I wanted to try to figure out what it's for and hook it up properly. Anybody know?



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Old 03-28-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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Daylight running lights?
DRL for the xenons? I'm not so sure... my DRLs still run on my halogen highbeam bulbs, and I wish I could turn those off!

Again, this component is coming out of the p46 assembly.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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ummm that looks like its for the hid's, you plug the 2 pins coming out of ur hids to that.
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Old 03-29-2009, 01:28 AM   #5
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I'd have to double check, but I don't believe there's any extra wire coming from the HIDs to plug that into. Besides, that little plug is coming from the p46 HID headlight assembly. I'm not sure it would make sense to plug something back around into itself.
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k, on my p46's that piece goes around and exits as the low beam plug. and iirc i had to put the pins in there and then plug the headlights in


now that i think about it is like plugging them in twice i dont know what to tell u, if everythings working i guess ur fine
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k, on my p46's that piece goes around and exits as the low beam plug. and iirc i had to put the pins in there and then plug the headlights in


now that i think about it is like plugging them in twice i dont know what to tell u, if everythings working i guess ur fine
Heheh yeah it seems a little weird, but who knows, maybe I'm missing that step. Thanks for the input, I'll take another look and see if I can hook it up like you mentioned. Still, I wonder what the heck it's technically for.
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That looks like left over wiring from the halogen angel eyes that come with the DEPOs. Most P46 packages remove these bulbs and replace them with CCFL or LED angel eyes but sometimes the wiring will be left in the headlight.
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That looks like left over wiring from the halogen angel eyes that come with the DEPOs. Most P46 packages remove these bulbs and replace them with CCFL or LED angel eyes but sometimes the wiring will be left in the headlight.
Thanks Nick! That seems to be the case, because I don't think there's anything left unplugged. I found there's another wire in the same place on the other headlight, but the adapter is different, and I'm not sure where either would go. I actually got my p46s from you guys, and they did, in fact, include the CCFLs, so I guess those must be leftover wires.
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If you have Xenons, those are for the halogen bulbs. Do not remove it.
When your bulb fails, you'll be able to at least put a halogen bulb in the socket and run with it until you get a replacement.
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