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Old 08-24-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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i just got a new(to me) 2000 323i wagon to replace my hail damaged 2000 323i wagon, im swapping the xenons from the damaged car to my new one. read on here thats it plug and play, just needing to have it coded.

question is what is the third plug on the factory xenon car for, it has 4 wires in it and the car im putting them in does not have that plug.

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The new one that just has the halogens will only have wires for the high and low beam. The third one on the xenon lights car is for the self leveling motor.
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The new one that just has the halogens will only have wires for the high and low beam. The third one on the xenon lights car is for the self leveling motor.
im not even sure if that car has self leveling? would it have the plug if it didnt?
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im not even sure if that car has self leveling? would it have the plug if it didnt?
No. If it has the plug then it would have self-leveling. All the cars that came with xenon had the self leveling feature. If you want to research it further then check on the passenger side control arms of the xenon car and see if there is a self-leveling sensor. About 1" square and 2" long. The other thing you can do is have some one sit in the car and turn it on. You be outside and look at the lights. They should dip down and then return to level when the car is turned on.
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No. If it has the plug then it would have self-leveling. All the cars that came with xenon had the self leveling feature. If you want to research it further then check on the passenger side control arms of the xenon car and see if there is a self-leveling sensor. About 1" square and 2" long. The other thing you can do is have some one sit in the car and turn it on. You be outside and look at the lights. They should dip down and then return to level when the car is turned on.

great! thanks for the help
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last question, will the car that had the xenons need to be coded when putting the normal light into it? or will it work fine?
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last question, will the car that had the xenons need to be coded when putting the normal light into it? or will it work fine?
I have done a swap in that direction with bi-xenons and the lights functioned fine. As in no flickering and no bulb error. But the high beams did bot work. For yours being single xenon if they follow suit then they should work properly. With the highbeams also and no errors.
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