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Old 03-30-2015, 01:13 AM   #1
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Thumbs down M3 Driver side high beam not working.

So, my M3 has the XENON headlights. The drivers side light is a pink/orange-ish tint whitch means that it is on its last legs. Anyways, the flashers work, but when I push the stock forward the passanger side light becomes "brighter" and the drivers side stays the same. I took it to my local BMW dealer they had no idea why it was doing that . HELP!
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:20 AM   #2
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Bixenon solenoid on that side is either unplugged or broken
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:31 AM   #3
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Bixenon solenoid on that side is either unplugged or broken

I do have a plug in there that is not plugged into anything Click image for larger version

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looks like it! plug it into the headlight harness
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looks like it! plug it into the headlight harness

That's the problem... I don't know where it goes.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:06 AM   #6
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Between the low beam and high beam you should see a connector that missing that plug

Watch my vid and skip to 5:13 The ballast is under/behind the high beam so that is where that plug needs to go. You will need to remove your intake to access it

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Is it the same with the XENON headlights?
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The lights I have are projectors (projectors use xenon bulbs) so yes it's the same
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Hmm, forgot that you have an M3. The box is between the fender and the intake.
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Ok both of those plugs are plugged in I'm so confused
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In that case take out the intake and take pics of everything behind the headlight
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That unplugged wire is probably autoleveling then, there should be a plug facing backwards on the headlight. That won't effect the highbeam though.

Make sure the bixenon wire isn't broken. It's a pretty thin wire and is somewhat easy to break if not too careful when unplugging it -- I did that myself once.
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