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Old 10-06-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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Stock Xenon bulb going out/flickering

OK heres the deal. My right headlight was aimed way up when I got the car. I knew my car before it was mine and when the previous owner had the car, the same bulb went out (about 2 1/2 years ago). Well I had the dealership re-aim the bulb which was fine but now the damn thing is flickering and sometimes Ill look at my instrument cluster and it will indicate that its completely out. I then turn the lights off and then back on but all that does is make the warning light go away and the flickering resumes. What the hell is goin on? Anyone know?

thanks alot fellas, I cant drive at night with this.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:01 PM   #2
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Mostly bad bulb or bad connection, or could be bad ballast. Had the same problem. My passenger side Xenon also flickered and talso turn off. On the instrument cluster the red indicator would go on. Took into the dealership and they replaced Xenon bulb under warranty.

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OK heres the deal. My right headlight was aimed way up when I got the car. I knew my car before it was mine and when the previous owner had the car, the same bulb went out (about 2 1/2 years ago). Well I had the dealership re-aim the bulb which was fine but now the damn thing is flickering and sometimes Ill look at my instrument cluster and it will indicate that its completely out. I then turn the lights off and then back on but all that does is make the warning light go away and the flickering resumes. What the hell is goin on? Anyone know?

thanks alot fellas, I cant drive at night with this.
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