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Old 03-12-2007, 10:03 AM   #1
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I have the P46S and for some reason on the

pass. side, I get a light out warning. It is the High Beam light. It seems to come loose from the housing. I take it out, re-seat the bulb and then re insert it. The problem is that when I re insert it, it does NOT seem snug, there seems to be some play. Any advice? THANKS!!
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have the same problem w/ the highbeam bulb mounting improperly on my P46s, albeit they stay in place.
You should only get a bulb error if they're not plugged in though, not if you're loosely mounted.
I just have mine twisted in as they fit
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What happens, at least I think, is that it does not fit snug into the housing. Since that happens, it shakes and makes the bulb itself loosen up from the socket.
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Had the same issue when I had the P46's. The trick I learned was that the bulb holder can not sit quite flush with the the back side of the headlight (maybe 3-4mm gap) so that it can run on its "track" to hold the bulb in place.
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Yep - there is a "track" - keep at it
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:36 PM   #6
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Had the same issue when I had the P46's. The trick I learned was that the bulb holder can not sit quite flush with the the back side of the headlight (maybe 3-4mm gap) so that it can run on its "track" to hold the bulb in place.
THANKS for the tip! I think I got it.
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