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Old 04-06-2016, 01:27 PM   #1
stmotorsports
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My Ride: 2005 330Ci
Uh oh... do I need a light module?

2005 330Ci coupe

So for anyone who hasn't caught any of my other recent posts about this, a few weeks ago my passenger side headlight went out. I went to swap bulbs and ignitors from L-R, but as soon as I opened up the pass side housing, I saw that someone had already tried fiddling with the wiring previously (I just took ownership of the car last summer). After repairing the wiring correctly, now it fails to ignite. As in, it goes thru the self check and ignition process but never actually fully lights up, just flickers, then attempts again. It will continue to try 4 times total on my car, then gives up until the next time I cycle the lights or ignition. I did end up swapping bulbs and ignitors from L-R, but no change. I was planning on checking the trunk ground and swapping ballasts next, but last nite I had to make a quick run to the store and realized that my driving lights were on (I have had them off recently), and I was unable to turn them off. Is this like a safety override kinda thing when one of the headlights is out so you still have as much lighting as possible? Or is my light control module sketchy?
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