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Old 01-31-2016, 01:40 PM   #1
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High beam not working , regular xenon

This is a Canadian model 2000 328ci , for awhile i thought it had bi-xenon installed and thats why my high beams weren't working, earlier i went to go wire up the shutter on the ballast but i only have a single plug coming out of the ballast which indicates AFAIK there regular xenon?

so im pretty sure i have regular xenons but my high beams dont work when i push the stalk forward , they do work when i pull back for flash to pass though and fog lights do turn off when the stalk is either pushed or pulled back

any ideas?

or is it possible to have bi-xenons work with a regular xenon ballast?
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:44 PM   #2
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bi-xenon is just a shutter inside of the projector that allows more light to exit the bowl. Look at my vid below and let me know what you have

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i understand the difference between xenon and bi/xenon , im talking about the ballast , mine only has a single plug coming out of it ,where as i see bi/xenon ballast have 2

Im thinking its possible the PO bought xenons thinking they were bi/xenon and had the car recoded and that is the reason my high beams dont work. ughhhhh
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:20 PM   #4
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and yes i have verified before that my cutoff line doesn't change when i turn on my highbeams
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:25 PM   #5
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this is what the ballast on the car looks like

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Old 02-01-2016, 05:34 AM   #6
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That ballast is non bi-xenon. Not sure why the stalk is not doing anything when you push it forward.
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