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Old 01-16-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Xenon driver side headlight no longer works.

Dear All,

If both the high beam and low beam doesn't work on one of the headlights, does this automatically mean it's either the ballast or ignitor? Or is there a chance that both the high beam and low beam bulbs went out at the same time?

Edit : I have Bi-Xenon headlights so it's the same bulb for low beam & high beam - I'm newb status, sorry guys lol

Any feedback would greatly be appreciated! Thanks everybody!

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Old 01-16-2013, 02:39 PM   #2
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Swap the bulbs to isolate the problem. Also check the fuse for that side.

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Old 01-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Swop out the bulb from driver to passenger side to see if the problem follows..
If yes, then it's just the bulb that's burnt.
You should replace both side with fresh bulbs.

NOTE: When you remove the xenon bulbs.. Be very careful not to touch the glass tube portion with your bare hands. Body oils will cause the bulbs to crack/fracture. Just a heads up.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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I'm having the same issue and just ordered these
I'm sure there not the best but the reviews seem good
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