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Old 11-07-2015, 03:15 AM   #21
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Love my halogens. With as much night driving as I do fancy headlights just aren't worth the trouble.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:12 PM   #22
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Thank You!!!!

Thank you tnbimmer for saving me a boat load of time and money! I went to the local Home Depot and got a 25 pack of the two wire version of the splicer you posted and it worked like a champ!! No longer any need to spend $1,200 on a new headlight assembly. Looks like there will be enough money left over to buy that Thanksgiving turkey......
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Old 11-30-2015, 01:37 PM   #23
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:46 PM   #24
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When replacing the xenon bulb on the passenger side, the wires cracked by basically looking at them, the red one severed completely where they were zip tied together closest to the plug. I'm going to just rewire the whole thing instead of trying to splice multiple splits.

So, does anyone know the gauge of the wire? I'm hoping it's 22, since I happen to have spools of red, green, and black in 22 gauge from my son's science project--he made guitar pickups.

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Old 05-13-2017, 10:35 AM   #25
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This wire connector is on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wire-connec...0/233011202367

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Old 09-01-2017, 11:52 AM   #26
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The connector is AMP 1241634-3 http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...ity/1241634-3/
Pins are most likely 963729-1 http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...-AMP/963729-1/

That ebay connector sounds like a good deal.

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Old 09-24-2017, 09:46 PM   #27
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Bringing this back. Just discovered my driver side headlight is burnt out. Upon removing the box I noticed severe insulation flaking. I peeled a lot off and applied liquid tape to both wires. My question is this an omen of other wiring on the car? Is all the wiring just as shotty?! Please tell me no!!

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Old 11-11-2017, 03:55 PM   #28
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More bi-xenon wiring breakage. See pics below.

A year ago I repaired the left side, these pics are from the right side. After repairing Iím going to tape these wires up well to reduce the flexing, then disable AHL using BMW Scanner 1.4.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:34 PM   #29
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Been having issues with my passenger side bi xenon adaptive headlight. Thought it could be the ballast or wiring. Sure enough, I pop the cap off the xenon cover and find this.
Attachment 597884

Does anyone know if it's possible to get a new harness? Or do I need to splice the wires together and call it good?
Does anyone know how far those 4 wires snake down into the headlight? Need to repair mine and wondering if I need to take out the headlight completely.

Mine are very bad and the previous owner added about a pound on electrical tape already.
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Old 03-14-2018, 03:54 AM   #30
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You can use a multimeter to determine where each of those four wires connects at the module plugs. It's what I did to verify none of them was broken in a spot inside the headlight housing that I couldn't see. With the headlight removed from the car and all the external plugs and covers removed, you can trace the wires with a mechanic's mirror and a bright light.
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:01 AM   #31
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Just take half a day and pull each headlight apart and rewire it completely. I did that 2 years ago and haven't had a problem since. You can think BMW's eco-friendly wire coating.
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:58 AM   #32
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I just had the same issue as the OP with the passenger side headlight assembly on our e46. I wanted to pass along some details on how I solved it.

First, the connector that plugs into the igniter is a common electronics connector available at online electronics suppliers such as Mouser. It's AMP 1241634-3.

But I didn't change the connector -- I just got three new pins. The pins are available for about $1 each st FCP Euro. BMW part number 61138366260.

The connector can be opened using a razor blade or other thin tool by prying up the plastic tabs on each side. Be careful not to break it. The 3 pins can be extracted using a small paperclip by inserting it into the hole above each pin on the connector.

Once the pins are out, cut them off the ends of the three wires. Strip about 1 cm off each wire and crimp on the three new pins using a standard $10 hand crimp tool. Squeeze hard to ensure a mechanically sound crimp.

Now, insert each pin back in it's appropriate slot until you hear it click into place.

Plug the connector back into the igniter. You're done.

Hopefully I can post some pics later.

Costs less than $10.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:47 AM   #33
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Pic1: The original problem found while replacing the headlight bulb.

Pic2: Close up of the connector to the igniter, showing AMP part number.

Pic3: The opened connector, exposing the pins.

Pic4: The opened connector with one of the pins removed.

Pic5: Spec sheet for the connector.

Pic6: Spec sheet for the pins.
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Old 10-02-2018, 10:00 PM   #34
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Just take half a day and pull each headlight apart and rewire it completely. I did that 2 years ago and haven't had a problem since. You can think BMW's eco-friendly wire coating.
After soldering like 5 cables in there back together, I think I need to do this. Is there a schematic for the wiring?
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:47 PM   #35
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I just had the same issue as the OP with the passenger side headlight assembly on our e46. I wanted to pass along some details on how I solved it.

First, the connector that plugs into the igniter is a common electronics connector available at online electronics suppliers such as Mouser. It's AMP 1241634-3.

But I didn't change the connector -- I just got three new pins. The pins are available for about $1 each st FCP Euro. BMW part number 61138366260.

The connector can be opened using a razor blade or other thin tool by prying up the plastic tabs on each side. Be careful not to break it. The 3 pins can be extracted using a small paperclip by inserting it into the hole above each pin on the connector.

Once the pins are out, cut them off the ends of the three wires. Strip about 1 cm off each wire and crimp on the three new pins using a standard $10 hand crimp tool. Squeeze hard to ensure a mechanically sound crimp.

Now, insert each pin back in it's appropriate slot until you hear it click into place.

Plug the connector back into the igniter. You're done.

Hopefully I can post some pics later.

Costs less than $10.
Replacing the pins in the AMP 1241634-3 connector a great start, but what is on the other end of the wires (which must have been replaced as well). Is there another connector(s)? Thanks.
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Old 11-21-2018, 01:19 PM   #36
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Mine looks almost exact as the original post, except my black and green are completely severed and my red is holding on barely. I imagine the brown is some kind of ground wire that is not connected to the connector? I have never solder anything before. Will that liquid electrical tape work instead of solder or is it just used to replace the heat shrink wrap?
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Mine looks almost exact as the original post, except my black and green are completely severed and my red is holding on barely. I imagine the brown is some kind of ground wire that is not connected to the connector? I have never solder anything before. Will that liquid electrical tape work instead of solder or is it just used to replace the heat shrink wrap?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wire-connec...0/233011202367
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:03 AM   #38
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Are you selling these or is this a link to another seller?
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:00 PM   #40
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lots of good info in here.....

My mechanic just told me he can't repair my broken green wire that goes into the igniter because the last person who soldered it 2 years ago cut off too much and the wire is now too short. He's recommending I replace the whole damn headlight assembly because this wire isn't sold separately. I have no clue how to repair this myself

Really considering selling my car now, the problems I'm sure are about to pile up on my 05 330ci with 128K miles.....

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