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xenon light problem

Discussion in 'Automotive Electronics' started by j payne, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. j payne

    j payne New Member

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    Hi

    I'm really hoping one of you clever guys can help me... I changed the xenon bulb in my e60 BMW and now when I switch on the headlights all the lights go out... Side lights and angel lights work fine but all goes off when I switch on the headlights... What could cause this? Any advice here would be much appreciated!!
     
  2. audioguru

    audioguru Well-Known Member Most Helpful Member

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    Was the replacement bulb exactly the same kind and power as the original bulb? A HID bulb is completely different to an incandescent bulb.
    Or was it a Cheap (you know from which country) fake bulb from ebay?
     
  3. Flyback

    Flyback Well-Known Member

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    What is the battery voltage when the main headlights are switched on?
    Does the BMW have a separate battery for the lights?
    Maybe its a dodgy bulb and its actually oscillating on/off at such high frequency that it looks on all the time....the high frequency is creating noise which kills the driver circuit for the side lights etc?
     

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