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Alizay 06-28-2008 06:52 PM

Xenon Headlight, left side takes a while to turn on
 
I have this issue with my Xenon Headlight, on the drivers side, where it won't turn on right away, it sometimes takes a while longer to turn on. Does this mean that something is going?... Do I have to replace anything? Could it be something wrong with the wiring?..

It'll turn on by itself after a little bit, sometimes a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes. It doesn't turn on because of a bump in the road or anything either, this all happens while the car is idling.

Any thoughts?

slemmer 06-28-2008 08:13 PM

Sounds like a ballast problem. Try swapping ballasts with the other side to see if the other side does the same. If so, the ballast is faulty.

Alizay 07-08-2008 02:27 PM

i'm gonna try that, sorry for the late response...
Also, the dealership said there were 3 parts to look out for... the bulb, the ballast, and some ignitor... they said it could be any one of those 3

supersane 07-09-2008 12:04 AM

i had the same problem, try turning on the engine first.

Alizay 07-11-2008 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by supersane (Post 1174504)
i had the same problem, try turning on the engine first.

Yeah, that's not it... it happens whether the engine is on or off...

propr'one 07-11-2008 04:13 PM

99% an ignitor issue. I'd try swapping ignitor from left to right.

You can replace the ignitor individually with an OEM peice, or replace the ballast/ignitor assembly with an aftermarket one that will be PnP into your D2S housing.

Alizay 07-15-2008 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1175513)
99% an ignitor issue. I'd try swapping ignitor from left to right.

You can replace the ignitor individually with an OEM peice, or replace the ballast/ignitor assembly with an aftermarket one that will be PnP into your D2S housing.


Is that an easy swap?... Have any pics on how to do it?
I think the ignitor is around $300 at the dealership... any idea how much it is OEM?

Alizay 09-17-2008 10:23 AM

Has anyone on the board ever used any of Propr'one's bulbs/ballasts in their E46???

StikiGreenZ 09-17-2008 01:55 PM

I have his bulbs in my car, work great :)

Alizay 09-17-2008 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StikiGreenZ (Post 1201381)
I have his bulbs in my car, work great :)

Do they look like stock? I'm not trying to look like a civic with blue lights, or a Benz with Purple lights here... I just want my bulbs to work, and for it to look EXACTLY like how it did previously.


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