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Old 17th July 2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Don't ignore condensation in your headlights!

Otherwise you'll end up with a Xenon ballast full of water!









The ballast was absolutely full of water, no wonder I had 'bulb' failure. New Xenon ballast required!

What a stupid design
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Old 17th July 2017, 01:07 PM   #2
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"Designed to fail" comes to mind.
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Old 17th July 2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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I had both headlights replaced under warranty. Absolute crap Design!

Normally the adaptive headlights are worse for some reason.
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Old 17th July 2017, 03:54 PM   #4
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I had this exact problem a couple of weeks ago. Not only is the design rubbish but getting at the headlight is an utter pain in the ass!

Weatherproof silicone seal on everything and replacement ballast and thankfully it has been fine ever since. Condensation has finally abated.
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Old 17th July 2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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Not good! Your E46 rear wheel looks mean
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Old 8th August 2017, 11:21 AM   #6
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While you have lights out, remove control module (for adaptive lights) under the light and seal with silicon too.
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