Dodgy Light

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  1. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:08 PM #1
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    Ok, can anybody help with this one.
    my E46 M3 (2004) the front offside main headlight comes on then flicks on and off as you drive,then eventually goes out and the warning light comes on in the car. THis has now happened every night for past 4 nights. Is this something simple? bulb going etc etc or is it to the dealer. Anybody else come across this?
     
  2. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:10 PM #2
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    Have you checked all your connections?

    If it's a balast box on it's way out then it aint cheap. I replaced one on my 540 and that cost £186
     
  3. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:14 PM #3
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    Bloody hell that was quick!! Cant see anything loose but there again didnt take alot apart. Seems to always come on when you turn car on and lights are self levelling then two minutes later starts flashing
     
  4. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:17 PM #4
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    I'd unplug everything, maybe give them a clean up or a spray of summit and refit them and see what happens? Maybe just a dry joint or loose fitting clip.
     
  5. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:21 PM #5
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    Thanks I'll give that a go. scuse my ignorance (im a chef!!)what is Summit Spray! is it like WD40.
     
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    WD40 should be ok, just dont drown the connections with it. It may work, gotta be better than putting it into the dealers and letting them charge for the privilage and doing the same thing.
     
  7. 10 Oct 2007 at 7:32 PM #7
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    Thanks GT i'll have a go.
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    No probs bud, hope it works :peace:
     

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