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Problem with my xenon lamps. (archive)

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Posted by Andy on June 26, 2001 at 18:40:34:

I have a 96 540i with factory xenons. This evening I switched the lights on and the right hand light switched itself off after a few seconds. Switching the headlights off, waiting, then switching them on again produced the same result (on for a few seconds then off).

Any ideas as to what would cause this? Dead bulb? Faulty electronics?

The fact that it works for a short while suggests to me that the bulb is O.K. what do you reckon?

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