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Old 09-11-2003, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently purchased original BMW Xenon units for my headlights, Once i installed everything, and turn the lights on they work. But once i turn on the engine the lights begin to flicker. What is going on, i dont know what to do to fix the problem.
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also, unless you are really competent, do not try to fix this. there is a bunch of electrons (kV range) in this thing...

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Old 09-26-2003, 02:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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hi. since the xenon gas needs to be turned into plasma state ~30.000 Volts are required, there is a transformator of 12V to 30,000. if the Voltage is under about ~9 V the light will start flickering. if it fall far low than 9V than the flicker intervals will get longer(about 5-6 a second). (actually it flickers normally but >80 Hz so you cannot feel it!)

it can be due to:
-non original power cables which causes bigger resistance.
-but i guess it is due to your car battery lost its performance and can generate low voltage.

seems like you need a new battery i guess

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Old 12-01-2003, 03:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I had no idea you could do that...i guess my BMW dealership here has retards working for them. I asked them about the lights, and they said that you can't change my halogens for the Bixenons, with out major modifications. But from what i am trying to educate myself with these threads- is that you can. THe ones i'm wanting are the ones that self level. I am really greatful for this site. thanks!!

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