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I was driving home in my 06 325xi on Saturday night and a headlight warning came on (looks like a yellow D with a '!' in the middle) and low and behold, neither of my low beams worked.
The fog lights work, the daytime runnings work, the parking lights work, the "flash to pass" works. While the "flash to pass works", the high beams will not stay on when I push the level out (they have intermittently since Saturday, but they are not working now).
I checked the 3 fuses in the box that are supposed to be wired to the lights and they all work. I replaced the passengers side low beam (the old bulb looked fine) and it still didnt work.
I bought the car new in 10/05 and have done no mods. They are regular bulbs, not the HID ones. Any thoughts? I'm starting to think I'm in trouble and am going to have to take it in to BMW and pay $130/hr to get it fixed.
ouch! 31 views and no replys, thats probably a bad sign.
2nd question: This will be my first service since its been out of the warrantee. Should I take it back to the dealer to check this problem checked out, or can someone recommend a good shop around Boston (metro west / south shore)?
Awesome, so it sounds like it should check the low beam relay, switch or in line circuit breaker.
I have a great deal of experience working on my 79 mustang, but obviously this car is a whole different story and I've got to say I'm a little bit intimidated.. Should I assume that I can access those 3 items from under the dash? The "light switch" itself is on the left of the consol under one of the vents.
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