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Old 03-09-2009, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My 2001 330xi headlights blink. It is both headlights at the same time only
the head lights. Dealer said that there is no relay. Any help, Thanks!
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Is the color of the light similar? They might be going out.

Other problems might be ignitor or the other electrical component. Both you would just have to change. (forget the name of the other electrical component.)

My light were doing something similar, and it turned out to be the bulbs.

Replacements are D2s.

Umnitza sells them along with many other sites...cheaper then dealer or napa auto replacements. But just as good.
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One may be a little more blue than the other. As much as they blink, and it's both lights
I would think the bulbs would have blown by now.
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the other component was the ballast.

I would say try purchase one and see if it fixes the side you replace it on?
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My 2001 330xi headlights blink. It is both headlights at the same time only
the head lights. Dealer said that there is no relay. Any help, Thanks!
check the connector first...don't do it at the dealer.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I ordered 2 new bulbs from UMNITZA today. They had the best price that I
could find! I will let you know what happens.
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I replaced both bulbs today, but they still blink! Checked for loose connections, didn't
find any near headlights. Umnitza sent the bulbs really fast. Any other ideas?
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its probably not an igniter or ballast because there doing it at the same time, they should have seperate igniter's and ballast in the headlight assemblies, not sure what the problem is but throwing parts at it gets expensive! check the connections at the switch...check if it happens when the switch is set to auto and when its set to manual
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My swich only has three positions, Off-Parking-Headlights. I don't have daytime running
lamps. The headlights don't come on in the second position.
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Xenon Fixed

[]I put the extra ground wires on my taillights and the headlights seam to be
working fine! Hard to believe that that could cause the headlights to blink.
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Wow. Good to know you got it fixed
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