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    Hello!

    I have recently crashed my BMW 116, 59 plate, my vehicle had xenon light originally and after the crash i fitted Halogen headlights, they working but not correctly.
    The low beam working fine as well as the indicators but the high beam doesn't work.
    So any solution for that or its only solution to get xenon lights back?

    Thanks for help and advice!
     
     

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    I don't know why you would downgrade the lights?

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    The high beam on the xenon is a mechanical shutter that is operated by a thin 0.75mm wire as it uses little power. Your new halogen lights use a separate lamp for high beam and due to the extra power required it is a larger cable to cope with the current.
    Your problem is that the 12v thin cable for high beam is realistically too small to cope with running your halogen high beam.

    It's a big job to downgrade as your Footwell module will need recoding and you will need 2 new cables from the module to each headlight.

    I would try and buy some cheap xenons.
     
     

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