1997 E36 Low Beam Failure - AGAIN!!

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  1. 1997 E36 Low Beam Failure - AGAIN!! 
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    WestHamBeamer69's Car Details
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    1997
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    Hi guys,

    Just took passenger headlight out to have a look to see where the washer is leaking - think I've now sorted that but now I have the Low Beam Failure warning come up and this is the second time - the first being when I took the headlight out a few weeks ago to check the problem I think I have now fixed.

    As last time, the bulb is not lit but surely these aren't that fragile that even moving the unit will knacker them? Could it be that I have disturbed something to make the bulb not work? Last time all I did was but a new one and that worked fine so I'm guessing the bulb is naffed again :-(

    Any help or advice is appreciated, thanks.

    Steve.
     
     

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    I have found that some H7 bulbs can go intermittent after a couple of years use. I had one that kept giving a bulb failed warning, but kept on working, until it did eventually fail. Look at the connecting pins and where the wires from the glass is soldered (?) to the pin, prolonged vibration can cause a bad joint there.
     
     

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