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  1. 1998 E36 318ti - Dipped Light Not Working 
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    Hi Folks,

    My nearside front dipped headlamp has stopped working, I have tried replacing the bulb, replaced the fuses, cleaned the contacts etc but no joy.

    My main headlamp works fine as does the dipped and main headlamp on the offside front of the car.

    Has anyone else come across this?

    Thanks, Baz.
     
     

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    I've retitled your thread to make it easier for other members to know if they can help you with your issue
    Please title any future threads in the same way - have a look here for the rules.

    I assume you've checked all the connections and wires for any damage also?
     
     

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    Check fuses F11 and F12

    Oh I see you've done that
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    Checked all fuses, even replaced them with spares, still no joy. All wiring seems ok, might try changing the plug over!
     
     

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    Are you getting power to the light. The wire is yellow/green at one side and yellow/blue at the other. Not sure which side is passenger side though.
     
     

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    I have a similar problem with my 03 e46 only one sidelight works and the indicator light comes on instead of the sidelight ?? hope you get to the bottom of this as it may shed some light on my dilema good luck
     
     

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    could be the switch
     
     

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    Still trying to figure it out, awaiting my mate to pop around with his mutimeter to see if any power is getting in to the bulb. I hope it is something simple!!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonyt32 View Post
    I have a similar problem with my 03 e46 only one sidelight works and the indicator light comes on instead of the sidelight ?? hope you get to the bottom of this as it may shed some light on my dilema good luck
    Have you checked that the bulb is definately good and that the wiring plug connections are clean and tight. Also check the bulb itself is making a good connection.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citylink View Post
    Checked all fuses, even replaced them with spares, still no joy. All wiring seems ok, might try changing the plug over!

    Just an update, dipped light still not working but it will come on when you flash the lights, tried different bulb and the same happens!! This is weird! lol
     
     

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