2001 E46 318Ci, Headlight not working, but the bulb is?

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  1. 2001 E46 318Ci, Headlight not working, but the bulb is? 
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    Hi Everyone,

    Still having this HID headlight problem.

    The car is fitted with pre-facelift M3 headlights and the expansion tank blew boiling hot water all over the offside one...

    Since then the headlight hasnt worked, but i tested the bulb on the other light and it worked.

    Im thinking this is the ballast pack? is there any way of fault finding, as they are quite expensive to replace...

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
     

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    Test light or voltmeter to see if there's an output if no
    Test wiring to the ballast resistor to see if its getting a feed
    If its getting a feed and no output its had it
     
     

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    Could you please remember to add the vehicle details and a informative title in the Thread Title next time as per FORUM RULES please, the Thread title has been done for you this time. It makes it easier for people looking up help for their own problems or conversions if they have the same car.
     
     

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    you could always fit an aftermarket ballast
     
     

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