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    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me how to fix a flashing xenon on an E92. When I turn on dipped beam, the passenger side headlamp flashes twice (separated by approx 2 seconds) then stays on permanently. The dash shows an error soon afterwards. Someone told me that it was the starter going. Presumably this means the ballast. My question is, should I change the ballast or the bulb?

    Ballast: BMW E92 E93 X3 X5 Mini Cooper S AL OEM Xenon Headlight HID Ballast Control Unit | eBay

    Bulb: BMW E90 E91 E92 E93 Xenon Healight Xenon Bulb OEM | eBay

    Any ideas?

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    Im an electrician and usually when the type of lamps (bulbs) we use start to do this we change both to be on the safe side... prob a good idea for you too aswell mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparer View Post
    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me how to fix a flashing xenon on an E92. When I turn on dipped beam, the passenger side headlamp flashes twice (separated by approx 2 seconds) then stays on permanently. The dash shows an error soon afterwards. Someone told me that it was the starter going. Presumably this means the ballast. My question is, should I change the ballast or the bulb?

    Ballast: BMW E92 E93 X3 X5 Mini Cooper S AL OEM Xenon Headlight HID Ballast Control Unit | eBay

    Bulb: BMW E90 E91 E92 E93 Xenon Healight Xenon Bulb OEM | eBay

    Any ideas?

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    Hi mate,

    It's down one of the following;

    •Bulb
    •Ballast
    •FRM

    To rule out what it is, swap over the components between driver & passenger side.
    If the fault follows the headlight, it's either the bulb or ballast, if it doesn't then it's down to a fault in the FRM.
    You can narrow it down between bulb & ballast by swapping either of the items from headlight to headlight.

    Simon
     
     

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    Hi, I tried swapping the bulb to the other side and the fault stayed on the passenger side (fault didn't follow the bulb). I've heard the FRM can be expensive. Is there anything else I could try?
     
     

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