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      01-17-2015, 02:52 PM   #1
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HELP! Passenger side HID does not work

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My passenger side HID does not work. The DRL does.

I've tried new bulbs on both sides. I've also swapped the ignitors around and it works on the driver side but not the passenger side. So, the bulbs and the ignitor are ok.

Checked all the fuses behind the glove box, all lighting fuses are good.

What could be the issue?

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      01-17-2015, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hey guys,

My passenger side HID does not work. The DRL does.

I've tried new bulbs on both sides. I've also swapped the ballasts around and it works on the driver side but not the passenger side. So, the bulbs and the ballast are ok.

What could be the issue?

Thanks
Check the fuses. I believe left and right side are fused separately....
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Check the fuses. I believe left and right side are fused separately....
Thanks. Which fuse am I looking at? 59? 60? The regular lights work on both sides. The HID does not work on just the passenger side...

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Thanks. Which fuse am I looking at? 59? 60? The regular lights work on both sides. The HID does not work on just the passenger side...

Need to check 14, 23, 59, and 60.
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silver box that hold your bulbs
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silver box that hold your bulbs
This thing? I swapped them around to the other side and it works on that side.
So this must not be the cause

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Need to check 14, 23, 59, and 60.
Thanks, will check it out today. Damn dealerships are closed on Sundays
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This thing? I swapped them around to the other side and it works on that side.
So this must not be the cause

Ok. You mentioned u swapped the ballast not the ignitor
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Ok. You mentioned u swapped the ballast not the ignitor
My mistake. I'll correct the OP
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Checked all the fuses, all fuses are good...I wonder what could be the cause! Updated OP
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Try checking the ground connection for the lights. Here is a pic from bmw planet.

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Try checking the ground connection for the lights. Here is a pic from bmw planet.

Thanks bignosejim. I'll check that out. I will also check Part 3 Below to see if the other end is secure and not cut

http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Wiring/ES165766/

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You can also check for continuity between pin 34 and ground (the right headlight) at the headlight switch with the switch to ON and see if you get the same reading as pin 7 to ground (the left headlight). If you don't have continuity on the right and do have it on the left, you might need a new light switch.

Go to BMW Planet.com for a drawing of the circuit. It's under complete vehicle/ body/ lighting/ low beam light.

Can't cut and paste this one right now.
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what you could do is swap the headlight and see if power from the opposite side fires up the headlights. it could be the ballast now
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You can also check for continuity between pin 34 and ground (the right headlight) at the headlight switch with the switch to ON and see if you get the same reading as pin 7 to ground (the left headlight). If you don't have continuity on the right and do have it on the left, you might need a new light switch.

Go to BMW Planet.com for a drawing of the circuit. It's under complete vehicle/ body/ lighting/ low beam light.

Can't cut and paste this one right now.
Will check that out tomorrow.

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what you could do is swap the headlight and see if power from the opposite side fires up the headlights. it could be the ballast now
Thanks. Will try this and report back
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