Was out last night in my mini, switched my headlmaps on after filling up with shells finest petrol, and noticed one of my xenons wasnt working..
Had a look at the unit, all seemed fine, switched it on and off, still no luck. So drove home very sad that my little mini was a bit broken...
Spoke to a mate and he said it may need re-gassing or a new bulb?
Went out to see the car in my garage this morning, switched the headlights on and.. lights alive! It all lit up just perfect! Made my day
Has this been known to happen before and shuld i get my headlmaps checked out?
Grr, used the car last night, the zenon worked for about 5 minutes and then went out :-(
Got an extended warranty so will give them a call today... was reading the warranty pack though and it says it does not cover bulbs or anything like that :-s
2002 MCS JCW 210. Gunmetal grey, white roof & mirrors, Works alloys. I just love the whiinnneee
what is it?? facelift or prefacelift???
i have a prefacelift copper with xenons and this prob is well known. my xenons have benn changed now for 5 times since i have the mini (didnīt have to pay for it though there is no warranty anymore. i told them to change the old xenons into facelift as the costs are the same, but bmw didnīt want to make fore whatever reasons the last change was half a year ago and until now there was no prob any more. just visit your dealer and tell him about it.
I had the same problem with one of my xenons too (04 pre faceleft MCS) - it was one of the igniters that was the problem and my dealer did fix it, but they replaced them both for me anyway for their own peace of mind!
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