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Old Mar 4th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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United-Kingdom I need a Mini Xenon Headlamp 'Control Unit' (Ballast advice!!)

Hi everyone, I'm new, bought a 52 plate Mini Cooper S recently, I love it but...

Having problems with the passenger side xenon. It lights, but after ten minutes of driving it flickers and goes out. Turning off and back on again relights it but the problem happens again.

I've spoken to mini and they've told me its the 'control unit' (part number 63127176068) i.e the ballast. But they want 212 for the replacement unit. I assume fitting is pretty easy as they only want 40 for labour.

Therefore does anyone know which type of ballast i need (i.e is it a Hella Ballast Type 3) and where the best place in the UK to source one from!? Need one within the week preferably!

I might as well fit this myself if I can get it cheaper elsewere.

Any help is much appreciated.

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Old Nov 28th, 2008, 11:22 AM
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hi,

i also need one of these control units for my 02 cooper (drivers side xenon) bloody things!!!!

if any1 has a spare lying around i could do with taking it off your hands...

thanx,

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Old Nov 28th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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I think you will need one of these:-
Hella Ballasts TYPE 3 OEM D2S D2R*::*HID Ballasts & Starters*::*HIDS4U Ltd - UK's Number 1 HID Conversion Kit Specialists

Unfortunately, it looks like they're out of stock. Still, cheaper than the dealer!

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Or buy a whole xenon mini light? I got one for 30 on fleabay and I nabbed the ballast out of it to use on my 52 plate S when the drivers side lamp stopped working.
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30 really?

....ryt i'm on the search

thanx every1
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update......

i have found a ballast for 25 on ebay from a 51 plate 330ci

and only 10 miles away..picking it up tomorrow, ill let you know how i get on

thanx again
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I now have the ballast unit....gunna do my mechanic thing tomorrow,

if ny1 has any tips on the surgery before then it would be welcome.....

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Dam it!!! just tried the replacement ballast and no improvement....headlight only turns on after oober knob turnage

will try it in the passengers side xenon when i get home tonight to make sure its not ballast...

...any1 have any brighter ideas on what my problem might be?

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