Hello,looking for some feedback on next steps. My daughters 2003 passenger xenon light stopped working. I removed the bulb and notice the plastic end of the harness appears melted as well as part of the bulb. Could this be because the connection became dirty? What parts might I be needing?
Thanks for helping
It certainly shouldnt melt the bulb and harness if its a standard MINI fitment, and not aftermarket where problems might occur due to incorrect wire sizes etc
Probably a loose connection might have caused the fault as it could spark when the full current is asked for??
Depends also if the bulb has actually gone or just the wire/plug.
A new Xenon HID bulb isnt cheap if you need one and you will certainly need a new plug and damaged section of the wiring which it maybe possible to renew/repair the affect part only back to the under bonnet loom connection?
There are not just wires going to back. The igniter is there, the receptacle to the bulb is the piece that failed. Looks like it had some arcing between the center and outer connection points. In pinch while I am sourcing a used xenon light will a regular complete Halogen assembly work? I have been told this type of xenon failure is common to the early models and that I should upgrade to the 2005 or 2006 Xenon lights.
thanks for helping
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