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Headlight bi-Xenon Problem

Hey Guys,

I currently own a 2008 C300 Sport 4-Matic. I need your help here!!

Yesterday, the driver side headlight stopped working. My car has the OEM bi-Xenon HID system. So I immediately changed the bulb (expensive!!!) and it was still not working....so I took the passenger bulb and plugged it in the driver side socket...it was still not working. I also did the other way around, i.e. plug the supposedly burnt driver bulb into the passenger side socket....the bulb is working!.

So... it's got to be something else and I hope is the not electrical

Any ideas!?

Your help is greatly appeciated

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It is either the ballast or the igniter.
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Originally Posted by Noodles View Post
It is either the ballast or the igniter.
Second'd, its usually the xenon module if the bulb is fine. Try switching them before replacing the bulb immediately to potentially save some money.
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