Go Back   United Bimmer Community - BMW Forum > UnitedBimmer-General BMW Topics > Lighting
FAQ Members List Calendar Advertise With Us Mark Forums Read

Lighting
BAVTOYS.COM- To see and be SEEN
Sponsored by: BavToys.com
Discussion of headlights, fog lights, blinkers, and any other car lighting.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
koul7

Name: koul7
Title: United Newb
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Germany
User not setup in Rate My Car.
Click here to set it up.
Your Ride: 1997 E39 528i
Flickering DEPO Xenon Angel Eyes

Hi all!
A month ago, I upgraded my stock xenon headlights to a set of DEPO Angel Eyes. Although right from the beginning i had an error indication on the dashboard, the were working well, until this flickering problem showed up.

-When the ignition is ON but the lights switch is OFF, the passenger side halogen lamp (not the AE ring) is flickering, and a sound is also heard from the ballast, with the same frequency the lamp flickers.
-If i switch ON the lights, they work fine, w/o flickering.
-When i switch the ignition OFF, they start flicker again for some seconds or maybe minutes, and then they stop flickering.

I read somewhere about "Xenon HID Cancellers" and an "HID Capacitor OBC Fix" set; would any of these help?

Is there any danger of the lamp being burned due to the high frequency of switching ON/OFF?

Thanks in advance for inputs!
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
DEATH2000
 
DEATH2000's Avatar

Name: DEATH2000
Title: Moderator
Status: Offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Rate My Car: 111 / 340
Your Ride: 1998 E36 328i sedan
The stock headlights on a 97 are halogen, not xenon.

Take a read through this and see of it helps:

http://www.unitedbimmer.com/kb-e36-zkwhid.php
__________________


VIEW MY E36 BLOG HERE

New to United Bimmer? Check out our Introductions and Greetings Section and introduce yourself today!

E36 Bentley Manual PDF download avilable HERE
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2012, 04:26 AM   #3
koul7

Name: koul7
Title: United Newb
Status: Offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Germany
User not setup in Rate My Car.
Click here to set it up.
Your Ride: 1997 E39 528i
If the stock headlights were halogen, then one of previous owners changed it to xenon. What i did was to change the whole case of the headlights, without changing the xenon mechanism. Hence, i didn't change any fuse during installation, cause the lamps are the ones i had before.

I also tried changing the fuse after the problem showed up, but the flickering kept going with the new fuse as well. I dis/re-connected the ballast cables, cause i think the problem might be somewhere there, due to the "click click" sound coming out of there, the exact moment the lamp flickers.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 11:08 PM   #4
DEATH2000
 
DEATH2000's Avatar

Name: DEATH2000
Title: Moderator
Status: Offline
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Rate My Car: 111 / 340
Your Ride: 1998 E36 328i sedan
Try hard wiring them in. I hear that usually solves the issue.
__________________


VIEW MY E36 BLOG HERE

New to United Bimmer? Check out our Introductions and Greetings Section and introduce yourself today!

E36 Bentley Manual PDF download avilable HERE
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Depo headlights w/ angel eyes mpowerd Bmw Cars For Sale/Wanted 3 08-15-2011 07:16 PM
Ebay CCFL Angel Eyes on e39 99' BMW DJKapeesh Lighting 3 03-25-2011 07:50 PM
need advice to get eurolights nd angel eyes blikmmer Lighting 8 01-17-2008 07:13 PM
Might be getting some Angel eyes Rooz E36 65 06-09-2005 07:43 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:06 PM.

A vBSkinworks Design

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © 2005-2013 UnitedBimmer.com