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      11-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #1
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Help!! Regarding "dead" angel eye

My new to me, 07 335i has the passenger side angel eyes out. I thought maybe the bulb was dead, but after swapping that "dead" bulb to the driver side it worked fine. What else could be the cause of why my pass side isnt lighting up?
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Is the bulb your using OEM or Aftermarket led?
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It's your ballast. Oem ones from bmw are over 400.00 we sell a d1s ballast that does need to be professionally installed, for 150.00
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Bulbs are oem.
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It's your ballast. Oem ones from bmw are over 400.00 we sell a d1s ballast that does need to be professionally installed, for 150.00
You have a link?
I thought angel eye bulbs are h8. Not d1s?
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It's your ballast. Oem ones from bmw are over 400.00 we sell a d1s ballast that does need to be professionally installed, for 150.00

This is nonsense. The H8 bulb has nothing to do with the D1s bulb. OP, check the wiring, make sure the plug is securely plugged in. It's the harness the H8 plugs into, it has one brown and one yellow wire.
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This is nonsense. The H8 bulb has nothing to do with the D1s bulb. OP, check the wiring, make sure the plug is securely plugged in. It's the harness the H8 plugs into, it has one brown and one yellow wire.
Thanks man I'm going to check on that now
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I looked at it and the bulb had one yellow wire going into the harness, which went to the main harness and had a brown a yellow and a ground, all were secure. Anything else it could be?
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Check the bulb prongs inside, and make sure they line up with the connector. Also make sure the polarity is correct, and flip the plug if it isnt.
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Check the bulb prongs inside, and make sure they line up with the connector. Also make sure the polarity is correct, and flip the plug if it isnt.
I unplugged the bulb from the blue to yellow and plugged it back. It was tight. Took the bulb out of the housing and clipped it back in and that was tight as well. Checked the main harness no bent pins or anything. Swapped the bulb again with the other side just to rule out again that it can't be the bulb. Only thing I noticed, not sure if it matters, is that on the driver side the yellow wire goes into the harness on top right and on the other side it's bottom left. Does that even matter?

Would aftermarket angel eyes like lux solve the issue or the issue could be totally unrelated.
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Looks like youre not getting power to the yellow wire. Check the prong for the corresponding wires in the harness that plugs into the light to ensure that they're not bent.
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Looks like youre not getting power to the yellow wire. Check the prong for the corresponding wires in the harness that plugs into the light to ensure that they're not bent.
Did that and it looked fine, not bent at all
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Then there must be something wrong with your harness if there is no power there. Did you use an electrical probe to confirm? Also, did you plug in the bulb from the other side to see what happened?
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a multi meter could really help you out here
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Then there must be something wrong with your harness if there is no power there. Did you use an electrical probe to confirm? Also, did you plug in the bulb from the other side to see what happened?
I plugged the bulb in from the working driver side and still nothing.

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a multi meter could really help you out here
Think my father has a multimeter I could use.
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