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      11-15-2012, 11:31 AM   #1
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Do Xenon bulbs "go off"

I was wondering if Xenons deteriorate with age. It could be that I am just getting used to them but I don't perceive the dipped beam on my 330d to be as bright as I would expect. The Xenon bulbs would be as old as the car itself now (2007).
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They do. They tend to yellow, flicker and then die. If the main-beam is OK though then you have an aiming problem.
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No problem with aim, just the level of brightness. It could be I am just getting used to them and taking them for granted.
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Go drive a car with 'conventional' bulbs and you'll wonder how you ever coped without xenons...
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