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      05-18-2009, 12:28 AM   #1
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Question My Xenons shaking me up :(

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I wanted to know if any of you fellow xenon owners have noticed on rough roads how the beams shake about if you are driving behind a car close enough to view the beams on the cars bumper ahead. I suspect it is because of the precision of the beam and thus any little bump on the road will yield this shaky look on the cars bumper in front of me.

I would love to know if any of you ahve this experience and is it normal?

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      05-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #2
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yes, the cutoff is more defined so you will notice it more. on other cars with non-projector halogen headlights, you couldnt really tell where the beam cuts off so it wasnt an issue.
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Can't really say I've noticed.....Maybe you're a little OCD?


No, but seriously. Nothing's really caught my attention to make me worried. Take it in to the dealer and have your lights inspected. Good news is, you're under warranty (I hope).
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      05-18-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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Mine shake too but I thought it was normal?
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I am under warranty yes, I will ask them to inspect, but I honestly didn't want to seem OCD at the dealer, hehehe, you know, once you ahve driven perfection you expect it every time
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Theres actually a service bulletin out. If you bring it in under warranty they should put some extra support on the lights to stiffen it up. They still shake, but not as bad.
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Mine shake too but I thought it was normal?
I think it is normal ..... if we get more " i thought it was normal, comments," then i think we are all good
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      05-18-2009, 12:43 AM   #8
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Theres actually a service bulletin out. If you bring it in under warranty they should put some extra support on the lights to stiffen it up. They still shake, but not as bad.
oh yeah? Well thats interesting, can you send me the link to that service bulletin? Please, pretty please?
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I am under warranty yes, I will ask them to inspect, but I honestly didn't want to seem OCD at the dealer, hehehe, you know, once you ahve driven perfection you expect it every time


Can't say I'm not a little OCD about my car aswell. I'll tell you one thing though. Never get BMW JB!!!. The swirls are driving me nuts.

Ohh and get used to rattles too....they come packaged with every BMW
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Haha you're going to have to search. I honestly dont remember what thread its in. I just remember reading it a few weeks ago. Or just call your dealer, they shouldnt give you a problem.

These things shake like crazy. It was the first thing I noticed when driving the car at night.
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Its not normal for them to shake. They should float up and down over crests in the road and things like that, but not shake/vibrate. I took mine into the dealer and they installed brackets to get rid of the problem per this SIB. This should take care of you.

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B631007g.htm
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Its not normal for them to shake. They should float up and down over crests in the road and things like that, but not shake/vibrate. I took mine into the dealer and they installed brackets to get rid of the problem per this SIB. This should take care of you.

http://www.bmwtis.com/tsb/bulletins/...p/B631007g.htm
Racey, you are a star!! Thanks so so much I knew it didn't seem normal. My car is 2007 so yes I assume this is the problem

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I thought the "floating up and down" was what you meant by "shaking" because mine float up and down when going over bumps and stuff.
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no, i meant that they literally have a jitter/shake when you are on a non smooth road ...
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Thanks heaps for the SIB

I noticed the same thing on my car fitted with 19" RFTs.

Now I just wonder what my dealer will say when I walk in with the SIB
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kool, i already called my dealer, the car was originally planned to go intomorrow for a new leather seat after they Farked mine up, so they ahve to replace it ..... nevertheless i meantion the jittery lights in the email and she said they would look at it ..... lovely .... pressure always helps
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hi all,

I wanted to know if any of you fellow xenon owners have noticed on rough roads how the beams shake about if you are driving behind a car close enough to view the beams on the cars bumper ahead. I suspect it is because of the precision of the beam and thus any little bump on the road will yield this shaky look on the cars bumper in front of me.

I would love to know if any of you ahve this experience and is it normal?

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It's funny how you mention this. I noticed my headlights shake as well. It's very noticeable when behind a car and i can see the light beams going all over the place on rough road. I just thought it was the RFT's and it would lessen after I get non RTF's.
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i also thought it was RFT's but my OCD drove me to "e90posts" and i have almost sorted out the problem, will update you guys are the dealer visit tomorrow
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The brace for the lights is only for E92/93
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i saw that ..... but are they that different in design? Anyways, they said they would take a look at the dealer tomorrow, lets see what comes of it.....
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Yeah, it's normal for them to "shake" on rough roads. It's the leveling mechanism trying to keep things in check so that the lights don't blind oncoming drivers. If they're shaking on smooth roads, there is a problem. I think a poster here got it right. I'd call it more floating then shaking.
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Thanks HotIce, good point, but i have doubled checked now on the way home from gym, it is definitely a shake more than a float.... but lets see what the dealer says tomorrow!
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