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      05-26-2016, 10:28 AM   #1
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Faulty xenon bulb?

I noticed last night that one side of my lights were really yellow, so pulled over and had a look to see why. Turned out it was really dull compared to the normal bright white one on the other side as you can see!
Is it likely to be the actual bulb or or igniter? I've never had to replace xenons before, so assume it's best done as a pair so they match. Any recommendations? I'd want to keep they proper white as they were with no nasty blue tinge
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      05-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #2
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Are these OEM bulbs? I have seen this type of issues with the cheaper bulbs on a few platforms.
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      05-26-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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This is usually bulb, a good way to check is swap the bulbs over, if the problem follows then it's the bulb

Xenon went on my girlfriends mini and went pink like this

Much to her dissapointment it was changed pretty quickly!
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      05-26-2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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I'm not sure if they are OEM, Whatever they are we're in the car when I bought it. I had already thought to swap them but not had a chance to yet. From the sound of it I think It's going to need a new pair, it's just knowing which is best to get. I've seen some posts on here they all recommend the blue ones
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Just get some Phillips bulbs. I have had bad luck with a few brands of aftermarket ones.
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Would most likely be the bulb and the cheapest bit to replace lol. Not sure how easy it is to replace though as the last xenon bulb I changed was on the X5 and that was a headlight out affair due to the back plate being torx screwed in place.

Would be worth trying the bulb swap to ensure and I would just replace the one as opposed to the pair as most likely they're the OE ones from new and they don't alter colour over time apart from when they go like yours.
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My bulb turned purple and then didn't last long after that.
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My bulb went the same colour as yours in the picture just before it blew.
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      05-28-2016, 07:39 PM   #10
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My car also did the same the bulb had this purple hue until it completely went.

Replaced with Phillips ultra vision bulb replaced both as I didn't want to different colour slight improvement too.

I wasnt able to replace using the hatch on the arch liner, wheels and arch liner had to come off, hope that helps!
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Finally got round to replacing it, turned out to be the bulb

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