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    Default Original xenon (AFL) flickers and sometimes blacks out

    Hi all!

    First timer with xenons, so may be a silly question...
    My left xenon headlamp has begun flickering - sometimes almost unnoticeable (you can see it on a white wall at stillstand), other times it blacks all the way out, but it has always lit up again after a couple of seconds.

    I thought xenon bulbs had the tendency to "fade" out/over to purpel'ish color when burned out.

    What do you think it sounds like?
    1: loose connection?
    2: bulb faulty or burnt out?
    3: ballast faulty?

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    Try to swap ballasts between headlights if problem persist then bulbs but my guess will be ballast is on way out

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    If it is the ballast, is that considered as a wearing part?
    I still got a guarantee on the car, maybe I should try get them to fix that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomza View Post
    If it is the ballast, is that considered as a wearing part?
    I still got a guarantee on the car, maybe I should try get them to fix that?
    Ballast should be covered under warranty , try switching bulbs first if doesn't work let them sort it out

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    I will try that!
    Thank you!

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