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      03-05-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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problem after installing Lux Angel Eyes

I installed my Lux Angel Eyes into my 135i. Today I got a warning my adaptive headlights were faulty and not working. The headlights are are frozen, pointing to the left.

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      03-05-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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Just check and make sure the Lux black ballast box you put in is not blocking your adaptive headlight mechanism.

It is a pretty common issue for cars with adaptive headlights.
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      03-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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Yep +1, use 3M dbl side tape to adhere the ballast to the cover away from the adaptive light. Problem solved.
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      03-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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I used velcro tape for easy remove/install : )
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+1 for those recommendations
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Now my left headlight is not working. I am concerned a small cosmetic upgrade is going to cost me dearly at the dealer.

Has this happened to anyone else?
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      03-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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it has, and people have posted about it.

the gist is this: stick it low and as far back in the plastic housing as possible. I think there are even a couple pix of this on a 1m where the owner used heavy duty velcro (as i did) to stick it in place

this thread, page 2:
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...ghlight=lux+v3
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      03-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #8
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I installed my Lux Angel Eyes into my 135i. Today I got a warning my adaptive headlights were faulty and not working. The headlights are are frozen, pointing to the left.

Advice welcome.
Double-side tape ballast to metal xenon housing
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      03-06-2012, 07:05 PM   #9
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Uninstall it and see if it's fixed. If it's fixed, do a better job reinstalling.

If it's still not fixed, then you have an issue... and hopefully not yet still related to the install method.
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      03-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #10
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Now my left headlight is not working. I am concerned a small cosmetic upgrade is going to cost me dearly at the dealer.

Has this happened to anyone else?

VERY typical problem. This is why I refuse to mess around with my AE's. I had my AE coded to run a higher voltage (makes them look more white) then take the risk of an adpative headlight failure. Each headlight is like $1,500 just for the housing!
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      03-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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I removed the Lux units and the left headlamp is non-functional.
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VERY typical problem. This is why I refuse to mess around with my AE's. I had my AE coded to run a higher voltage (makes them look more white) then take the risk of an adpative headlight failure. Each headlight is like $1,500 just for the housing!
Default setting for the AE is level 4. Max level is 9.

If we set to Level 6 or 7 should be okay for the adaptive headlight.


Hungh ???

I was talking about the AE voltage. I think stock voltage is 9V, and max is 14V. I think mine were set to 11.5V. (not 100% sure on those numbers). This was done thru car-coding.de (ie: Thorsten in Munich).
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I removed the Lux units and the left headlamp is non-functional.
There is a cable socket underneath the headlight cover when you took it out, just make sure that is not loose.
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      03-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #14
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a bit OT - I suppose not all 135i comes with adaptive headlight? I don't think mine comes with it.

I am assuming adaptive headlight is when you turn left the light goes toward the left a little bit? Just like the merc ones?
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Now my left headlight is not working. I am concerned a small cosmetic upgrade is going to cost me dearly at the dealer.

Has this happened to anyone else?
Yep, but mine failed due to the gasket and going through a high pressure wash Put the stock light back in and tell the SA the adaptive light is not working.
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      03-07-2012, 12:13 AM   #16
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I had an issue where one of the wires in the Lux connector was not making contact. I had to shove the wire into the socket.
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I had an issue where one of the wires in the Lux connector was not making contact. I had to shove the wire into the socket.
same here. with the ballasts velcroed in place, the wires really shouldn't pull out of place anymore
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It's been suggested if I disconnect the battery for an hour this will clear the warnings. Will this have any effect on the non-functional headlight?
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      03-07-2012, 02:46 PM   #19
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I had an issue where one of the wires in the Lux connector was not making contact. I had to shove the wire into the socket.
I recently received my Lux and this same thing happened to me. The positive wire on the Lux connector was not fully seated. I pushed it back in and reconnected the connector and so far so good. Prior to that I could wiggle the wire and get it to flicker on demand.
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