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      10-07-2017, 02:29 PM   #1
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help finding part for headlight repair

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My front passenger headlight isn't working so I started troubleshooting the issue. I disassembled the headlight to find the ballast completely corroded. Easy fix, I'll just order a replacement on Ebay for $35. However the silver wire running from the HID bulb to the ballast is also corroded. I'm trying to find a replacement online with no success and need some help. It's part number 15 on the diagram below.



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      10-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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No idea about new, but this seems like something that might be DIY-able, to replace the wire by popping the terminals out of the plastic connector and opening them up, and re-closing them on a new wire (with some solder as an added bonus). Have you considered it?

At a minimum maybe try the home-brewed baking soda idea that can work for battery terminals, to clean the connectors and maybe just re-use everything.
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No idea about new, but this seems like something that might be DIY-able, to replace the wire by popping the terminals out of the plastic connector and opening them up, and re-closing them on a new wire (with some solder as an added bonus). Have you considered it?

At a minimum maybe try the home-brewed baking soda idea that can work for battery terminals, to clean the connectors and maybe just re-use everything.
thank you for the input. can anybody find this part online?
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thank you for the input. can anybody find this part online?
Have you tried asking a dealer? Some parts are hard to find on the ETK... and an experienced parts guy can help.

You could also buy a wrecked/damaged headlight off ebay. ?

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You could try your dealer, but they're really more specific to the ballast than they are to the car (Valeo D1S)
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