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flindersstation



Member Since: 02 Jan 2019
Location: Scottish Highlands
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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black
Xenon lights not working... bulbs replaced and still issues

Hi there

One of my Xenon dipped headlights is not working so I assumed the bulb. I went to Halfords and got a D2S bulb, came home, took the grill off, took both sets of lights out and followed youtube to take off cap, remove ignitor and replace bulb. All good, until I put them back on. Lights still dont work with new bulb. I swapped the ignitors round and still same issue, so I am thinking an issue with the controller? Any thoughts?

Thanks guys. Smile 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
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2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Humm. You could swap the left and right lights to be sure it isn’t a power supply problem.
Or it could be a Duff bulb from halfords.

Loosly plug one of the non working bulbs into the rear of the working headlight and see if you have 3 good bulbs

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flindersstation



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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Good thinking! I swapped the units around and the power to both is good. Also cycled through all 3 bulbs and they are all good. Both igniters work. So by a process of elimination it’s pointing to a bad controller or whatever this box of tricks is.... unless some dodgy connections within the light unit. Thanks for your help so far ... I don’t really want to unscrew both of these boxes yet as I may end up with no lights if it goes wrong .... 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
2015 Audi A1 1.4TSI (Current)
2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
1994 Pajero 2.8 TD (Gone)

Post #574326 Sat Feb 02 2019 5:09pm
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flindersstation



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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Here’s the part I think I need
 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
2015 Audi A1 1.4TSI (Current)
2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
1994 Pajero 2.8 TD (Gone)

Post #574327 Sat Feb 02 2019 5:22pm
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flindersstation



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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

I thought this might be some kind of controller but it's a headlight ballast... might be same thing Smile

I'm pretty sure this is the cause of the issue and I'll swap them both round tomorrow to make sure that it really is and I'll probably get a replacement here:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Replacement-for...:rk:6:pf:0 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
2015 Audi A1 1.4TSI (Current)
2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
1994 Pajero 2.8 TD (Gone)

Post #574329 Sat Feb 02 2019 5:29pm
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Disco_Mikey



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Replaced a few of them lately. Easy enough to swap over for testing purposes Thumbs Up

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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

You can sometimes get half broken lights off eBay and take if the part you need

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flindersstation



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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Disco_Mikey wrote:
Replaced a few of them lately. Easy enough to swap over for testing purposes Thumbs Up


Yes, only 3 screws to remove the ballasts. I swapped them round and got the other light working. So now I know I need a new ballast. I now know a lot more about Xenon lights than I did this morning, I thought it was just a simple bulb replacement. This is all easy when you know how! Smile 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
2015 Audi A1 1.4TSI (Current)
2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
1994 Pajero 2.8 TD (Gone)

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flindersstation



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Scotland 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Andy K wrote:
You can sometimes get half broken lights off eBay and take if the part you need


Thanks, I will have a look - one of my lenses is clear and one is yellow, so I could also do with getting some new lenses (if that's what you call them... the glass at the front Smile ) 2007 RRS 2.7 HSE (Current)
2015 Audi A1 1.4TSI (Current)
2015 Audi A6 2.0 TDI (Gone)
1994 Pajero 2.8 TD (Gone)

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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

You need to put the headlight in the oven briefly to remove the glue.
Make sure they fit!

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Nigex4x4



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Arctic Frost
lens cleaning

flindersstation wrote:
Andy K wrote:
You can sometimes get half broken lights off eBay and take if the part you need


Thanks, I will have a look - one of my lenses is clear and one is yellow, so I could also do with getting some new lenses (if that's what you call them... the glass at the front Smile )


I watched a youtube vid on renovating headlamps and tried it myself, worked a treat! Might be irrelevant here but you never know. Hope it helps. Nige 2005 RRS HSE Arctic Frost (more like Scotch mist)

"When you are going through Hell - keep going!" Sir W Churchill

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Post #597036 Thu Mar 26 2020 9:57am
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knwatkins



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Did you seal the light afterwards Nige? If so, what did you use? Kev

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Post #597041 Thu Mar 26 2020 10:37am
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Nigex4x4



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Arctic Frost

Hi Kev, no I didn't mate. The vid I watched suggested an array of treatments but he favoured a clear film you can buy. He also used a clear acrylic lacquer. Hope that helps, think he was mexican or something, real pro.

Nige 2005 RRS HSE Arctic Frost (more like Scotch mist)

"When you are going through Hell - keep going!" Sir W Churchill

Free plumbing advice to fellow sufferers

Post #597043 Thu Mar 26 2020 12:06pm
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