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could not access the "HOW TO" pdf from the link on page 5can anyone help?
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Try this link.

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Not sure if this is the bext place to post - there's so much about these lovely Xenon lamps - but here goes - just some shared thoughts.

First - thanks for a great source of info. Especialy the 'how to' guide with pictures. I've worked on cars for over 40 years and it really helped. Also the link to Allparts - really friendly people and a great source of brand new ballast units at sensible prices.

However - if, like me, one of your eyes goes suddenly dull - it is more than likely the ballast. Xenon bulbs are a bit like fluorescent tubes - they tend to make a drama about dying themselves - sudden death is almost always going to be the ballast, particularly if the bulb makes no attempt to light. Bulb swapping will prove this but beware going near them unless they are truly off and cold (high voltages can hurt) and you'll need a flexible friend to get in to change the bulbs without removing the lamps from the car

Which brings me to the next point - you do not - repeat NOT need to remove the whole bumper assembly from the car to get the lamps out. At least this saves you disconnecting all the power wash hardware. If you proceed as if removing the bumper but only ease out one end from the clips, there is quite enough room to lift out the one lamp you need to. This takes a whole load of time from the job and saves the risk of damaging the bumper while it lays on the ground.

Finally - if replacing the ballast - just buy the cheaper one (nearside I believe) - even from Allparts there is a 40 quid difference - and all you get is a slightly longer cable. If you're replacing the ballast - your old cable should be pefectly OK - so don't pay the extra for somethimg you don't need!

Hope this may help others as much as your site helped me - thanks again.
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Some good info there for a first post. Don't worry too much about it being in the right place, you***8217;re friendly moderator will be along later to tidy up if it's not
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OK - here I go again - next installment in getting the Xenon headlamps working as intended. Shortly after having 2 bright eyes again - they decided to look down all the time - not helpful around the dark lanes of deepest Hampshire!! Self-levelling headlamps are great until they stop self-levelling. So - found the info I needed here and discovered the front ride height sensor had creatively disconnected itself. Nearside lower suspension arm - short plastic link connects between front edge of lower arm and adjacent body mounted sensor unit. Reconnected link and - hey presto - they looked up where they should have been again. For info when checking the system, it initialises when you first insert the keycard. If the headlamps are on, you will see the beams drop and then come up again. Otherwise, your trusty assistant (wife, son, neighbour, etc) will be able to see the movement of the reflector inside the lamp housing if you're doing this in the daylight.

Now - about the tyre pressure system...........
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