Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 07:28:36 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: 9-3SS w/ BI-Xenons - headlight high beams

Shane Almeida wrote: > On Fri, 21 Apr 2006 10:01:45 -0400, Fred W wrote: > >>Shane Almeida wrote: >> >>>On Sun, 02 Apr 2006 17:38:22 -0400, Fred W wrote: >>> >>> >>>>They also said that it was impossible to program the Daytime Running >>>>Lights off if you have Bi-Xenons. That seems rather odd... >>> >>> >>>Not true, at least for the 2004. My 9-3 has the Xenons and I've the >>>daytime running lights off since the 30-day check up. >> >>Thanks for the reply, Shane. >> >>Do you have the BiXenons or Xenon low beams and halogen high beams? > > > Bi-xenon. > > >>If you have the BiXenons, does yours have the halogen lamps on the >>inboard side of the HID bulb too? If so do yours ever come on? > > > Each side has three bulbs: the xenon and two other smaller ones. One > looks like just a regular round little bulb. The other one comes to a > point and has a black coating at the end. The little round bulb is used > for the parking lights and the follow-me-home lights. It also comes on > whenever the xenon bulb is on. The other one never comes on. I tried the > low beams, high beams, parking lights, and the follow-me-home lights and > nothing made it light up. Not sure what it's used for. Maybe it's a > backup if the xenon bulb fails? Thanks again Shane. That is exactly how mine are so I guess that must be the way they are "supposed" to behave. I just wonder about that other bulb that never comes on. It really looks like a standard halogen headlight bulb and I, for one, wouldn't mind if there was a way to get that to come on w/ high beams (programming?). Though the Bi-Xenons are much better than a standard low beam, and worth having for that reason, I'm underwhelmed with the high beams. -- -Fred W

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