Best way to access xenon ballasts on an E81??

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Best way to access xenon ballasts on an E81??

Post by effortless » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:32 pm

Hi all,

Both my ballasts have gone boom, have got replacements, and will have a go at replacing them later on this afternoon.

What's the best way to access them as they're in quite a difficult place to access... bumper off and lights out?

Or wheels off and peel back the wheel arch liner?

And done this recently? Any hot tips?

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Re: Best way to access xenon ballasts on an E81??

Post by chaudo » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Wheel off and pull back the liner. You'd only need to take the bumper off if you were removing the headlights themselves. There's like 6 screws on the ballast and it's attached to the xenons with a short cable, so careful when you're removing it - it won't pull back very far!

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Re: Best way to access xenon ballasts on an E81??

Post by effortless » Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:26 pm

Thank you chaudo, worked a treat!!

Cheers,
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Re: Best way to access xenon ballasts on an E81??

Post by chaudo » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:02 pm

No problem! Both sides working okay now?

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