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    Xenon headlights - flicker on bumps

    I've noticed while driving my 07 9-5 in this winter wonderland of potholes and broken pavement that my headlights get brighter temporarily when I travel over rough roads. I've had the car for a year and haven't noticed this until the last several weeks. Could this be a sign of the bulbs going or is more likely they have just become loose in their mounting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB63 View Post
    I've noticed while driving my 07 9-5 in this winter wonderland of potholes and broken pavement that my headlights get brighter temporarily when I travel over rough roads. I've had the car for a year and haven't noticed this until the last several weeks. Could this be a sign of the bulbs going or is more likely they have just become loose in their mounting?
    Are they OEM or aftermarket?

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    The headlights are OEM. The bulbs are aftermarket.

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    Did you buy an aftermarket kit? If so, did you get a kit that had anti flicker boxes too?

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    No, the headlights are original to the car. I've had the car for a little over a year and have just noticed this happening over the last month or so.

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    I would change the lamps (bulbs/tubes) as they don't have an infinite life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB63 View Post
    The headlights are OEM. The bulbs are aftermarket.
    Did your car come factory with halogen bulbs or hid bulbs?

    Sent from my 9-3

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