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F/L Xenon Headlight

The drivers side headlight stopped working a couple of weeks ago, I've swapped the bulbs and the bulb is fine. There seems to be no problem getting information on the 166 98 on, the earlier model used the more common xenon bulb, one for head one for dim. The bulb used in the facelift is a Bi-Xenon bulb (it does both head and dim). What I'm looking for is a wiring diagram for the F/L lighting circuit or does anyone know where the ignitor/ballast for the drivers side lamp is located.
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A lamp (bulb) is NOT Bi Xenon. It is the projector that uses a shutter to create the Bi Xenon Dip/Hi beam.

On a 156, the ballast is in the WORST possible place, under the headlight housing. Not sure on the 166.
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Rob I've just been reading a thread on xenon lighting on the 147, same problem, ballast is located under the lamp and any condensation on water that gets into the fitting runs out along the wires straight into the ballast, sounds like my problem. I have condensation on the inside of my headlamp, I thought it might have been due to the bulb not heating the lamp and keeping it dry but its probably the condensation that has caused my lamp to stop working.
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Might be salvageable. Remove headlight. Remove ballast. Open ballast and check for any blown components. Will be obvious. If not, allow to dry out thoroughly in airing cupboard along with headlight. Remember to remove all lamp access covers first. Once dry, reassemble but just before fitting the ballast, put a line of silicone sealant around the plug/socket. No doubt the rubber real already there has perished. A thin line of sealant around the lens wouldn't go amiss either.
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Sounds like a plan Rob, I've had a look, next problem is figuring how to remove the lamp (hopefully it wont necessitate the removal of the engine) thanks.
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Prob a bumper off job. Good luck. Oh, and if it does need a new ballast, don't buy one from Alfa. Lots of cars share ballasts so look out for one on ebay or breakers.
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I removed the front bumper last weekend (well most of the bumper) to get the headlamp out, the ballast module which is mounted into the bottom of the headlamp was full of water and was very badly corroded, so this is where my problem lies. The module is made by a company called Valeo and the model no. is LAD5G as it turns this module is used in a number of cars including Jaguar, Audi, Porsche so on, I made a few calls to breakers in my area with no luck. I rang Grandons and they gave me a price of 970 for a new headlamp (and the little Ti badges that were on my car are 30 each) so my only hope was Ebay. I did a search and found new modules in Germany for 155 or I can get a secondhand unit from a Jaguar for 75...what to do next..
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Bumper off jobby is not the way I want to go.

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No my fault my TIa is slow on the uptake. Same fault butt.

I cant find a breakdown of the headlamp to see if it can be stripped oot in situ.

Although there was dampness in the units a couple of days ago.. Wonder IF it will dry out ok and be another Little Bo Beep Fault.
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Rob I've just been reading a thread on xenon lighting on the 147, same problem, ballast is located under the lamp and any condensation on water that gets into the fitting runs out along the wires straight into the ballast, sounds like my problem. I have condensation on the inside of my headlamp, I thought it might have been due to the bulb not heating the lamp and keeping it dry but its probably the condensation that has caused my lamp to stop working.
Wired that kiki.Eye fought the same fing the ither day two.

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Might be salvageable. Remove headlight. Remove ballast. Open ballast and check for any blown components. Will be obvious. If not, allow to dry out thoroughly in airing cupboard along with headlight. Remember to remove all lamp access covers first. Once dry, reassemble but just before fitting the ballast, put a line of silicone sealant around the plug/socket. No doubt the rubber real already there has perished. A thin line of sealant around the lens wouldn't go amiss either.
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Noo see hear Dp. Why is this wee GEM hidden in the Irish section.How was eye suppose tay fun it yazin the surch fraction. Thank Dog fur Giggle.

that's how eye fun it.

Can Elton and Miss Dee's Fred be moved tay the 166 tech bitty where its easily fun.

Gosh Kiki I really do wish yee hud taen a few foties....ff tay the cole face tay see whats watt ans see if I cun manoeuvre this Al boax oot.

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Having said that gien the very few facelift 166's it might be butter letting speepin dugs an awe that.BUTT do ony other Alfa's use the same headlamp? IE can a 159 be slotted inn.?

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It's still failing to make any sense out of them
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I've been putting his posts through Google Translate for years

It's still failing to make any sense out of them
He needs to be drunk to type proper Engrish!!
You need to say them out loud and then they start to make sense-like watching Rab C Nesbitt.
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My Dog...huvnae herd thon frase fur 40 years.



Noo see hear Dp. Why is this wee GEM hidden in the Irish section.How was eye suppose tay fun it yazin the surch fraction. Thank Dog fur Giggle.

that's how eye fun it.

Can Elton and Miss Dee's Fred be moved tay the 166 tech bitty where its easily fun.

Gosh Kiki I really do wish yee hud taen a few foties....ff tay the cole face tay see whats watt ans see if I cun manoeuvre this Al boax oot.

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Having said that gien the very few facelift 166's it might be butter letting speepin dugs an awe that.BUTT do ony other Alfa's use the same headlamp? IE can a 159 be slotted inn.?

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Cood bee the way to go.
George, you speak Geordie, can you please translate?
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That's coz its inn PDF format off course.

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Me am still huving zee zenon problemos.

Mind when Rabid Burns said A bulbs a bulb furr awe that?
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What language is it that pomelo speaks.
I'm going to guess its English as they speak it in Scotland with a mix of scotch Gaelic and manx
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