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So my 2000 996 C4 started to have issues with driver side xenon headlight turning off and in at bumps and when it did not turn back on I just had to turn them off and back on via headlight switch. Also I could have car running with headlights on at a stop light and randomly one if the headlights would flicker quickly off and on.

 

So after some research I discovered that the headlight was not seated correctly because the headlight bracket was cracked where the connector receptacle is heald in place.

 

here is what I replaced both driver & passenger:

 

headlight brackets

headlight ignitors (not ballasts)

d2s bulbs

 

After all this it’s still doing the same things...

 

any ideas??

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Couple of ideas here 

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996 Forum - Drivers Headlights flickering. acting weird on me. Need help - Hi guys, I was wondering if someone on here has had the same thing happen to them. Several months back i noticed that sometimes my drivers HL...

 

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I had a similar problem, but with the right-hand directional light. I thought I've got this licked, just replace the bulb and I'm good to go.  Nah...  Finally replaced the plastic mounting

plate.  Pretty pricey for a piece of plastic.  Seating that assembly for me is trial and error, then it happens, it seats...

 

I've read all the how to's...  In fact while on the Pelican web site tutorial on installing the light assembly they had the rotation of the 5mm socket the wrong way. I've taken a magic marker and labeled the on/off rotation on the inner steel panel.

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