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    *Audi S3* old Vs Facelift Headlights - straight swap?

    Hi Audi petrolheads,
    Sorry if this has been raised before but couldn't find an answer and was hoping you can help. I'm new to the forum and would like some advice!

    My car's an early 2000 and has the two piece headlights. Are the facelift one-piece headlights a straight swap for mine? I understand the front wings are different (somehow?) but the lights look the same shape so could be a straight swap but something tells me it won't be that easy - someone put me outta my misery!!

    I think i can pick some up on eBay but don't wanna shell out if they won't fit!
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    Nope, you need to modify the loom and cut the inner wing to get them to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcs356 View Post
    Nope, you need to modify the loom and cut the inner wing to get them to fit.
    Well its the inner part of the outer wing....lol

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    lol okay thanks for the info guys. seems like a nightmare. I might try it when i have some time/money after i've sorted out the Xenons!
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    Well its the inner part of the outer wing....lol
    Oops!
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    Here's what was involved in doing it on my 1999 A3 TQS A3 Facelift Headlamp Upgrade - Audifans.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by 666markyboy View Post
    Here's what was involved in doing it on my 1999 A3 TQS A3 Facelift Headlamp Upgrade - Audifans.net
    One word comes to mind: immense. Mark you hero.
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    What i wanna know is the connector at the back of the prefacelift s3 lights, is that the same as the facelift? think its a square connector?
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    If your prefacelift car has got xenon lights as standard then is square connector, otherwise is O round connector.
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    So facelift xenons have a round connector? I gots the square one I want a round one!!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    pre facelift and facelift s3's with xenons have the square connecter, its only the pre facelift non xenons that have the round connector
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    Maybe Someone understand me wrong but Future explained everything nice and clear.
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    Sweeeeeeet cheers guys!
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    Sweeeeeeet cheers guys!
    i found some adaptors on ebay round to the square shape when i recieve them ill give them a try and let u no if they work

 

 

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