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    Xenon help

    I have a pre facelift s3 that gave off just a normal yellow light. So I replaced the bulbs with new xenon ones and the same is happening.
    They are white when you turn them on then when they warm up they are like a standard dip yellow.

    Has anybody had this problem before ? Possible ballast issues??
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    What power did you fit? 4300k etc?
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    mine are yellow when i first turn them on and within a second switch to blue, like a colour filter moves over it

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    Hi ya fella, mine do this and ive just ordered new bulb's but there 6000k rather than a lower frequeny, hope ive not got the same issue when i change then you can get the ballast's oem and other on ebay from £30+.

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    I ordered 4300 originals. Turn on in perfect white but disappoint when warm.

    Are ballasts that cheap? Maybe if I bought 1 to try it 1st it might improve
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob irl tdi View Post
    I ordered 4300 originals. Turn on in perfect white but disappoint when warm.

    Are ballasts that cheap? Maybe if I bought 1 to try it 1st it might improve
    4300k are not as white as higher k's that are on as standard now days, it may seem yellow compared to other road user's xenon's. i should have my bulbs soon so i will let you know before you go spending any more cash on bit's.

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    4300k is the standard as its the xenon with the highest lumen. Your lights may be discoloured because of your lens. I've got a great link to read for you... The Audi TT Forum :: View topic - Anyone replaced their Xenon bulbs?
    Quote Originally Posted by <tuffty/> View Post
    its either mapped or broken...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gops View Post
    4300k is the standard as its the xenon with the highest lumen. Your lights may be discoloured because of your lens. I've got a great link to read for you... The Audi TT Forum :: View topic - Anyone replaced their Xenon bulbs?
    Great link dude. the lens could be the problem if rob's are in a poor state the light doesnt go any where ! there's a good few kits online with amazing result's. Also a few youtube video's .

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    if you need OEM type bulbs in 6000k or 8000k i can supply these..

    Upgraded Xenon bulbs - D1S, D2S, D3S

    £20 posted with a year warrenty
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    Bi Xenon Projector kits starting at £79.99 per pair.

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    Hi ya i put in my 6k's today and there less yellow than my standard ones were with a real slight hint of blue. there fine and get brighter when they warm up as there ment to. i dont think it would be the ballast as it would proberly just not work. also like i said before alot of road user seem to the higher kelvin's now days and that might make them seem more yellow to you.

 

 

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