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    s3 xenon ballast

    Hi,

    Long time lurker, first time poster - thanks to all for the great information.

    I have one of my xenon's out on my 2002 S3. Reading here, it looks like the ballast - I have swapped the bulbs and it doesn't move with the bulb and I don't think it is the switch either as it isn't intermittent.
    My question is - where can I get a ballast without having to buy the whole headlight?. hids4u didn't know which ballast fits my car. I suspect it is the type 1 but this is out of stock. I have checked on ebay too.
    Anyone have one for sale?

    Cheers,

    Al.

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    Have a word with or PM Ibzzzz, he will be able to help you out mate...

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    Hi Nilz,

    Thanks - tried PM'ing Ibzzzz but no reply.
    Found someone breaking an S3 on ebay but 70+VAT for a second hand ballast seems a bit of a rip off. Still, cheaper than a new headlight so might have to bite that bullet.

    Al.

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    al_cam.

    Since you are changing your ballasts have you thought about 55w upgrade ballasts. Mine is doing what yours is, bulb light on dash with mine, when i turn them off and back on the bulb turns on and DIS light symbol goes out.

    I'll be getting 55w ballasts and also 55w bulbs. A friend has just done this conversion on his integra type r. Such a big difference in the light output. I can not describe in words just how much difference it makes.

    Ibz is sometimes pre-occupied but as soon as he is on here, he'll reply i'm sure. Have patience as ibz is a very knowledgeable man.

    G

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    Hey mate, hold out for him, as im sure when he is along, he will defo be able to help you out and more importantly save you some money.

    Quote Originally Posted by al_cam View Post
    Hi Nilz,

    Thanks - tried PM'ing Ibzzzz but no reply.
    Found someone breaking an S3 on ebay but 70+VAT for a second hand ballast seems a bit of a rip off. Still, cheaper than a new headlight so might have to bite that bullet.

    Al.

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    Sorry man, I did get your PM and thought I replied...Work and uni timing havent been very compatible so im up at silly times (like now) and in bed at silly times....But i would suggest getting a whole new kit, D2S 4300K I can have it delivered for the price in the PM I just sent....
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
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    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    Since you are changing your ballasts have you thought about 55w upgrade ballasts. Mine is doing what yours is, bulb light on dash with mine, when i turn them off and back on the bulb turns on and DIS light symbol goes out.
    ooooooooo!!! didn't know you could get 55w ones!! think I might have to look into these too

    I expect the bulbs would need changing too? the 35w std bulbs prob wouldn't last long with the higher output ballast?
    Silver 2001 AMK S3. Silver alcantara interior... now with added powarrrrrrrr, torques. VAGCOM + KII-USB. >> My build thread...

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    Can you get your hands on 55w ballasts and 55w bulbs?

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    Sorry man, I did get your PM and thought I replied...Work and uni timing havent been very compatible so im up at silly times (like now) and in bed at silly times....But i would suggest getting a whole new kit, D2S 4300K I can have it delivered for the price in the PM I just sent....
    Hi,

    Can you possibly PM the same price info please?

    Many thanks.

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    90 delivered for a pair of 35W D2S ballasts...unfortunately can only be sold as a pair...
    Last edited by Ibzzzzz; 26th February 2009 at 12:15. Reason: Made a huge mistake on pricing....Sorry guys....
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufftybloke View Post
    ooooooooo!!! didn't know you could get 55w ones!! think I might have to look into these too

    I expect the bulbs would need changing too? the 35w std bulbs prob wouldn't last long with the higher output ballast?
    Thats correct....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    Ibz

    Can you get your hands on 55w ballasts and 55w bulbs?

    G
    I can indeed....

    Quote Originally Posted by bantam1 View Post
    Hi,

    Can you possibly PM the same price info please?

    Many thanks.
    Its in the post above....
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    I can indeed....
    Go on then.... quote me happy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibzzzzz View Post
    70 delivered for a pair of D2S ballasts...unfortunately can only be sold as a pair...
    Fantastic mate - have sent you PM re payment.

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    I'm assuming Bentam you'd be getting a set of 55w Bulbs to go with the 55w ballasts too?

    I'll be doing this next month!

    Out of interest where are the ballasts located on an S3??

    G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    I'm assuming Bentam you'd be getting a set of 55w Bulbs to go with the 55w ballasts too?

    I'll be doing this next month!

    Out of interest where are the ballasts located on an S3??

    G
    Is the price Ibzzzzz quoted for the 55w ones? I thought they were for the std 35w??

    Ballasts are cliped to the slam panel just below the headlights... front bumper off job!!!
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    I made a huge mistake with the price...only just realised...basically for the ballasts to clip onto the standard D2S bulbs it need an adaptor...they are 20 for the pair...the price has been adjusted....Sorry people...
    2006 - A4 - 1997 1.8T 20VS, Full Black Recaro Leathers, Concert, Climate Control, Facelifted, Remus, Front armrest! - Sold
    2007 - A3 20vs -bridge gap motor....
    2008 - Think its time for the Civic Type R.
    2009 - Screw a Type R. Got a VR6 instead (missed even now)
    2011 - Focus St170. < what was i thinking...
    2012 - Lateee 8L S3 with EVERY extra....Broken...other asn members enjoying my parts!
    NOW! - B5 S4 Avant - 2.7 Twin Turbo POWWEERR! WWOOOOOSSSHHH!

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    try www.convert2xenon.com they have the d2s ballasts and they have a kit to upgrade to 50w HIDS

 

 

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