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    None genuine Audi S3 headlights

    Other than Audi where is the best place to get some S3 headlights?

    I have a pre face lift S3 but i don't mind swapping to face lift ones if i can get them
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    Ebay is prob your best best mate especially if you don't mind the g'angel eyes (or similar) type of headlight...

    You might be able to convert non xenon facelift units to take your current xenon bulbs but not looked close enough to say for sure...
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/audi-a3-headli...-/220622792561

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    Kev bought normal facelift a3 lights and fitted them, looked really good.

    If you did that, then you could but a decent HID kit and fit that to the a3 headlights, would probly be better than the xenons you have fitted now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Kev bought normal facelift a3 lights and fitted them, looked really good.

    If you did that, then you could but a decent HID kit and fit that to the a3 headlights, would probly be better than the xenons you have fitted now.
    he certainly did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    Other than Audi where is the best place to get some S3 headlights?

    I have a pre face lift S3 but i don't mind swapping to face lift ones if i can get them
    Silly question, but why do you need o change them? Just freshen up or if the lugs are broken from a light frontal impact, you can buy repair kits directly from Audi to repair the lugs.



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    angel eyes are cool! i might get it too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chlippo View Post
    angel eyes are cool! i might get it too
    Angel eyes look cool on BMW's, not on Audi's in my opinion.



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    I've got the MOT this month and the adjust is broken in one lamp, both lamps are a bit faded and done my best to polished them up but they will never look like new also i cracked a indicator lens when working on the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by s3_kev View Post
    he certainly did
    Did you use Audi's Xenons

    Where did you get them and how much??
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Silly question, but why do you need o change them? Just freshen up or if the lugs are broken from a light frontal impact, you can buy repair kits directly from Audi to repair the lugs.
    By lugs you mean the thin brackets that hold the light in place? If so how does the kit work? Its just the two brackets on the drivers headlight have broken on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    Did you use Audi's Xenons

    Where did you get them and how much??
    They were just noraml headlights with H1 and H7 bulbs he used, their off a Non-Xenon facelift a3.
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    So he's not using the Xenon set up?
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    Nope.
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    Do you think they could be made to fit?
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    What, the xenons?
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    really need projectors in the headlights for xenon imo, or there is to much glare....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3dave View Post
    really need projectors in the headlights for xenon imo, or there is to much glare....
    std a3 headlamps are projecors anyway..

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    pm replied to andrew but for everyone else,

    the a3 lamps plug straight into the original s3 loom but you will loose the xenon fuction the bulbs wont fit into the a3 lamps as there a different bulb type so if you want to retain xenon lighting with this setup your need a HID kit and wire it in as you would with any HID kit. the same modifications still need to be made to the wing as per the sticky on a3 headlights

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    Can anyone help on this. My car has been returned to me after an accident with a brand new xenon unit (looks lovely), however the drivers side is worn & dated. I only need to replace the casing so will my xenon unit slip straight into a halogen casing ? both internals & external are facelift but a new xenon units comes complete with with internals & costs £500 fromn Audi.

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    If they are both made by the same company (ie Valeo), then the projectors should transfer over just fine. Its a proper pig to take them apart though!

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    i m pretty sure hella make them, thats the stamp on the lense of xenon unit.
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    Here you go mate, this is what I wanted to doo... Audifans.net: You are using an invalid IP
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    its either mapped or broken...

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    The headlights are easy to split. Place on a baking tray and put in at around 100 degrees for 20 mins, take out of oven and use a flat blade, screw driver etc and work around the edges, once apart do what you need todo, then place the main light body in the oven again, reheat same way, take it out, run some clear silicone around the edges then place the lense back on and use the clips to hold it in firmly.
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