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    S3 faceflift "headlight range control defective"

    Hi there, this has been coming up since i got the car (private) and i now want to get it fixed.

    I've searched and found a few threads saying they just need to be reset through vag-com. Now my question is, has anyone got a definite answer for this?

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    do you have a vcds cable? if so, look at this Ross-Tech: VAG-COM: Xenon Headlamp Adjustment
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    I'm afraid I don't have nothing like that

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    Where are you located? Maybe someone local on here can use there's for some beer tokens?

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    Im in peterborough! Would be greatful if there was!

    Im also at Early Edition this weekend if anyone is going that could bring one!

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    youll need the adaptation done on the headlight leveller unit, or a replacement, that is if your level sensors or headlights are all kosher


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    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Could you explain a bit more mate? Is there anything I can do?

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    has this car had the headlights retrofitted?


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    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    NOpe is a 58 plate facelift!

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    hmm probably jsut a sensor then time to invest in vcds!


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    the range control module is usually 'defective' if 1 of the 2 sensors on the axles become faulty or if there is something wrong with the auto levelling control module.

    the sensors are located on the left side (passenger) front and rear axels

    when the car is first turned on do you notice the headlights go up and down before settling or does it not do anything?

    the issue could be fixed with a reset using VCDS or it may indeed need a replacement sensor but the best way to determine what is needed is to get the car scanned with VCDS to show what the exact error is.

    if you wanted to have a look yourself you could always have a look behind the wheels and see if the sensors have their plugs connected and that they are attaached properly? the other thing you could do is take the sensors off and see if they move freely, to make sure they are not jammed in place
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    The headlights do not go up and down when the ignition is turned on!

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    had this a few weeks ago with mine, both headlight range & adaptation were giving DIS errors, along with no left\right or up\down movement! Audi replaced a sensor under warranty. Turn the lights on before you switch the ignition on to see if they dip\rise.
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    Mine had this error soon after buying car. VCDS identified is as the front NS sensor which attaches to the wishbone.
    Dead easy to change. Sensor was about £70 from Audi.
    Also while having tyres changed, they found a slight buckle in the Front NS wheel. Which ties in with the duff sensor..

    If you are in Lincoln sometime, drop by to use my VCDS.

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    Thanks for the offer!

    looks like I may have to buy a vcds though

 

 

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