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    HID Problem

    Hello!

    Well I'm beginning to hate HID kits, unfortunately I can't seem to get a kit to work properly...

    I've had two kits where one or both bulbs just cut out completely this can be at any point as well. Kit I have now strobes like a police light and only sorts itself out if you reset the lights every 5 seconds.

    Having tried to research a bit more into this as I'm sure it's not the ballasts/bulbs as they work in other cars I'm not sure what to do. There doesn't seem to be a lot of info on the web and was wondering if anyone might be able to help me solve it.

    Any help is appreciated

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    YOu need a can bus compatable kit otherwise they will just get shut off by the cars electrical safetly system.

    This is the sort of ting you need, I used it in mine and it worked fine.

    CAN BUS COMPLETE XENON HID CONVERSION KIT (H7, 6000k) | eBay UK
    2.0 TDI S line.

    Cruise, Leather, DIS, RNS-E, autodim, MFSW, ambient lights, Bi xenons.

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    It sounds as if you need to get some capacitors:
    "Capacitor, used to stop strobing of HID xenon conversion kits, can also sometimes be the key to stopping flickering and bulb out errors"

    This seller includes them with kits but not sure if they sell them separately:
    HID KIT XENON ULTIMATE 25W LOAD RESISTORS LED PACKAGE | eBay UK
    B7 A4 Avant S-line Special Edition v2 2.0 TFSi - AmD stage 1 - 263Bhp 396Nm

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    Actually, I have a pair of those capacitors if you want them..... £5 to cover postage and its done!
    2.0 TDI S line.

    Cruise, Leather, DIS, RNS-E, autodim, MFSW, ambient lights, Bi xenons.

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    Hi guys, thanks for the help. It does seem this is a 'common' problem and they do require resistors. HID Xenon Conversion Kit H7R 6000K Slim ballast 35w on eBay (end time 03-Jun-11 21:57:47 BST) these are the ones I have bought and look similar to my previous sets, also seems that they come with an extra 'box' which come off the bulb.

    Looking at the ones you both link it looks like they don't have these extra 'boxes' not 100% sure what they do :/

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    If you do get the lights let me know, I might change mine over. One question how does it work with the manaul leveling button on the dash?
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    Whilst waiting for the guys to reply I was swapping ballasts/bulbs to see if that would make a difference seems the new kits bulbs work best with my old kits ballast and no probs. Only arse was who's going to accept the kit back haha.

    Run it for a while and seems to be ok so far, will keep you updated.

    The manual leveling still works fine.

 

 

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