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    xenon upgrade some advice please

    hi everyone
    wasen,t even thinking of this upgrade but a set of bi-xenon headlights popped up on ebay
    at a really good price on a buy it now so just hit the button
    then to my surprise the ballest and bulbs were all present

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    the thing is i,ve read through the threads on this upgrade
    and it seems quite hard to do so a couple of questions
    do you guys think its worthwhile doing this upgrade?
    does anybody know somebody in the midlands that will quote me to do the job?
    if i have to attempt it myself does anybody know where to get the wireing harness from in britain or do you have to order from abroad?
    i have standard halogen lights at the moment with a hids upgrade
    or should i just sell them on?

    sorry about the pic

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    its easy
    remove bumper remove old headlights
    use Xenon/HID Curve Light - Adapter - Audi/ Seat-33872 refit new headlights refit bumper
    if you want to fit the auto level and headlight washers then thats harder with more looms needed

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    xenon upgrade some advice please

    I did mine. I'm in Leicester. Have ya got wiring?
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    thanks bez
    that makes it seem not to daunting thanks for the link
    i think i must of been reading to much into it with the self leveling and washer units

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa4quat View Post
    I did mine. I'm in Leicester. Have ya got wiring?
    hi chris
    no not yet just got a link for the harness ,and the lights only came on ebay today so got them without looking into anything
    that cheap i just hit the buy it now and whent and collected them £50.00 bargain me thinks

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    hmm at 50 quid
    you may find u have a problem with the ballast or bulbs
    but you may be lucky and all work good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bez101 View Post
    hmm at 50 quid
    you may find u have a problem with the ballast or bulbs
    but you may be lucky and all work good.
    yeah fingers crossed but when i bought them i thought they were just the lights and the ballest and bulbs was a bonus
    plus the geezer that sold them had a unit he was renting out and they were breaking cars there
    they did.n t pay the rent and disapeared he called in the police they went through everything and give him the all clear to sell
    what was there

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    xenon upgrade some advice please

    Get a kufatec harness. Ya can replace lights without removing bumper. My mate has the nack haha. If ya local and want to have a look pop by
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa4quat View Post
    Get a kufatec harness. Ya can replace lights without removing bumper. My mate has the nack haha. If ya local and want to have a look pop by
    i think you need to tell us all
    iv never been able to remove them without dropping the bumper
    and i need to take mine out soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa4quat View Post
    I did mine. I'm in Leicester. Have ya got wiring?
    Did you cause last time we chatted you were havng problems fitting/wiring yours & never reported back.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisa4quat View Post
    Get a kufatec harness. Ya can replace lights without removing bumper. My mate has the nack haha. If ya local and want to have a look pop by
    Kufacrap you mean, never use there adapters as allot I've seen supplied to clients have been wired wrong & I would remove bumper tbh to avoid any unneeded issues like damage.

    Gasman, I do this weekly, give me a shout on PM if you need an installer.

    For the record though, levellers & washers are an mot requirement from 2012, but obviously tester dependent.

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    thanks NHN
    we are in two minds weather to have a go at them
    but i would be happy for you to pm me a quote i,m in b,ham
    would you keep them with the amber or would it be best to go to clear corners?
    seems a bit of a mission to do this
    what harness would you recommend if you dont rate the kufatec?
    thanks again for any help you guys

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    I dont use harnesses mate, I try to utilise oem wiring as much as possible & add anything thats missing on the day & need info of you from your car, so please PM me some car info, contact numbers & we can ascertain everythings ok to fit.
    Last edited by NHN; 1st September 2012 at 22:52.

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    xenon upgrade some advice please

    [QUOTE=NHN;1665096]Did you cause last time we chatted you were havng problems fitting/wiring yours & never reported back.



    Sorry Nigel yeah I sorted it. Was wired wrong. That's what ya get downloading a fitting manual frontage Internet that is wrong. Sorted the wiring. Coded and all is well :-). Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    I dont use harnesses mate, I try to utilise oem wiring as much as possible & add anything thats missing on the day & need info of you from your car, so please PM me some car info, contact numbers & we can ascertain everythings ok to fit.
    hi nigel sent you a pm but not sure if i can send them, if you did,nt get here is some info
    hope this is a help
    my car is a 2005 2.0tdi se avant i got the car with standard lights but have hids fitted already fitted

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    Got your pm mate, sorry been out all day being barbecued by the light will reply later if thats ok mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by NHN View Post
    Got your pm mate, sorry been out all day being barbecued by the light will reply later if thats ok mate
    ok mate thanks

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    hi guys
    just split my headlight to do a clear corner

    split the lense using a hair dryer alls well with that

    but just attempted to knock the amber lense out but it would not budge and now my bottles gone a bit

    do you have to remove the chrome surround first or do you just clatter the sod as hard as you can

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    ok manage to do the corners it is just give them a whack
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    Wink completed today some pics

    ok guys
    completed this mod today thought i,d share a few pics




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    this mod was,nt as bad as i expected but then again everything went quite well
    definately worth doing i think
    thanks to everyone who gave me the advice needed to do this great help from this forum
    this is the first major upgrade i,ve attempted ,now the fun starts i think i,ve got the bug
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    Nice looks good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RMH1A4cab View Post
    Nice looks good.
    thanks i think it was worth it

    a4 majik yes mate they are 18" they are just gunmetal grey

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    Quote Originally Posted by gas-man View Post
    thanks i think it was worth it

    a4 majik yes mate they are 18" they are just gunmetal grey
    Don't suppose you fancy a swap with some money on top?

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    [QUOTE=A4_MaJiK;1680177]Don't suppose you fancy a swap with some money on top? [/QUOTE

    no thanks mate did see a set of 19" on ebay

    please can anybody help with me get my headlights coded so they work correctly ?

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    Re: xenon upgrade some advice please

    What is the problem with them, I thought they were working ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMH1A4cab View Post
    What is the problem with them, I thought they were working ok.
    yes mate they seemed to be working ok

    then i went for a drive and one would start to flicker and then a bulb warning light would come on

    but i never coded them and i,ve been advised to do this asap and it will cure the problem

    i dont want to use them itin case it causes any damage

    will pay the going rate of course and will travel to get it sorted

    many thanks Derek

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    Re: xenon upgrade some advice please

    Yes if you've replaced your halogen to xenon then they definitely need re coding.

    Where abouts are you?

    Have a look on Ross tech wiki to find the coding you require, someone local off here will help I'm sure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RMH1A4cab View Post
    Yes if you've replaced your halogen to xenon then they definitely need re coding.

    Where abouts are you?

    Have a look on Ross tech wiki to find the coding you require, someone local off here will help I'm sure.
    yes thanks mate
    got the codes off a thread on here
    but struggling to get someone to do it
    proberly me being a bit impatient
    i,m in Birmingham not far from the airport
    thanks anyway Derek

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    Re: xenon upgrade some advice please

    Lol I maybe able to help tomorrow, I'm just driving past the airport now, I'm back over this way tomorrow, I'll let you know later.


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    ok mate thank you

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    Re: xenon upgrade some advice please

    Ok I'm in kings Norton area in the morning until about 12pm then I'm free, pm your address be it work or home is that time good with you.


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    thats fine with me

    i will send you a pm with my details

    thank you

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    just wanted to say a big thanks to rich (RMH1A4cab) for coming and coding my lights for me

    a really nice fella,and would not take a penny for his help a credit to the forum top man

    lights working a treat

    great forum with lots of advice and help
    thanks all that advised & helped me

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    Re: xenon upgrade some advice please

    Thank you, not a problem Derek it was nice to meet you, if your need anything else doing let me know I'm always in and out of Birmingham. :thumbup:


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