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    Retrofit Xenon headlights to an SE B8

    hello all, i have recently purchased a B8 Audi A4 2.0 Tdi SE ex dealer demo so had all the trimmings in terms of options on it....apart from one thing; the LED / xenon lights on the sline.

    I have been looking around to see if there is a retrofit solution and have found one option but the kit is about 1k which is too much to pay for me. I have the chance to buy the headlights and wiring separately for a fraction of the cost but am worried about the DIY installation.

    Has anyone done this retrofit and can assist with instructions?

    I have read on the web that you need to re-code the ECU to make the lights work using a VAG-COM unit (which i can gain access to) and you also need to connect the new lights to the ECU xenon release switch (?) to make the headlights function - this bit makes me nervous........

    any help would be greatly appreciated
    B7 A4 1.9TDi S-line in silver - ECU remap to 160bhp / 350Nm torque - Ipod connection - De-badged at rear - wish i could afford the RNS-E and the RS4 alloys at the very least!!!

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    Can't help with the technicalites, but remember it is illegal without the auto levelling and wash system.
    Arrived - Audi S4 S-Tronic Avant in Sepang Blue -
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    07 S3, 96 Rover 214 (interim special), 05 Impreza STi PPP, 04 BMW 330D, 03 Impreza STi PPP, 03 Evolution FQ330, 02 Impreza STi, 01 Impreza WRX, 00 Leon Cupra, 98 Astra Sri, 97 Megane RT, 96 Bravo SX, 93 309 Gld, 90 AX GT, 89 309 SRi, 71 Mini, 85 Samba, 86 Metro 1.0, 85 MG Metro Turbo, 81 Metro 1.3 (My first car )

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    thanks i didnt realise that, does that mean the sline comes with headlight washers as well?
    B7 A4 1.9TDi S-line in silver - ECU remap to 160bhp / 350Nm torque - Ipod connection - De-badged at rear - wish i could afford the RNS-E and the RS4 alloys at the very least!!!

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    Take a look at the picture thread, you'll see there is a square cut out on the bumper below each headlight which houses the wash system. So if you don't have it, you need to replace the bumper too.

    Without it you run the risk of an MOT fail (though you'd be unlucky) but not something I'd want to do to a brand new car.
    Arrived - Audi S4 S-Tronic Avant in Sepang Blue -
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    07 S3, 96 Rover 214 (interim special), 05 Impreza STi PPP, 04 BMW 330D, 03 Impreza STi PPP, 03 Evolution FQ330, 02 Impreza STi, 01 Impreza WRX, 00 Leon Cupra, 98 Astra Sri, 97 Megane RT, 96 Bravo SX, 93 309 Gld, 90 AX GT, 89 309 SRi, 71 Mini, 85 Samba, 86 Metro 1.0, 85 MG Metro Turbo, 81 Metro 1.3 (My first car )

 

 

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