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2002 S3 headlamp issues

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by StrmsekS3, Dec 29, 2012.

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    [Dec 29, 2012]
    So the drivers bulb went out on me a mnth ago, didnt get chance to change right away and it started working, now its just gone off again!

    so ive swapped the bulbs over, and its not the bulbs

    next up ballast?? or something else to check?
    audi just told me i cant buy the ballast seperatly and its £600 for the headlamp!

    so been looking for a bit more info on how difficult it is to change the ballast?? i dont think my local garage will be interested in this!

    ive found a few ballast units for about £100, but would also look at 2nd hand head lamps

    all information appricated! does anyone have part numbers for ballast, or headlamp

    cheers
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    Have you checked the fuses yet? Each side has its own fuse. I had a dodgy fuse and ended up buying a new bulb only to find out I needed a new fuse.
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    aye cheers seems like it was a fuse!! swapped it for the heated washer jets one and headlights all working! i thought because it had stopped at started it again it prob wouldnt be that but really should of checked it! cheers!!!
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    [Oct 10, 2013]
    ok so it seems my headlight is playing up again!!, drivers side dipped beam, have checked fuses, bulbs, scanned the car and found a fault with level sensor showing short circuit?? could it be the issue?
    any other ideas? due an mot very soon!

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    Ballast?
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    [Oct 14, 2013]
    Guys anyone quickly have an idea if a 2001 xenon headlight unit from an A3 will fit a 2002 S3?
    they look the same just wondered if anyone knew more
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