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55 Plate Xenons - Cutting out

JamieDJA Oct 27, 2012

  1. JamieDJA

    JamieDJA New Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a 55 PLATE facelift model 2.0 tdi 3dr, its got the factory fit xenons with DRL's. They have a fault where the main lights cut out, one side or the other then registers a fault on the dash - I simply switch lights off and on and they come back on but flicker before one side goes out. It happens randomly?

    Not impressed with the quality of these lamps, BMW's version have always been fine.

    Would it be bulb replacement or ballast? How much am I looking at?

    :(
     
  2. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    i would guess a bulb replacement... get some replacements from HIDs Direct on ebay...
    hids-direct | eBay
     
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  3. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Bit puzzled about this ! Factory fit xenons WITH drl's on a '55 plate ? Didn't think drl's came out until much later ?

    Were they an optional extra at that time ?
     
  4. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Maybe the case, 55/06 for the Bi-Xenons with the DRLs
     
  5. JamieDJA

    JamieDJA New Member

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    Thank you for that, really helpful and cheaper than I thought, will these look the same but newer? What K are Audi bulbs? 4300 or 6000K?

    Mine were a factory extra, its quite loaded for an A3 its got -
    Bi Xenons with DRL's
    Electric Sunroof
    Cruise Control
    Parking Sensors
    BOSE
    6CD Changer + Tape in H/U
    Multi Function Steering Wheel

    The DRL's are really bright in the day!
     
  6. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    these headlights? i believe they were available as my car has the headlight washers from factory and in the coding it's always been able to take the bi-xenons.

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  7. JamieDJA

    JamieDJA New Member

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    Yeah they are the lights but mine have OEM DRL bulbs :)

    Spoken to Audi there is an outstanding fault with the A4 and not the A3 considering its the same tech will be taking it further. They think its the module control unit which is like £400 and didnt clarify whether this is per side! I'll either be selling this car based on that and going back to BMW or removing the lamps and fitting standard bulb units that WORK and wont kill me of a night
     
  8. Red-Eye

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    JamieDJA, did you ever got this sorted, did you get new bulbs or is it the ballasts that is causing this? I've got the same problem with mine, passenger side light flickers then goes out, weired thing is it only does it in the evening when leaving work, never going to work !?
     

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