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aftermarket xenons regarding a3 sportback

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by vw754, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. vw754
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    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    I noticed ''hid's -direct'' selling xenons and stating not for a3 sportback,so i asked the seller why not the sportback........this is what he sent me...

    Hi, they will fit but the problem is with the sportsback all hid's blow the wiper motor, its a common fualt with all HID kit and due to the kick back from the ballast.
    Having said this we know that a relay harness can solve the problem but cannot guarantee it.
    Thanks
    Martin



    Just wondering if you guys have had problems with aftermarket hid's in your a3 audi's (especially the sportback)

    I had a set fitted to my b6 a4 (without any problems) which i removed when i sold the car and wanted to fit them when i buy my audi a3 next month
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    don't see why I thought they had exactly the same light units as the 3 door ?
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    the wiper motor being blown by HIDs are quite common on the A3 (5dr and 3dr)

    TBH, I'd avoid HIDs untill the wiper motor problem is 100% resolved.

    I upgraded my bulbs to the brightest ones possible (without fitting HIDs) and they're fine!

    If i want more light, i just use the fogs (which hasnt happened yet apart frm that foggy day)

    NHN is selling a proper OEM set. The links in this a3 8p section !
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    thought that applied to all 8L A3's
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