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Audi S3 - Silver trim on xenon lights?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ApolloS3, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. ApolloS3
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    [Jan 21, 2013]
    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick question, anyone know why i have silver trim on my xenon lights like so:

    silver.jpg

    when others have black?

    black.jpg

    Mine is a 58 plate, but ive also seen 2010 reg S3's with silver.

    Have i got a specific model or something?

    Jordan
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    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    :think: thats a good question, never noticed that before
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    The silver trim is only for the adaptive headlights that adjust to any changes to the steering wheel,so when u go round a bend the beam also moves with the direction of the wheels.When i was looking at the brochure i believe it was a few hundred pounds extra so didnt think it was worth it.
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Good question & good answer! Thanks both.

    I've never noticed there was a difference before & don't remember seeing any with black trim either, just thought they were all silver like mine. 👍
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Thanks guys,

    I definitely have adaptive headlights, they turn left/right when i turn the wheel, awesome around bends.

    Can anyone else confirm that they have black trim with non-adaptive headlights?
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Yep, I have a black trim and mine are non-adaptive.
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    [Jan 22, 2013]
    Yup, black non adaptive here.
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    [Jan 23, 2013]
    Yip sliver trim here with adaptive.
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    Adaptive silver on our 2.
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    [Jan 25, 2013]
    OK - so the obvious question, are the adaptive headlights an easy retrofit?
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    Needs rewiring internally/externally, modules changing, coding etc, its possible yes just takes time to do, let me know if you want a supply/fit solution.
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