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Bi-Xenon Fault

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobinA3, Aug 19, 2010.

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    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    Recently my drivers side headlight has been flickering and now it turns off itself and comes up with 'dipped beam fault' on the DIS.

    If i turn the lights off and then on again it fires up but then dies again pretty much straight away.

    Anyone had the same issue?

    I am dreading on having to spend stupid money for either a new control unit or a bulb!
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    what does vagcom say? I'm sure if you dont mind fleabay etc the bulbs are too bad, its the controller for Bi thats bit rarer & more pricey.
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    not had chance to vagcom it yet, hoping its the bulb but knowing luck it will be the control unit.
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    I had the exact same problem with my drivers light, and less often on my passangers. I changed both of the xwnon bulbs and hey presto problem solved. When i took the old ones out there was "****" in the little gas chamber, which i beleive was causing the problem.

    Euro car parts do the bulbs for about £70 each and they are genuine philipps ones.

    Hope this helps!
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    Sounds like bulb to me mate, £50 set on ebay 6k & work no worries.
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