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bulb out warning after HID install

Oranoco Sep 4, 2011

  1. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Will be fitting my HID kit today and am expecting the bulb out indicator to come on. What do I do to get it to work normally? I would assume a resister in line at the old bulb wiring should suffice but what value
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    It should be fine.

    AFAIK the S4 uses the same bulb monitoring unit as normal A4's so as long as your HID's are actually decent you shouldnt get any warnings.
     
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  3. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Oh right, cool. Well I made sure I got a set with the better AC ballasts so here's hoping.

    BTW don't you ever sleep? Doesn't seem to matter when I pop on line you're not far away. LoL
     
  4. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Well aragorn struck with his stereotypical accuracy. Lights installed and no bulb out indicator.

    Sad thing is I'm really looking forward to it getting dark now so I can trial them.
     
  5. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    If it's an S4, didn't they have HID as standard? Pre-facelift i had, had them. And every other S4 i've seen has them??

    Dan
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Oranoco has an A4.
     
  7. S4_dan

    S4_dan Fire up the Quattro! VCDS Map User

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    Ah, I got confused with your earlier post, 'AFAIK S4' bit.
     
  8. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    I can also confirm that swapping from pin 10 to pin 8 on the multiplug at the control stalk works perfectly as well.

    Thanks aragorn :thumbsup:
     
  9. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Dan: i just meant that the S4 with its HID's used the same module as the A4 with halogens.

    Oranoco: it was a while ago i told you about that pin mod lol! only just getting round to it now?
     
  10. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    This is the third kit I've ordered :(

    1. Didn't arrive, chased it and was offered another kit but they only had 8000k or 10000k which are far too blue so opted for a refund
    2. Was never dispatched by the seller had to raise a dispute before getting refunded
    3. Arrived Thursday.

    I was about ready to give up. lol

    As for the pin swap I remembered but searched on here to double check.

    Just to update the drive home from the missus place was brilliant. The transformation is night and day, I can actually see where I'm going now. Beam pattern seems good with a uniform distribution of light and not dazzling to other road users. My only negative is even the 6000k seem a bit on the blue side and I really would have preffered the 4300k.
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  11. jcb

    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    i get a bulb out ping when I turn off my HID's.
    doesnt bother me as it doesnt show normally
     

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