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dim headlights on a3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ste_1210, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. ste_1210

    ste_1210 Member

    Jan 28, 2008
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    [Nov 10, 2008]
    got a 05 plate a3 and the headlights are so dim i might aswell not put them on i changed the bulbs and put some bosh xenon bulbs in the seem to have made more of a whiter light but there still dim. my old v reg a3 had much brighter headlights along with a mondeo we have at home

    are the 8p headlights dull or is it me tripping if anyone has any idea how to solve would be most greatfull
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  3. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

    Jan 13, 2005
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    [Nov 10, 2008]
    I also found my 05 headlights poor.
    I changed the bulbs too (Phillips first, then Halfords own)
    On their own, not much difference, as the beam pattern is the problem.
    Far too sharp a cut off on dip.
    It seriously hampered night-time driving.
    Open the bonnet and you'll see these white 'discs' on top of the headlights.
    These control the height.
    I just raised the beam until I was happy.
    I didn't get flashed by oncoming traffic afterwards either.

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