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dim headlights on a3

ste_1210 Nov 10, 2008

  1. ste_1210

    ste_1210 Member

    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
  2. Amchlolor

    Amchlolor Active Member

    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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