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FL headlight removal

Chriscooke May 1, 2013

  1. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Does anyone have a guide on how to remove the headlights on my QTS (facelift)?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

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    Open bonnet, unplug headlamp loom and indicator, plug, undo 3 torx bolts, 2 on top and one burried down the back of the headlamp in line with the indicator headlamp join (as it would be if they were pre facelift lights). Slide the lamp outwards to the side to get it off the lug and withdraw.
     
  3. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

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    image.jpg There are the two bolts at the top one at the bottom to the side and this bracket at the bottom corner nearest the radiator should pop out, failing that you will need to drop the bumper
     
  4. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Sounds simple enough. Cheers guys :)
     
  5. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Headlights out, cheers for the advice. Ive now come to a stumbling block while fitting my hids in that I have no idea where to plug them in.

    This is what I have

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    Red plug is the hid ballast. Do I simply wire the standard headlight feed in to the ballast or am I missing the point completely?

    If these two plugs do get connected I guess I simply remove the original plug and connect it? Is it important which way round the wires go?
     
  6. aragorn

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

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  7. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    I got it from the group buy on here, was hoping for it to be plug and play but alas not. Does it matter which way around the wires go? Assume it does.
     
  8. aragorn

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

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    Well get onto the group buy folks and find out why they've not supplied that connector!
     
  9. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Fair point, will do :)
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    Take a look at the rest of kit.
    You should have everything there you need.
     
  11. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    This is what was in my pack.

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  12. steady jay

    steady jay Member

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    Got mine from the group buy had it fitted in an hour just plug and play. Although I didn't get a keyboard with my kit......
     
  13. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya saloon TDi

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    I only got the lower section of the keyboard.
     
  14. steady jay

    steady jay Member

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    Watch a few episodes of count down and you'll never need the other half :)
     
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  15. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    You basically plug the two spade connectors of the hid bulb in the h7 headlamp connector then all the other connectors will match up to them of the ballast as above really post a picture of your kit and lets have a see what you have.
     
  16. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    It appears I was sleep deprived yesterday. Had a look today and had the lot fitted in a little over an hour. Good kit, useless DIY mechanic :D
     
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