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Halogen Dipped Beam Malfunction

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ryanstewart9, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    Hope someone can help me with this.

    Got the right dipped malfunction light come up on the dash the other day, so thought the bulb had blown. Changed the bulb, still no difference.

    Tried the bulb from the other side of the car as I knew this one worked, still malfuntioning?

    Done a scan with vagcom and got this error code from central electrics:

    Sunday,20,March,2011,14:32:00:46052
    VCDS Version: Release 10.6.2
    Address 09: Cent. Elect. Labels: 8P0-907-279-30-H.lbl
    Control Module Part Number: 8P0 907 279 K HW: 8P0 907 279 K
    Component and/or Version: Bordnetz-SG H54 2501
    Software Coding: AD880F21B01410004F0000003000000000095E175C01020E000000000000
    Work Shop Code: WSC 06314 000 08192
    Additional Info: 8P2955119E Wischer AU350 H01 0130
    VCID: 458534B475DD
    1 Fault Found:
    00979 - Lamp for Low Beam; Right (M31)
    010 - Open or Short to Plus
    Freeze Frame:
    Fault Status: 01101010
    Fault Priority: 1
    Fault Frequency: 1
    Reset counter: 134
    Mileage: 73955 km
    Time Indication: 0
    Date: 2011.03.18
    Time: 18:52:00
    Freeze Frame:
    ON
    Voltage: 13.60 V
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF

    Hope someone can shed some light on what is wrong with the car & what I need to do in order to fix it.

    Thanks....
     
  2. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    No-one?

    Ok, can anyone tell me if this is the same fault code for a failed bulb?

    Also does anyone know where the fuse is for the halogen headlight as I can't seem to find one (thought this maybe the reason for no positive feed), also do the headlights have seperate fuses, and is there anything else I could check on the same fuse?
     
  3. mike foster

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    If the fault is 'open or short to plus' then it sounds like an earthing problem.

    It is the same fault code for a faulty bulb. You need to check your user handbook for fuse positions.
     
  4. ryanstewart9

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    Thanks Mike,

    I looked at the fuse positions on the back of the fuse cover by the driver's door but nothing listed for the actual headlight, only auto headlight adjustment which I dont have :(
     
  5. mike foster

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    Have you checked the list in the handbook ?
     
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    Not yet :sadlike:
     
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    Ok, had a quick look in the manual.

    If I'm reading the manual correctly, there is a 30amp fuse for Lighting, left (control unit for vehicle's electrical system) & another 30amp fuse for Lighting, right (control unit for vehicle's electrical system) on the left hand side of the engine compartment.

    Now I would guess if it was the fuse then all right-hand lighting would be affected, which is not the case, only the dipped beam is not working. All other lighting works fine.
     
  8. ryanstewart9

    ryanstewart9 Member

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    What a ****!!

    I would like to thank Mike for his help in this post, but let this be a warning to you all before posting.

    MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOU ARE REPLACING THE CORRECT BULB FIRST!!!!

    All this time I have been replacing the full beam bulb and not the dipped beam bulb :tocktock:

    Changed the dipped beam bulb today and all good....

    I would ask for the post to be deleted, but I'm sure people will get a good laugh out of it.

    HA HA HA HA
     
  9. mike foster

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    lmfao !!! nice one Ryan

    Thanks for letting us all know and being so honest.

    I bet you weren't the first and you won't be the last !

    Cheers :beerchug:
     
  10. Khufu

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    Yup, congrats for standing up & letting u now LOL. Glads its fixed too :)
     
  11. NHN

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    lmfao thats got me smiling, happens to us all.
     

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