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    [May 15, 2013]
    My right self-leveling-main-beam-projector-headlight-thing turns off with dash bulb warning when driving over a bump occasionally. The sidelight remains on, so it isn't power being cut to the unit. If I turn the headlights off and on again, the right one always comes back on immediately.

    The unit connector seems fine, no water ingress to the unit as far as I can see. Any ideas?

    Thanks :)
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    [May 15, 2013]
    Could be the bulb on the way out, have you got a spare to try?

    Do you have auto lights installed?
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    [May 15, 2013]
    No spare bulb, not auto lights (as in the ones that switch on auto), its just 8P2 lights. It has been doing it for over 6 months, i'd have thought the bulb would be ok. What bulbs do the projectors take?
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    What headlights are fitted, halogens or bixenons?
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    Nooo idea. I just know they are this type:

    1297899831_72235657_3-FAROL-Bi-XENON-E-DIRECIONAL-AUDI-A3-8P-ANO-2007-Pecas-e-acessorios-carros.jpg

    So would that be bi-xenons?
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    Bixenon Aiden, so I would consider 2 options, swap bulbs across & see if fault follows, if doesn't follow then try swapping the igniter modules across, at least this way it will work out where the issue lies & replace the item at fault.

    D1S are the bulb type.
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    Perfect, cheers. Didn't think much was swappable, will give it a go.
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    No worries, better sort these rear lights out now huh lol, just stepped of a plane so little slow today.
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    Sorry mate, had to go through TPS in the end as had a potential buyer on the old ones. Then the buyer pulled out ... what a pain in the arse :(
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