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Headlight issue

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by tynant, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. tynant

    tynant New Member

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    Both dipped and full bean used to be fine on my wifes 2000 A6 Avant, normal bulbs, but of late they are just plain *****.

    I am convinced they are not working properly. Can someone confirm the various stages of brightness.

    On dipped beam with the ignition off get just side lights.
    On dipped beam with the ignition on get dipped light, this is where I seem to recall the lights got brighter when the engine was started, can someone confirm/deny this because they don't now and its like driving around without them being on.

    Thanks.
     
  2. evomaster3000

    evomaster3000 Member

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    depends on condition of youralternator/battery, these road conditions don't help as black wet roads reflect no light and so look like theyre not on.

    Check your bulbs if ur worried, i once got a cheap set of bulbs and they were black inside after a few weeks, completly useless!
     
  3. tobesvw

    tobesvw New Member

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    after buying my 99 A6 saloon recently I thought the headlights were rubbish, but maybe it just needs new bulbs then? I recently replaced the battery and that hasn't made a difference. Trouble is, I've never owned an Audi before so not sure if its normal or not!
     
  4. meatychi

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    I think most people find that the lights are a bit shabby on the older models - I upgraded mine with some of those HID's - Has to be the best nifty I have spent on my car!
     
  5. enda1

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    On dipped beam with the ignition off get just side lights. This is correct
    Once ignition on then dipped and full beam are available
     
  6. tobesvw

    tobesvw New Member

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    so how easy are the HIDs to fit then, and how expensive? I might well consider sorting these out if its not too much of a hassle...
     
  7. evomaster3000

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    plug and play i think, u just gotta find a place for the ballast box.
     
  8. bigdavie

    bigdavie please speak slowly so i'll understand !

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    40 quid and 25 minutes to fit including a dup of tea !
     
  9. tobesvw

    tobesvw New Member

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    nice one, sounds easy enough then. Reckon that's next on my list!
     
  10. meatychi

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    Im not at all skilled in this department and it only took me half an hour!

    I ended up sticking a ballast on to my ABS Pump and the other on my air filter!

    However I do have a ballast that is slightly quirky, it needs a few switches for the gas to ignite.
     
  11. tobesvw

    tobesvw New Member

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    so how does it work then, I've never come across these before so am completely ignorant about it! where's the best place to get them?
     
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    tobesvw New Member

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    so how does it work then, I've never come across these before so am completely ignorant about it! where's the best place to get them?
     
  13. bigdavie

    bigdavie please speak slowly so i'll understand !

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  14. tobesvw

    tobesvw New Member

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    nice one, thanks mate
     

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