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HELP WITH HEADLIGHT SWAP ON A3 8P

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by shady-ninja, Nov 11, 2011.

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    [Nov 11, 2011]
    The headlight on my car currently looks like the one in the first picture below and i want to find out whats involved in fitting the headlights on the second picture below to my car which is the on in the first picture.
    my car is an A3 sport on a 59 plate and the chasis number has 8p2 in it.
    is it a simple plug and play.

    MY CAR
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    THE OTHER CAR
    I WANT TO FIT THESE LIGHTS FROM THIS CAR BELOW TO THE CAR ABOVE.
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    please help......., :sos:
    anyone out there?:unsure:
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    They will fit your car but I'm not 100% sure if it's plug and play of you need some kufatech adaptors also if the lights you want are bi xenon I'm pretty sure you need to retro fit washer jets. Which may result in a new bumper. If I'm wrong I'm sure someone will be along to correct me.
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    Depends on whether you want to do the full job or just a cheap half job. The Full Job will benefit with Official M.O.T's places passing you because in January there is a new regulation where you have to have Washers and auto levelling for your lights. But doing the half job might not pass you for them Official M.O.T places....unless you can get them to pass you ....depending where u go.

    Half Job Involves :

    1.kufatech adaptors
    2.Coding

    Full Job Involves :

    1.kufatech adaptors
    2.Coding
    3. All the Equipment for Washers and Auto levelling .
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    that why i got drl's sod doing all that probly cost more to retro anyway
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    [Nov 12, 2011]
    oh!! thanks for the reply.
    i think the half job seems more attractive coz my car will be 3 years old next november.
    what do you mean by coding and how much are the adaptors.
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    [Nov 14, 2011]
    for the 'half job' you need the obvious new headlights, and then this adapter (assuming the pic of 'your car' above is your car on a 09 plate? if its a 10 plate then you would need to choose the correct cable on the right) : KUFATEC GmbH & Co. KG - Xenon/HID Headlights - Adapter- Audi A3 8P & 8PA Facelift

    once you have the adapter and the headlights you would then need to refit the new headlights, re-wire in the new adapter and then code the car to accept the headlights... if you need, i can do all this for you :)
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 6:13 PM]
    So what is the different between DRLS and bi xenon headlights? or they the same?, I want to get similar headlamps to the above of the White A3, I have a 2005 8P and want to convert to s3 front bumper but just wondering if I choose to get the DRL lights, will I need to get the jet washers installed?

    Thanks
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 6:17 PM]
    I did the swap on my old 2011 a3 and to be honest wasn't that hard to do pretty straight forward as long as you have the headlights and kufatec adaptors
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM]
    if you want those headlights you will need to do a facelift conversion as your 2005 front end is a different shape. Have a search for facelift conversions to find out more about them
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 6:57 PM]
    Hey thanks for the reply YOLO 8P3, can you tell me what exactly required to do the conversion, im lookin for a s3 bumper baring in mind it has the jet washers holes, so how do the jet washers get installed?

    Cheers J
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 7:17 PM]
    Have a look on my blog (link in sig) where you can see I have had the washers cut out of the sline bumper and after that I also did the conversion. It's easier to just pick up a bumper with the holes precut although I don't think washers are really needed as they can only fail an MOT if washers are installed but faulty.
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    [Oct 19, 2014 at 11:44 PM]
    you need a new front end to start with as the new drls dont go with the old one and to be honest you dont need a s3 front end you can get a s line bumper which also looks good and the lights will go with them too but just alot cheaper...

    i didnt bother with the headlight washers or auto leveling as that wouldn be viable to do so i just did the headlight install without them although its not the proper way to do it i still did as i was on a budget and didnt want to spend a arm and a leg doing the full conversion.
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    [Oct 20, 2014 at 10:05 AM]
    Ok kool cheers for that mate Ill have a look c what I can find. Thanks
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