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HID light kit?

jbaudi May 29, 2012

  1. jbaudi

    jbaudi Member

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    Can anyone recommend a nice 6k HID kit for the a3?

    Thanks
     
  2. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Read the 'Sticky' - HID wiper motor problem.
     
  3. Dannykn9

    Dannykn9 "Cruise My Ride" VCDS Map User

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    No no no no no no no no AND NO!!!
    Don't do it, as Mike said, BIG wiper motor problems causing them to blow.
    Read sticky!
     
  4. cmgreen

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    Mot failure!
     
  5. jbaudi

    jbaudi Member

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    wiper motor!? that sounds random.. can you just not do HID bulbs in an A3 then?
     
  6. jbaudi

    jbaudi Member

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    p.s. will read the sticky when I can but it's hard to at work!!
     
  7. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Yes you can if you buy OEM equipment together with self levelling sensors and headlamp washers. Otherwise MOT fail !

    Wiper motor failure is NOT random but you will see that when you read the sticky. Be sure to read it all.
     
  8. jbaudi

    jbaudi Member

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    will do later when Im home!

    For now though, are there any companies that do a kit that includes all those bits? Or anyone that will do the conversion for me?
     
  9. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    To my knowledge there are no 'companies' that do a full kit of parts but I know of at least one member of this forum that can and will carry out the conversion. There may be others but it will entail installing all OEM equipment including a new front bumper (unless you want to try and carve the holes for the headlamp washers yourself)

    I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at the price but I can't see much change out of a grand !
     
  10. sachen

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    As people have said above, don't bother with after market! I did the same when I bought my A3 and wasn't a member on ASN... couple of days later when it was raining cats and dogs, i realised i couldn't see and the wipers decided not to work. Replacement wiper motors arent the cheapest either...

    Aftermarket HIDs are now a MOT failure anyway, unless you get the full OEM install which can cost a few bob!
     
  11. Acheron

    Acheron Active Member

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    Ran an HID kit in my A3 for 2 years without an issue with the wipers. Make sure you buy a digital CAN-BUS compatible kit, not one that requires cancellers/resistors to function.
     
  12. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Regional Rep Site Sponsor Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    read the sticky thats what its there for
     
  13. jbaudi

    jbaudi Member

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    i do read them when im at home and have the time, but I can't sit here in the office for hours reading!

    Thanks for the advice all, I don't think ill bother.. it was just a 'would have been nice if it was easy' type mod
     
  14. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Hi mate,

    if you want xenons then i would be able to install the full OEM xenon headlights with the Xenon bulbs.
    Unfortunately as there is a known issue with the HID kits i refuse to install them as i dont want to be responsable for someones wiper motor being blown and subsiquently a nice £300 bill to repair it.
    everyone here is just looking out for you as we have seen it happen so many times before.
     

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