1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

HID'S ARE DIM......ANY IDEAS?

vw754 Oct 3, 2012

  1. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    My friend did a facelift conversion to his 54 plate a3 tdi....to the 2010 front end......only thing he's having problems with is the aftermarket h.i.d kit does come on but dim.........any ideas?
     
  2. Sidhu88

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    808
    76
    28
    What sorta bulbs have u used? and what sort of headlights does it have?

    If it has projectors and ur using H7R bulbs then the light output is ****. Ud have to change to normal H7 bulbs. U shudnt be using HIDs in the a3 anyway, they blow the wiper motors
     
  3. Boon

    Boon Active Member

    441
    58
    28
    What kalvin bulbs are they? The higher the kalvin the bluer/purple and that means less light compared to lower kalvin bulbs I.e. 6000k (as best to daylight)
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    as above get a new wiper motor ready
     
    Vertigo1 likes this.
  5. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    6000k rating......they come on but after 7pm when its dark,my mate dont use the car,because the light dont light up the road at all--this is the type of headlamp he has Audi S3 2009 Xenon Drl Front Headlight / Headlamp Salvage Repairable | eBay
     
  6. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    dont need one ready,solved that issue of wipermotor blowing!
     
  7. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    13,223
    464
    83
    6k is too blue, 4300k is what you need to actually see where you are going
     
  8. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    13,223
    464
    83
    Really, WOW. Only person ever to get it fixed, you are going to be a rich fellow.

    Dare to say how?
     
  9. mjr901

    mjr901 Parts Manager - (Main Dealer) Gold Supporter Audi S3 Audi Main Dealer

    3,559
    1,010
    113
    Probably taken it off altogether and only drives it in the sunshine :p
     
  10. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

    1,233
    121
    63
    Asks us to help.. but did not freely share details on his fix... Another moucher on our beloved site....:rockwoot:
     
  11. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    your defo not gonna know now lol:applaus:
     
  12. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    il p.m you all the details,this week sometime,its quite a big write up.
     
    Broken Byzan likes this.
  13. Ash187

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

    7,428
    686
    113
    Successfully use the newer style headlights you will need to code the headlights into the central electric module and use at least oem ballasts so that the computer can pick it up. You can then use whatever bulbs you like. I personally have 8000k bulbs in mine with no issues so 6000k isn't a problem at all
     
  14. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    ok,thanks for that help,so its the ballasts that he needs,oem ,so computer picks it up..thanks......oh,is it worth trying to code in aftermarket ones or wont that work? any ideas on the code or they all difernt?
     
  15. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    why not post on here so all members can see how to do it ?
     
  16. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

    2,314
    58
    48
    i will do mate its just that its gona take me a god 30 mins writing it all up!
     
  17. Ash187

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

    7,428
    686
    113
    you dont code the ballasts! you code the car to tell it that it has xenons and then it goes to detect the ballast. aftermarket ballasts dont talk to the CE modules in our cars which is why they wont work and you will get errors if you code the car to xenon type.
     
  18. Sidhu88

    Sidhu88 Active Member

    808
    76
    28
    Just to pick ur brain. So we all know about the wiper problems, but say if u coded the car to think it had xenons and then ran an aftermarket hid kit, would tht not overcome the issue?
     
  19. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    13,223
    464
    83
    its a voltage spiking issue,nothing to do with coding sadly.

    It spikes the can bus somehow and kills the wiper motor, doesnt seem to matter what brand, and can bus "safe" they are, it still nukes motors.
     
  20. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

    164
    8
    18
    I was having this conversation the other day as I'm going oem xenons and someone else suggested hids however I then thought could you not wire in relays to power the aftermarket ballasts?
     
  21. Ash187

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

    7,428
    686
    113
    no that wont work as the car would not accept the coding and would result in errors. the OEM ballasts talk directly to the cars Electronic module so an aftermarket one would fail still.
    just get oem ballasts... save you in the long run
     
  22. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    17,163
    718
    113
    Good move! :wub:
     
  23. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    still waiting on the write up ?
     
  24. MrLapou

    MrLapou Well-Known Member

    1,233
    121
    63
    Aren't we all. Judging by his first reply to me posting, I think the guy is a...:jester:

     
  25. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

    9,468
    645
    113
    yep me to
     
  26. Richh999

    Richh999 Member

    164
    8
    18
    I know although the only put off right now for me apart from monies is that you can't get any 8P2 with DRL's so been looking as using oem ballasts and projectors with the A4 style housings but looking to cost even more... hmm..
     

Share This Page