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Hids. I can see again.

BRILLO Oct 27, 2013

  1. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    Just fitted a set of 35w terminator hids to my 2.5q. What a difference. I can see the road now. Lol. One of these things I should have done years ago.
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    They do help a lot don't they, it's staggering how poor the A4 halogen lights are!
     
  3. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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    where did you get them i need to do something
     
  4. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    yeh. They border on dangerous. Lol.
     
  5. BRILLO

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    Hids direct. Sixty quid and easy to fit. Well worth doing. Much better than the standard candles in the wind. 👍
     
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  6. ei2gfb

    ei2gfb Member

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    any issues with radio interference, i tired different hids on my old leon but could never listen to radio with them on
     
  7. JayMc

    JayMc Searching for 6th gear

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    I've just fitted the same kit to my b6, its a quality kit and I've had no problems with it what so ever i'd defiantly recommend hids direct. I had tried another slightly cheaper kit which was described as to not interfere with ABS or the airbag etc but after fitting it the dash lit up like a Christmas tree, so returned it and spoke to the guys at hids direct and they recommended the terminator kit. Really happy with the result.
     
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  8. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    No issues at all with radio or anything else. Top item.
     
  9. T3nnant

    T3nnant Active Member

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    I went to hids around 3 years ago and its the "first" thing I buy for any car now.. I even bought the set I have now before I got the audi!

    I honestly cant see myself going back to halogen ever again and once you get hids you will understand what youre missing,
     
  10. ei2gfb

    ei2gfb Member

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    think ill treat myself to a set for christmas, the previous hids i had on my old leon were cheap ebay dirt so it pays to buy the quality, what kelvin rating did you go for
     
  11. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

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    Just about to buy some off fleabay and I see this thread so now I'm about to purchase the ones you recommend.

    What 'k' though, I think 6k will be to white?
    I know standard factory xenons are 4300k

    Which ones did you order Brillo?
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    In my experience 4300k give a lot more usable light than 6000k, which also look too blue for my tastes.
     
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  13. DALE_AVANT

    DALE_AVANT Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group TDi

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    Any pictures guys? A good clean white light is the best imho, without the blueness
     
  14. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    I went for 4300 k. My mate got 6000k. Let's just say I'm happy with my choice. 6 is a bit blue for me personally.
     
  15. subaru swift

    subaru swift Member

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    welcome to the HID club :icon_thumright:
     
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  16. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

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    4300k ordered!!
    Tut I'm supposed to be saving for christmas..
     
  17. JayMc

    JayMc Searching for 6th gear

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    I went for the 6k and am happy with the colour temp, white with a very slight hint of blue, but if I was honest if I ever had to replace the bulbs i'd probably go for 5k. Its personal preference at the end of the day.
     
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  18. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    . Best present you'll buy yourself. Lol.
     
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  19. T3nnant

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    Iv been through the range, from 4300k to 10k
    iv settled with 6k as they seem to match the best with the LED's iv also got, in fogs and sidelights.
     
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  20. krisavant

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    Will be fitting my hids tomorrow. Shall I put some pics up in this thread of some before, in-between and after pics for those who wanna see the difference?
     
  21. Welshquattro

    Welshquattro Active Member Team Mauritius quattro Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've had my HID's for three years now and it's one of the best mods I've done so far! Like T3nnant I went for the 6k to match my LED's.
     
  22. glenandem

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    Are these kits easy to fit and do the headlights need readjusting for over brightness for other drivers etc?
     
  23. S4_dan

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    Yes they are easy to fit. The better at DIY you are, the neater the finished article in terms of wiring etc.

    It is always best practice to have the lights checked with a proper machine at a garage. Most people do need to lower them slightly not so much side to side adjustment.

    I've fitted lots of these HID kits over the years. 5k is the colour I prefer, or 4300K.

    Dan
     
  24. krisavant

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    Well I fitted mine tonight, straight forward enough. Had a scare though with all the dash lights illuminated when I tried them with engine on, but it sorted itself out. Phew.

    Also bought some tidy LEDs 501's from Halfords (the proper ones that car manufactures use) to match them.
     
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  25. BRILLO

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    To be honest mine give me dash lights if I turn them on straight after a cold start. If I let it run for a minute it's ok. But my ballasts are under the headlights but even then it's meant to be fault free.
     
  26. krisavant

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    Tut!! Mine to!

    Been out and about tonight and the warning lights come on again. Quick switch on and off it's all ok again.
    Annoying!
    Like you said Brillo, these ones are supposed to be total fault free.

    Going to try the brown wire earth mod as the abs shares the same earth as the drivers side headlight.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2013
  27. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

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    No more abs warning lights!!
    A bit of earth relocating now all is fine!
     
  28. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    Did you just tap into the brown earth as mentioned earlier? Where did you put your ballasts?
     
  29. krisavant

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    Ballasts are under the headlights.

    Yes I re-wired the earth to the windscreen wash bolt.

    It's the passenger (n/s) headlight that you need to play with, not the drivers side as I mentioned earlier.
     
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  30. BRILLO

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    Howz the lights kris. Is your earth mod still working?
     
  31. krisavant

    krisavant Active Member

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    Yes mate all fine now! No dash lights at all!
     
  32. BRILLO

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    Cool. Will try it tomorrow. Dash Lights only come on now and again but does my nut in. Lol. 100% error free my **** but they're so much better than halogen I can't do without :)
     
  33. krisavant

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    I've just put a little rough guide up what to do.

    Hope it works for you.
     
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  34. BRILLO

    BRILLO Member

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    Should work. Same kit etc.
     
  35. SoulGlo

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    Has anyone bought these recently from HIDS direct? Thinking of getting the 35w 5000K
     
  36. Greeny233

    Greeny233 It's all about the V8. Team V8 Team Silver Audi S4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I had a decent quality HID kit in my old avant that I bought through Tweeks and I have to say they were much clearer and brighter than the factory fit xenon's in the S4. Think I might try a new set of bulbs in the S4
     
  37. QuattroCalum

    QuattroCalum Well-Known Member quattro Audi A4 Team Avus Silver saloon Manual

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    I hear what you're saying but moving from a Passat to the Audi, the Passat had far far worse lights with the standard H7's in.
     

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