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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Stu-pid, Sep 15, 2013.

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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    Right then this weekend I fitted my new control arms and hid's in the process I found my plenum had some water in but not alot so I took out the grommets. Now when I turn my headlights on I get my dash looking like a Christmas tree. The abs light comes on flashing brake on the dis traction control light on. But all ok until I turn the lights on. It still drives fine. Any ideas or do I need to get it on vag com to have a look at it
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    Lift the passenger carpet and check for water.
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    The warning lights are a well documented issue. It's the ballasts on you your HIDs. I can't rememember the reason they cause it, but do a search on google or this forum for it and you'll find loads of threads.
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    That sounds more like because if I turn the lights on then start the engine I get no lights at all
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    its the ballast
    either cheap ****
    or its to close to the abs unit on the passanger side
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    Probably cheap, I've got them mounted under the headlight.
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    Move them back up near the bulkhead, that often helps.
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    [Sep 15, 2013]
    It was the passenger side one that was causing problems as I tested them as I was removing them from the car. Sold them to a mate at work for his mondy st
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