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New A3 Xenon Plus Headlights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by h5djr, Dec 13, 2006.

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    [Dec 13, 2006]
    Having had a look at a new A3 that had just been delivered to my dealers this afternoon, I can confirm that they are now coming through with a 21w normal bulb in the inside position on the headlights to provide Daytime Running Lights.
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    On the S3 I test drove this had daytime running lights fitted and it took me a while to realise they were off most of the time.
    These are activated by rotating a switch (0-1) that is located in the same space normally reserved for the manual headlight adjustment (0-1-2-3), but which would normally be blank with self leveling zenon headlights as in my current S3.
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    Yep! Bi-Xenons and DRL's on my april '06 S-Line, must have been right on the changeover point from the old 'normal' xenons.. :icon_thumright:
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    Thanks for that snipit of information, stevec. I have been wondering how they were activated. Obviously it will be possible to run with them off in the UK and on in Austria where they are required by law.
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    I have them on my March 06 A3 too.
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    I have them on my 2 week old 07 Sportback^^

    I live in Austria - so here it's a must by law.
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    i am guessing that Bi xenons means that there are 2 xenon units in one headlight yeah?

    i have only one unit and also have the DRL switch
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    No it just means the one light does both dipped and full beam by means of a shutter in the light. Single xenon has just a xenon light for dipped beam and a halogen for full beam(the halogen being the inside light unit).
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    I just looked at mine and the main and dipped beam are both using the xenon unit.

    The DRL uses the other bulb in the middle.

    The car is a 11/05 car.
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