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Question about xenon power packs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by johal87, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. johal87
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    [Jul 31, 2009]
    hi all

    just a quick question, i dont know if anybody has tried this, xenon head lamps come with a power pack, im guessing this is the same as a h.i.d powerpack?

    would the h.i.d powerpack "ballast" do the same job? could even use the bulbs that come with the h.i.d kit, and i do know about the various problems these cause, but there is a kit which doesnt cause the wiper motor to blow out.

    thanks all
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Aug 2, 2009]
    I believe they are the same thing, just different terminologies thats all.

    But dont quote me on it if anything blows up :undwech:
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    hi im using hid on a 05 plate a3 bought in uk 50w hid although the 35w ones are available £81 delivered from ebay

    they have digital ballast and a canbus intefernce module built in

    the ballasts are that small that they fit inside the back of the headlamps

    i did however have to change the coding in the bordznet controller
    to xenon headlamps with halogen main beam .

    as the passenger side bulb kept flickering and turning off before


    no problems at all with wiper motor burning out (touchwood)
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    [Aug 3, 2009]
    yeah ive heard about the new type of hid they have brought out.. this thing im getting at is, if i had a bare xenon headlamp shell.. do you think i could get away with it with hid bulbs and the hid ballast? i guess its going to just be a trail and error run lol, coding.. this my the part that needs doing first. thanks so far guys
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    [Aug 7, 2009]
    sure you could why not ??

    you could retro fit hid ballasts and bulbs then just recode the module xenon and hid are one and the same in audis terms
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