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Retro-fitting xenons

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Agent_Trig, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Agent_Trig
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    Has anyone done this and what was the costs involved to do the job properly?

    And how does the factory xenons compare to aftermarket HIDs?

    I know it's not all the important to many of you but I'm coming from a car that had aftermarket HIDs fitted and I wouldn't really wanna go back to standard lights now.

    Thanks
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    its quite expensive mate.... personally im just going aftermarket lights and better standard bulbs i cant afford the bi xenon conversion i would just make sure my next audi has it.
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    There's loads of threads on this fella. I know ASNs search function is pants but if you use google and filter ASNs posts that way you'll get your answers

    Aftermarket Xenons = no-no. They burn out the wiper motor due to spikes in voltage. Defo not worth it
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    after market hids can be fitted but make sure the ballasts have the can bus error remover included ,plus the headlights will need recoding with vagcom or they will flicker
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    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Mot rules to come in will prohibit the aftermarket hid kits & require headlight washers & levelling systems, I suspect VOSA will do some serious spot checks if/when it comes into play & big fines aswell.
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    Not before time I reckon !!!:icon_thumright:

    Just got blinded from behind by some prat in a lowered golf with no levelling kit !!
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    I did it - found a set of OE xenons on ebay, coupled with the converter wiring harness from oemplus and some VAG coding = pnp swap.
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