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S-line and xenon disapeared from Audi UK configurator.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dandle, Nov 17, 2005.

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    Well our new car has been built and will be with us by the end of the month :). I have been keeping an eye on the Audi.co.uk configurator to see if xenon plus has been added as there have been reports of people getting their cars with bi-xenon lights. A week or so ago the xenon light option was removed from "configure your Audi A3" and when looking this morning the option for the S-line A3s has been removed. Does anyone know what is going on with this?
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    I wouldn't pay too much attention to the configurator - it's never been particularly reliable in terms of what's actually available. Saying that, quite often the salespeople are even more clueless so you can get stuck between a rock and a hard place trying to get a clear picture...
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    My car colour has never been on the Audi Config
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    Yep, I'll tell you what's going on with the Audi configurator - its ****!!

    Considering its the first place people will look before getting inolved with hassle from salesman they should sort it out. When S-lines were first introduced they weren't added to the configurator for THREE MONTHS!

    Useless tw8ts!!

    And regarding the Xenon Plus, anything that is a 2006 model will have it.
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    Well our new car has been built and will be with us by the end of the month :). I have been keeping an eye on the Audi.co.uk configurator to see if xenon plus has been added as there have been reports of people getting their cars with bi-xenon lights. A week or so ago the xenon light option was removed from "configure your Audi A3" and when looking this morning the option for the S-line A3s has been removed. Does anyone know what is going on with this?

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    Most probably Audi are simply reflecting the fact that the Configurator is out of date, the S-Line 'config model' has had a bug in it for months, and the Xenon headlamp thing has also been incorrect too for quite a while.

    To be fair to Audi complex configuration models are horrid to keep up to date - and some of us have discovered that the configurator that the dealers use to order the cars from the factory is a different animal again - with option combinations that are neither in the price-list or the web based config tool have.
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    This xenon plus idea for the lights. I have a 2006 model with xenons and am not convinced I have this - how do I tell? I presume the "plus" refers to what I have read as bi-xenon where the xenon unit has a deflector on it to move the beam from dipped to main? My main beam comes from the traditional main beam light towards the centre of the car, and has a more yellow hue to it compared to the usual white light.

    Can anyone explain please?
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    This xenon plus idea for the lights. I have a 2006 model with xenons and am not convinced I have this - how do I tell? I presume the "plus" refers to what I have read as bi-xenon where the xenon unit has a deflector on it to move the beam from dipped to main? My main beam comes from the traditional main beam light towards the centre of the car, and has a more yellow hue to it compared to the usual white light.

    Can anyone explain please?

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    On the 2006 MY with Bi-Xenons the dipped beam fish-eye glass lense isn't equipped with that saucer like chrome surround. The Bi-Xenon light has a bigger lense and a retractable shutter device and that makes an audible 'clunk' in operation. The inner main-beam lamp position has a 21 watt bulb that corresponds with a DRL switch adjacent to the instrument panel dimmer.

    I have posted a picture of the RHF headlamp of my A3 on TS: Tiresmoke gallery
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    You only have xenon then. On xenon+(bi-xenon) equiped cars the main and dipped beam come from the same light by the use of a deflector like you said. The inner lights on a xenon+ car have a round normal bulb in the light unit and not a halogen like a normal headlight.
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    Cheers. Normal xenon it is then. No DRL switch either.

    I can only presume the option has come in subsequent to the 2006 MY change as it certainly wasn't an option when I ordered mine in May.

    Thanks
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