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S3 headlights in Europe

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by joeh, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. joeh

    joeh New Member

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    Does the same 'Tourist' setting apply to S3 headlights as for the RS4 advice given by PetrolDave (9Jul - Headlights in Europe)
     
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  3. Staz

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    A link would've been handy

    If you mean can you change the beam to a flat beam by the use of a Vag.com on a car with xenons then yes.
     
  4. h5djr

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    My dealer changed my A3 Sportback Bi-Xenon headlights for use in Europe using their VAG 5051 compter equipment. When it's in 'Europe' mode a warning comes up on the DIS so that you don't forget to have them changed back.

    I assume that, as I've been using the same dealer for all my A3s over the past 10 years, they did not change anything for this service.
     
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    Aha I didn't know that. But you can still post links by putting spaces in between certain characters. But anyway question answered.:icon_thumright:
     
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    A3 is also a neutral beam pattern on Xenons; so you do not need to adujust them for Continental Driving.
     
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    No it's not. Otherwise it'd fail MOT for a start. And a host of EU regulations.
     
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    I agree, the Bi-Xenons on my A3 have the normal assymetric beam pattern and have to be changed for continental driving. My dealer did this and it produces a flat top beam.
     

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