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Tutorial - Fitting new bulbs in Bi-Xenon headlights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smudge_don, May 6, 2010.

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    [May 6, 2010]
    I know it's a simple thing, but i though i'd make a tutorial :)

    You will need:

    Bi-Xenon headlights
    D1s bulbs
    Needle nosed plyers

    To start, take the clip off the back of the headlight cover for the dipper beam

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    And then take the cap off. You will be faced with this

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    Undo the 2 butterfly clips that hold the bulb in place

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    I tried taking the connector with my fingers, but it's a tight squeeze. So i grabbed some needle nosed plyers and gently pulled the cable and connector away from the bulb

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    Next, remove the bulb carefully, trying not to let the actual bulb touch anything

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    Next, place the new bulb in place, making sure the bulb is the correct way round

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    Put the connector back on and put the butterfly clips back in place

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    All done :)

    Anyone want some Phillips Xenstart D1s bulbs? :sly:
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    [May 6, 2010]
    How much were the bulbs Don?

    Great step-by-step guide :thumbsup:
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    [May 7, 2010]
    Got a night shot of it whilst its on? want to see how it looks.
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    Yeah I would like to see that too :w00t:
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    Yeah when I fit them for him lmfao, maybe if he sends me some down I'll test them in my car then post pics up, hint Jordie.
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    Im gonna get pics of one headlight with standard bulbs and then the other with the 8000K ones so you have a comparison
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    [May 7, 2010]
    how did you remove your headlight assembly buddy? (see my post a few up!!)
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    I haven't fitted them to the car yet mate, just been sitting in the cupboard for a few months :laugh:
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    Huh, what post a few up?
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    [May 7, 2010]
    oh im sorry...............Please refer to my previous post, placed further up, on the forum post listing...........
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    No need to apologise mate, just was going to see if something I could help with but no post there lol.
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    Aha bistro, he means the THREAD further up/down, makes sense now.
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    [May 7, 2010]
    Finally Smudge_Don notices the D1S bulbs that were "definitely" D2S in "every set [of bi-xenon headlights] that i've seen". I did say not to guess!!!!! :moa:
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    Hush you :asskicking:
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