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Xenon Headlamp problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by vagman, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. vagman
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    [Jan 21, 2007]
    I had a run-in with a pheasant the other day and the bottom line is that although the lens is not actually broken, there is a hairline crack which goes right through.

    Is it possible to repair/replace the lens only, or is a whole new unit required.

    If a new one is required, how much am I looking at.

    Many thanks for any replies.
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    I don't think you can get the headlight glass for the xenon lights only a whole new light unit. I bet the light unit is probably £200 or more knowing Audi.
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    Yep I think dandle is right I am afraid.
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    [Jan 22, 2007]
    Only the complete headlight is listing in the parts catalogue.
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    Yep - You can't just replace the glass - its a sealed unit.

    I did get my Xenon headlights for £51 the pair from eBay but they were the original Xenon ones, not the latest Xenon Plus. You'd be very lucky to find yours anywhere but a dealer....
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    [Jan 23, 2007]
    Thanks for your replies.

    The unit cannot be repaired.

    A replacement will cost £350, yes that's right three hundred and fifty quid.

    What an effing rip-off.
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    [Jan 24, 2007]
    That's about half of the upgrade price from normal halogen to xenon plus on a new car. What did you expect....

    You could invest in a pair of plastic headlight protectors (around £30.00). Cheaper than replacing another headlight if one gets hit by a stone.

    I have a pair that I used to stick the black patches on for continental driving and I shall certainly be using them to protect the xenon plus headlights on my new Sportback.
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    They do say you shouldn't use the head light protectors with Xenons though but I have never had a problem on my last couploe of cars.

    J.
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    [Jan 28, 2007]
    Got the same problem, along with ahem..., a long list of additional parts required, after hitting a deer at 65mph......
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