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Xenon lights from 8P1 to replace Halogens in 8P1

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by munchkincoupe, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. munchkincoupe

    munchkincoupe Member

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    I've been offered a set of Xenon headlights from an 8P1 to go in my 8P1 with Halogens
    - how easy is this to change over?
    - do I need to get the wiring from the other car too?
    - it doesn't appear to have light washers in the pics is this right?

    Thanks for your help
     
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  3. yuan2211

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    factory xenons will have holes in bumper and you would need the wiring too for the auto height adjustment. don't have a clue on fitting though
     
  4. Ash187

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    There are a few things you need to consider, firstly you need to check if you have a highline ce module so that the car would accept xenon. This can be done by scanning he car with VCDS. Second What xenons are the, standard xenon or bi-xenon? More work is involved with bi-xenon. Thirdly headlight washers and auto levelers are a legal requirement, but the xenon can still be installed without these. I had headlight washers on mine from factory so I didn't need to retrofit it but have not yet done the auto levelers.
    Maybe find out the part number and we can go from there
     
  5. munchkincoupe

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    They are from a split grille model 8P1 so they should be standard Xenon (not bi-xenon). I thought they should have washers too so maybe they are aftermarkets?
     
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    what do you mean by washers?
    can you get a pic up on here?
     
  7. munchkincoupe

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    they are not even xenon's mate , xenon's have projector headlights they look like the standard headlights to me
     
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    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    My guess is he has fitted a conversion set of Xenon bulbs to std headlights.
     
  11. munchkincoupe

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    Thanks for the confirmation fellas
     
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    yeah that would make sense paddy so how long till the wiper motor dies then eh mine lasted 6 months before having a bad day lol
     
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