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xenon upgrade some advice please

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by gas-man, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. gas-man

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    hi everyone
    wasen,t even thinking of this upgrade but a set of bi-xenon headlights popped up on ebay
    at a really good price on a buy it now so just hit the button
    then to my surprise the ballest and bulbs were all present

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    the thing is i,ve read through the threads on this upgrade
    and it seems quite hard to do so a couple of questions
    do you guys think its worthwhile doing this upgrade?
    does anybody know somebody in the midlands that will quote me to do the job?
    if i have to attempt it myself does anybody know where to get the wireing harness from in britain or do you have to order from abroad?
    i have standard halogen lights at the moment with a hids upgrade
    or should i just sell them on?
    :beerchug:
    sorry about the pic
     
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    I did mine. I'm in Leicester. Have ya got wiring?
     
  5. gas-man

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    thanks bez
    that makes it seem not to daunting thanks for the link
    i think i must of been reading to much into it with the self leveling and washer units
     
  6. gas-man

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    hi chris
    no not yet just got a link for the harness ,and the lights only came on ebay today so got them without looking into anything
    that cheap i just hit the buy it now and whent and collected them £50.00 bargain me thinks:hubbahubba:
     
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    hmm at 50 quid
    you may find u have a problem with the ballast or bulbs
    but you may be lucky and all work good.
     
  8. gas-man

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    yeah fingers crossed but when i bought them i thought they were just the lights and the ballest and bulbs was a bonus
    plus the geezer that sold them had a unit he was renting out and they were breaking cars there
    they did.n t pay the rent and disapeared he called in the police they went through everything and give him the all clear to sell
    what was there
     
  9. chrisa4quat

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    Get a kufatec harness. Ya can replace lights without removing bumper. My mate has the nack haha. If ya local and want to have a look pop by
     
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    i think you need to tell us all
    iv never been able to remove them without dropping the bumper
    and i need to take mine out soon
     
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    You can remove the lights without removing the bumper!? :blink:
     
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    Did you cause last time we chatted you were havng problems fitting/wiring yours & never reported back.

    Kufacrap you mean, never use there adapters as allot I've seen supplied to clients have been wired wrong & I would remove bumper tbh to avoid any unneeded issues like damage.

    Gasman, I do this weekly, give me a shout on PM if you need an installer.

    For the record though, levellers & washers are an mot requirement from 2012, but obviously tester dependent.
     
  13. gas-man

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    thanks NHN
    we are in two minds weather to have a go at them
    but i would be happy for you to pm me a quote i,m in b,ham
    would you keep them with the amber or would it be best to go to clear corners?
    seems a bit of a mission to do this
    what harness would you recommend if you dont rate the kufatec?
    thanks again for any help you guys
     
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    I dont use harnesses mate, I try to utilise oem wiring as much as possible & add anything thats missing on the day & need info of you from your car, so please PM me some car info, contact numbers & we can ascertain everythings ok to fit.
     
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  16. gas-man

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    hi nigel sent you a pm but not sure if i can send them, if you did,nt get here is some info
    hope this is a help
    my car is a 2005 2.0tdi se avant i got the car with standard lights but have hids fitted already fitted
     
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    Got your pm mate, sorry been out all day being barbecued by the light :) will reply later if thats ok mate :)
     
  18. gas-man

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    ok mate thanks
     
  19. gas-man

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    hi guys
    just split my headlight to do a clear corner

    split the lense using a hair dryer alls well with that

    but just attempted to knock the amber lense out but it would not budge and now my bottles gone a bit

    do you have to remove the chrome surround first or do you just clatter the sod as hard as you can :sos:
     
  20. gas-man

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    ok manage to do the corners it is just give them a whack
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  21. gas-man

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    ok guys
    completed this mod today thought i,d share a few pics




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    this mod was,nt as bad as i expected but then again everything went quite well
    definately worth doing i think
    thanks to everyone who gave me the advice needed to do this great help from this forum
    this is the first major upgrade i,ve attempted ,now the fun starts i think i,ve got the bug:yum:
     
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  23. RMH1A4cab

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    Nice looks good.
     
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    Are those 18" wheels you have on? Loving the colour of them!
     
  25. gas-man

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    thanks i think it was worth it

    a4 majik yes mate they are 18" they are just gunmetal grey
     
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    Don't suppose you fancy a swap with some money on top? :ermm:
     
  27. gas-man

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  28. RMH1A4cab

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    What is the problem with them, I thought they were working ok.
     
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  29. gas-man

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    yes mate they seemed to be working ok

    then i went for a drive and one would start to flicker and then a bulb warning light would come on

    but i never coded them and i,ve been advised to do this asap and it will cure the problem

    i dont want to use them itin case it causes any damage

    will pay the going rate of course and will travel to get it sorted

    many thanks Derek
     
  30. RMH1A4cab

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    Yes if you've replaced your halogen to xenon then they definitely need re coding.

    Where abouts are you?

    Have a look on Ross tech wiki to find the coding you require, someone local off here will help I'm sure.
     
  31. gas-man

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    yes thanks mate
    got the codes off a thread on here
    but struggling to get someone to do it
    proberly me being a bit impatient
    i,m in Birmingham not far from the airport
    thanks anyway Derek
     
  32. RMH1A4cab

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    Lol I maybe able to help tomorrow, I'm just driving past the airport now, I'm back over this way tomorrow, I'll let you know later.
     
  33. gas-man

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    ok mate thank you
     
  34. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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    Ok I'm in kings Norton area in the morning until about 12pm then I'm free, pm your address be it work or home is that time good with you.
     
  35. gas-man

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    thats fine with me

    i will send you a pm with my details

    thank you :yahoo:
     
  36. gas-man

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    just wanted to say a big thanks to rich (RMH1A4cab) for coming and coding my lights for me

    a really nice fella,and would not take a penny for his help a credit to the forum top man

    lights working a treat

    great forum with lots of advice and help
    thanks all that advised & helped me
     
  37. RMH1A4cab

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    Thank you, not a problem Derek it was nice to meet you, if your need anything else doing let me know I'm always in and out of Birmingham. :thumbup:
     

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