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Headlights.

Dr_Rick Jun 26, 2018

  1. Dr_Rick

    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback

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    Ok everyone, be nice.

    I have a 59/2009 S3 Sport acknowledge and the DRL strip on the drivers / offside is starting to play up and throw a bulb error.

    I'm going to work on the premise that it's not fixable and that a replacement headlight unit is needed.

    I think I've got xenon as there are silver ballast boxes under each lamp unit. I presume I don't have bi-xenon, but please clarify my assumptions.

    I've checked with TPS who have quoted £394+VAT. While that is what it is, I have a couple of questions:

    1) Am I right that I need a new headlight?
    2) Is it basic xenon?
    3) Is there a sensible alternative to TPS?

    Thanks in advance.

    Rick

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  3. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Either you have bixenon or bixenon adaptive, denoted by part number & the headlight side colour.

    Ping up a pic then can advise.

    New headlight if drl strip has gone, its a known fault unfortunately.
     
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  4. Dr_Rick

    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback

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    Thanks for the pointer.

    I'll go check in a minute.

    I'm 80-90% certain I don't have anything adaptive. That being said, I didn't think I had bi-xenon so it's entirely possible I'm completely wrong.

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  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    New headlight muwt be setup diagnostically. Whereabouts are you located?
     
  6. Dr_Rick

    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback

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    Edinburgh

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  7. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Im bit out of my way lol
     
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    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback

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    No problem. I'm sure I can find someone up here to do it. I do have a friend that has a VCDS setup. Just need to find the codes to get it all plugged in if that's what I need to do.
     
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    Dr_Rick Member Team Brill Red Audi S3 Sportback

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    Offside Headlight Sticker.jpg
    This is the sticker on the offending headlight. Which is the part number? I've tried a couple of combinations of what I can see there in TPS and don't get any results.
     

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