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Poor performance s3 dipped headlights

Gareth Kelly Oct 26, 2015

  1. sbarker

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    sorry to hear that, Hope no personal injuries.

    Has anyone with led had them adjusted up ? Or is everyone else happy with dipped beam ? Mine is better on motorway once they have risen up above 68 mph.
     
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  3. jassyo06

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    beam rises above this speed
     
  4. sbarker

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    Yes I know that's what I said better when it's risen. But most of time you drive below this speed. So anyone had success with led adjustment ?
     
  5. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Chill mate,to be honest any headlight tech is crud in this dark wet weather...l really cant see any adjusted led being better, baring adaptive full led matrix headlights.
     
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  6. Flibble

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    Just a few bruises thankfully. The safety systems are very good on the 8V.
     
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  7. sbarker

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    so nobody had any led lights fixed ? In this week's auto express they comment how good the led dip lights are on their long term r s3!
     
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  8. jassyo06

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  9. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I could do with mine being checked now that the car sits lower. Prob ask about the condensation recall at the same time as not sure if my build week 6 would have captured that or not.
     
  10. sbarker

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    Be interested to know what happens, just think my lights don't throw far down road. When parked in garage the lights seem very flat and much lower illumination than xenon. Does anyone feel same ? Be interested to see illumination photos from others with led
     
  11. veeeight

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    Yes, although this is hotly debated.

    As supplied by OE, the 8V LED is cooler (6000K) compared to the Xenon (4500/5000K).
    In a side by side comparison, they are not as bright as Xenons.


    Pics in this thread:
    http://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/xenon-versus-led-headlight-option.219188/page-4#post-2371354
     
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  13. SJ43

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    Booked my car in at the dealers and by headlights are now much much better! Huge improvement now.

    Despite LEDs may not being as bright, still love the look of them in terms of design and would still have them now if I could.
     
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  14. Martinbanshee

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    Got my headlights adjusted by the dealer yesterday as the were too low from the factory. They're fine now but they charged me £23 for the pleasure of correctly levelled headlights as car is older than 6 months. I paid and left as I was tight for time but sent an email today expressing my disappointment at being charged for a factory slip-up after all the business I've given them.
    I've now been offered £30 of fuel by the dealer.
     
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  15. Nikon

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    Mine were set to low, this was sorted along with my £158 13k oil change.
     

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