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HID Xenon Headlights are VERY DIM!

Old 04-22-2018, 02:41 PM
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Default HID Xenon Headlights are VERY DIM!

Hi Everyone, new poster here, We have a 2004,B6 A4 Cabriolet 3.0 Quattro with 80K miles. Our trouble is the factory HID Xenon Headlights have gotten Very Dim. Everything appears to be working properly ( no codes, lights pan up and down at startup ) The LOW Beams are just horrible. Some A4's have had a recall for bad reflector buckets but my VIN is not included in the recall. So.. Any repair ideas? All replacement lights are for the factory Halogen Lights ONLY! Finding a source for parts for these lights would be a big help too! Thanks,
Old 11-27-2018, 11:06 PM
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i think after 14 years... its time to buy new bulbs and new ballasts. look on e bay for D1S HID bulbs. They will cost u 29$ the pair and its the exact same as the one at the dealership for 200$ the pair. i recommend you first try replacing the bulb... then if it doenst fix your issue... you will have to buy new ballasts... but start with bulbs only.
Old 06-20-2019, 10:51 PM
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I feel like we're going to need to do the same with my daughters car. The lights seem VERY dim and it's hard to see, especially on rainy dark nights.
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