Muppet_man

New HID Lamps

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The light output on the Headlamps on my A8 4.2 TDi were so poor that it seemed if you drove fast enough you could actually overtake the light!

 

So, I got myself two new HID lamps as I know that they dim down significantly after around five years average use.

 

It is impossible to change them in situ and so I used the ramp at my friends garage and swapped them over for the new ones. The difference is quite startling. Much, much brighter than the old ones. I would recommend it to anyone who has old ones fitted.

 

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Ooooh!  Will have to have a look into this.

 

I know on the diesels, there is feck all room to do anything with the headlamps, as it is not only the airboxes in the way, but additional pipework.

On the petrols, there is more room.

 

 

The air pipe into the airbox from the grill is a PITA - it's a crap fit.

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Nothing like it, that is what you get a kebab in...........

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I'm not sure I know what PITA means! Is it anything like POS?

 

I fitted these ones here - 

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Philips-D2S-X-treme-Vision-50-4800K-Xenon-Brenner-85122XV-2-Stuck-TOP-/161998426141?hash=item25b7dbd01d:g:SwEAAOSwT6pV5ecx

 

 

Really pleased with the difference.

 

I'll have to check access into mine!  As mine is the V8 petrol, so access should be easier...........  (famous last words!)

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