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Old 2nd December 2016, 02:21 PM
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Default How to clear the burnt bulb warning in the dash due to using aftermarket xenon.

Hello,

Some time ago I've replaced the OEM xenon headlights by an aftermarket system (original Bosch cost a small fortune and it's not easy to find).
Since then I got a "burnt bulb" signal on the dash.
I know that it's possible to eliminate this signal by linking a resisitor on the wiring.
Any ideas?
Secondly, I'm still not happy with this system, it's very weak.
Any suggestion about a good, affordable aftermaket headlight system?

Thank you very much,

Doug

PS.: my car is an A8 Quattro 4.2 1995
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Old 6th December 2016, 10:45 PM
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Hi Doug,

Most resister systems for HID are designed to emulate the resistance of a Halogen Globe and the kits are readily available
I don't understand how the bulb warning operates with the factory HID system and how to simulate it with another non-OEM HID system.

However, what was wrong with your existing HID setup?
Did it fail to light or flicker once it did?

There's only 3 parts to the system and they're generally pretty robust.
The parts shouldn't be that hard to get. I would have thought the forum sponsors could have helped you out with various components.
The igniters are also the same as a number of cars from that era such as Range Rovers. I found mine on DH Gate or somewhere when the igniter blew. A couple of years back.
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Old 6th December 2016, 10:54 PM
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1995 D2s did not have HID's. So has to be aftermarket.
My 1998 S8 was one of the very first and that was dipped only.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
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Old 7th December 2016, 12:04 AM
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Well he said he replaced factory xenon's...

If he only had Halogens, then the solution is something like this.
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2002 Audi S8 - Project
Replacement head coming arrived thanks to MJ
Silver with Black interior. All features as the '01, with the 'S' mode auto shifter. Dodgey rear tint (need to find a way to get rid of that).
Family:
2009 Volvo XC90 V8 R Design
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I had aftermarket HID's and now have LED's on my 1997 S8 with stock halogen lights and never had any false bulb warnings.
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Well he said he replaced factory xenon's...

If he only had Halogens, then the solution is something like this.
I don't understand that either.
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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