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Old 10th November 2021, 08:20 AM
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Roberto….I used these guys. Really nice kit.

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Old 10th November 2021, 08:39 AM
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I used the same place in 2013, the result was good but it wasn't a simple journey! It was their first S4 cab, so shipped the lights to them in the Netherlands, a few weeks later they arrived back, with faults

I could have shipped them back, but in the end I disassembled and resolved myself - screws were not tight and the polarity of one of the shutters was backwards.

If I was doing it again (and I maybe soon) I'd probably go to EM Tuning

https://emtuning.co.uk/

See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DbrJY6yvYc as an example
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Old 23rd November 2021, 04:41 PM
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using the car every day now and so last night it was like driving with a torch..
1 headlight was flashing ,like trying to work
so ive replaced that bulb and its so much better, im going to replace the other tommorow too
i think that will cure it...
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What lights do you have in your C6? If they're non-AFS, the projector can be un screwed and replaced from the back. All fairly easy. I would certainly look at retro fitting new projectors because the originals are Hella E55, known for being $h!t, and highly likely they are misted or burnt. I also have a 2010 C6 with AFS and I'm going to down grade them as retro fitting new projectors to AFS units requires separating the front lense, almost hacking apart the headlight housing.
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using the car every day now and so last night it was like driving with a torch..
Call that dim? try driving a Fiat Coupe in the dark - after our last Northern mini-meet, Nick asked me how it felt to be driving back in the dark with the road lit by candlepower
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Call that dim? try driving a Fiat Coupe in the dark - after our last Northern mini-meet, Nick asked me how it felt to be driving back in the dark with the road lit by candlepower
I felt a bi guilty about that afterwards. Sorry But to be clear () It was just one candle and not one of those big church type but one off a birthday cake
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What lights do you have in your C6? If they're non-AFS, the projector can be un screwed and replaced from the back. All fairly easy. I would certainly look at retro fitting new projectors because the originals are Hella E55, known for being $h!t, and highly likely they are misted or burnt. I also have a 2010 C6 with AFS and I'm going to down grade them as retro fitting new projectors to AFS units requires separating the front lense, almost hacking apart the headlight housing.
how do i find out which type they are ?
sounds interesting
also can i do them in situ?
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how do i find out which type they are ?
sounds interesting
also can i do them in situ?
Do your headlights swivel when you turn a corner? If yes, these will be bi-xenon AFS. You can also check from a VCDS scan. Here's a strip down video.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lwGLw8eppi4

Now watch the difference for xenon / bi-xenon. Nice and easy straight out of the back! And retro fit projectors have the same bolt patterns as the old Hella E55's.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U-7recdjFF0
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no swiveling at all

my A8 has those and i think Adaptive Headlights is the description

ive watched a few videos now and havent seen my type of bulbs in any of them
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how do i find out which type they are ?
Can you still read the build sticker? If so, the standard xenon has the PR code 8Q3 and the xenon with swivelling action has the PR code 8Q6.

Since you've mentioned no swivelling, that would imply your's are 8Q3.
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