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Old 11-04-2012, 08:00 AM
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Default A3 2001 Headlight Upgrade

Hi there,

I'm new to Audi and my default headlights are not cutting it on the country roads here at night. My lights are dim yellow and I can hardly see 20 meters ahead.

I've been looking at possible upgrades and have got my head around the basics of what options I have:

1. Get some brighter halogens
2. Get some HID's/ Xenon's

My A3 is 1.9 tdi hatchback, with stock standard lights and casing.

What I want to know:

Can I put in some HID's (4300k) into these lamp enclosures and be road legal / safe ? Or do I need to look at different enclosures which effect the light somehow so that it is not creating glair for oncoming traffic?

Are there some HID kits in particular that play nice with Audi A3 in particular, and ones to definitely avoid?

Is it best to go ahead and do all the lights at the same time, e.g. the standard lights, high beams and side lights so that everything is on HID...

Is there a detailed guide for this somewhere I haven't been able to find?

Appreciate any pointers in the right direction.


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Old 11-06-2012, 04:55 AM
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Are you sure you need a headlight upgrade or just a really, really good cleaning of the headlight covers? If they're cloudy and hazy, they're not lighting up like they did when they were new. You could get a good cleaner for under $10 and be possibly be fine just with that...
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2001 a3, headlight, hid, kit, xenon

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