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    How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

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    Wondering if anybody has step by step instructions on how to replace a D1S low beam xenon bulb on the passanger side of a 2003 audi a4. It says in the manual it is a dangerous repair? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    It is not dangerous. You need to remove the two top screws securing the lamp and then there are two screws at the lower part of the lamp that you have to back off a few turns (do not completely remove them).

    Then, just slide the headlight out and remove like any other bulb. Do not touch the glass on the bulb.

    Go to A4Mods.com and look at the clear corner mod. It tells you how to remove the headlights more in depth.

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    Thanks Doss, seems pretty easy

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    just make sure you handle the bulb with gloves you will hose the bulb with the oils on your skin or other dirt. bust out the latex :)
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    as doss already said

    http://www.a4mods.com/index.php?page...earcorner.html

    and dont touch the bulb directly.... you dont want oil on it
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    One other thing, there is something that blocks access to screws on the passenger side, how do I pop that off?

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    there shouldnt be.... a couple are kinda hard to get to, you just need a nice long torx -head screwdriver

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by snowboard199 View Post
    One other thing, there is something that blocks access to screws on the passenger side, how do I pop that off?
    youre looking at the wrong thing. i thought this too when i did my clear corner mod. those are the headlight adjustment screws(white plastic screws right?). you need a torx bit to take the headlight out.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    I found the screws on the driver's side no problem, and my torq wrench can reach those fine. But when I go to the passenger side there is a big air duct(I believe that is what it is) in my way, and I cannot even see the screws. Also, if you were replacing the xenon bulb would you take the whole headlight fixture off of the car or leave it attached just sliding it a little to gain access?

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    theres two screws in the front (philips) you take out, then just pull it out. it splits and comes apart in the middle. easiest thing.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    Perfect, thanks for everyone's help

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    alright, so now that we know how to take the headlight out, where do we get the xenon bulbs, besides the dealer, and about how much do they cost? My local autozone said they don't carry them and i will probably have to go to the stealership to get it. I just bought an 02 a4 3.0Q and the passenger side low beam xenon is out.

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    dealer would be the easiest place. search google for an online store. but theyre like $150 a piece or somethin crazy.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    my dealership wanted over 200 per bulb.... you can get them on ebay for like, 40 a pop. (i have the osram d2s i think... need to go check)
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    they are D1S and no, they are not 40 dollars each..they are at LEAST 100
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    damn there a bit pricey huh? is there a cheaper alternative?

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    i definitely bought my bulbs on ebay for 40 each + shipping, thank you.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    and i keep seeing H7 bulbs as compatible with b6 a4s. Are those the bulbs for the high beams or what?

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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    B6 xenons are D1S bulbs...I had my headlights out last night.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by B6Lovin View Post
    i definitely bought my bulbs on ebay for 40 each + shipping, thank you.
    i'm talking about OEM OSRAM bulbs..not cheaper retrofits, thank you.
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    Re: How to Replace low beam Xenon Bulb

    I just bought an OSRAM D1S on ebay for a total of $53.00 out the door.



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