Thanks to: NPuter, Cabal San, Tartan, Macuser, and anyone else who has contributed. You guys rock
Big thanks to Kylan, Sin_City_Rings for hooking me up with his old bi-xenon housings after he got e-codes (from Jens also). Thanks for the great price Kylan
BIGGGG THANKS TO JENS aka LowestA4 (i think). Dood got me everything I needed other than the housings for a GREAT PRICE. Lets just say he got me everything (2x LED ballast, 2x HID ballast, Kufatec Adapter, Bulbs, Screws) for just more than the price of ONE HID BALLAST ($600) would have been from Audi Dealership. Audi wanted 600/each hid ballast, $300/each led ballast, etc....so Jens saved me ALOT of money. Thank you so much Jens!!!
so happy now .
One Problem: No high-beams. Have to track that down and they will be 100%. I'll live without highbeams for the time being. I think this might have something to do with the extra wires from kufatec no? I had an Audi tech install those two wires into the harnesses for me, so if thats the case i might ask him to take a second look.
OEM Bi-Xenon Headlights, US or Euro spec.
That should be it.
The first step I did was run the extra wires that run off of the kufatec adapters through the firewall. (pics thanks to macuser)
1. take this thing off
2. unscrew this
3. lift this thing up
Under the rain tray on the drivers-side if you look down you will see two little bolts holding the wiperfluid holder on...unscrew those so you can kind of move the holder out of the way. Look down and you will see a black rubber plug of sorts (round and like 3" big). Remember that plug.
Now it's time to take the dash off...
There are two small bolts/screws to take off underneath, those should be pretty obvious. The hidden one is underneath the fuse panel. You pop off the fuse panel, which is on the drivers side of the dash when you open the door. You will see the 3rd bolt. Take that out and the dash should slide off. You will have to unclip the little harness for the led and remove the plug for the vagcom port.
Once the dash is removed, you will be able to look down there and see a black plug about 3" in diameter right up and above where your left foot would be if you were sitting in the seat. That is the same hole you can see from under the raintray.
This part is kind of tricky. I didn't know the best way to deal with the firewall. I first gently stuck a screwdriver through the plug on the drivers side. I then took that out and put some needle-nose pliers in place. My brother held those open while i dangled down the kufatec wires. One they were safely in the needle-nose pliers, we gently pulled the pliers (which were holding the wires) through. I pulled the wire through a little for some slack.
Once i had the adapter wire through the firewall, it was time to pin them into the connector. I broke two clips doing this and had to go to audi for replacements, which were NOT cheap.
You need to remove these two connectors from up under the dash
I had an audi-tech wire them for me since i broke the clips the first time. I believe the magenta colored part of each clip needs to be moved out of the way in order to get the pins in. I'm sorry but I cant help with this. Anyway, the wires need to be pinned into slot #3 on the tan and slot #9 on the red. My wires were marked pin 3 and pin 9.
After that, go ahead and pull any slack from the wire back through the firewall and towards the engine.
Put the dash back together now if you want.
Now its time to take the headlights out. I used this link as a guide:
This is what it looks like with the light removed:
if you look closely you can see the two screws that need to be loosened below/behind the light (not to be confused with the two on top of the headlight)
Get the Kufatec adapter and plug one side (you'll be able to tell which side is which) into the halogens wiring harness.
Make sure to plug in the headlight and TEST it before tightening anything. We did it before we even slid them into place. You could even do it before taking the halogen out (just unplug the harness)
once the lights have been tested, unplug if necessary and make sure the adapter is routed where you want. Once it is, plug the other side of the kufatec adapter into the light. Line up the new bi-xenon headlight and carefully slide it into place. You have to put them back in just like you took them out, kind of at an angle. There is a little track that they slide into, which guides the tabs into place. Then tighten the bolts back down once the tabs are in place. One thing we had to do with my lights were transfer the upper clips from the halogen headlights over to the bi-xenon headlights. Make sure the new headlights have the upper tabs. They screw in and out very easily and it was no problem to transfer them.
Once the lights are both in, use zip ties to secure the kufatec harness wires to points of your choice. We ran the harness across the front of the engine bay, careful to watch out for the hood latch. There is a cable that runs along that we zipped tied it to..
Once everything is secure it is time to use the VAG-COM...
i believe you go to:
[09 - Cent. Elect.]
[Coding - 07]
We went to the actual long code and I used this code provided by macuser:
New: 26001031063C00010000080000001D0D0F1452080000000100 0000
It works perfectly for me, except i need to figure out how to get my highbeams to work. I used 1D0D and am going to try 5D5D and see if that changes anything and enables my highbeams. OTher than having no highbeams, everything is great. The LED DRL's have been set to full brightness and stay on when the turn signal is on. They look awesome.