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casey.long23
01-28-2016, 08:54 AM
Hello guys!

I have some questions regarding the swap of headlights. I own a 2007 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2 (C6) with OEM HID headlights and the headlights are super yellow/foggy and I have an error that the adaptive headlight function is not working properly. Rather than replace 1 (because 1 would look super new) I am trying to prevent spending $2k on a new pair. I like some of the headlights for sale (and I don't really care of them being adaptive) but I can't find any that are for my car. It seems that all of these kits on the internet are for the retrofit. I don't need retrofit, I need an aftermarket HID headlight, housing and all, that is plug and play for my car. Has anyone with a current HID setup replaced with something aftermarket? I have searched this forum and others trying to find this answer.

Here are some of the lights I have looked at:

Black Projector Headlights - http://www.ebay.com/itm/05-08-AUDI-A6-Black-Projector-Headlight-Lamp-LED-SMD-Daytime-Driving-Lamps-Pair-/181966630374?fits=Make%3AAudi%7CModel%3AA6&hash=item2a5e0e6de6:g:0lAAAOSwZ1lWdOfV&vxp=mtr

Another Example - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-05-08-Audi-A6-LED-DRL-Projector-Headlights-w-BLK-Housing-R8-Style-Pair-/131712016026?fits=Make%3AAudi%7CModel%3AA6&hash=item1eaaa5de9a:g:7rcAAOSwa-dWp7xD&vxp=mtr

Thanks for any and all feedback guys!!

kocyk123
01-28-2016, 09:25 AM
Hi there,

You probably don't need to replace headlights at all. Find out exactly what is not working with your adaptive system (probably the sensors on the suspension) that will be much cheaper than buying headlight unit that won't fix your problem. For the yellow/foggy lens use 3m headlight restoration kit. It does magic! I used it on 4 cars already and I really brings your lens to brand new condition if you do it right. Here are some examples of my work:

http://acurazine.com/forums/photograph-gallery-96/3m-headlight-restoration-kit-07-tl-931804/

My girlfriends TSX:
http://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-20150925_160713_c8ed3134f38c28b752d12f3285c65ecea5 8ff8a1.jpg

http://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/acurazine.com-vbulletin/2000x1124/80-20150925_165915_8979935bbbe6d78f0f2bc7888b8ad2136b b68c0f.jpg

SindreVjohnsen
01-28-2016, 09:37 AM
Hey !

I bought this set. All you need too do is to mount the resistors from your original hids.
Havent installed them yet. Will put out pics and howto when I do.

http://www.scstyling.com/bilmodeller/audi/a6/04-10/stralkastare/audi-a6-devil-eyes-stralkastare-svart

casey.long23
01-28-2016, 09:58 AM
For some reason I can't get that page to translate the Swedish...

Has anyone bought the aftermarket headlights that ARE NOT for the Xenon AFS headlights and just tried wiring them?

skylinrcr01
01-28-2016, 10:38 AM
Non afs headlights in an afs car will throw an error, no way to disable them in vcds either AFAIK. My afs malfunctioned and it turned out to be a severed wire in the housing. Soldered it back together and all better.

I'd like to recommend the 3m restore kit too, it really does work and make them look new again.

trancytimbo
02-15-2016, 01:18 AM
Also have a cut wire in mine! Either the position feedback or motor loom. Works 1/20 starts;-/
How did you end up opening up the sealed headlight module, or were you able to reach it from the access hatch?

JasoninBRLA
05-17-2016, 05:01 PM
Casey, did you ever try anything. If so and it worked, are you interested in selling your one good light?

skylinrcr01
05-18-2016, 01:09 AM
Also have a cut wire in mine! Either the position feedback or motor loom. Works 1/20 starts;-/
How did you end up opening up the sealed headlight module, or were you able to reach it from the access hatch?

Just saw this. Yea, I got to it through the hatch. All the wires in there are extremely brittle, so be careful.

2010A6
05-18-2016, 08:44 AM
Hey !

I bought this set. All you need too do is to mount the resistors from your original hids.
Havent installed them yet. Will put out pics and howto when I do.

http://www.scstyling.com/bilmodeller/audi/a6/04-10/stralkastare/audi-a6-devil-eyes-stralkastare-svart

Any update on the pics mate?

SindreVjohnsen
05-26-2016, 11:55 AM
yeah its on my post :)
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