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    Question Anyone with a post-facelift do a full-LED headlight retrofit?

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    So I was considering upgrading to full-led headlights, but apparently there's little to no information on the subject for post-facelift vehicles. Has anyone done this, or have any information?
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    I would probably go with something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...AbTest=ae803_5

    Probably much cheaper than the $2k each for the OEM headlights and the work for the wiring, modules, and coding.

    With these Chinese ones, its $1800 for both, and are plug and play (maybe aside from coding??). Not sure how bright they are and how long they will last, but significantly easier and cheaper than the alternative. I wouldn't be surprised if they were from the same factory Audi produces its parts/cars for the Chinese market.

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    It's been done... very expensive. it'll make your nose bleed.

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    assume you mean full LED euro lights?

    sold as a kit for $6k, with all modules.
    https://modfia.ca/collections/a7-s7-...ed-head-lights

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    Quote Originally Posted by acamposac1 View Post
    I would probably go with something like this: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/For-...AbTest=ae803_5

    Probably much cheaper than the $2k each for the OEM headlights and the work for the wiring, modules, and coding.

    With these Chinese ones, its $1800 for both, and are plug and play (maybe aside from coding??). Not sure how bright they are and how long they will last, but significantly easier and cheaper than the alternative. I wouldn't be surprised if they were from the same factory Audi produces its parts/cars for the Chinese market.
    Yea, I've seen these -- but I'm a bit skeptical on their quality and longevity. For me, one of the most defining Audi characteristics is their lighting -- and I'd hate to ruin that to save a few bucks. I'd need to see these for myself to really know.. but, yea, you're not wrong -- $1800 for a "plug and play" solution is definitely enticing.

    Quote Originally Posted by A6sport View Post
    It's been done... very expensive. it'll make your nose bleed.

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    BKS tuning and Kufatec in Germany you're looking at 5k+ in parts alone.
    Kufatec is where I usually get retrofits, and it was the first place I checked. Although I'd prefer to keep everything NA-spec, I did originally check with them on their package (which is Euro) but it specifically states that it is "Not suitable for US vehicles (PR. No.: AV2)"

    Quote Originally Posted by daytona rs7 View Post
    assume you mean full LED euro lights?

    sold as a kit for $6k, with all modules.
    https://modfia.ca/collections/a7-s7-...ed-head-lights
    I'm assuming these are probably the same as what Kufatec is offering, in which case they say it is "Not suitable for US vehicles". Now, I'm not sure if that's simply because of DOT laws regarding indicator coloring, or if there's a wiring/compatibility conflict between the regions. If it's the former, then obviously that's no problem -- but if it's the latter, then these could be expensive paperweights, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magn2o View Post
    Yea, I've seen these -- but I'm a bit skeptical on their quality and longevity. For me, one of the most defining Audi characteristics is their lighting -- and I'd hate to ruin that to save a few bucks. I'd need to see these for myself to really know.. but, yea, you're not wrong -- $1800 for a "plug and play" solution is definitely enticing.
    The only thing I can say for the quality is if they are anything like the dynamic tail lights they sell, they should be good.



    Quote Originally Posted by magn2o View Post
    I'm assuming these are probably the same as what Kufatec is offering, in which case they say it is "Not suitable for US vehicles". Now, I'm not sure if that's simply because of DOT laws regarding indicator coloring, or if there's a wiring/compatibility conflict between the regions. If it's the former, then obviously that's no problem -- but if it's the latter, then these could be expensive paperweights, lol.
    Probably is because DOT requires amber reflectors inside the housings as well as prohibits the matrix high beams (must have standard on/off highbeam). You should contact the seller and confirm, but I'm pretty sure its just a matter of coding.

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    Bump for more info.

    I'm considering purchasing a 2016-17 A6 and there are tons out there with regular headlights for decent prices, but if it's cost-prohibitive to upgrade to LED's, I'll just spend more on a car that comes with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonnyBravo! View Post
    Bump for more info.

    I'm considering purchasing a 2016-17 A6 and there are tons out there with regular headlights for decent prices, but if it's cost-prohibitive to upgrade to LED's, I'll just spend more on a car that comes with them.
    Spend more on a car with LED lighting. You'll thank me later.
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