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Re: xenon headlights on an A4

"Jouko Haapanen" <joukoh@vtoy.fi> wrote:

>Thought of it - yes.  Done it - no.  Still thinking about it...

>Check out new S4 lights.  I don't have prices for them yet, but they are the
>ones you want.  You'd need auto level control too if you live in the EU.
>The price of the parts bin will be mindboggling, I can assure you.

later, Peter Henriksen <peterhe@microsoft.com> wrote:

>You better get the auto leveling if you live anywhere, actually.

>That is, if you want to avoid being shot at, rammed frontally etc. etc. by
>other drivers. Those things are BRIGHT!

To which I add:

Having read a tech paper on this setup on the new A6, I'd say you'd better
think twice about this conversion- then change your mind! If the setup on
the S4 is anything like that on the A6 (likely!), you'll have to include a
couple of sensors that register the loading of the car, plus the brain that
adjusts the lights automatically- compensating for loading, emptying fuel
tank, angle of road, speed of car etc.

In fact, this sounds like a system that's a nightmare to troubleshoot- puts
your average Audi problem in the shade.

-just my .02...

Tom (serious headlight fixation...)

PS on another subject altogether: has any Euro lister tried the
dual-purpose Fuba '16V' roof antenna for GSM phone reception? These can be
recognized by the wire that wraps around the 'mast' bit. I'd like to have
better reception without putting more antennas on my car.

 Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands
 1988 Audi 80 1.8S, mostly Tizianrot metallic, 215,000km

     Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
                                  -- Groucho Marx, 1890-1977