[A4] Partial High Beam voltage?!

Tyson Varosyan tyson at up-times.com
Mon Aug 13 00:17:30 EDT 2007

Hi guys, I got a weird one!

When I got the car about 6 months ago, I installed new lenses and HID low
beam setup. It was a direct plug and play setup and worked more or less OK. 

The last few weeks I have been having problems though. My passenger side low
beam stopped working, then the other one cut out, I cleaned the fuses on the
HID setup and got my driver side working again. I figured that as every Audi
that I owned the load on the headlight switch was too much and decided to do
the classic relay mod. However, now things have gone from bad to worse and I
cant figure out WTF.

When I turn on my low beams, my high beams wire starts showing 8-9 volts
(how?). With the high beams on, it shows 13-14 as it should. With all lights
off it shows 0. With just low beams on, the high beam indicator on my dash
is dimly lit whereas under high beams it is brightly lit (as normal). 

The question is, how and why am I getting partial voltage on the high beam
wire? How is that even possible? 

Tyson Varosyan
Technical Manager, Uptime Technical Solutions LLC.
tyson at up-times.com
206-715-TECH (8324)

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