[A4] Partial High Beam voltage?!

Richard Hurt rnhurt at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 07:34:38 EDT 2007

The first thing my daddy always says about screwy electrical problems is
that it's probably a ground somewhere.  Double check your grounds and you'll
probably find it.


On 8/13/07, Tyson Varosyan <tyson at up-times.com> wrote:
> 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
> www.up-times.com
> 206-715-TECH (8324)
> UpTime/OnTime/AnyTime
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