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I have browsed through my collection of Audi UK and German brochures from 2013 to 2015. The German brochure is more authoritative. There are two headlight options: (1) the Halogens with incandescent DRL's your A5 has and (2) the Xenon Plus andheadlights with the LED lightpipe for the DRL's that you like so much. There is no option for a Halogen headlight with the LED lightpipe DRL's.
I suspect the Audi dealer is offering and retrofitting an aftermarket product.
Hello thank you very much for your answer and effort to try to help me.
I kind of have an update on that, the Audi dealer guy told me that there are there are the kind of headlights with the LED lightpipe, but insead of having xenon, the bulbs them selfs are also LED... ???
Is that even possible? basically he's saying he is going to put in the " xenon with daytime runing LED lightpipe" but he is going to remove the xenon ballast and put in LED ballast... So I wouldn't need auto levelers and headlight washers on the bumper...
Man I am so confused right now don't know what to believe honestly...
I think he is offering you the following:-
Replacement genuine Xenon headlamps which will have the DRL that you require. He will then remove the Xenon ballast, igniters and bulbs, it is the Xenon aspect that produces the need for washers and levelling to make them legal.
He will then replace the Xenon bulbs and ballasts with aftermarket LED bulbs and ballasts, these will not require washers and levellers to make them legal.
Hope this helps.
The one thing that puzzles me is that you seem to have found the ONLY official Audi dealer that is willing to think outside the box !!!
He happens to have a set of FL Xenon headlamps laying around and sees a way of earning a quick 1500 Euros
If my thoughts are correct and his option gives you the results you require and your car remains legal, it is a win win situation for you.
Sorry for the bad news you've had to receive.
Maybe have a look at some breakers yards online for a set of headlights and ballasts from a car that's been rear-ended.
The car's wiring loom should be just plug and play for the different headlights, but I'm sure someone on here can QC that statement.
Well I've decided to do what the majoraty of you guys do...
Just ordered the kufacec adapter, going to buy the xenon headlights used from a local dude that's selling them and done...
When it comes for MOT time, Im just gonna go to a guy that I know that I think can get me thru, It's just the headlights, everything else I'm keeping it original...
Last case scenario, at MOT time, I just put in the halogen light's back in, code them again with my pc, and that's that, and then put them back in, you dont need to remove the bumber to swap them so I think it's not that big of a deal.
A lot of folks are rolling like this correct?
Hey I am new to Audis.
What software / cables / kit do you need to code etc?
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