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Old 04-04-2016, 08:34 AM   #21
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Wayne, is it possible that the bulb is dual element? Although I have separate low and high beam lights, it is aggravating that when I put the high beams on the low beams go off, I checked my cars and when the high beam goes on, the low beam stays on.

When I installed the Silverstar Ultra's, I saw that the life expectancy is only 300 hrs - Dah! As a life extender, when using lights in the daytime, I plan on using the running lights with the fog lights on.
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:36 AM   #22
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:44 AM   #23
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Hank the simple answer is no I only saw one filament and 2 wires in socket.


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Old 04-04-2016, 01:00 PM   #24
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If they are Audi A4 headlamps, they probably have a shutter to change from low to hi beam.
"I am sure this question will come up: LHD countries (such as USA, CANDA) should only use them when cutoff shield plate within the projector lens is modificated to eliminate the asymetrical beam pattern to avoid blinding traffic." -Jens. Quote from Audizine forum. May want to check it, as the thread was about getting better illumination from the A4 headlamp.


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Sounding more and more confusing.
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Update......I had to purchase H11 bulbs with new connectors for the H11. OEM connectors will not mate with H11only H9. Since H9 only comes in basic and I wanted brighter is why I put myself through this experience. Once I opened the lamp assembly and removed H9 I installed the new connectors leaving the OEM connectors in place. Installing the bulbs was not without issue. Even though the foot print on each were close installing is not simple and requires patience to get the 3 tabs inserted. So now time or darkness will tell if this was beneficial or not.


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Update......I had to purchase H11 bulbs with new connectors for the H11. OEM connectors will not mate with H11only H9. Since H9 only comes in basic and I wanted brighter is why I put myself through this experience. Once I opened the lamp assembly and removed H9 I installed the new connectors leaving the OEM connectors in place. Installing the bulbs was not without issue. Even though the foot print on each were close installing is not simple and requires patience to get the 3 tabs inserted. So now time or darkness will tell if this was beneficial or not.


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I don't know how yours will work and I would be interested in how it comes out. I did order an HID kit from from Kaper II 360-423-0785 talk to John and I am going to install it later.
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I don't know how yours will work and I would be interested in how it comes out. I did order an HID kit from from Kaper II 360-423-0785 talk to John and I am going to install it later.

Will do. I was scared with doing the HID because of the projector in the assembly and the fact the HID is longer. My approach is same size as OEM so that won't be an issue. What assembly does Charleston use sorry I don't remember.


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If they are Audi A4 headlamps, they probably have a shutter to change from low to hi beam.
"I am sure this question will come up: LHD countries (such as USA, CANDA) should only use them when cutoff shield plate within the projector lens is modificated to eliminate the asymetrical beam pattern to avoid blinding traffic." -Jens. Quote from Audizine forum. May want to check it, as the thread was about getting better illumination from the A4 headlamp.


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Thanks NV245 I just had opportunity to look inside assembly I am guessing you are correct on the shutter since I saw a small coil in area of projector.


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Wayne, first my compliments for posting the details of your quest. I started on a similar adventure for our Charleston.

I'm waiting to hear from FR with specs on my light assemblies and I hope to upgrade my high, low and fogs.

I've also been looking at LED options. That would be a big improvement. I've read they're not as strong as HID but also don't consume as much power.

I read somewhere else that the light gage wire might also be robbing the lights of some potential. Did you consider that?
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