i recently purchased a xenon housin kit for my a4 1997. what i need to know
is i got daytime runners that run all the time. but at night, when i turn on
the inside lighting for the speedometer readouts, etc, i see absolutely no
change in my headlight output. is something blown? or is there a bulb that
isnt hooked up?
because if i was to install ballasts, etc, what would they be running off?
not as daytime runners i hope!!
any info would be greatly appreciated.
does anyone know why i am not noticing any change when switchin on my lights
at night time? i.e. it seems like im only runnin with daytime runners at
night. is somethin blown? or am i just bein an idiot and not turnin the
lights on somehow?
Back to my original reply. I don't think that there is a "low output" for
Xenons. They are either on or off and can't run at reduced power like
incandescent lights. Thus, they will always be on at the same power whether
in "daylight running mode" or you turn them on with the stalk.
yes but what i am saying is i havent even installed the xenons yet. with my
regular halogens i am not noticing any change whatsoever turning from
daytime runners to nighttime driving lights. that is my concern before i
install the xenons.
does anyone know why this is the case? or how exactly to install these
things on a b5 1997 audi a4?
Your daytime runners are whats known in the UK as Side lights, your xenons
will be run off the Dipped beam selection, and then you got Main beam 3rd
1st setting - side lights
2nd setting - Dipped beam
3rd setting - Main beam
Xenons are easy to fit, the kit just splices into the dipped beam circuit
and takes all its power from there, if you are concerned about the amount of
draw of current from the standard loom, then you will need a relay.
I never used a relay and have had no trouble in 2 yrs of running HID
Oh so they use reduced power dipped beam then>? how strange
Yes they do only use 35 watts, but to fire up they pull loads more than
standard liights, hence why some people fit relays, I think the intial pull
is just on the max loading of the standard non xenon wiring
Daytime Running Lights are supposed to be at a reduced light output (reduced
current draw). If you use Xenon headlights with them, it will make either
flicker or not light up (not enough current draw). If your current DRL is
drawing full current, since you said you don't notice a brighter light
output when you turn on your headlights, then you'll probably have your
xenons on all the time. Depending on what country you are from, you might
be able to disable the DRL function by removing a relay under the dash
behind the driver's knee bolster.
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