Headlight removal HELP!!

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Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by OGPRESTAR » Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:27 pm

Hi, please can someone help.

I dropped my bulb in headlight unit while trying to change them. Can’t figure out how to completely remove unit .

I removed 2 torx screws from top and 1 from behind but unit still would not slide out. What am I doing wrong??

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by ormesome » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:33 pm

i can't help, but why where you doing this?!! surely your car is still in warranty! get Audi to do it! My old A3 was bumper off job for bulb changes!
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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by OGPRESTAR » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:32 pm

So I was switching from halogen to leds but space to work with is toooooo tight. :-(

So can’t take it to them.

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by ormesome » Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:48 pm

Bulbs or the actual unit? which bulb are you changing? have you checked they are compatible and road legal? most LED bulbs are not legal and fail MOTs. The police are actively pulling people over for this. Also, most will be Canbus bulbs meaning if they dotn have this then they will produce an error code on your MMI.

I really think a headlight out is a bumper removal job, but i could be wrong as i havent had this on the Q2.
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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by OGPRESTAR » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:36 pm

Yea check all the spec for led bulbs. They fine for road etc and are error free. And yes need to remove the whole unit . Can’t reach bulbs from back

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by mr c » Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:58 pm

I have the LED headlight as standard and have got the self levelling system and headlamp wash, I assume this will be a legal requirement like the xenons so in theory yours could fail an mot but to be fair as its a new car I would think most testers would not pick this up.
The idea of self levelling is with a heavy load in your boot the lamps would lower so you don't blind oncoming traffic

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by OGPRESTAR » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:32 pm

I just need to find out how to remove the whole unit out of car so I can take out the lose bulb in side the unit.

Does anyone know how to remove it completely from the car?

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by aidam11 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:28 pm

You can find the original audi workshop manual on erwin.audi.com. 7 EUR gives you one hour to download the PDF.
I'm not a fan of these dodgy mods either.

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by OGPRESTAR » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:36 pm

Thank you Aidan11. Found what I was looking for on that site 👍🏽👍🏽. And it requires a bit of bumper removed if anyone else is wondering. Got the screen shots also.

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Re: Headlight removal HELP!!

Post by aidam11 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:54 pm

Nice one, glad it helped! Erwin rocks

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