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Offline MikeG

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Audi Service Centre: "your bulbs need replacing, so that will be $1350 plus labour to replace the entire units (ballasts+bulbs), as we don't sell the bulbs separately..."

Local Mechanic: "Sure we can do it, it should take a couple of hours.  End story, $720 including $250ea for the bulbs."

Pff.  That's $700+ saved that I can spend down the pub.
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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err... so were both bulb blown then?

or did they need replacing for some other reason?




Offline MikeG

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Both were flickering. A well known electronic quirk with the philips bulb controllers.
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Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Both were flickering. A well known electronic quirk with the philips bulb controllers.

yeah.

It'll be interesting to see how long it stays good for, the flickering is caused by the ballast units, but the symptom is the bulbs....

let us know if the symptom returns, please ;)

It may be that slightly different bulbs remove the cause.



Offline MikeG

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Sure. I'm driving arond with the lights onnall the time to see if the problem will come back again.

So far so good...

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