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Old 03-22-2020, 08:12 PM
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While driving I am getting a dipped headlight indicator and the driver side headlight goes out.

If I shut off the car and restart it... headlight comes on.


Would that be indicative of a bad ground or ballast?
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Ballast, I'd replace both sides at this point, they're around 150 each. While I was in there, I also replaced the headlights to something whiter/bluer. They're about 15 years old in your case, so really are a wear/tear item (the ballast and bulbs).

I believe the part number is 007-760-63 and I got it from ebay, as a OEM VW/Audi part.
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I’d wager it’s more likely the bulb in this case than the ballast. Over time the salts in the bulb degrade and make it harder for the ballast to keep the arc across the gap in the bulb.

A ballast may help with this, but it’s more likely the bulbs is all you need in this case. They’re inexpensive to replace as well. Just make sure to get authentic Philips/Osram bulbs, as the generic aftermarket/counterfeit ones don’t block UV and will end up destroying the inside of your projectors.

You can test the bulb/ballast theory by swapping the left bulb with the right and go drive around again. If the error moves to the opposite side, you know it was the bulb. If the error doesn’t come back, you also know it was the bulb. If the error remains on the same side, then you can confirm it was the ballast.

I have a thing for lights and welcome you to PM me. I’ve done tons of crazy retrofits and am a bit of a headlight junkie.


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Ballast, I'd replace both sides at this point, they're around 150 each. While I was in there, I also replaced the headlights to something whiter/bluer. They're about 15 years old in your case, so really are a wear/tear item (the ballast and bulbs).

I believe the part number is 007-760-63 and I got it from ebay, as a OEM VW/Audi part.
Those ballast are cheaper than OEM ...
What bulbs have you bought ?
Can you post a pic ?
Few years ago i bought Osram "cool blue intense"

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When it happened on my 05 EU Gallardo I changed the Hella box. There were cheaper no names available too, but I bought this one. Solved the problem 😊

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F173727845874
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This what I'm looking for? Do you have a suggestion for a bit whiter bulb?

Philips: B01317Y612

Search for it on amazon.. wouldn't let me post a link b/c of my post count.
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This what I'm looking for? Do you have a suggestion for a bit whiter bulb?

Philips: B01317Y612

Search for it on amazon.. wouldn't let me post a link b/c of my post count.

For the bulbs I think are the best value, that are whiter and provide the best light color for night vision, IMO:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...XNL?quantity=1

The cheapest pair of genuine hid bulbs (which you’ll replace in pairs anyway) that are the OEM color temperature:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...240?quantity=1

And for the one that are highest rated output, but slightly bluer, which IMO isn’t as good for night visibility anyway:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...CBB?quantity=1

They’re doing a 15% discount as well, with code “wrench15”.


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Thanks so much for the recs. I'm going to switch the bulbs out and see if the issue moves to the other side to rule out bulbs or ballasts. I may pick these up either way so that if its the ballast I'll go ahead and put new bulbs in too.
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For the bulbs I think are the best value, that are whiter and provide the best light color for night vision, IMO:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...XNL?quantity=1

The cheapest pair of genuine hid bulbs (which you’ll replace in pairs anyway) that are the OEM color temperature:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...240?quantity=1

And for the one that are highest rated output, but slightly bluer, which IMO isn’t as good for night visibility anyway:

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/d2...CBB?quantity=1

They’re doing a 15% discount as well, with code “wrench15”.


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If I'm going to be taking out both wheel wells... should I just go a head and change the bulbs and ballasts so its all new? Would the D2S: MORIMOTO XB35 2.0 ballasts (d2s-xb35-BL-XB35D2S) be the correct one from that same retrofit source website? So sorry I can't post a link yet lol.
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I changed both bulbs and ballasts with morimoto.it was a 55w setup that has winter light. The whiter/bluer light will be less bright so 55w is better than the stock 35w

I have a single d2s hid bulb if you want to try it. I think it is the ballast though.
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