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Hi All,

I have as i said some Xenon headlamps... can someone tell me what are the silver boxes behind them?

I think i may require these parts....

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Depends on the year of your lights but if you've got one on each headlamp they are ballasts. If you only have one then its the levelling thingy ! They cost mega bucks to replace
 

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My headlights are 12/08/2004

i was told by OEMparts i dont need these silver packs...is that true?

will pictures help?

Just need to know if i need them.
 

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Hi Gary,

would you happen to know the part no. i need for this?

do you have a exploded view of the lamps from etka or etos handy?

many thanks
 

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Im assuming these boxes are visable, as oppose to being on the back internally (Does that make sense?)

So Im missing them too . . .

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wonderful... mine deffo does not have them... so been told PORKYS by OEM parts... as i was told all i need is the adapter.

if these electric control units are ?240+ each then that makes these Xenon shells a RIP OFF!

deffo not happy...
 

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Im assuming these boxes are visable, as oppose to being on the back internally (Does that make sense?)

So Im missing them too . . .

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Yes you are, see the smaller plug to the right of the large 12 pin?

Thats where the ballasts plug in.
 

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U seem to be replying to all my posts at the mo Gary - Im thankful for your knowledge!

So what happens without these then?
 

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U seem to be replying to all my posts at the mo Gary - Im thankful for your knowledge!

So what happens without these then?
Simple - they wont work so no good at all without them.

They are around ?270 each so not cheap at all.

Knowledge?? Not me, Im just consulting ETOS [:D]
 

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Out of interest, are these available separately?

Should they definately come as part of the unit? If it makes any difference mine are dated:

30.09.04 (1 J2 941 018 F) - Right

27.12.04 (1 J2 941 017 E) - Left
 

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Problem is that we were told that its complete and all we need is the adapter.

now to spend another what ?400+ for this just makes me feel ripped off... consider in germany totally brandnew complete units cost sub 600 euro's
 

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Im assuming these boxes are visable, as oppose to being on the back internally (Does that make sense?)

So Im missing them too . . .

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Yes you are, see the smaller plug to the right of the large 12 pin?
Thats where the ballasts plug in.
GaryM is totally right you need them to make the lights work....
 

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Looks like I'll be having words with Jeremy first thing on Monday morning [:mad:]
Not sure if he still works there... does he?????????????????

I thought VW Germany was a bit disappointed with the way he ran OEM Parts
 

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Should they definately come as part of the unit? If it makes any difference mine are dated:

30.09.04 (1 J2 941 018 F) - Right
27.12.04 (1 J2 941 017 E) - Left
Normally the whole light is sold in parts not as one whole unit with everything there.... OEM Parts should not have said that they were ready to plug and play as they are defo not... out of interest have you tried pluging them in and switching them on????????????
 
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