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B7 OEM Xenon Upgrade Info

I Have decided to start a thread now for the headlight work I do and list with pricing for each option you want to go with, this should stop a lot of my PM traffic and also forum members who want to see how far they can go with their lighting.

So everyone does performance mods, and really leave the lights as they think they are performing good until a small mod is done. For the B7 I now have a few option to improve your output and have them in stages so you can see how far you want to go with it all.

Stage 1 upgrade is the Clear lens mod. A very popular Mod the last year and a half with positive results, upto 30% more output, more intensity and a exotic cutoff which is sharp. For this mod I also recommend doing a set of new bulbs if you have not changed your bulbs in the Last year, xenon bulbs wear with use/age so you loose intensity as the years are piled on so if your car is running the factory bulbs then chances are they need a refresh.

This Mod:

Clear lens – £55, Clear lens with the RS Logo Etched in – £95.

New Bulbs – Branded Bulbs like osram or Philips from £100, Morimoto – £80.

Stage 2 upgrade which is new I have been working on the last couple of months with 1 car running this already, this is a full projector swap out to the Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 Projectors, There projectors are the daddies right now, the output rivals that of new LED systems that have multiple beams, the width and distance is something I have not seen with any other Morimoto projector. This kit will need adaptor brackets and some minor tweaks may need doing within the headlights but really is minor and can be a weekend projector for you if you wanted to do work yourself.

Morimoto Mini D2S projectors – £150, with the RS etched lens they are £190.

NON adaptive adaptor brackets with fitting kit and screws – £65

Adaptive Brackets with screws – £125

D1S – D2S ignitor £45 (this is needed to retain the OEM ballasts)

D2S bulbs – branded bulbs like osram or Philips from £90, Morimoto bulbs – £60.

JB kick weld – £7. – This is needed to mount the shroud (chrome surround) back on.

Clear corner caps with Chrome amber Halogen bulbs – £65.

Fitting pricing will need to be quoted on an individual basis, this is down to wanting different options like paint, remove and refit to the car. All stage 1 and stage 2 mods can be done the same day if you was to bring the car or lights over to me, if any paint work is needed then this can add upto 10 days depending how far you want to go.

So now the big question is: Is stage 2 really worth it over stage 1. I would say yes. Even though the clear lens mod gives great results there are items out there that give A LOT more and the Mini D2S is that product, tailored and designed by a chap in the usa who sits and checks how far he can get each product he did this, he has no plans to make the 5.0 version as he is unsure how much more it can be improved at this time and this projector has been out close to a year now.

I have attached some pictures of the clear lens mod and then some pictures of the output shots from a Mini D2S. in terms of visuals of the new projector inside the headlight there are pictures of them fitted to the brackets, I have had the brackets, nuts/bolts/spacer kits done in such a way that the new projectors sits in exactly the same position as the OEM projector so if you was looking at the headlights in a car park or meet you would not actually know it has been changed, and this again is the best part of the mod, Just like a remap or cabon clean, you don’t see the change with your eyes until you drive down a nice clear (dark in this case) road and then you will see what this mod is about.

Stage 1 Upgrade pics:

Clear lens with RS etching

OEM Output Close up

Clear lens mod and Tune

Stage 2 Upgrade:

Non Adaptive:

Adaptive:

Typical Output shot of the stage 2 upgrade:

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EM Tuning D3S VAG ballast Boost kit.

D3S xenon Headlamp boost kit.

Over the last few months i have been working on a few upgrades. Lots of my popular mods are plug and play, however some mods require the headlight to be opened. To do this mod would be an all-round better solution as no headlight needs to be split and you will get awesome results.

A quick brief on a D3S system: it is a 42v input. Older cars that use a D1S system have a 85v input. So you will notice the difference in output. Doing the ballast boost you will gain extra output from your d3s bulb. For the ultimate output i will mod a D1S bulb to fit your D3S projectors along with the new Morimoto XB55 ballasts.

A D3S ballast will NOT power a D1S bulb, not enough juice.

Here are output pictures of the Bosch projector found in the A4 B8’s and FL A5’s:

Oem bulb with oem ballast (D3S)

Oem bulb (D3S) with the XB55 ballasts

Morimoto 6500k D1S bulb with XB55 ballasts.

All above pictures have been done on the same Projector (OEM Bosch found in the FL A5’s and All B8 A4’s that have xenons. This is on the OEM Projector lens, I do have a clear lens mod for these projectors if you would like to further enhance output, however this does require the headlight to be opened.

Here are pictures of the kit i have put together: I have had ballast holders and grommets CNC’d so this is full plug and play. It will be sealed, a small trim in the headlight casing will be needed to allow the new high output bulb cable to be fed in, it will be very small and will still be sealed.

The headlights in the above picture are from a 2016 Golf R which will use the same projectors as a pre Facelift A5 (Valeo projectors).

Pictures of before and after on the Valeo projectors are also shown above. These are from a 2011 RS5 which came in for this mod also. I have turned exposure and contrasts down so you can see where the light is. (Ignore the black dots at the bottom of the shutter, they are exhaust splats from a 930hp RS6 which was sat idle for a few mins back in 2015 and cant be cleaned off).

Before

(Note that the RH headlight was poorly adjusted, I should of adjusted before taking but didn’t manage to)

After – These are the Osram CBi bulbs with Morimoto XB55 ballasts

Here are the test shots from a Valeo projector the same as the Pre facelift A5 xenons have. (note that these are in a set of brand new headlights)

OEM Bulb and OEM ballast

OEM Bulbs and Morimoto XB55 Ballasts

Morimoto D1S 6500k and Morimoto XB55 ballasts

The bulbs that will be supplied and modded will be the Osram CBi D1S bulbs. If you have recently bought D3S oem branded bulbs then the ballast kit can be sold separately to give them a boost. I do not recommend this ballast be used with cheap unbranded bulbs. The D1S needs modding to fit a D3S bulb holder, i will do this before the bulbs are sent out as part of the service, if I do not carry this out it will not fit.

List of cars that can be done right now are:
Audi A5 facelift and pre facelift
Audi A4 B8 Facelift and pre facelift
Audi Q5 pre facelift and facelift
Audi A7 With Xenons
Audi A3 8V PRE FL with Xenons
VW Golf MK7                                                      
Audi A6 C7 Pre facelift Xenons

So headlights with the D3S system made by AL Bosch/Valeo and Hella can all be moded.

The full kit will be £299 posted within the UK and you will get a full 2 year warranty.

Contents of the kit will be: EM Tuning Fitting kit which is Power looms with Grommets, Ballast brackets with new screws, Morimoto 50W ballasts with D1S ignitors cables, Osram CBi D1S.

Postage in the UK is free and will be RM 2nd class signed for. Outside the UK will be £7.

Any questions then please ask in this thread and I will try to answer as best I can.

Thanks

Trups

EM Tuning

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EMT DRL KIT for Audi B7 and 8P2 fitting info

EMT DRL KIT for Audi B7 and 8P2 fitting info :

Thank you for ordering a LED DRL kit.

Fitting info:

Open Inner cover of the headlights

Twist holder to remove the DRL bulb and pull the Sidelight connector out.

Remove bulbs from both sockets.

On the New DRL bulb you will see a bayonet connector and then a white 501 connector. The Bayonet will go in the DRL Sockect and the 501 connector will go in the sidelight socket, please make sure the polarity of the sockets is Matched up or the Sidelight mode WILL not work.

There are some cancellers coming off these wires, the larger black box is for the DRL side and the smaller box is for the Sidelights. These will tuck into the light housing after you have installed the bulb, the bulb will only go in 1 way as there are 3 guide tabs so looking through the front of the headlights you will be able to align them up and then turn and lock the bulb in place.

The Larger canceller can be placed into here, if you have double sided tape you can stick it to the cover, all other wiring WILL fit inside the headlight like shown in the picture.

If you have any questions on this then please ask.

Thanks

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EM Tuning Vag Panel Fitting Guide

If you have ordered a LED Interior kit from us for a VAG model and you have our custom panel bulbs then chances are you are going to be looking at it thinking we have sent you the wrong fitment bulb, this guide will go through how to fit the panel bulb into you lamp.

Remove lamp from car, disconnect making sure no power is going to it and remove the OEM halogen bulb.



Then using a small flat head screwdriver pince the bottom bulb holder/cradle pins up slightly to allow a bit more room.

After that get the new bulb and slide it into the lamp like in the pictures. (I always put the wires end in 1st)

After the bulb is in and sat flat make sure that the back of the PCB is not making any contact with the metal pins/cradle, then get your flat head and push the pins back together so when plugging the white connector in it makes a tight fit.

Next, put the 501 white connector in, make sure the pins on the connector line up aswell as the pins/cradle. Normally on most fitments the polarity is the same as in the picture, plus to the left and minus to the right is the loom from the car goes from the bottom, if you plug the bulb in and it don’t turn on the try the polarity the other way. (all bulbs tested before been packed and sent out)

The final look will give you a nice strip of light giving you a consistent and uniform glow.

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Audi A4/A5 B8.5 RGBW DRL Group buy.

Pictures have been circulating all over social media of a few cars that have recently been appearing with different coloured LED Rods, we have been working on these since Feb 2017 and can now finally start selling the boards out that we have been getting asked about for a while, you may of seen it done before hand where people have changed the LEDs with some 5050SMD’s, lets face it, they weren’t bright so we went on the quest to allow full colour changing capabilities as well as having an untouched Running light mode without the loss of output you get from general RGB chips.  Working hand in hand with Profile performance in the USA we where able to spec our own chip which is different to that of their other line ups just so we could achieve our performance goal.

With full control of the system and OE features like defaulting to white when you turn the system on to an Amber turn signal which will make the DRLS flash amber when you activate your indicators, This is a must have mod for any A4/A5 owner that’s into modding, forget air ride and large wheels, that’s played, the Audi headlight game needs changing.

Other mods that can also be done while working on your headlights are the Profile performance Demon eye kits, Morimoto Clear lens with or without etching and we also recommend buying our LED indicator bulbs to synchronise the amber flash.

Clear Lens mod: You may of seen lens that have honeycomb etching, its not just the honeycomb that has changed, the lens is 100% optically clear meaning you will get 30% more output by just changing them, while your having you headlights worked on its a “no brainer” mod that should be carried out on any OEM xenon headlight to gain maximum output, no point having a lamp that looks good, you need something that performs well for you also.

Now for the important stuff:

Pricing:

DRL Boards – RRP is £279. GB price is £200. (minimum of 40 people required)

Morimoto XBT controller RRP (UK) £69. GB price – £50

Morimoto XB load resistor x 1 – £7.50 

Profile performance Demon eye kit – RRP (UK) £45. GB price – £38

Morimoto Clear lens – RRP (UK) £55 – GB price £40

Add Etching – £30. (existing designs like RS logo, S logo, 4 rings logo, honeycomb)

LED indicator bulbs to replace your halogens – £20

Postage in the UK is £6.45

Postage around the world is £12.45

**if you are a customer in the USA/Canada the XBT controller, demons and clear lens can be bought in your local currency, this may work out cheaper for you to buy them out there, any problems or trouble shooting for the products you buy in the USA will need to go through the place you bought them from, we will only provide support on the items purchased through us**

XBT controller is needed if you plan to do colour changing, the boards can be installed and will work as OEM white and amber flash without the need of a controller so if your on a budget and just want to buy the Boards then this is a good way to start to build your parts collection up.

If you need fitting that request has to be put in separate, to get the pricing for the GB the parts have to be purchased then the service to fit them can be carried out, as there are now 8 sets in the USA there are installers out there that can fit them and info can be provided upon request or we can have your lamps shipped to us, all parts fitted and then sent back pretty quickly.

Group buy to get names down will be until Sunday 30th,  to which a payment of £200 will be needed to secure your set at that price, once they are built and ready to ship if you are ordered the other parts then payment will be taken then for them parts which will be around the middle of OCT.

To join in on the GB please email sales@emtuning.co.uk, in the subjects section put Group buy.

A5 or A4

What you require, if you are unsure what you need or want advice then please email sales@emtuning.co.uk and in the subjects field put in DRL group buy so I can separate the requests separate to other requests.

That should cover it all.

Thanks

EM TUNING LIGHTING.

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