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Audi A6 Xenon headlamp bulb change - UK Offside

The manual says that I need to take the car to an Audi approved technician?! Surely not!
Can anyone advise me on tools required and order of doing things?

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  • itsred Feb 12, 2009

    Audi A6 Xenon headlamp bulb change - UK Offside
    The answer i see is for the entire headlight not just the bulb.

    is there a simple way to replace just the lamp???

    2004 Audi A6 - HID low beam



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Headlights, Removing and Installing


  • Remove front bumper.
  • Remove both Torx bolts (T30) -1-.
  • Remove interior Torx bolt (T30) using 1/4"-Torx-bit insert and extension.
NOTE: If necessary, use magnet to remove bolt.

  • Disconnect multi-function harness connectors for headlights.
  • Turn headlights -2- toward center of vehicle and remove from chassis toward front.
Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:

  • Adjust dimension -a- via plastic bolt at new headlight.
NOTE: Determine dimension -a- at plastic bolt of old headlight, when being replaced
  • Engage headlight in area of center of vehicle in guide -2- via pin -1-.
  • Always align headlight according to contours of chassis (gap dimensions) and secure.
  • Adjust headlight after installing.
Tightening torque

Component Nm
Headlights to lock carrier 6

Repair Kit For Headlight Housing, Installing

  • Headlight mounting tabs that have broken off can be replaced by installing the repair kit. Complete replacement of the headlight is therefore not necessary.
  • Different repair sets are available for the left and the right headlight.
  • Remove headlight with broken mounting tab.
    • Remove remains of the broken mounting tab -1- at location marked with the arrow.
    • Place mounting tab -2- of repair set onto the edge (arrow) of the headlight housing and secure the tab with two screws -3- from rear.

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