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    1. Member rick89's Avatar
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      05-12-2011 01:38 AM #51
      I have hooked up the well-done hid kit to my after market R8 style headlights that take h9s and my old H9 vvme HID kit that blew my wiper motor i put them on my foglights. The connections from both kits are the same no difference. I also bought those resistor error cancellors for the vvme kit so i don't get flickering or errors on my dash for my foglights. So far everything is working as it should.

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      05-22-2011 10:46 PM #52
      Hi Rick89!

      Using your vvme in fog lights is kind of risky.

      I don´t know if it´s far enough from your wiper motor, it might create some interference.

      I installed many times HID in the A38p, but never in fog lights because we know its "special"...
      Last edited by blazedani; 03-24-2013 at 07:24 PM.

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      05-23-2011 01:33 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by number17 View Post
      So dooky, did you ever hear back from well-done?

      I have some interest in how this turns out ... would love to have HID on my car.

      There's no definite answer on how aftermarket HID kits blows the wiper motor. Most seem to think it's the startup current spike of HID that kills the wiper motor. If that's indeed the case, I can see how a HID ballast would lower startup current could save the wiper motor ... but then again, if that is indeed the reason, using a relay switch should get the job done with any HID kit ... and it doesn't.

      I guess it's a moot point if Well-done doesn't make H11 bulbs.

      I also have some concern about putting the ballast inside the housing ... though it is convenient (and it's pretty cool they can make ballast that small these days), HID ballast generate quite a bit of heat so seems like a dangerous idea to leave it inside the plastic housing.
      Sorry guys for the late response. I haven't been checking the forum lately. I've returned the H9 kit to Welldone and they have developed an H11 kit for the North American A3s. That's the good news! The bad news is that I'm still waiting for the kit to arrive. I've been in contact with Daniel from Welldone and it should arrive within the next coming weeks. It turns out that I'll be the first A3 using the newly developed H11 kit. Hopefully, all goes well.

      As for placing the ballast inside the light housing. It's perfectly safe. The ballast doesn't emit any heat. Rick89 confirmed this fact and Daniel from Welldone have assured me that it does not pose any harm to the light housing.

      I'll keep you guys updated once I receive the kit.

    4. 05-23-2011 01:37 AM #54
      im using xenon factory hid

      is it possible to convert my hid to the well done kit so i can use the led after market headlights? cause they dont work with stock hid.

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      05-23-2011 01:43 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by blazedani View Post
      Hi Rick89!

      Using your vvme in fog lights is kind of risky.

      I don´t know if it´s far enough from your wiper motor & other sensible parts.

      I installed many times HID in the A38p, but never in fog lights because we know its "special"...
      Its been almost 2 months and my fogs have been running as my day time running lights, i have no problems. Pretty much my fogs are on all the time, so i am pretty happy with everything and your Well-done HID kit is great aswell. Its just i spent money on this kit and i can't have it go to waste, so now since everything works its good.




      Quote Originally Posted by 604a3 View Post
      im using xenon factory hid

      is it possible to convert my hid to the well done kit so i can use the led after market headlights? cause they dont work with stock hid.
      Is it the bi-xenon auto leveling headlights or the just the xenon. If you have the Bi-xenon i advise you keep them they are way better then the LED headlights i have.
      Last edited by rick89; 05-23-2011 at 01:46 AM.

    6. 05-23-2011 12:37 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by rick89 View Post
      Its been almost 2 months and my fogs have been running as my day time running lights, i have no problems. Pretty much my fogs are on all the time, so i am pretty happy with everything and your Well-done HID kit is great aswell. Its just i spent money on this kit and i can't have it go to waste, so now since everything works its good.






      Is it the bi-xenon auto leveling headlights or the just the xenon. If you have the Bi-xenon i advise you keep them they are way better then the LED headlights i have.
      they are just xenons, definitely would keep it if they were bi-xenons.

    7. 05-23-2011 01:49 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by 604a3 View Post
      im using xenon factory hid

      is it possible to convert my hid to the well done kit so i can use the led after market headlights? cause they dont work with stock hid.
      Did i just read this correctly? You want to downgrade to the aftermarket LED lamps from your OEM HIDS for purpose of the LEDs?
      Did you know those LEDs are good as ''accent" lighting? They are not good as true DRL. I should know...

      If you want LED DRLs that has the daytime brightness of actual OEM, I suggest looking universal LED DRLs like Philips or Hella that you can add to your car, and still keep your OEM HIDs...

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      Last edited by tiptronic; 05-23-2011 at 01:51 PM.

    8. 05-23-2011 01:57 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      Did i just read this correctly? You want to downgrade to the aftermarket LED lamps from your OEM HIDS for purpose of the LEDs?
      Did you know those LEDs are good as ''accent" lighting? They are not good as true DRL. I should know...

      If you want LED DRLs that has the daytime brightness of actual OEM, I suggest looking universal LED DRLs like Philips or Hella that you can add to your car, and still keep your OEM HIDs...

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      im going a different route with the car, fog lights already provide more than enough brightness when i use it with the headlights already so thats not an issue.

      this is just purely cosmetic -.- only asking if it can be done!

    9. 05-23-2011 02:54 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by 604a3 View Post
      im going a different route with the car, fog lights already provide more than enough brightness when i use it with the headlights already so thats not an issue.

      this is just purely cosmetic -.- only asking if it can be done!
      ah! got it

      i believe you can use your factory HID/ballasts- but may require adapters for the D2S bulbs since the LED aftermarket lamps uses standard bulb mounts (wether it is h11, h7 or h9)

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      06-06-2011 04:26 PM #60
      Great news! I just received notification from Welldone that my H11 HID kit will be shipped. I'll be the first A3 in North America to utilize the H11 kit. Will post a review once it's received and installed. Daniel @ Welldone is a great guy with understanding of providing 100% customer satisfaction.

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      06-14-2011 01:49 AM #61
      I finally received the H11 kit today and installed it lastnight. Everything is plug and play. It works like a charm! I tested the lights with my wipers on at full setting without any problems. I'm the first A3 in North America running the Welldone H11 kit. Thanks to Daniel for making everything right. I'm sure you'll have many more happy customers like myself. And, to Rick89 for your advice and help.

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      08-25-2011 09:14 AM #62
      Any update as to how the kit is working? any problems since you installed it?

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      12-01-2011 09:41 AM #63
      Reviving this thread to ask a question. I have the 2008 A3 2.0T S-line. I'm located in Canada.

      Which bulb kit do I get and where do I get it from?

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      12-01-2011 11:57 AM #64
      DIY would be great, I'd be really interested installing this.
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      12-05-2011 05:21 PM #65
      I tried emailing blazedani from his site and pm from this site a month ago and no reply regarding a group buy discount.

      Doesn't seem like he wants to sell product very badly.
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    16. 12-07-2011 02:25 PM #66
      Just ordered a set through PayPal.
      Quite honestly feels a bit sketchy, I'm sure it'll work out.
      Looking forward to a great product!

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      12-07-2011 03:40 PM #67
      I never understood why anyone takes a picture of the headlights when all anybody cares about is the light pattern on the area in front of you. Take a picture from driver's eye level looking out the front. Better yet... go 100 yards in front of the vehicle and take a picture from eye level where oncoming traffic would be and show how bad the glare is. OR put the car in front of a white wall and show the pattern on the wall.

    18. 01-15-2012 11:58 PM #68
      reviving this thread
      has there been any issues with this kit?

      my motor jus blown......again.....

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      01-16-2012 01:43 AM #69
      VVME, 2nd set, no blown motors.

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    20. 01-16-2012 08:39 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      VVME, 2nd set, no blown motors.

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      KB, i really think that some A3 may have been wired or grounded differently. But it will always be a mystery.
      My 07 still on its 2nd kit and, almost 100k miles from install, still presented no issue. (VVME and RetroSolutions Digital) Ive turned on wipers when I already have headlamps On or vise versa.


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      01-16-2012 11:07 AM #71
      I'm taking the risk and throwing in a set of xentec hids in my low beams. I have yet to find somebody who had the issue with these. I've also pm'd a couple people who have been running them without issue for some time.

      I'll report back. at $32 shipped you can beat xentecs.
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      01-16-2012 02:52 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      VVME, 2nd set, no blown motors.
      Quote Originally Posted by tiptronic View Post
      My 07 still on its 2nd kit and, almost 100k miles from install, still presented no issue. (VVME and RetroSolutions Digital) Ive turned on wipers when I already have headlamps On or vise versa.
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
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      01-16-2012 06:09 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
      My ballasts are just attached to the plastic mud-guard behind the fogs. They plug directly into the OEM connectors and I electric-tape wrapped the connection.
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    24. 01-16-2012 08:55 PM #74
      so no1 issues with well done so far?

    25. 01-16-2012 11:43 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by JRutter View Post
      Going to finally do an install on a kit I've had for over a year. Are your ballasts attached to the frame and/or grounded?
      The ballasts are attached specifically under the recessed area under the headlamp housing.

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