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My S-Line has fabulous adaptive xenon headlights but they appear to vibrate/bounce when driving, especially over rough surfaces or uneven road. You can also see them moving slightly if you tap the side of each headlight. I have mentioned this to Audi who say this is normal and that they are not faulty.

I know the suspension is firm and that there clearly is alot going on here with the self levelling and adaptive side to side movement but has anyone else seen this?
 

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had to have the same on my TTR years ago, teh lights always adjust to about 30% depending on teh surface so will always adjust
 
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I have been doing a lot more driving in the dark and the vibration seen in the xenon lights is very noticeable. I thought I would ask once more if anyone else has noticed this before I approach Audi again as I am really surprised at the amount of movement in each headlight. I certainly don't think its the self levelling system adjusting. You can also see them moving very slightly against the back of another vehicle, even when stationary, which I guess is just the vibration form the engine. As both headlights are doing the same I am thinking this is quite normal rather than a fault.

BTW they also seem quite high and obviously very bright as I am often getting flashed by oncoming drivers.

Comments most welcome!
 
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Not sure about the vibration. It certainly doesn't seem "normal". Driving down country lanes last night I couldn't see any movement other than going over hills when they move up and down to self level. Mine also appear to be set to high from the factory, as I, too, am getting flashed alot.

I am going to check with a local dealer whether there is any adjustment that can be made.
 

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Mine also vibrate very slight; but only on idle and with dimmed lights : I think it comes from vibrations of the TDI
Maybe the rocking-mechanism of the bi-Xenons is not stiff enough ?
 
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Quick update on a few issues looked at recently by my Audi dealer:

Headlights have now been lowered as apparently they were set too high in the factory (I believe this is a known issue). I am no longer getting flashed by oncoming cars and the vibration is noticeably less. Good news!

My Satnav s/w (not the maps) has been updated as I was getting confusing voice guidence when on many roundabouts (on approach was ok). This appears to have been fixed as have had no problem after driving 500 miles over Christmas.

My S-Tronic gearbox software has been updated too. No real difference when driving but the fluctuating rev counter needle when motorway cruising again appears to have been fixed.

Absolutely loving this car. Very difficult to fault, looks incredible and so much fun to drive - the 3.0 TDI is awesome!
 

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Gam,

Are you problems you had with Adaptive lights, Sat Nav and S-Tronic all still fine. I ask as I have a 3.0TDI due soon with thjose 3 options, and I'll get the dealer to check all the s/w is up to date and that the lights are set to the correct height.

Is the 3.0 TDI as good as I remember it......

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