Front Headlight Level Sensor

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Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by Jon_J » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 pm

Whilst fitting my Coilovers recently I decided it would make sense to get the Headlight Level Sensor out the way so as not to break it. I unclipped the the part attached to the lower arm and the metal clip thing disintegrated into rusty dust.

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I had a quick look and I don't seem to be able to buy just the clip, you have to get the whole sensor at £180 odd quid.

Anyone else had this and done anything different?
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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by bennn » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:04 am

I think it's either new part or bodge it with cable ties.

Are you sure you can't just buy the rod with the clip on it?

Had the same issue with my old M3 and BMW sold me a rod & clip for about £35.

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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by GaryA » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:46 am

Hi Jon
Did you have any luck sorting an alternative ? I'm being told I need 2 as they are currently tie wrapped lol

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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by Jon_J » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:39 pm

bennn wrote:I think it's either new part or bodge it with cable ties.

Are you sure you can't just buy the rod with the clip on it?

Had the same issue with my old M3 and BMW sold me a rod & clip for about £35.
I can’t see it listed as a part?


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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by Jon_J » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:39 pm

GaryA wrote:Hi Jon
Did you have any luck sorting an alternative ? I'm being told I need 2 as they are currently tie wrapped lol
Nope no luck so far!


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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by bennn » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:42 pm

Jon_J wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:39 pm
bennn wrote:I think it's either new part or bodge it with cable ties.

Are you sure you can't just buy the rod with the clip on it?

Had the same issue with my old M3 and BMW sold me a rod & clip for about £35.
I can’t see it listed as a part?


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No I can't either looking at realoem - poor form on Audi's part IMO.

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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by RS4JAY » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:24 pm

Any updates on this gents. Has just happened to mine, not had a chance to get the wheel off for a look yet though.
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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by Jon_J » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 am

RS4JAY wrote:Any updates on this gents. Has just happened to mine, not had a chance to get the wheel off for a look yet though.
No

I ended up cable tying it to the arms in the end.


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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by RS4JAY » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:48 am

Jon_J wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 am
RS4JAY wrote:Any updates on this gents. Has just happened to mine, not had a chance to get the wheel off for a look yet though.
No

I ended up cable tying it to the arms in the end.


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Was your fault intermittent mate?
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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by Jon_J » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:13 pm

RS4JAY wrote:
Jon_J wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 am
RS4JAY wrote:Any updates on this gents. Has just happened to mine, not had a chance to get the wheel off for a look yet though.
No

I ended up cable tying it to the arms in the end.


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Was your fault intermittent mate?
Didn’t have a fault. I removed the switch to change the arm. It broke when I took it off.


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Re: Front Headlight Level Sensor

Post by RS4JAY » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:55 am

Jon_J wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:13 pm
RS4JAY wrote:
Jon_J wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:45 am


No

I ended up cable tying it to the arms in the end.


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Was your fault intermittent mate?
Didn’t have a fault. I removed the switch to change the arm. It broke when I took it off.


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I’ve bought a new arm and sensor. Will fit this afternoon. Hopefully that will fix it.
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