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Old 04-29-2013, 04:53 AM
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2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

Hi all.As the title suggests, I am having issues with my driver's side (RHD) HID headlight flickering. It only started today & seems like a loose connection because it flickers with the engine idle but sometimes it goes out completely.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this issue & if it's just an easy fix or if I'm gonna have to dick around and take it back to the dealer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-29-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: 2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

Not heard of the issue, and as you stated, sounds like a faulty connection. I would just check the headlight sockets for a secure fit, otherwise if that is not the case, recommend you get the dealer to service
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Re: 2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

I would bet the globe or ballast is about to die. Best to get to a dealer if it happens all the time. They should be able to fix it on the spot if your dealer is good about it.
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Thanks guys. I'll try and take a closer look on the weekend. I'm just getting over my chest pains after I found out how much my 20K service is gonna cost me.

Knowing my luck, CJD will say that issues with the headlights aren't covered under warranty.
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Re: 2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

My service was $480 inc Oil (I supplied it $295 with loan car) for my 20k km service. That is ot a bad price, how much were you quoted ?

As for the headlights, it is not up to CJD to make that decision. Ask them to put it in writing as to why they will not replace it and then see if the ACCC agrees with their POV.
I bet CJD back down as they will know you are going to make a claim and they do not have a hope in hell of justifying the damage the DRL's are doing as normal wear and tear.
There have also been several examples of people getting their replaced under warranty, so having a precedence set will be even harder for them to defend.
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The 20K price I was quoted was $648. I'll try another dealer tomorrow. I don't hold out much hope in finding a big difference but you never know.
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Just changed my 20K service over to another dealer for $100 less. Also, they agreed with all your thoughts in that the ballast in the headlight is on the way out so they're replacing that and the A/C evaporator and TX valve (as outlined in another thread) due to a trumpet like pressure noise. All under warranty.

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Re: 2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

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Just changed my 20K service over to another dealer for $100 less.

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I dont suppose you could share the cheaper dealer?
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I dont suppose you could share the cheaper dealer?
I found Albion much cheaper than Salters who sounded like they couldn't give a toss when I called and told me $650 plus anything else that needs doing.
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Yep. Albion was who I called too.
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Re: 2012 WK2 CRD with flickering driver's side HID headlight. Anyone else had this?

Excellent, thank you
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