Shedding Light on Audi A6 Headlamp Problems
An argument can be made on whether or not the headlamps are the most important safety components on any vehicle. However, these parts' function is very necessary for any driver. There are no other parts of the car that can provide the needed visibility during lowlight, nighttime, and low visibility situations. It's a good thing that problems with the headlamp are so easy to identify and relatively simple and straightforward to mend. Here's how you can brighten up the dire circumstance your headlamps might be in.
Moisture is building up inside the headlamps.
Droplets of water inside an otherwise sealed headlamp is not going to be good for the headlamps. Aside from making the light visibly dimmer because of the accumulation, it can also make the bulbs explode. The heat of the bulb boils the water and turns it to vapor. The tiny vapors clouds up the beam and makes the light becomes less bright. The sudden changes in the temperature on the surface of the bulb can agitate the surface tension, causing it to explode. Taking the moisture off by drying it off under the sun and re-sealing the headlamp is the best way to fix this problem.
Only one headlamp is working.
If only one headlamp works, the bulb in the headlamp that doesn't work might have burned off. This happens when the filament inside the bulb gets seared by the introduction of oxygen. This is normally caused by damage on the casing or the bulb might have reached the end of its service span. A halogen bulb has a service life ranging from 600 to 2000 hours. Additionally, any hindrance with the flow of electricity from worn out wires, switches, and fuses can also stop the operation of the headlamp.
Less light is coming out of the headlamps.
Headlamps that are dirty, oxidized, or just plain dirty can make the illumination become inadequate. Even minor obstructions such as these can be a hassle and risky, especially when the car has a dark tint. Electrical problems such as weak batteries or defective alternator could also contribute to this issue. Discoloration on plastic headlamp lenses makes for less transparency. Therefore, light will have difficulty going out of the assembly. Plastics exposed to UV rays can lose their transparency and turn translucent to almost opaque because of oxidization. Use the proper restoration products and procedures when to deal with this specific problem.