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Hello,
Just recently, I have had the Bulb defect warning light come on, and the display is showing the warning
AFS NO FUNCTION
VEH WALLET !

And the automatic levelling control for the headlights does not work
An internet search confirms this to be the problem.

Has anyone experienced this ? If so, what was the fix ?
I've tried the obvious checking of cables around the headlight area, but I dont want to start dismantling them unless someone can verify this is where the problem lies !

Thanks in advance

Regards

V6 petrol
 

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Hi,

This happened to mine at the beginning of December. It has been in twice to be fixed, with various bits replaced including complete xenon units - still not fixed but due to go back in next week for remaining control unit to be replaced. Fingers crossed! Will let you know if I have success.
 

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Hi Alex,
Wow ! That seems expensive. Hope your's is still under warranty (mine is'nt
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Keep me posted

Cheers
 

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It sounds like there is at least 1 control unit for each side (possibly more if, like mine, the lights swivel as well). They are about the size of a small calculator and I think are located on the side of each of the light cradles - maybe someone with more Treg-specific knowledge can shed more light on this.
Will let you know how mine gets on next week...still under warranty luckily.
 

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lonspwi said:
Hi Alex,
Wow ! That seems expensive. Hope your's is still under warranty (mine is'nt
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Keep me posted

Cheers
Just back, lights swivelling and levelling perfectly again. Apparently there are 2 control units per light, 1 is part of the actual light assembly and the other is a stand-alone unit (maybe 1 is for swivelling and the other for levelling?), and a combination of both had failed on both sides of mine.

Probably doesn't help you, but they should be able to diagnose which until is faulty before replacing.

Good luck!
 

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Hi Alex, thanks for you reply. Glad to hear you got a fix !
I'm going to try a non-dealership garage first, just to see if it is something simple and get a quote if possible. The light swivel perfectly, its just the AFS that doesnt work.
 

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Just an update on this problem in case anyone else experiences something similar.

In the end, I went to my local Wayside. On the phone they said there was a recall for my particular model for a firmware update to cure various problems, none of which I had experience of. They said that the firmware update and subsequent deletion of the error log may well fix the AFS problem. All this would be done for free.
They phoned a few days later and said all the work had been done and the AFS problem was a problem no longer


I picked up the car and switched on the ignition .... and ..... the same ....AFS No Function. I returned to the service desk and reported the problem again. They said this would need further investigation at ?80 an hour ! I refused this generous offer and left. Not happy.

I phoned the service manager later in the week and argued the case. Since the warranty had just expired and the mileage was low, he offered to come to a 'courtesy' arrangement. I would have to pay the investigation fee though.

The service desk rang later the following week, the fault had been found - a motor had seized in the headlamp unit and would need replacing, the motor, not the headlight assembly. this would cost in total, including labour ?630 ! Under the courtesy arrangement this would be halved - ?315.

So I picked up the car, and 1 week on everything is fine. Who knows if they actually did replace the motor or just unseized it ???? I suppose I will never know.
 

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In my experience ask for the part that's replaced. Two things arise out that action first thing obvious, it has been replaced and its gives a clue how to fix it yourself if there is a next time... 8)
 

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Yes, On reflection I should have asked for the part replaced. The guy on the service desk said that most of the cost was labour as it is tricky to get the headlamp assembly out.
I'm considering getting a workshop manual, i've seen the DVD repair manual available in the USA, does anyone have a copy, is it useful and worth buying ?
 

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ive got elsawin, bought it from ebay for circa ?6. Can be found on torrent sites but tbh for ?6 i couldnt be bothered to download it.

If the headlight comes out ok then the casing is fairly easy to change id say around 1 / 1.5 hrs max and im not a VW technician or any technician for that matter! Front bumper comes off in about 5 mins flat.
 

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cant remember it being hard, although if your using vista you need to run the setup as an admin.
 

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i've managed to install it now, the install was asking for a serial number. I found a serial number in a .txt file which seemed to work. However, when I start ELSAWIN, it asks for a username and password. What do I use ?
 

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you need to open the administrator icon and setup a user account, the un is admin and pass is admin. You can make a user account with any un / pass you want.
 
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