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That is most helpful, I was wondering if there was an "early" and a "late" ballast and if the 12pin is indeed the later type.
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the parts bin they use is a lash up, using bits from all over as they need to. You need to look to be sure unfortunately
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aaah b*ll*cks

So will Chrysler not be able to tell from a chassis number then?
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you can wing it (I know another member did, & bought the wrong one (I warned him to count first!)), but they seem to juggle certain bits/ages (I think they used a small parts bin & flew in stuff from the other factory (in cANADA) WHEN THEY RAN-OUT DURING A PRODUCTION RUN, SO THEY DIDNT HAVE TO WAIT FOR LOCAL SUPPLIERS (sorry about the caps)

I recently posted a link to an aftermarket ballast which cheaply replaces the Valeos..... that might be the way to go (IIRC it had a universal interface). I'll see if I can find the link

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I should have checked what pin mine was when I had the car stripped down before buying a second hand unit. I got a 4 pin off Ebay for 65, bargain I thought, but guess what mine is a 12 pin Arrrrgggghhhh. My own stupid fault for not checking. What I have done this morning is swap the L & R units over to make sure it is the ballast that has gone and it is. So anyone want a 4 pin ballast for 65? I'll put it in the for sale section too. Off to try and find a cheap 12 pin unit now, you watch these will be as rare as hens lips.
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found this online from other make (Audi) owners with similar issues

Okay, the results are official. This LADG5L swap to LADG5 works perfectly.
The LADG5(4 Pin harness connector) ballast is obviously available for cheap from Mopar, however the earlier model LADG5L(2002 A4) is available but more expensive, similar to Audi USA pricing.
Some 2002 A4 models use the LADG5L ballast(12Pin Harness Connector) such as I have.
I have concluded that if you swap out the 12pin harness connector with a 4 pin harness connector, you are able to use the newer LADG5 ballast.
The wiring is exactly the same for the two different model Ballast harnesses. There's 12VDC and 0VDC. The only thing you need to do is pull the 12VDC and 0VDC pins from the ballast and insert them into the 4-pin harness connector in the new locations. I made 2 errors in guessing where they go when I installed and powered my Ballasts. Thanks goodness for Audi Engineering, I didn't hurt anything. On the third attempt, the xenon came alive. I will include two photos that gave me a bit of a headache, the first is a picture of the correct location of the wiring swap to the 4pin connector. The second is a drawing of the method for removing the pins without breaking anything. You owe me a beer if this helps you too!
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01-25-2010, 11:45 PM

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data...al_drawing.JPG
Here's a drawing of the method for removing the pins without breaking anything.


http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data...or_Picture.JPG
Here's a picture of the correct location of the wiring swap to the 4pin connector




Just so you guys know, for anyone with a 12-port connector who needs to swap to a 4-port, but can't find a 4-port, you can cut the 12-port down into a 4-port and make it work.

Take the wires out of your 12-port using a pin or just destroy the plastic around them:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850704.jpg

You can re-use the 4 ports where the wires were originally IF they're still intact. (mine weren't so I chose the other side of the connector):
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...er/12-port.jpg

Cut the switch in two, making sure you do not damage the 4 ports you want to use:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850706.jpg

Now place the wires into the now-4-port connector making sure the wires go into the ballast in this pattern:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...ger/4-port.jpg

Plug everything back in and:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850710.jpg

Hope this helps anyone who can't get a hold of a 4-port connector in time. I was on a very tight schedule and had no other way of doing it.


and having found that theres only 2 pins you need to worry about, check this....

NEW D1S 35W CANBUS-PRO SLIM DIGITAL BALLAST - UK SELLER | eBay

Replacement D1S D1R Xenon Canbus Pro Hid Ballast kit for Jaguar Vauxhall Opel | eBay
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found this online from other make (Audi) owners with similar issues

Okay, the results are official. This LADG5L swap to LADG5 works perfectly.
The LADG5(4 Pin harness connector) ballast is obviously available for cheap from Mopar, however the earlier model LADG5L(2002 A4) is available but more expensive, similar to Audi USA pricing.
Some 2002 A4 models use the LADG5L ballast(12Pin Harness Connector) such as I have.
I have concluded that if you swap out the 12pin harness connector with a 4 pin harness connector, you are able to use the newer LADG5 ballast.
The wiring is exactly the same for the two different model Ballast harnesses. There's 12VDC and 0VDC. The only thing you need to do is pull the 12VDC and 0VDC pins from the ballast and insert them into the 4-pin harness connector in the new locations. I made 2 errors in guessing where they go when I installed and powered my Ballasts. Thanks goodness for Audi Engineering, I didn't hurt anything. On the third attempt, the xenon came alive. I will include two photos that gave me a bit of a headache, the first is a picture of the correct location of the wiring swap to the 4pin connector. The second is a drawing of the method for removing the pins without breaking anything. You owe me a beer if this helps you too!
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01-25-2010, 11:45 PM

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data...al_drawing.JPG
Here's a drawing of the method for removing the pins without breaking anything.


http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data...or_Picture.JPG
Here's a picture of the correct location of the wiring swap to the 4pin connector




Just so you guys know, for anyone with a 12-port connector who needs to swap to a 4-port, but can't find a 4-port, you can cut the 12-port down into a 4-port and make it work.

Take the wires out of your 12-port using a pin or just destroy the plastic around them:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850704.jpg

You can re-use the 4 ports where the wires were originally IF they're still intact. (mine weren't so I chose the other side of the connector):
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...er/12-port.jpg

Cut the switch in two, making sure you do not damage the 4 ports you want to use:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850706.jpg

Now place the wires into the now-4-port connector making sure the wires go into the ballast in this pattern:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...ger/4-port.jpg

Plug everything back in and:
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/w...s/SN850710.jpg

Hope this helps anyone who can't get a hold of a 4-port connector in time. I was on a very tight schedule and had no other way of doing it.


and having found that theres only 2 pins you need to worry about, check this....

NEW D1S 35W CANBUS-PRO SLIM DIGITAL BALLAST - UK SELLER | eBay

Replacement D1S D1R Xenon Canbus Pro Hid Ballast kit for Jaguar Vauxhall Opel | eBay

^^^ Excellent
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