Lights Out! - 2009 Audi S5 Long-Term Road Test

2009 Audi S5 Long Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: Lights Out!

April 26, 2010

Audi S5 Headlight Warning.jpg

Our long-term Audi S5 lit up a warning light the other day. Ironically, in this case the warning light was telling me about an exterior light being out, but it didn't specify which one.

I'd seen this warning icon a few days earlier and forgot to check it. By the time I finally remembered the warning icon was out, so I figured it was a fluke (or maybe a loose bulb).

This morning the little light bulb with an "X' through it returned, and before I turned the car's engine off or turned out the lights I parked the S5 and did a quick walk-arould. It didn't take long to spot the problem.

Audi S5 Headlights.jpg

At least it's not a headlight issue, but we'll get the car in for a lightbulb repair in the coming weeks.

Shooting and cropping these photos also reminded me of just how elegant Audi headlights look these days. Is there a car company out there doing better headlights? I don't think so.

Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com Editor at Large @ 21182 miles

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