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    Exclamation Headlight Bulbs ??

    Hi guys


    I've been toying with the idea of fitting a HID kit but I'm having trouble finding out what bulbs i have as some sites say i have H1 bulbs while others say i have H7 bulbs (some even say H4....lol).


    I've even done a search on here and it come back with some old threads where some were saying h1 and others h7....lol


    Can someone please let me know what I've got?

    Here is a picture of my headlight unit:

    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

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    Am sure there H1 and H7. If u take ur bulbs out it will tell u on them pal
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    Ok thanks mate , looks like my best bet is to take the bulb out and have a look
    Audi A3 T sport (8l) AUM 2001..... Stage 1 Remap , Bailey DV30 , HID Headlights , LED Sidelights/Footwells , Catch Can , N249 Bypass , Tinted Windows .....

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    Dipped beam is H1, and main beam is H7.

    So if you wanted an HID kit then you'd need an H1 kit. I picked up a really cheap kit for less than £30 and its still going strong over a year later!

    17" BBS RS Reps, JOM Coilovers, TT ARB, Facelift Front & Rear Lights, Aero wipers, LEDs all round, 6000K HIDs, Blacked out Grill & Rings, De-wipered,
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    Thanks


    I had a look today and you are correct it was a H1 bulb.



    The bulb also says it 55w. If i buy a 35W hit kit is it going to put up a “bulb out “ error on the dash?
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    I've just been doing a bot more research and there's seems to be a lot of talk about using a relay when fitting them.



    Is this needed?
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    mine are H1 but i have angel eyes. I got my HID's a few weeks ago makes the car look sooo much newer when the lights are on. so clear on the road and blue to look at but not the blue light its a pure white. I went for 6000k and they look perfect in my opinion.

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    Mine is 35W, and i've got the 6000K too. I'd recommend it! I've had no issues.

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    Thanks for the replies


    So the 35w wont throw an error on the screen ?


    Did anyone use a relay when fitting them or did you just plug the factory wire from the bulb in to the ballast ?



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