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    Changing full beam bulbs on S3

    Hey chaps!

    My full beam light on my facelift S3 is absolutely terrible compared to my normal dipped blue exenon beam. Shocking infact, completely orange compared and hardly makes a difference when used!

    Anyway from reading up on here I think it's H7 size.. Anyone know how much skin im going to use getting at them to change them? Any tips, tricks greatly appreciated!

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    easy change, i fitted philips blue vision, they're very white and good light, off ebay, you get free sidelight bulbs too

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    Awesome, glad to hear its easy to change. Fancied keeping my knuckles this weekend!

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    Hmm on further investigation, it seems the high full beams are H1's? Can anyone concur with this? I was under the impression they were H7's.... (under A3 8L)

    http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/bulbs.html

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    H7's are only for halogen dipped beam, you'll need H1 for the high beam.

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    my S3 has H7 main beams

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    H7 for main beams and fog lights
    W5W for the sides

    PIAA Xtreme Force 4700k are awesome got these all round. Awesome at night, really awesome

    Check out this dudes thread for more info PIAA/Silvervision bulb change with lots of pics and New side lights fitted

    Oh and to change them is a knuckle scraper
    Last edited by jesters3; 10th July 2008 at 19:45.
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    I stand corrected, that's the first time I've heard of H7 main beams.

    PIAA Xtreme Force 4700k are awesome got these all round. Awesome at night, really awesome
    You could say...they're awesome

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    Thanks guys, someone better tell awseome-gti that there liink is wrong then!

    http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/bulbs.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by golf View Post
    I stand corrected, that's the first time I've heard of H7 main beams.
    Thats what I thought, I got a set of H1's as well but they don't fit for sure but they do fit the A3 8L & Seat Leon MK1


    Quote Originally Posted by golf View Post
    You could say...they're awesome
    Seriously they are.....awesome
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    Arr ok, well my S3 is a 8L I believe so the H1's still may be for mine!

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    Sorry..

    S3 8L = H7
    A3 8L = H1
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    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Cheers! Technically Awesomes website is correct then as the A3 and S3 are different cars!
    Last edited by fran-s3; 11th July 2008 at 11:40.

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    check out this site for bulbs http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/home.php

    ive always used them and they've been spot on with there descriptions and deliveries etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnoopS3 View Post
    check out this site for bulbs http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/home.php

    ive always used them and they've been spot on with there descriptions and deliveries etc
    good shout, IIRC stick in audisport10 and you get a 10% discount
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    interesting, may give that a try
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