Trying to change my headlight and sidelight bulbs on my Audi to a whiter, nicer light.
Headlight was easy enough to find and a bit of a challenge to replace from the yellow light to a newer whiter H7 bulb. Situated in the picture below. (In daylight doesn't looks very strong but is great in the night as also shown)
Healight.jpg Headlights at night.jpg
Now, here is the tricky part. The sidelight. As you can see in the above picture, the sidelight is on while the headlight is, so having a white light with the original yellow-ish one isn't what i'm after. I want all white.
Ive taken the bumper off to take the whole light unit off the car to try and make things easier to look inside the light. (bit of a pain though as there are quite a few things attatched to the light unit). The PHILIPS W5W Blue Vision Sidelights are ones I bought to replace the sidelight, but have now found that the side light is also the Daylight Running Light (DRL). Shown below. The stronger light is the daylight and the weaker light is the sidelight.
Inside of Light Unit.jpgDaylight.jpgSidelight.jpgsidelight bulbs.jpg
This is the right 'circle cover' of the light unit (closest to the side of the car). Ive found that the daylight (DRL) and sidelight are the same bulb and the sidelight just uses less voltage than the daylight when turned on. (Im pretty sure, if wrong please correct me) .
So the problem is, ive bought these W5W blue vision sidelights which looks like they dont fit as when I took the daylight/sidelight bulb out it was as shown below. Any ideas what bulb it may be? Is it another H7 like the headlight which mean ill need ot buy a new one? or am I just being blind and cant find the actual sidelight bulb?
Bulb out.jpgBulb dismantled.jpg
P.S. no idea why the picture below is on the thread. cant seem to get rid of it so please ignore as its wrong