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    A3 Sportback Headlight Bulbs

    My dipped headlight bulbs (halogen H7) need replacing, do you guys have any recommendations? Looking for as white as possible without HID's...

    Has anyone tried these?
    2x H7 Xenon WHITE 50W HIGH POWER CREE LED Car Fog Bulbs For FORD | eBay


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    I've put a post up called indicator bulbs on this page or even the second page , I've just bought new bulbs allround for mine, I've gone for osram night breakers which are cheaper than the ones you've posted, there are a few other suggestions in there aswell

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphc View Post
    My dipped headlight bulbs (halogen H7) need replacing, do you guys have any recommendations? Looking for as white as possible without HID's...

    Has anyone tried these?
    2x H7 Xenon WHITE 50W HIGH POWER CREE LED Car Fog Bulbs For FORD | eBay


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    if you wanting to see the road, then i probably wouldn't buy these.
    It only says about 'styling' and not better visibility etc

    JJ

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    Had osram Night breakers, yellow as fuarkkk. Philips dimond vision blue were white give them a try
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    Bosch Cobolt plus are what I have in mine.
    477LB I believe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP1303 View Post
    Bosch Cobolt plus are what I have in mine.
    477LB I believe?
    The linking the site be far more useful if it linked to the actual bulbs rather than a drill bit lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE69 View Post
    The linking the site be far more useful if it linked to the actual bulbs rather than a drill bit lol
    Lol, I got mine through a friend. :P

    This might be useful though
    http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/accesso...ted-blue-bulbs

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    Ahhhh i like friend deals
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    Guys,

    went with the Cobalt Blue 11 bulbs in the end. A steal at £12.95 with free matching sidelights.

    Shall i post an update once they arrive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jphc View Post
    Guys,

    went with the Cobalt Blue 11 bulbs in the end. A steal at £12.95 with free matching sidelights.

    Shall i post an update once they arrive?
    Post a pic for comparison.

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    Good idea. Will do.

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    i might purchase a set also at that price!

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    Wernt that impressed with them tbh, same look as a set of ebay i originally had in for like £6 lol

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    I have gone for these Osram Night breaker Plus Gold Limited Edition H7 Twin Pack | eBay hopefully be here soon
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    JJ your absolutely right. They didn't really improve the visibility at all but they did give the white look.

    Wish HID's weren't so much hassle.

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    i wish i could just put, a cheap £20 HID kit in, like i did on my focus and not blow all my electronics up.... lol.

    Who needs wipers anyway when i have Rain-X on my screen!

    JJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ.Foulds View Post
    i wish i could just put, a cheap £20 HID kit in, like i did on my focus and not blow all my electronics up.... lol.

    Who needs wipers anyway when i have Rain-X on my screen!

    JJ.
    Instead of Rain X check out this http://gtechniq.com/shop/3s-for-cars...n-smart-glass/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ.Foulds View Post
    i wish i could just put, a cheap £20 HID kit in, like i did on my focus and not blow all my electronics up.... lol.

    Who needs wipers anyway when i have Rain-X on my screen!

    JJ.
    Haha, exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP1303 View Post
    Instead of Rain X check out this Exterior Coatings // G|Techniq
    Fair better than aquapel, hardly any trails of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE69 View Post
    Fair better than aquapel, hardly any trails of water.
    Gets used on mini WRC car, pretty sure that's a good test of a product!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE69 View Post
    I have gone for these Osram Night breaker Plus Gold Limited Edition H7 Twin Pack | eBay hopefully be here soon
    Ok i have fitted one, to show the difference the other be fitted tomorrow.

    The difference by eye is far more than by a camera, well worth the price.

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    Now to find some better side light bulbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by LEE69 View Post
    Now to find some better side light bulbs
    I've got these, nice colour hint to them
    http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501...LED-bulbs.html

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    Was going to post a pic but it seems to be disabled on forum for uploading from tapatalk

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    weird :/
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    So to pick this back up, are the Osram Night breaker bulbs the ones to go for?

    I think the side lights are the same H7 so does that mean you need to buy x4?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorsportdays View Post
    So to pick this back up, are the Osram Night breaker bulbs the ones to go for?

    I think the side lights are the same H7 so does that mean you need to buy x4?

    Cheers
    H7 is main, full and fog for mine, (05 A3) so i bought 6 bulbs :P

    But im sick of halogen bulbs, they all look rubbish which ever you buy, and i will be saving for a set of audi Xenons! (sometime)

    JJ.

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    Thanks JJ,

    Ok, so Xenon converstion can be done but is that through a face lift upgrade (bumper, headlamps etc)?

    Cheers

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    erm no i believe you can just buy the headlights that fit, seen some on ebay for around 350 mark i think.

    GENUINE AUDI A3 S3 XENON HEADLIGHTS COMPLETE FULLY WORKING BARGAIN DO NOT MISS | eBay

    I would guess these would just fit, mine is an 05 reg, 8p2 i think and im sure these will just fit. Im not sure if xenons needs coding in tho?

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    I see, I thought that the new facelift a3 had Xenons.

    I have the same car as you. As the light is getting worse I want to sort this out.

    You might see from another post that I want update my 05 TFSI with aloys to make it look a bit nicer. I did want to upgrade the front but that looks mega bucks.

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    it wont dramiticly increase car value so i wont bother wit bumper, but xenons will actually help in resale, especially if OEM.

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    Ok, this is where it gets confusing (for me anyway)

    I see some say discharge and whats the OEM?

    That would suit me better getting Xenons if its a straight fit but i doubt it's that simple?

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    I see these are up for grabs

    Audi A3/s3 Bi Xenon Headlights | eBay

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    Anyone else have the problem of the beam pointing really high when they've replaced the bulbs?

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    No mine are as before , you definately clipped them in on the 3 prongs?
    I used a mirror to see if they were seated properly.
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    You need to purchase xenon adapters from kufatech, if you wanna go OEM xenon (or bi-xenon), then you must purchase the headlights themselves, and some coding with vcds needs to be done. Fitting auto-leveling and headlight washers to legally have them.

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    Is it as easy to just buy aftermarket headlights and just buy the genuine audi ballasts and fit them underneath? or does it not work like that lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ.Foulds View Post
    Is it as easy to just buy aftermarket headlights and just buy the genuine audi ballasts and fit them underneath? or does it not work like that lol
    i think that would be the same procedure as described

 

 

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