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80W Bulbs

matty86 Nov 27, 2012

  1. matty86

    matty86 New Member

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    Has anybody every fitted 80W bulbs in the dip beam (H7) instead of 55w? ive got a A4 B7?
     
  2. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    This wouldnt be road legal so no. I have found phillips to be really good bright bulbs, or halfords own 100% brighter bulbs.
    Hope this helps you.
     
  3. matty86

    matty86 New Member

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    i know its not road legal, i just wondered what rating the wiring was?
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I've used 100w in my main beams for years with no problems, under the premise they're never 'on' for that long.

    I wouldn't use higher ratings in my dipped beams for two reasons, firstly I suspect it would overload the wiring or switch, and secondly you'd probably dazzle other motorists.
     
  5. @udi A3

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    If you insisted on running higher watt bulbs i supose a relay and seperate wiring loom could be used?
     
  6. matty86

    matty86 New Member

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    Cheers for the replies, I think ill leave the higher wattage and fit HID's
     

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