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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Les 51, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Les 51
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Anyone thinking of changing their bulbs beware of this.
    If you lose the clip which holds the cover on you will have to buy a complete new headlight ! :sign_omg: :wtf:

    I couldn't get a new one anywhere even the breakers I rang wouldn't sell me one:banghead:

    Why the hell don't they just sell them singulary it can only be a couple of pounds for one, not the hundreds for a whole system!! :sob:
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    Ouch!
    Can't you just take a secondhand B6 for a test drive and nick one from it?
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    Thanks for the warning, Ive got a heavy and would probably end up breaking the clip. Id rather pay a tenner and get a specialist to change bulb - they brake it they replace it.
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  6. Les 51
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Thanks Mcgough, I sorted it by making my own clip. I just amazes me that manufacturers can be so stupid sometimes!

    BTW if you need brighter bulbs try the Halfords super brilliance I just bought some and got buy one get one free deal and they seem a lot better
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    [Feb 7, 2007]
    Les so you would recommend the Halfords bulbs then?
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Niknak I only put them in yesterday, but they do seem brighter than the original ones I had in the car. I don't know how they would fare against some of the more expensive after market one, but as I say I think they are ok
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    The won the group test recently beating the Philips and Osram bulbs.
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    [Feb 14, 2007]
    well a week down the road, and the clips holding ;) and the bulbs are quite a bit brighter than the originals so in answer to Niknak yep if you want brighter try them .
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    [Feb 14, 2007]
    Been and got some so fingers crossed i dont lost that clip lol
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    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

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    Well if you do give me a shout I'll knock you one up ;)
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    :ohmy:
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    [Feb 15, 2007]
    I've just put a pair of Halfords super brilliance bulbs in this week. Loads brighter than others I've tried, though not as white as some.
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