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A3 02 plate with Xenons, 501 the correct side light bulb?!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Cossie_boy, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Cossie_boy
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    [Aug 25, 2008]
    Hi all,

    As above, my A3 has Xenons, and I believe the correct side light bulb is the 501 capless?

    I have horrible yellow looking ones next the Xenons and want to upgrade them, I have read about LED's, but also that they can flicker.

    The below seem ok :-

    http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501-w5w-xenon-c-597.html

    can anyone suggest a good one to go for, or is LED's are good?

    Cheers

    Dave
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    99% Sure their 501 Capless, same as the S3s

    I run LEDs but you can see their a different colour if you get fairly close, does brighten them up tho and if you step up a HID bulb heat you will get a good match with LEDs
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    I'd stay well away from LEDs... Ordered over 5 sets from the net (very good website), and they all buggered up and started flickering within a few months.
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    I run leds too ,

    i would recommencement them ,

    a nice set from www.aceparts.com only £13

    Really nice color as for the standard ones they dont look right with zeons

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