1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

    610
    73
    18
    does anyone know where i can get white side lights for an a3?? i had some led ones but when i put them in they didnt work and kept flashing up on the dash that there was a light out??
     
  2. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

    3,451
    589
    113
    Just get some bulbs from halfords
     
  3. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

    610
    73
    18
    well i had a nosey the other day and couldnt see any, do they do sidelights to match the white headlights they do??
     
  4. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member VCDS Map User

    1,808
    2
    38
    Mine are a blue bulb but when on, they look white...

    They were in the car when i got it so dont know what they are unfortunately...
     
  5. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

    1,211
    49
    48
    did you try turning the leds round in the socket ?? they only work one way round due to polarity and it's very rare for them to fail..
     
  6. gixxer600k4

    gixxer600k4 Member

    692
    0
    16
    yea as said below, they only work one way round. there are normal bulbs that shine white n they are http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/501-w5w-xenon-c-597.html i have the bottom ones on mine, they dont seem as bright but they are near enough pure white. also, you can get them free if you pay over a certain amount, i cant remember what it is tho, i got two sets of bulbs n got them free. if you do buy from there type in audisport10 that should give you 10% off. im not too sure if there is an end date to that discount code but it worked for me last time i got them!
     
  7. luke1987

    luke1987 Air Ride is for Ballers!!

    610
    73
    18
    someone mentioned to me that as they are leds then even if they are working it would still flash up on the dash that they are out as they are low voltage.
     
  8. gixxer600k4

    gixxer600k4 Member

    692
    0
    16
    yea that is possibly true because the car reads that the bulbs works by there being like friction when going through the bulbs, but if its LED then the will be no 'friction' then it will alert you
     
  9. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

    1,655
    7
    38
    LOL never heard of resistance being called friction before, but that is a good analogy. The electronics expects a certain resistance range for a good working bulb. As an LED is a low resistance load it triggers the warning, you can fool the system by using a resistor to simulate the correct load to the electronics.

    A number of members on here have done it to replace the rear number plate lights - do a search.

    Paul
     

Share This Page