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A3 Sportback Headlight Bulbs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jphc, Sep 18, 2013.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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!

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    Haha, exactly!
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    Gets used on mini WRC car, pretty sure that's a good test of a product!
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    Now to find some better side light bulbs
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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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    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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    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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    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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    i think that would be the same procedure as described :blink:
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