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Bulb types - Interior Lighting A3 Facelift

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by sparx, Dec 15, 2008.

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    [Dec 15, 2008]
    Hi,

    I have searched about 3 different Audi forums trying to find out what exact bulb types are in the interior of a facelift A3 (2001).

    So far, all I can find is that there are:

    269 in the lights of the sun visors and in the back / front courtesy lights

    233 in the spot lights

    BUT what size are they? There are 30mm, 42mm and 46mm (and probably other) variants. What size are the bulbs?

    Also I cannot seem to find the type of bulb for the foot-well lights.

    I don't have my A3 at the moment and need to know ASAP.

    Many thanks for any assistance.

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    Hi mate, there is loads of info out there. I looked in haynes and its wrong.

    They are festoon bulbs. i measured them all but i dont have the measurments anymore. you will just have to remove them and measure. Itll take like 5 mins to measure them all.
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    Thanks, but like I said, I don't have my car at the moment and won't be getting it back for another week. I really need to get these bulbs before Xmas, hence the question on here.

    I have searched high and low for this info and it's just not out there.

    Anyone?
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    OK, thanks for that I will see if he knows.

    Cheers
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    [Dec 18, 2008]
    I have been emailing bl_1969 (who was very helpful) and have found out that all the festoon bulbs are 42mm. I am still not 100% sure on the footwell lights, so I'm going to wait for my car to come back before I order the whole lot.

    I have found an excellent website which has virtually every in-car LED bulb you could possibly want, there are literally hundreds of them on there at good prices; here's a link:

    http://www.virtualvillage.co.uk/Car-Accessories/?sck=15303863

    I will update this thread with some pics and definitive information once I have them ordered and installed.

    Cheers,

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