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Bulbs to replace Halogen DRL

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash187, May 3, 2011.

  1. NME
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    Looking good mate. I had the same problem, you've just got to "crimp" them shut with a pair of pliers and they stay on the wires no problem.
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    Hey N8! :)
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    Got the little turds to fit with a mixture of swearing and brute force, but was still coming up with error on the dash. Back under the bonnet to recheck that the connectors were on properly, and that I'd cut onto the right wires... all OK. However, on closer inspection, the error says "Side/Daytime Lights"... I had the sidelights in the wrong way round - or maybe just not seated properly :banghead:. Got them in right, snipped off a few bits of plastic to run the wires for the resistors out into the engine bay, and now they all work fine (no more beeping at me)!
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    :applaus: sorry, forgot to mention u have to use pliers to get the reistor clamps on....they look wicked when fitted tho:superman:
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    Now get rid of the tango indicator bits :)
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    Guys i can probably help you all out with this ive run a car lighting company here in the uk we specialise in HID and led and having been importing and designing it since 2002, ive a 09 a3 (non oem xenons) im having some leds made up which will be computer for the drl friendly so no more error messages, they will be available for the 2003 > 2008 model and then the new 2009> onwards model. I did send a pm message to someone on here about arranging a groupbuy (cant remember who ) but didnt get a response.

    Can anyone put me in touch with who is it who runs the groupbuys as im sure theyre would be plenty of interest for the other models too

    thanks
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    Can you guys make up led light bulbs for all the interior lights as well (map reading lights, foot well, boot lights, main console dome light)? If so would be very interested. Don't really want to go down the route of making up 'bulbs that work' by using various resistors.
    Thanks
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    Yes we should be able to m8 we currently do a full kit like your talking about for the e46 bmw`s, il have a look into it for you further.

    Do you think there will be much interest in the LED DRL?

    Whos the admin member who deals with groupbuys?
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    i could possibly be interested

    if you pm voorhees he will be able to help you out/authorise it
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    If you can get a full pack with all the interior bulbs as white LED's (not the blue crappy look) I would definitely be interested! I haven't bothered to see how many bulbs there are and what types but off the top of my head i would guess a full kit would have about 12 bulbs? (footwell, puddle lights, map reading lights - front and rear, dome light, boot light, number plate light)
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    Definately be interested in some LED DRL's for my nasty yellow DRLs.
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    Heres a picture of the prototype on my car (09 a3) the next set are coming with even more SMD`s

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    Can't see a picture mate!
    Would definitely be interested in these but how are you going to sort out the issue with heat dissipation/frying the bulb housing?
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    +1
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    Picture here there will be no heat issue with these dont worry

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    Lads - what bulbs are required to replace the fog light ones to match the DRL's?

    PIAA preferred
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    [Jun 8, 2011]
    H11.
    I have HID's in mine :cool:

    excuse the bad iPhone quality:
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    [Jun 9, 2011]
    £60+ for H11 BULBS???
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    Is that how much it is for the PIAA H11s?
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    Going by ebay they range from £60-75 lol
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    These are for MY10 DRLs!!
    Will you be producing DRLs for pre MY10 models i.e replacing HALOGEN bulbs (as it says in the title)?? :uhm:
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    Yes for the pre M10 im making them also

    Theyre due in early next week

    thanks

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    Any info on price? Will definitely order as long as the price is reasonable.
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    [Jun 13, 2011]
    Stocks arrived today il be getting the groupbuy up shortly i also have some canbus compatible xenon led reverse lights too :)
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    Hope the price is good lol! Very interested!
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    I own a 2008 S3 Pre facelift in Aus and im very interested in getting LED DRLs for the front and LED no plate lights for the back.
    Andi1, you are saying you have both available WITH Error Free and no heat issues?

    If you do then im definitely very interested. If you have interior kit on top, then why mot :)
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    Any more news mate? (yes, I am very impatient :eyebrows:)
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    I'm with ya 
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    Nearly a week on, still no update on the group buy? :(
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    Bump for news on the group buy...
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    Yeah whats going on.

    Im now researching the whole car. Want to do full interior including puddle lights, DRLs and plate numbers. Who can supply me with everything?
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    In my opinion, for what it's worth, this guy has found a problem with the lights and they do not perform as he has stated !

    However, if I'm wrong then this post will get him ge'ed up to at least reply !! If he doesn't reply then we will know that I was right in my assumption !!!!

    Good luck guys :icon_thumright:
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    So what about the rest of the car, anyone recommends a place to buy the error free ones (interior, plate no). I see tunerdomes.com has a kit for the 5 door but no footwell or puddle lights.
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    Sorry guys ive been busy taken upelsewhere ive had the lights in my car the last two week and theyve performed perfectly im going to get a groupbuy up now theyre £24.99 a pair including free shipping

    I have 22 pairs in stock and ready to go if these are taken up straight away il order in another 25 pair or whatever required

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    I also have around 15 pairs for the earlier models which use the p21w bulbs..

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    Welcome back Andi :D

    Cool, mine is the pre facelift 2008 S3 and I believe I have the P21Ws. A couple of questions:

    1) The P21W have been tested and no error? Built in circuit or resistor?
    2) What is the heat release like? do they make the assembly any hotter than stock?
    3) Free ship to Melbourne Australia? :D If goes well then im sure u have a few interested people from ozaudi.com
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    Can anyone tell me what the generic part no/type is for the rest of the lights on an S3 8P pre facelift. I'm really struggling to find one clear answer. Maybe we can list them somewhere or direct me to where they are listed please:

    1) DRL's: P21W
    2) Interior front Dome lights (X2):
    3) Interior front Reading light (X2):
    4) Interior rear dome light (5-door version) (X2):
    5) Interior Rear Reading light (X2):
    6) Interior Footwell light (X2):
    7) Door puddle light (X2):
    8) Glovebox light (X1):
    9) Boot (trunk for the Americans) light (X1):
    9) Rear plate number light (X2):
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    Where will the Group Buy thread be? I'll definately take a set at £24.99 a pair.

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