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H7/ Sidelight bulb question.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by A3_Kenny, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. A3_Kenny
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    [Aug 17, 2010]
    Hi Guys,

    Firstly sorry to dig up an old thread but im a newbie im trying to find out what bulbs I can use
    for dipped beam (h7) and sidelights which will give a white / xenon look without
    causing errors.

    I found this thread below but im not sure the philips bulbs will be bright enough.
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=64929&highlight=bulbs

    Does anyone have pics of the bulbs (h7's / 501's) they are using when on?

    Or should i be ok to use these ones?

    Piaa H263 for sides and H361 for dipped.
    http://www.piaaonline.co.uk/product/213-46/PIAA-Super-LED-H261262263
    http://www.piaaonline.co.uk/product/157-49/PIAA-H7-Type-Chrome-Mirror-White-H361-H361

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
    Kenny
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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    the h7 bulbs should be ok depends on how white you want them there are so many different bulbs out there saying the are close to hid bulbs but not many actually are but piaa are a very good make so should be a nice white light as for the sidelight leds they will give you a error msg on your d.i.s unless you put a resistor in there to not sure which one tho there should be a tread on here somewhere about led sidelights
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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    I replaced my standard H7s with Ring +100's and they give a much more intense white light. Dipped and Main beam cost £39.98 which I didn't think was too bad. I couldn't see how to changethe sidelight bulbs because they really look yellow - any tips?
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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    i think they are under the main beam in the same units look in the headlight and u'll see the sidelight bulb under the main beam they are a pain in the arse to get out tho you need small hands
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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    If small hands are required I've got no chance!
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    [Aug 19, 2010]
    lol it is possible its just a bit tight thats all
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