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Halfords HID style bulbs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by AudiSBE, Jul 31, 2013.

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    Hi all
    I have just bought some halfords hid style bulbs as they have been Reduced from 20 to £10 got them home and realised they say off road use only (face palm) has anyone used these on there audi a3? also if I install will I get any errors? Thanks
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    What wattage are the bulbs?
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    There thesehttp://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&productId=900765&categoryId=165538&langId=-1
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    I'm not sure about any errors coming up, but they state they're for offroad use only as they're 100w. 100w aren't legal for road use apparently.
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Up to and including 55w are legal for road use IIRC.

    Some people do have 100w bulbs in there headlights with no problems, but there has been some people that have encountered problems with melting/burning etc.
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    100w bulbs will more than likely melt your wiring, reflectors & casing

    And also blind other road users as why they are for off-road use
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    Ditto... mega problems will occur.


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    I use 100w for full beam as they can blind other people in the main beam. If you want a HID look headlight I would go for the Phillips diamond vision 55w bulbs.
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    Thanks for the help guys finger crossed halfords give me my money back :)
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