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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Steve77, Apr 8, 2013.

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    [Apr 8, 2013]
    Hey guys, thought I'd post up some work I'm doing to my B7 Cab.
    The final plan is to replace headlights with DRL's, but for now I've upgraded the standard halgoen bulbs to crisp white versions supplied by the one and only t8ups.

    For a great price I got replacement bulbs for main lights, high beam & fogs. I havn't done the fog lights yet though but will post pics once I have. These pics aren't great as it was with my phone during the day, but you get the idea!
    First pic is the main beam swapped out on the left (as you look at it) with the standard bulb on the right.

    Photo 2013-04-08 09.30.15.jpg
    This is the passenger side with standard bulbs for main & high beam.
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    And now drivers side with main & high beams swapped out with new bulbs.
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    Now all bulbs are swapped out. (This is with high beams on).
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    And one at night.
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    They make a great difference and are a cheap way of getting rid of the dodgy yellow halogens. Only slightly ruined at the moment by my crappy side lights.

    I'll post more pics once I change the fogs and install the DRL's.

    Big thanks to t8ups for the bulbs.

    Steve
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    Very nice mate, I'd recommend the Cree led's from T8ups, got them in mine and they are super bright.
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    They look great. I recently went with some Osram Nightbreakers for my mains but now have the same sidelight issue you have with them being yellow. I'd change them too but keep seeing things about people getting errors when they change the sidelight bulbs.
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    I'm the. Same, really want white sidelights but everything I try throws up can us errors.
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    t8ups does side lights with built in holsters for the original bulb and they are excellent with no errors
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    Cheers, I'll send him a PM.
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    [Apr 8, 2013]
    So what happens to the spare halogen that's hanging off that loom then? Sorry, i'm terrible at electrical stuff.
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    Nothing mate it just sits in the housing with the rest of the cables. Fools the bulb check, so won't recognise the LED.
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    Wouldn't that melt the insulation on the other wires within the housing?

    I just use these MTEC sidelights instead as any other LED unit would just fall apart due to the heat from the 21W DRL bulb in the same housing. There not very bright however but this didn't really bother me as they are only sidelights.
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    Had my leds and loom in for about 3 months and they haven't melted my wiring or housing yet :icon_thumright:
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    [Apr 8, 2013]
    Have you got a pic that I could see of those side light bulbs you mentioned?
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