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PIAA/Silvervision bulb change with lots of pics

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by redbutcher, Dec 10, 2007.

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    I'm going to give it a bash - think I'll say that a large number of users on a respected Audi forum in the UK are looking for a replacement DRL bulb just like the H227, but without the blue tint.

    See if I get a reply.....
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    :thumbsup:

    I'm an ebayaholic at the moment. Watching the RNS-Es (no doubt along with others from this forum) and I have bought Sky HD ready for the 40" tv I mentioned the other day. Can't wait! :yahoo:
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    The blue tint (which looks good with a silver car) doesn't bother me, after all there's an orange bulb quite close by!!
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    I thought you'd ordered one?
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    Spoke to Gareth from Hazzy Dayz to ask him a question and he's now sourced one for me and will be calling sunday to arrange fitting. I'm just wondering if I can get one cheaper from ebay before hand. How much do they normally go for? I notice one from Lithuania starts at £650 but then Ultimate Velocity are offering £599 fitted! That's a new one!

    EDIT: Not fitted sorry. Apparently you can fit it yourself! Hmmm
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    I'll email too red!:thumbsup:

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    Hmm - only email address I could find was service@piaa.com - and the email was returned back to me as undeliverable :think:.

    Any luck P?
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    HELP :sos:

    As i was going to change my Xnon bulb, but after i take it out, i found that the stock Xnon bulb was 1 peice with the black adapter box.......

    and it looks like the bulb can't be remove from it.

    has anyone change their Xnon bulb to a aftermarket brand.

    i have a 6000k Xnon Bulb want to fit to it.

    thanks.
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    By the way my car is a 2008 S3 8P Bi-Xenon

    thanks
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    They are the same price as priracing but you pay more for postage and its fleabay?? :think:


    red you could skypeout or some such? ;)


    PIAA CORPORATION, USA
    3004 NE 181st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97230
    Telephone: 1800 5257422 / 503 489 6666


    or you could mail soupbone.com who did their website and tell them the mail address is fubar'd.
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    Kontra - good plan - might even go for a good old fashioned letter :happy:.

    I'll get hold of them somehow....
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    well, in the mean time, MR Postie has just dropped mine off at work... so thats good stuff... priracing to me in a day. Bonus...
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    Replace it with what???

    Not LIKE the H227, but the actual H227. It's the bulb type, like H7 etc.
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    I knew what I meant :whistle2:
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    lol good
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    Gents - got some good news for you :laugh:

    I emailed PIAA in the UK and got a reply.....

    Thank you for your enquiry;

    We are planning on bringing this very bulb it is from the Chrome Mirror White range.

    When the bulbs are in which will be the middle of next month there will be a feature on the web site www.piaa.co.uk so keep an eye on the news section.

    Great news!!!!

    The chrome mirror white bulbs look pretty damn good to me so will look great as a DRL replacement - no more blue tint :thumbsup:.

    Here's some fitments already available in the Chome Mirror White range:

    clicky

    I will definitely sort out a group buy on these when they become available, so to start things off, add your names to the list below and then we can perhaps go to Phantoms contact (if that is OK with you mate) to get a nice discount on the group buy.

    PIAA H227 Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    1. Redbutcher
    2. L60N


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    interesting... I'll see how I run with the blue... I quite like the blue&white ness, fits in with the footie team! ;)

    Good effort tho red!
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    Sign me up babeh!!!!
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    yes... everyone buy the white ones... then MY ibis will not be like all the others!!

    BWAHAHAHAHA! :tocktock:
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    I think one day, we should all have an S3 meet. ;) Wow photoopp!

    P.S. Kontra. I picked up an 8gb N95 today on a whim!!

    Any good softwarez you can recommend???

    Also im looking to put a navi on there, i have route 66 which worked a treat, can you reommend any others?

    Cheers big ears! :laugh:
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    I think we should sort a meet out for the Yorkshire boys in summer for sure! (we could even invite them strange ones from o'er t'hill?!)

    Check out my thread here for some good apps. GarminXT seems very good for navi, all the sat nav's work with the internal GPS except TomTom. Have a look on the forum or ask on there as theres shed loads of good advice and tests. :zen:
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    Done mate :laugh:
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    PIAA H227 Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    1. Redbutcher
    2. L60N
    3. Phantom


    Great work Red or should that be The Butcher! lovely mate!

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    Put me down for both DRL and side bulbs cheers...
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    Done - anyone else want the W5W wedge bulb in the Chrome mirror range, let me know.
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    Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    DRL:
    S25 SINGLE 382 BAYONET 27W (Part No tbc)
    Side: PIAA Part No: H353
    1. Redbutcher - DRL/Side
    2. L60N - DRL
    3. Phantom - DRL
    4. Spin140 - DRL/Side
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    Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    DRL:
    S25 SINGLE 382 BAYONET 27W (Part No tbc)
    Side: PIAA Part No: H353
    1. Redbutcher - DRL/Side
    2. L60N - DRL
    3. Phantom - DRL
    4. Spin140 - DRL/Side
    5. N8KOW - DRL/Side
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    Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    DRL:
    S25 SINGLE 382 BAYONET 27W (Part No tbc)
    Side: PIAA Part No: H353
    1. Redbutcher - DRL/Side
    2. L60N - DRL
    3. Phantom - DRL/Side
    4. Spin140 - DRL/Side
    5. N8KOW - DRL/Side
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    Ok I am about as good at car maintenance as a one legged man in a arse kicking competition....How easy is it to do yourself, or as I always use a hammer to fix anything should I get someone to do it??
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    The DRL and side lights are easy as they are both in the same unit.

    The sides are just a push fit so a gentle pull on the holder (or wires if you can't get your hands in) will do the job.

    The DRLs are just a twist out holder so whole job should take about 10 mins.
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    Any word on the pricing from PIAA?

    I'm interested, but would rather know how much is it first. I'm in southeast asia now, things are rather cheap here.
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    Not on the new DRL bulbs no - they are not due in to PIAA in the UK until middle of next month. The W5W wedges are already available at £13.79 a pair - take a look at priracing.com.

    I would imagine the price for the new Chrome Mirror DRLs would be on a similar sort of scale as the existing Xtreme white versions i.e. around £13-£15.

    The more people that express an interest though, the more likely we are to get a decent discount. Phantom has a contact at pri racing, so hopefully the discount will be pretty decent.
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    Just got mine from ebay!! now wheres my hammer??
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    I understand that changing the DRLs takes out the yellow tinge, what does changing the sidelights acheive?

    Many thanks in advance
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    The same. When you have Xenons or good white halogens then the standard sides look more yellow and look a bit pants.
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    Indeed!
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    THats that then!

    Can u put me down for both please Mr Butcher? :rockwoot:
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    Chrome Mirror White Group Buy (Interested List)
    DRL:
    S25 SINGLE 382 BAYONET 27W (Part No tbc)
    Side: PIAA Part No: H353
    1. Redbutcher - DRL/Side
    2. L60N - DRL/Side
    3. Phantom - DRL/Side
    4. Spin140 - DRL/Side
    5. N8KOW - DRL/Side
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    very helpful post thx. just done my A4 aswell!! :)

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