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Rear light bulb

pbarlow0032 Dec 13, 2012

  1. pbarlow0032

    pbarlow0032 Member

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    Hi All,

    Was about to sort out replacing front bulbs, got in the car this morning and one of my rear bulbs has blown :-( its the largest bulb, to the outside.

    I've done some digging and established that I twist off the plastic cover in the boot, remove the long cross head screw and then just push the light unit to the side to slide it off two ball clips.

    Question is, what bulb do I need to replace the broken one? Can anyone help please?

    Thanks in advance!
    Paul
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    So it's the brake light bulb?
     
  3. Sandra

    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi S3 s tronic

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    Try user t8ups for bulbs. :) x
     
  4. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Assuming it's the brake/tail it's a 21/5w dual filament bulb, I think they're called P21W from memory.
     
  5. pbarlow0032

    pbarlow0032 Member

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    Hi,
    No I don't think it is the brake light, I think its the rear light. Not sure if the lights are different on a cabriolet? All I know is that when I was parked up with my lights on, on the driver's side the outside light cluster was glowing, but on the passenger side it wasn't. There seems to be a smaller rear light and a larger rear light at both sides (if that makes sense?). I'll try and get a photo just now to show what I mean.
     
  6. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Ok, sorry I don't know then, I didn't know it was for a cab...

    I'd be surprised if it's different. Powerbulbs have a bulb finder, but it's probably easiest just to take the old bulb out and go shopping!
     
  7. Veero

    Veero Member

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    Scrap that, sorry missed cabriolet detail...
     
  8. pbarlow0032

    pbarlow0032 Member

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    Hi Quattrojames thanks for your help

    Attached pictures: you can definitely just make out that the far left bulb on the passenger side is out.
    Veero, is that still correct for the link you posted?

    Thanks everyone for the help
     

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  9. Inertiauk

    Inertiauk Member

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    I have swapped mine for canbus friendly LED replacement bulbs, in theory they should never need changing again.
     
  10. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    I thought that with my led number plate bulbs :lmfao:
     
  11. pbarlow0032

    pbarlow0032 Member

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    Looked on Halfords website - has a good bulb finder where you point to the area of the car and put in your registration! 2 bulbs for £3, doesn't seem bad, just need to collect tomorrow.

    thanks for the help everyone
     

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