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Rear number plate bulbs

Nathan_jones2002 Mar 12, 2013

  1. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    Hi all found my rear number plate light and lens on the drive today, the lens is cracked so need a new one of those along with a new bulb.

    1. Are there any brighter, whiter bulbs that won't put lights on the dash.

    2. If not, anybody know of somewhere I can get the OEM bulbs and lens.

    Cheers.
     
  2. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    Speak to t8ups on here mate, he'll sort you out some bright white LEDs :) like mine

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  3. revilo

    revilo Member

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    i have these on my 8P2 at the moment. no need to mess around with bulbs and they throw no errors! :)
     
  4. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    A5 LED number plate bulbs fit and work fine no faults
     
  5. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I have a pair of the OEM A5 units available as they didn't work in my 2010 car (threw bulb error - but do light up nicely) ... pm if interested.
     
  6. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    I've have bought some off eBay that come with the fitting and everything, the guy assures me that they are error free so we will see what happens.

    I needed the whole lens and fitting as mine was bent you see...

    thanks for the help.
     
  7. revilo

    revilo Member

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    Good luck with the eBay bulbs! I tried them before and they caused something to go tits up and had to be reset with a VCDS.

    Have you got a link to the ones you purchased?
     
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  9. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    I bought these when I got my A3 about a year ago! They are quite bright but I liked them!

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    They lasted for about 6 / 7 months before I started getting the error issue. I then turned the Cold Lamp Monitoring off in Vagcom but a couple of months down the line the right hand side failed...

    I swapped them out for some OEM Audi A5 ones. They aren't as bright but are quite subtle and go nicely with my pressed plate! You have to bend the legs up but that only took a few seconds. You can get them off T8ups on here :)

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  10. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Only problem with the eBay ones is sometimes they're that bright, they can be seen from space!
     
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  11. revilo

    revilo Member

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    I agree, the OEM ones suit the car's aesthetics better!

    I didn't have to touch the legs on mine? maybe its a manufacturing difference in the lengths?
     
  12. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I have these and they are working fine - only six leds in each unit. I slapped Lamin-X on them to reduce brightness. Very happy.
     
  13. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    i will see what they're like but if not, what is Lamin-X?
     
  14. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    Update on these, they did not work... :-/

    at least before I had one number plate light working, I now have none...

    They have also thrown up the bulb error on the dash.

    off to message T8ups now.
     
  15. revilo

    revilo Member

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    Sorry to hear that!
    I would still give these a look into - LED number plate light - original Audi - 4H0 943 021 / 4H0 943022-39264
     
  16. OVRA3

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    He is THE man, there is a knack to fitting them though.. The legs in the holder had to be bent a little on mine to get them in right.. I've had T8ups in for 6 months now with no dramas at all, and I always use my sidelights so they are on a lot
     
  17. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    i bent them and everything... Still no luck... Lol
     
  18. OVRA3

    OVRA3 Well-Known Member

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    In my orginal post I didnt mean 'I've had T8ups in for 6 months' I meant his bulbs!
     
  19. Nutkin

    Nutkin Member

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    How much are they from t8ups?
     
  20. coreythorny

    coreythorny Active Member

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    Ordered mine from T8ups yesterday :D
     
  21. chale989

    chale989 Member

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    Im ordering some from his also i think they are around £7
     
  22. Tay

    Tay Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Did you get some from Trups in the end? I've got some and can show you what there like next week when I'm up your way for work.
     
  23. Nathan_jones2002

    Nathan_jones2002 Active Member

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    No mate, T8ups kindly Messaged me about the connectors on the bulbs I already had and they do work now...

    So all sorted... :)
     

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