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Replacing Head light Bulbs on 2002 A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MikeA3, Jan 9, 2006.

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    MikeA3 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [Jan 9, 2006]
    Apologies if this has already been posted, I ran a search but couldn't find anything.

    Basically, my right hand side lower headlight bulb has gone and i need to replace it.

    This is the "lower power bulb" i.e the one that comes on when the lights are switched on by one click, not the main headlights.

    Does anyone know how much these cost? and are they easy to fit?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    thanks

    Mike
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    You mean your sidelight then!? They are a couple of £ and a 30 second job to replace
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    Cheers rich,

    yes they would be the side lights

    has anyone changed their bulbs from the original ones to improve the visibility? - I always found the originals to be a little bit lacking

    Mike
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    I've changed my Sidelights to LED items, they are slightly brighter than standard, but I changed them to match the white light from my Xenons. The main lights are for lighting the road ahead anyways, sidelights are more for letting other road users see you in dim light, so go for uprated mainlight bulb. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    thanks jojo,

    i'm just thinking that as i've got to do one, I might as well do both and keep the old one as a spare

    mike
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    'Cage' on uk-mkivs and i think, here doe them for £11 delivered for a set of decent LED sidelight bulbs.


    Rich
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    [Jan 9, 2006]
    Thanks rich, I think i'll drop him a pm and see if he's still doing them

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    [Jan 10, 2006]
    I got the Osram Silver star H7's for main beam and got a free pair of blue tint sidelight bulbs (Philips) for these guys, must say the Osram's are better than standard...my 2p's worth hope that helps.

    http://www.powerbulbs.co.uk/

    PS on N/S lamps, remove the battery cover first, makes life a little easier.
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    [Jan 11, 2006]
    Thanks for the info slug

    i've not heard anything back from cage about the lights so i might end up going to those guys instead.
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    [Jan 12, 2006]
    these guys are great, looks like they still have the offer of the Free sidelight blue tinted bulbs if u buy a pair of dipped bulbs too
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