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S3 8P2 (57) Xenon Bulb help

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jules86, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jules86
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    [Jun 5, 2013]
    Hi all

    I have been having an issue with the myriad of info about the bulbs for my car. Now I have had the right bulb die, so need to replace it. I put my reg into halfords, it told me to buy a DS1 xenon bulb; which I did. I pulled the bulb out and it looked completely different and has DS3 (iirc) on the large back silver part. They looked completely different. (drivers side just for info)

    I read on the forum that my car should be DS1, but clearly it is not :think:

    So, I am after some help.

    I now have a bulb I can't return (which is annoying, gone past 2 weeks) and need to buy a new bulb to replace the dead one (or maybe I don't?)

    Hoping someone can help me.

    Not driving my car at night is a pain! I've used search, I have used google. Most results are 8L on google, or 8P3 on here.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
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    [Jun 5, 2013]
    It is definitely a D1S bulb, so someone has put the wrong one in place, as long as you still have the 06-08 front end & headlight fitted, then the D1S should fit fine.
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    I will have another look when I am home and put some pics up if necessary for you

    Thanks so much, if this is true I have the bulb!

    Will update later.
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    [Jun 6, 2013]
    Good news is you are right

    Bad news is I have a D2S bulb

    D'oh

    So need to sell that and purchase a DS1

    Halfords are idiots! How bad is that?!

    *edit - Just called halfords; they are swapping it for me due to their error and updating the site :)
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