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Side light bulbs - any recommendations?

Perplexer Mar 23, 2010

  1. Perplexer

    Perplexer Member

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    My S3 has Xenons but the side lights look like candles when both are on.

    Can anyone make any recommendations for some decent looking repalcements that are a little brighter please?
     
  2. Forbzeeee

    Forbzeeee Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    I would like to know the answer to this one also. Thanks
     
  3. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    LED side lights are most people's choice. There are a massive range, from numerous sources, including eBay. Mine are 1W (watt) LED sidelights and match the xenons quite well.

    Make sure you buy from a reputable seller as some (including forum users in the past) have sold cheap ones that flicker and fail in weeks.
     
  4. Zenin

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  5. AudiiduA

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    I have tried allsorts! (no not liquorish) best i found were Phillips Blue vision 5w, take the yellow away and leave a slight tint of blue:icon_thumright:
     
  6. AudiiduA

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  7. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    THESE are what I bought. They are a bit pricey but they give a really nice bright light, not too blue, a really nice match for the oem HIDs.
     
  8. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    i have the same
     
  9. Perplexer

    Perplexer Member

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    Thanks all for the responses.

    Looks like the Ultra LED's ones are out of stock.

    Will I have to do any modifications to the wiring? I think I read somewhere that the car could detect it as if a bulb had gone.
     
  10. AudiiduA

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    No it ok with the side lights! any other bulbs like indcators ect do give warnings!
     
  11. Perplexer

    Perplexer Member

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    Thanks matey!
     
  12. Lemon S3

    Lemon S3 Alex

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    The warning signs do occur with the sidelights too as it happened to me.
     
  13. rossbrownlee

    rossbrownlee Ross_S4

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    True, however I had no bulb warnings from the ones I fitted
     
  14. bhavin1986

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  15. Perplexer

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    What warnings did you see? Are they permanent?
     
  16. Perplexer

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    I have checked with Ultra and these are back in stock in about a weeks time :)
     
  17. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    No, just "bulb out" due to LEDs only drawing a fraction of the energy normal filament bulbs require, so the car doesn't realise there is one fitted.
     

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