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Side light bulbs - any recommendations?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Perplexer, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Perplexer
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    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?
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    I would like to know the answer to this one also. Thanks
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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.
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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:
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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.
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    i have the same
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    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.
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    No it ok with the side lights! any other bulbs like indcators ect do give warnings!
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    Thanks matey!
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    The warning signs do occur with the sidelights too as it happened to me.
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    [Mar 24, 2010]
    True, however I had no bulb warnings from the ones I fitted
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    What warnings did you see? Are they permanent?
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    I have checked with Ultra and these are back in stock in about a weeks time :)
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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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