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Side light bulbs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chappers, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. Chappers
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    Chappers Slowly moving forward!

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    [Nov 7, 2006]
    Hi all,

    this is going to sound really stupid but how do I get the side light bulbs out? twist? pull? Grrrrrrrr!

    Chappers
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    That is exactly the right way to do it. Get two fingers in find the cord connected to the bulb and pull. And kinda the same when putting your new ones in. Tricky but it wasn't as bad as some have made out.
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    everytime I've done this I've snaped the lil plastic hing that holds it, but Audi replaced them with metal clips now so hopefully shouldn't have any trouble
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    Chappers Slowly moving forward!

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    Thanks guys, a bit of twisting, pulling and Grrrring later and the bulbs are finally replaced with the bluevision ultra sidelight bulbs (with the headlight bulbs obviously). Now just waiting for it to get dark so I can see the difference!!!

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    Don't get ma started on bulbs...
    Just hope you don't have to replace a rear numberplate bulb.
    Bloody nightmare !
    The screw holding the little plastic lens is heavily angled towards the car body.
    I've got a fair old collection of screwdrivers,but none were good enough.
    No doubt,there's a special tool....
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    Its not as hard as it seems, just get nose pin plyers and pull em out, them just put em back in with ur fingers.
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    Putting them back in is definitely easier!!
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    On the same subject what fitting type are the side lights and what bulbs would go best with my bi-xenons. Too much yellow and blue going on right now... need to sort that out.

    Thx.
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    I have bluevision ultra sidelight bulbs in mine and I don't rate them. They still are no where near as white/Blue as my Xenons.
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    Same here. Strangely, they look okay when switched on and the Xenons are off, but it's true they're not exactly the same. Still, for £3 I paid on eBay, it'll do!
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