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Sidelight bulbs upgrade ?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by dplovin, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. dplovin
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    [Oct 19, 2012]
    Just bought some Philips h7 xtreme headlight bulbs after seeing some good reviews, I know want to replace the sidelight ones with a close match whitish beam if possible.

    anybody got any ideas
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    [Oct 19, 2012]
    Trups (t8ups) on the forum
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    [Oct 19, 2012]
    Cheers pal ill take a look
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    [Oct 19, 2012]
    Philips blue vision ultra side lights.
    Gives of a brighter white than standard side lights but not to silly like led's.

    Plenty on eBay.
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    [Oct 19, 2012]
    What fitment am I after aswell :)
    A4 b6 2001
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    [Oct 20, 2012]
    The fitment is 5w capless - 501 type bulb.
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    [Oct 21, 2012]
    Cheers for the input guys :)

    i managed to get them Philips h7 x-treme with the Philips sidelights thrown in aswell, give em a try
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    [Oct 24, 2012]
    Hi, contact Trups (t8ups) on the forum, he is a site sponsor on here and he will sort you out. :) x
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    [Oct 24, 2012]
    I have similar from Ultraleds, they're good lights I think. As you say, hard to photograph, but as bright as you ever need.

    Re the foglights, people have done lots of different things, if you ultimately want brightness then HID them (they'll be hopeless in fog!), or even try some of these new headlight fitment LED's floating about. In my experience A4 foglights are just poor anyway, I only ever use mine for the intended purpose, and have some Nightbreakers which are a worthwhile improvement on the standard bulbs, but they're not over impressive. But as I have yellow film on my fogs it doesn't bother me.
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    I just want to use the fog lights for their intended purpose, the standard one's are just poor. Which nightbreakers did you get (link) please?
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    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Fogs are supposed to be poor. (4300k) to cut through the fog better.
    They do look carp though I know.
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    [Oct 25, 2012]
    Im tempted to get some yellow LED bulbs for my fogs.
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    Fair enough, I will leave the fogs as they are. Only use them when I need them, which isn't very often to be fair.
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    [Oct 25, 2012]
    I'd be a bit careful about 501 bulbs, as my 2004 B6 1.8T quattro is listed as 501 when they are in fact R434 -- for which there appear to be no LEDs !!!
    The only work-a-round would be to change over the bulb connectors......
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