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What Bulb is this?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Bailey, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Bailey

    Bailey Member

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    Hi guys, sorry if this is one of the dumbest questions ever but I really dont know.

    My rear break light went today in my MY11 rear lights and I took the unit apart and got the bulb out and I have never seen one like it before.

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    If anyone can assist that would be great.

    Sorry for being so thick :(

    Cheers

    Bailey
     
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  3. kite

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    I would look in the unit again.
    Looks like the brass cap has been left in the unit.
     
  4. hades-

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    take a pic of the bottom
     
  5. tedward

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    It's a cap less wedge bulb, not sure what size as it's hard to tell from the picture, possibly a 580
     
  6. warren_S5

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    I thought all brake light bulbs on the later tail lights were 382's.

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    Only wedge bulbs I'm aware of are side repeaters and interior.

    Are you 100% certain bulb cap has not been left in the cluster?
     
  7. Sidhu88

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    955. Bosch are the only ones who do the equivalent 12v 16w (available from halfords). Halfords 955s are 12v 21w, couldnt tell u why. If u want the original toshiba 12v 16w then go back to the dealer. I may be wrong as to whether the bosch are 16w or the halfords just double check on the packaging when u buy them. It'll be printed on the side of ur bulb too, pretty sure its 12v 16w on the toshiba bulbs.
     
  8. Sidhu88

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    Since the mk6 golf came out i've seen nothing about 955's in most cars. Audi TT uses 3 of them in each rear cluster, wouldnt be surprised to see the same in the latest A3's too
     
  9. audicruiser

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    The brake light bulbs in mine are 21W not 16W..... The brightness of the lights are control through VCDS though.

    When I changed the brake light bulb in mine I used the same as Warren posted. The bulb the OP is holding is either not a brake light bulb and possibly the turn signal bulb or reversing light bulb, or the base of the bulb is still in the holder as said previously though I think the bulb that has been removed is the wrong one!
     
  10. Bailey

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    Ok guys, here are some more pictures to help find out what the bulb it is need:

    First one is a close up of the bulb itself:

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    This one is the cluster of the back light:

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    This one is a close up of the bulb which has gone sat in the cluster at the top:

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    Sorry about the **** quality pics though guys, it was on an iphone4s in the dark and they are not great.

    Cheers All who have helped so far.

    Bailey
     
  11. hades-

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    cant you just go to halfrauds or the dealer to get 1 ?
     
  12. OVRA3

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    I love your pink nails and the pumps are just cute 😄
     
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  13. Sidhu88

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    955!!!! trust me!
     
  14. Bailey

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    JamesO I dress up as a woman at weekends lol ;)

    955 Then?
     
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    Pm sent lmao 😝
     
  16. audicruiser

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    Thats a tail light bulb, not the brake light bulb!!
     
  17. J_V_DUB

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    Incorrect,

    The bulb sits at the top of the cluster which is the brake light, the bulb in the middle is the tail light :)
     

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