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White number plate bulbs - please advise

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by MTRL, Dec 23, 2011.

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    I am looking to buy bright white number plate bulbs, I dont want LED's because of the heat and resistance issues.

    Does anybody have a source/link for bulbs that will fit my 2005 3 door sport?

    I have seen the below link but the description states it only fits 2006 onwards....gutted, these seem a reasonable price.

    eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

    Thanks guys.
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    Got LED bulbs in mine, no heat or bulb out issues at all...
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    I've purchased these and installed them on my 11 a3. I only have one in at the moment (due to a rounded screw) and they seem to give off the BMW look - A very slight tint of blue.

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...3-2010-number-plate-lights-3.html#post1423502

    Personally I think they will fit, just an item listing error?
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    Thanks, my other hesitation was that LED's may be over bright for a number plate, how do you find yours, not too bright?

    LED's seem cheap enough to buy on ebay anyway so its worth a test to see if I like them I reckon but id be much happier with xenon bulbs if anybody has seen any that will fit.
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    I hope so because these are the ones I would like to install. I could give both a try, cant go wrong then!
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    Just done a little bit of research, and they will fit. Your 2005 bulbs are the same as all models of the current 8P A3 2003-Current.

    In my opinion, LED's look too bright and stand out a mile off. I use to like them, but after awhile they were just too bright and didn't look right. I'd 100% recommend the blue bulbs - They will take about a week to arrive though!

    Hope this helps!
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    Brilliant, im in!

    Thanks a lot for advice, just brought a set. under £12 delivered from the US got to be a winner!
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    Ah good to know! Thanks.
    What would we do without ebay?!
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    No mine look OEM and not to bright as they only have 3 LEDs in not 18 like some!!! They were £10 off E-bay...
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    Trups supplied my led number plate bulbs, very pleased with the look, very similar to the BMW I got rid of
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