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xenons gone dull

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by mattys3, Apr 21, 2008.

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    [Apr 21, 2008]
    alright lads i have just bin to meet my cousin in a car park and he as just got a 99 s3. and when driving in i looked at his xenons and they looked really nice so i got out of my car and looked at mine and one is really dull and the other one is bloody yellow ish whats going on here then i dont really no much about xenons like so any help would be brill cheers lads matt. mines a 2000 S3.
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    a set of new bulbs would help, get some 6000k D2S HID bulbs off ebay, they're only cheap, that should help
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    are they about £45. is there out you can do with the fog lights to make the colour blend in abit better. cheers john
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    they are cheaper than that, about £25 maybe, I got mine off a forum member brand new for £14! I fitted Philips Blue Vision H7's to the fogs and main beam, made it a bit whiter, but not much
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    i got my misus some 6000k HID's and they look too blue IMO, im sticking to the standards i reckon
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    I've got 6000k's in my A4 and they are a little too blue as well, I replaced the D2S xenon bulbs in my S3 and R32 with 5000k bulbs. 5000k is the best compromise between looks and light. It's pure white and has a lot of useable light compared to 6000k which may appear brighter but in fact produce more glare. Get yourself a set of 5000k D2S bulbs and you'll be good to go.
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    i want to change hers now but you have to buy a fully wired up bulb set which is almost half the price of the HID kit....stupid
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    Tim, has she already got xenons on the car from the factory? If so, all you need is a set of D2S bulbs which have no wiring, and only the bulbs will need changing.
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