1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

YEP I am an idiot.. please slap me and tell me how to....

SneakaFreaka83 Sep 1, 2010

  1. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    .. change the front indicators from amber to the silver look bulbs...??.. is this a straight forward swap I had a quick look and dont know if I can do it by taking the backing of light off or is it a headlight out jobby?/.... also there seems to be 2 amber bulbs in each side do I need to change both ?.. sorry for being thick but kinda baffled me when I had a look.... can anyone give me the part number for the bulbs that I actually need?... thanks guys and feel free to slap me when u see me... :slapped:
     
  2. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    Only 1 amber bulb per side mate, unless you're also talking about changing the indicators on the front wing area?

    Did it a while ago and it was a pretty simple job, just need small hands otherwise you're going to loose the skin off your knuckles. Think it was a twist to unlock the housing.

    Philips silvervision should do the trick.
     
  3. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    Thanks mate... I have done the side indicators on the wing easy enough but the actual front indicators I am having trouble with.. It may be me but I can def see 2 amber bulbs in the front headlight..... any ideas?.. thanks again....
     
  4. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

    2,499
    12
    38
    yeah if you have big hands its impossible!

    I find it easier to jack the car up and remove a couple of wheel arch liner screws and do it from underneath!
     
  5. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    2 amber bulbs?
    what year are your headlights, perhaps they changed by MY06 only had 1 amber bulb per side
    the indicator bulbs are on the far right, simple single bulb type
    without sounding rude, sure you're not just seeing a reflection of the bulb?
    you need to get your hand right into the far corner and you should be able to get a hold of the back of the bulb housing

    had a look at this thread for bulb stuff:
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...-piaa-silvervision-bulb-change-lots-pics.html
     
  6. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    ps you should be able to get your hands in there with your engine (unless you have massive hands and hence a very happy bird) - the diesel and 3.2 engines are tight for space
     
  7. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    Thanks mate gunna look again invade it was a reflection but I swear they looked different sizes.... That being said ur prob right and I could have just sniffed a few too many coco pops ha thanks again mate appreciate it....
     
  8. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    ** Incase**
     
  9. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

    5,920
    30
    38
    As said above, easy to do (but I have small hands lol) but the 3.2 is tighter! 1 amber bulb per side but easy to do. I just struggled getting the backs off but got it eventually!

    Oh and just a small slap! lol:nyah:
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010
  10. leach76

    leach76 Member

    331
    4
    18
    Sarah you say you have small hands,do they make other things look big ? if so can you put them on my ...............................................................calipers as they are just standard and make me feel insecure when near other people
     
  11. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    right just had another look and go and man is the engine bay as tight as a sebirian tiger......i mean its tight...I can kinda get my hands on the housing but can I ask is it a pull off or a screw of or twist?..just wanted to vcheck before I break the bloody thing.... cheers guys...
     
  12. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    I think it was twist and pull but don't rely on me for that!
     
  13. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    cheers mate... just dont wanna go tug on it and break the bloody thing off.....
     
  14. netr

    netr Member

    49
    0
    6
    I have an A3 made in 2004 and I also have 2 amber lights (in front light) per side.
     
  15. SneakaFreaka83

    SneakaFreaka83 ASN is hazardous 2 your wallet

    348
    0
    16
    .. thats what I have 2004 and ive checked its not a reflection.... can anyone help?.... cheers...
     
  16. Sarah's A3

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

    5,920
    30
    38
    Awwwww! you only got iccle tiny teeny weeny ones eh! lol, yeh my hands make them look HUGE!!! lol
     
  17. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets VCDS Map User

    3,851
    40
    36
    :facepalm:
     
  18. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    sorry fella, i'm all out of advice
     
  19. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

    261
    0
    16
    All sorted?

    Managed to change the bulbs?
     

Share This Page