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    .. 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:
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    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.
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    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....
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    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!
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    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
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    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
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    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....
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    ** Incase**
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    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:
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    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
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    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...
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    I think it was twist and pull but don't rely on me for that!
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    cheers mate... just dont wanna go tug on it and break the bloody thing off.....
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    I have an A3 made in 2004 and I also have 2 amber lights (in front light) per side.
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    .. thats what I have 2004 and ive checked its not a reflection.... can anyone help?.... cheers...
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    Awwwww! you only got iccle tiny teeny weeny ones eh! lol, yeh my hands make them look HUGE!!! lol
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    :facepalm:
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    sorry fella, i'm all out of advice
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    All sorted?

    Managed to change the bulbs?
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