Headlight Hole...

#Nick

A4 Avant 1.9TDI PD130
Hey all,

I recently got some new Dipped Beam bulbs, but they are too large to fit through the hole.

Is there any way of enlarging the hole? The bulb is 2cm dia, and the hole is 1.7cm, so not a lot needs to come off.

Any ideas anyone??

The annoying thing is, they fit perfectly in the Full Beam bulb hole. However, they are too white for Full Beams, but perfect for Dipped.

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dale86

Registered User
I had the same issue on mine I just bent it over in a couple of places and manoeuvred the bulb in carefully. This was pointless though as the light out put was poor so went bck to normal osram bulbs.
 

#Nick

A4 Avant 1.9TDI PD130
I had the same issue on mine I just bent it over in a couple of places and manoeuvred the bulb in carefully. This was pointless though as the light out put was poor so went bck to normal osram bulbs.

Dale,
Did you just use a pair of needle nose pliers?
Is the metal quite soft?
 

mattyb6

Registered User
Yeah I bought some and didn't bother once I found they didn't fit so bought night breakers
 

variosso

Vorsprung Durch Technik
The light output is not so great with these. Probably not worth breaking the bulb holders for them.
 
Light output on these is like side lights ... Do not bend anything as you will find out not worth it !
I'm waiting my Philips extreame vision ;)
 

Sprinter2012

Registered User
As the other guys have said, these will be both an MOT fail and probably dangerous to use as dipped beam bulbs as they won't be anywhere near bright enough.

Not worth ruining your headlight unit, either get HIDs or put uprated standard bulbs in.
 
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