New a3 dipped headlight bulb change??

Islayer

Registered User
One of my xenon headlights on new shape a3 has a purple tint on it so I'm going to change both bulbs. It currently has Phillips bulbs but I'm going to get some osram 6000k is 6000k too blue? Has anyone changed dipped beam bulbs on this car before? Because it took me ages just to get the cap off! And there is no way I can my hand inside at all?
 

Max-Robbo

Registered User
It's a tad fiddly, yes, but you shouldn't have to take anything apart as such.
Pull the circular rubber cover off the back, get your hand in (or someone with smaller hands if you really cant get in?) and twist the bulb about 10/15 degrees. Bring it out of the headlight unit, take the plug out, pull the retaining clip off the old bulb and put onto the new bulb, replace the plug, slide it back in and twist again.
Took me about 10mins.. I changed the DRLs (H15) but I think the dipped beams (H7) are in the same(ish) place?
 

Islayer

Registered User
Drl lights are in quite an easy place the dipped are quite hard and especially on the fuse box side there is only a few inches of room
 
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