WTF...sidelights

marknjayne

Registered User
How the hell do you remove them....fingers are bleeding,knuckles sore....what the hell LOL,any tips would be very appreciated

2006 A3 BTW
 

1inchpunch

Registered User
I got my 8 year old niece to do it.
 

Ads

License to drive
Grab the wires and pull gently first to take up the slack, and then pull firmly.
The side lights will pop out then.

The wires are secured in the connectors well enough to remove the bulbs in this way.
 

marknjayne

Registered User
cheers guys,thought it may have been a twist and pull or like the headlights push down etc but there is nothing in the handbook,again,thanks :)
 

marknjayne

Registered User
right,fitted both and only one works,these are the proper can-bus type,the place i bought them from said they are + and - and are specific,he said if i get one the wrong way around and it dont work the other way to close the car up,have a cuppa and try again,so,im having the cuppa,does this sound correct what he said
 

wez3570

Registered User
right,fitted both and only one works,these are the proper can-bus type,the place i bought them from said they are + and - and are specific,he said if i get one the wrong way around and it dont work the other way to close the car up,have a cuppa and try again,so,im having the cuppa,does this sound correct what he said

Mine was exactly the same, only one side worked. I tried swapping the bulbs over to see if it was a faulty bulb but it did the same.

So I switched everything off, locked the car and left it for a while. When I came back all was good :)
 

marknjayne

Registered User
Mine was exactly the same, only one side worked. I tried swapping the bulbs over to see if it was a faulty bulb but it did the same.

So I switched everything off, locked the car and left it for a while. When I came back all was good :)

cheers Wez...sounds like he was not telling porkies then :)
 

Ash187

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
yes it does, trick is to turn on the light and test it without putting it back into the headlight! :p
 

Ash187

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
turn the car off and take the key out, then turn the bulb around and try again. it always helps to take the key out and then put it back in if the car throws an error.
 

marknjayne

Registered User
all done now,thanks a lot guys for the help ;) ...makes such a difference over the yellow lights,also have the LED interior lights (white) and a pair of these but the 100w version,now just need the number plate bulbs and full beam to finish off
 

fangio

Registered User
Hope you don't use your headlights much - those bulbs chuck out twice the heat, besides being illegal! :angrymod:
 

marknjayne

Registered User
Hope you don't use your headlights much - those bulbs chuck out twice the heat, besides being illegal! :angrymod:

really,thought they would chuck out a bit more heat but how can they be illegal,they seem no brighter and are not all that blue if im honest
 

Ash187

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
he is right, anything over 55w (i think) is illegal for road use
though they do look good
 

Ash187

Registered User
VCDS Map User
Gold Supporter
Yes

Personally it doesn't bother me one bit. I think it's a stupid law. My brother had then in his BMW for a couple years with no issues
 

marknjayne

Registered User

how odd,,would have thought it would not matter as full beam is illegal to use with oncoming traffic anyway so i would have thought 55w ,100w or 200w...it still blinds oncoming traffic,well im going to do that anyway and see how i get on ,they are cheap enough to so may get a spare set of 55w too
 

nally

MPG the new BPH
1. small hands
2. long ,small blade flat head screwie, get if in from the side leaver it out and it slides out then grab it by the wires and say ( you fuc£in little $Hit ) dont ever make me do that again.
3. have a brew and plaster you fingers up
 

fangio

Registered User
They still get too hot for the plastics in headlights and they can in some cases melt the insulation on the modern, thin wiring, with prolonged use.

Been there, got the T-shirt!:bye:
 

NHN

Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat
Site Sponsor
VCDS Map User
Top