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: Sidelight Bulb help and advice?

09-15-2010, 12:45 PM
I would like to upgrade the standard sidelight bulbs in my 2004 A3 with something that is much brighter and gives off a whiter light. I am unsure what I should be looking for, LED's or standard bulbs?
I read once that LED's can cause problems with the DIS showing that the bulb has gone etc, is this true?
I have also read about Piaa and Chrome mirror effect but am still confused.

Please can anyone recommend which bulbs I need, I just want something that is whiter and brighter to match the bright white headlamp bulbs I have?

thanks in advance

rosso rocket
11-12-2011, 04:44 AM
Hi chappers,

How did you get on with this? I have put in LED sidelights which are purportedly CANBUS compatinle, which means they should give no errors. When I start the car, I get bulb failure indictaion on the central display, but this does clear after a minute or so.

Does anyone know if there is a workaround for this to prevent the errors? Do I need to use Vagcom or VCDS to reprog system to advise of change to LEDS?