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Old 01-04-2010, 03:05 PM
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I have a HID headlight bulb that i need to replace and was curious if there was any specific thing i should be looking for when buying the replacements?

otherwise i will be heading over to my local autozone and picking up a pair of silverstars for 49.99

any suggests are welcome, i love to treat my car well and want only the best :P

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Old 01-04-2010, 03:23 PM
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well after a little research

It seems that i need D2S bulbs?

what is the color temp i need to get or does that matter?

do i need to replace both bulbs at the same time?
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:29 PM
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Honestly - if you have factory xenons - you will NOT be heading over to autozone for silverstars lol Those are not true H.I.Ds. Factory xenons are 4300k temperature and yes, they are D2S style/size bulbs. Fog lamps are H3, and high beams H7. When shopping for new xenons, research the quality and reviews on the manufacturer that produces them and see what others think of their quality. Of you can go to Audi and pay out the a$$. Expect to pay around $100? for both bulbs - I believe that is what I paid online (not saying that was the BEST deal out there, but pretty good compared to the main suppliers). I went with 8000k bulbs (bluish white - a little less light output then the 4300k, however I love the color/look so personally, I'm okay with that.) IMHO, I'd replace both them, even if you go with 4300k again - as I'm sure your car is aged and the other bulb will be more faded then the new one. Hope this helps!
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:59 PM
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01A6Turbo - You are a god among men, I really appreciate your assistance and the willingness to help out someone who isn't very savvy with this type of thing.


So just to confirm I would have no problem putting any a different temperature bulb with the stock ballasts? I would hate to buy 6000's and have them not work :P


Again thanks for the assistance, I think ill be making a chart or something along those lines for sticky here?
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right now the light bulb on the right is dead i guess its the "low beam" because its just the normal one thats usually one when i turn headlights on since this car is from US no DRLS anyways my question is which bulb does it have because i thought it would H7, its an 2001 Audi A6. I want to replace ASAP. Also, i recommend checking out Ebay with this type of stuff always did before for other car it was great and cheap.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:37 PM
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The only 2001 A6 sizes i could find where here.

http://www.modifiedlife.com/2001-aud...-size-diagram/

Take a peak.
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Hi I am in the same boat you are....my right side headlight went out and I already ordered my bulbs n they came in today...I will be installing them tomorrow....Dont bother with AUDI dealerships...they wanted 240$ for ONE bulb....I ordered a pair off amazon...I will get back to you tomorrow on how they turn out...but from other peoples reviews and opinions that i researched for a few hours there is no need to spend that much money...I ordered these in 6000K http://www.amazon.com/6000K-Xenon-Bu...2827529&sr=8-2
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Old 01-07-2010, 01:09 PM
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I ended up picking this pair up from Amazon, full title and price below. Should be here tomarrow!

"Halo Automotive D2S 6,000k HID Bulb (12v/35w) - Twin Pack"
Automotive; $75.00
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gahndai - lol no god here, just glad to help out w/ the information you needed For what you posted above it sounds like you ordered the right ones. To install are plug n play since you already have factory HID/ballasts. Literally twist off the old bulb, take out of connector, push in new bulb and twist back in to headlamp. Should take you no longer than 5-10 mins per bulb. I've heard of halo brand and have seen them on eBay - I, however, have not heard of what people think about them or what experience they have had. The brand I ended up purchasing was Super Vision HID - 12v/35w 8000k bulbs. So far I've had them for approx. 1 year and 15k miles - I have had absolutely no problems with them.
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Bearz - those would be it Good luck with your install brother.

SilverAudi - Yes, those would be your "low beams" - which on our cars happens to be HID (high intensity discharge) bulbs [not on all models though] over halogen (ugly yellowish "normal" light bulb with no xenon gas). You need two D2S 12v/35w 4300k/6000k/8000k/10000k/12000k (your preference on color) to replace your burnt out bulb.
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