Audi A3 The Audi A3 offers cutting edge engineering, performance, and luxury in one affordable package.

bulbs

  #1  
Old 03-26-2009, 11:16 PM
1st Gear
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 19
Default bulbs

I've had two front parking lights go out on me within a couple of months. I thought it would be under warranty, but I'm at 20,000 miles, and the dealer says it 12k or 1 year and under for it to be covered. Is this a common thing with the A3 that you're all also dealing with? It's $1.50 for the bulb and $48 for labor to have to changed, and I'd love to do this myself if someone told me how simple it was...
 
  #2  
Old 03-27-2009, 04:23 AM
L7
L7 is offline
1st Gear
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: EC MD
Posts: 266
Default

If it's for any of the rear lights - it is easy. I've replaced a brake-light already and was amazed at how simple it was. The procedure for getting the assembly off is in the manual and there is a tool with all the tire change stuff. It's not worth $48 dollars.
 
  #3  
Old 03-31-2009, 11:53 AM
1st Gear
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 117
Default

You talking about the side marker bulbs? Or the ones in the headlight housing?
 
  #4  
Old 04-01-2009, 04:13 PM
SoCal Crew Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 393
Default

Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
You talking about the side marker bulbs? Or the ones in the headlight housing?
If he means the parking light, that is the orange thing in the bumper. That is according to the A3's instrument panel display. You can use VAGCOM to get more infor, i.e., front or back.

KB, I tried to do it your way (press on bumper and the pry it off), but didn't have your skills, and had to use a flat head screwdriver to help. The passenger side was easy but I bent the cllip on the driver side; luckily, I bent back, and it snapped into place just fine.
 
  #5  
Old 04-07-2009, 06:49 PM
1st Gear
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 83
Default

i was just about to do a search on this. my rear brake light is out. i can just get a new bulb and do it myself? nice!
 
  #6  
Old 04-08-2009, 10:01 AM
1st Gear
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 117
Default

spaceman3. If it is the orange bumper lights like suggested...here's a video I made of how to remove it. http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j1...t=3481dfe1.flv The bulb is removed from the socket by pulling it straight out. If not, slight twist and pull.

rollyfoster...which bulb? The center or one of the tail light bulbs? Yes, you can do it yourself. For outer lens: http://oooo-a3.blogspot.com/2006/08/...mber-turn.html
 
  #7  
Old 07-16-2011, 10:47 AM
1st Gear
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Default

That seems very easy. Are we talking about the same bulb? In the attached pic, it's the orange light on my 2007 A3.
 
Attached Thumbnails bulbs-2011-07-15-22.15.54.jpg  
  #8  
Old 07-16-2011, 10:58 AM
1st Gear
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 2
Default

KrazyBoi, where were you these 4 months! I just took the bulb out according to your 9s video. It took me 4 months to figure it out!
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
generik777
Exterior/Body
0
06-06-2008 10:36 PM
Carlos10704
Off Topic
4
04-21-2008 10:13 AM
93Akkord
Audi A4
7
11-29-2007 01:42 PM
foorausfoora
Audi A6
4
06-09-2006 12:29 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: bulbs


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.