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Audi TT HID bulb needs replacing

Is there a way to replace the HID bulb in my 2005 Audi TT without taking the bumper off? It is the passenger side bulb and the dealer wants $400 just to change a bulb! Any help is appreciated.

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You can change the bulb easily yourself in about five minutes, especially on the passenger side. You may want to disconnect the battery, though I don't know if that is necessary. You may also want to handle the bulbs wearing latex or nitrile gloves so as to not get your skin oil on the glass.

1. Remove the decorative cover that conceals the Coolant reservior. There is a single philips screw near the firewall that holds the cover down.

2. Find the back of the headlight and pull the metal wire clip that holds the back of the headlight cover toward the engine. Remove the cover.

3. Look inside and find the back of the HID bulb--it will be toward the outside fender. Twist the connector until it separates.

4. There is a retainer ring that holds the bulb in. Again, twist that until it comes loose. The bulb should come right out.

5, Put the new bulb in, noticing the notch is on top. Also, attach the retainer ring. It is marked "Top" to help orient it. Reattach the connector with a twist.

6. Make sure everything is firmly in place. Reconnect your battery and test the lights. Finish putting anything else back on.

Good luck.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2009

    Also, the bulb you need is a D2S at around 4200 degrees Kelvin. You can search on ebay and find them WAY CHEAPER than the dealer will charge. I got a pair of two for $68 shipped where the dealer will charge $150-$200 for just the bulb.

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