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    Question about speedo dials / illumination...

    Just wondered if all 8L S3's have the clocks as shown in this photo:

    http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/det...&sgid=&pid=725

    I'm sure I've seen one where the dial hands are not lit up bright white like that?
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    off top of my head i think my hands are red on my 2002 S3
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    Yup, they red are on mine too, which is a late 2003 model.

    I'm just sure I've seen one with plain non-lit hands before...

    They do look nice in white though, wonder if it's a custom job?
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    Oh!

    Have just noticed that link I posted is of a member's car on here, called monkeytrousers - that'll solve that then!

    If you're reading this, what's the deal with those white hands?
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    my 2002/52

    needles are red, number and notches are white

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    S3's - Needles are white, rest is red. Early cars had a blue tinge to the needles and the black part went up 5mm along the needles. This illumination color scheme is the S car trademark.

    Some RS cars have orange needles, I've not noticed any continuity with this though.

    'Normal' Audi's up to MY99 had all red, then from this point non S/RS cars had white letters.

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    I think mine are red - it's a 2000 facelift S3 but I've only had it just over a week and not driven it at night yet

    Also - Does anyone know if the dash is supoposed to be lit up all the time? - I'm pretty sure that on my old A3 the lights only came on when you turned on the headlights but in the S3 there on as soon as i start the car
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    Mike - Mine are illuminated all the time, I've only had mine a week but thought it had auto lights to start with. Sadly not

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    mine are bright white/ blue tint as well like in the pic.
    they look cool at night

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    yep, facelift s3's had the white needles.


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    Mine is exactly same as in the picture (2002 52 reg)

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    I have aY reg 2001 and it has red illumination with white needles (absolutely love the look of this btw)

 

 

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