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    S3 8P3 = DRL

    Hi

    Stupid question, but if the car is an 8P3, does this automatically mean it has DRL's?

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    yes if its an S3
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    any 8P3 with Xenons has the LED DRLs. all S3s come with Xenons as standard
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    Cheers,
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    Doeas the 8P3 have fairy lights?
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

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    i'm waiting for paddy to come along and say "no, but the S3 has fairy drivers"
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    i'm waiting for paddy to come along and say "no, but the S3 has fairy drivers"
    Bud-Dum-Tsssss.....

    You stole his punchline...

    The fairy lights are the blight of new cars IMO. Even worse, some put time, effort amd money to retrofit these things.
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    they don't ALWAYS look bad... i wasn't particularly fond of the 8P3's at first, but if i do a Xenon upgrade i'm gonna go the whole hog and do the front end.

    or i might just buy that Mk6 GTI i wanted in the first place lol
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
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    But why have lights on in the day?

    If you dont live in Skandinavia in the Winter?

    cheers
    Paul
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    even in the UK you can't deny that cars with LEDs stand out more - if you see them better you're less likely to crash into them.

    HOWEVER i do wonder if the same applies when ALL cars have DRLs. do they not stand out because they're different? the human brain is very VERY good at filtering out background rubbish (for example pressure on the soles of your feet, and it's also the reason why if you listen carefully fire alarms have an irregular beat so you don't start ignoring them)

    so only time will tell if they're any good... tbh it won't be long before cars all drive themselves and know where each other are on a massive network anyway.
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
    1997 BMW 316i Coupe M-Sport. You won't be missed quite so much!

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    its going to be law soon i think to have drl's on your car have you noticed how many new cars have them now even ford have joined in too lol
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    that's my point. in the next few years they'll all have them - and i wonder if then they will still stand out
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
    2005 Ebony Black A3 1.6 Sport tiptronic. You will be missed!
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    we'll soon see eh lol
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    To answer the OP's question, which no-one has actually managed yet...

    Yes, all 8P3 models have DRLs. If you spec Xenons then these are the LED variety, otherwise with standard halogens then you get the normal non-LED variety.

    A lot of people seem to equate "DRL" with "LED" and forget that you still get non-LED ones with Halogens.
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    first is halogen drl's and the second is led's
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo1 View Post
    To answer the OP's question, which no-one has actually managed yet...
    had a bad day lol? read the thread title, then read the first two replies
    Last edited by sub39h; 15th January 2011 at 01:24.
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    DSG | 18" BBS Pescaras | Rear Parking Sensors | MFSW | Symphony II | BOSE | Auto lights/wipers | Half leather
    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


    GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
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    haha i was thinking the same thing too
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    When I get in my '06 8P...first thing I do......TURN ON THE FULL LIGHTS!!

    Why....habit from the bike.

    See and be SEEN!!

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    you can get the drl's on old a3 too you know ive got them on mine and its a 2004 model , saves me turning them on all the time haha , its a very simple setting on vag-com , they will be just like volvo's and saab's the headlights and taillights are on all the time
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    had a bad day lol? read the thread title, then read the first two replies
    Ah LOL - I totally missed the "S3" in the title and presumed the question was whether all 8P3s came with DRLs of some description.

    Oops - my bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by sub39h View Post
    I'm waiting for paddy to come along and say "no, but the S3 has fairy drivers"
    Sorry chaps I'm slipping :-)

    I'm toning down my S3 attacks because the more i look around the more i realise how good it is compared to the opposition. that said, its still silly money for a spec'd one

    If i didn't already have something better i would buy one.................."FIGHT" !!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Sorry chaps I'm slipping :-)

    I'm toning down my S3 attacks because the more i look around the more i realise how good it is compared to the opposition. that said, its still silly money for a spec'd one

    If i didn't already have something better i would buy one.................."FIGHT" !!!!!!
    The force is strong in this one
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

 

 

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