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    LED REVERSE lights...

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    I just want to replace my reverse lights on my audi a3 with an LED lights. My OEM light is just too dark so I just need a brighter one. I found 2 on ebay but I wonder if anyone up here used it before.

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    The reason why I am asking because I am unsure if these lights need resistor to make it work. Any help will be much appreciated.

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    Would of thought they will throw up an error so resistor would be required, plus because the LEDs face straight out they won't utilise the reflector in the light cluster and so will be no brighter, in fact probably worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H88 View Post
    Hi people

    I just want to replace my reverse lights on my audi a3 with an LED lights. My OEM light is just too dark so I just need a brighter one. I found 2 on ebay but I wonder if anyone up here used it before.

    9 LED REVERSE LIGHT BULBS AUDI A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A8 S3 S4 | eBay

    24 LED WHITE REVERSE LIGHT BULBS Audi A4 A6 A8 + TDi | eBay

    The reason why I am asking because I am unsure if these lights need resistor to make it work. Any help will be much appreciated.
    As audicruiser says, they won't work properly in the reflector and would need a resistor, but in any case reversing lights aren't on the car for the driver to see at the back - they are there to warn other motorists and pedestrians that the vehicle is reversing !

    If you want to see backwards then get a camera installed.

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    Talk to T8ups on here about LED lights.
    He's supplied many kits to people with out any errors.

    I bought a set of LED reversing lights for my B5 off him some time ago and really like them.

    I was out testing a LED light I made over the weekend and thought I'd test the reversing lights as well.
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    Another Reversing light question.

    My S3 only has 1 reversing light on the left, its a SP3 facelift. Should i have 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L1ARR View Post
    Another Reversing light question.

    My S3 only has 1 reversing light on the left, its a SP3 facelift. Should i have 2?
    If it's a three door then no, if it's a Sportback then you should have two. On the three door, the near side has the reversing light and the off side has the fog light.
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    Soo... Maybe a stupid question, but does the SB have two fogs at the rear as well, or just the one?
    Red is the colour..

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    Ok thanks people,I will contact t8ups for some led lights )

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattro81 View Post
    Soo... Maybe a stupid question, but does the SB have two fogs at the rear as well, or just the one?
    Two !

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    the 8P3's will bring up errors when installing LED's outside at the rear, i have already tried doing the reverse lights in the SB and they are 501.

    the 8P1 and 8P2 will be fine, i am getting a delivery of bright LED's in and they will fit the DRL's and the Reverse lights.

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    Thanks Cruiser,

    Wasn't too sure if it was my car with a blown bulb

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ups View Post
    the 8P3's will bring up errors when installing LED's outside at the rear, i have already tried doing the reverse lights in the SB and they are 501.

    the 8P1 and 8P2 will be fine, i am getting a delivery of bright LED's in and they will fit the DRL's and the Reverse lights.

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    Will Do Ash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itwasntme187 View Post
    Trups mate, text me when you get the reverse LEDs in, I want a set for my SB
    +1 mate :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser89 View Post
    I'm waiting for the day for some LED brake and indicators for my 2012...
    You've already got one LED brake - how many do you need ? !lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike foster View Post
    You've already got one LED brake - how many do you need ? !lol
    I don't have any LEDs in the rear clusters. I have a 3dr. Unless you mean the high vis brake?

    Only ones I have are in the number plate.

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    Yeah - I mean the high level one !

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    Feels little bit stupid but does anybody know how to take out the reverse light bulb on Audi A3 1.6 TDI 2010 S-Line 8P?

    Anybody got link, please put them here. Thanks.

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    Iv installed this in my 3 door 8P3. Works great and doesn't produce any errors.
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251301513930

 

 

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