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    Question Super bright white Number plate lights

    Got all my interior and exterior bulbs replaced by trups a little while back (thanks mate) however the number plate lights just dont cut it for me.

    Currently each light does part of the number plate leaving a black gap in the middle when its dark.

    Does anyone know of anywhere that i can pick up a set of really really bright white error free ones?

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    Got some OEM LED's on mine which are good. Depends on year of car whether they'll be error free though.
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    Get the audi a8 ones i have them in mine about £49 but wicked mate way better than the cheap bulbs off ebay

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    £49 **** the bed!!!!!!!
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    £49?!

    When I got mine from Audi, they were less than £20 for both.
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    £40 i meant sorry im on my phone i think they were £36-£40 something like that but way better than ebay cheaps
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    £40 i meant sorry im on my phone i think they were £36-£40 something like that but way better than ebay cheaps
    Where do i buy them from? Audi?

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    TPS mate will get you part number tomorrow if i come on forum unless someone beats me to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Get the audi a8 ones i have them in mine about £49 but wicked mate way better than the cheap bulbs off ebay

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    That's not your real number plate is it? The letters look like they've been drawn by hand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    TPS mate will get you part number tomorrow if i come on forum unless someone beats me to it
    Thanks mate

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    Part numbers are 4H0 943 021 and 4H0 943 022​, one for the left side and one for the right. Originally fitted on the A5 cab.

    Can also buy them from Audi.
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    Found some lit pictures if brighter is what you want
    Audi OEM Led Number Plate Light fitted .. Success!
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    Brilliant, thanks lee ill check them out, hopefully they wont bring up any errors!

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    I have these Audi A5 ones on my 2005 A3. works great, no errors, looks good.

    VW GOLF AUDI A3 S3 A5 S5 SEAT LEON SKODA RETRO LED REAR NUMBER PLATE LIGHTS | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    I have these Audi A5 ones on my 2005 A3. works great, no errors, looks good.

    VW GOLF AUDI A3 S3 A5 S5 SEAT LEON SKODA RETRO LED REAR NUMBER PLATE LIGHTS | eBay
    Yep, they're the OEM ones that I've got on mine and gave the part numbers for. Didn't know you could get them off eBay though.
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    Right ok, im going to get these now then. They best be nice and bright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds2592 View Post
    Yep, they're the OEM ones that I've got on mine and gave the part numbers for. Didn't know you could get them off eBay though.
    Yup, saves you a trip down to Audi or TPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wicked666 View Post
    That's not your real number plate is it? The letters look like they've been drawn by hand!
    haha drawn by hand its been made by a number plate place the letters are just BOLD so technically illegal but only been pulled 3 times for it and i said if you wnna give me a fine give it because i aint broke so they didnt give me one lol also never been pulled in derby for plate only out of town
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    haha drawn by hand its been made by a number plate place the letters are just BOLD so technically illegal but only been pulled 3 times for it and i said if you wnna give me a fine give it because i aint broke so they didnt give me one lol also never been pulled in derby for plate only out of town
    But the last letter looks smaller than the others. Fair play - your car but spoils the back imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    haha drawn by hand its been made by a number plate place the letters are just BOLD so technically illegal but only been pulled 3 times for it and i said if you wnna give me a fine give it because i aint broke so they didnt give me one lol also never been pulled in derby for plate only out of town
    Be careful the police don't report you to DVLA, they will take the number plate off you.
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    Really want pressed plates but cant find anyone in derby that does them, but not been pulled for a while now so its fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Really want pressed plates but cant find anyone in derby that does them, but not been pulled for a while now so its fine
    Why not just order some of the internet?

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    pressed plates on ebay for £20 a pair ish
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    edit just noticed the lights on ebay are inc the housings so ordered those. top job cheers lads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Really want pressed plates but cant find anyone in derby that does them, but not been pulled for a while now so its fine
    I have used this guy 100% Legal 3D Embossed Pressed Metal Number Plates suitable all Vauxhalls | eBay they are 100% legal just waiting on my plate transfer to come back and they are going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J8TT X View Post
    I have these Audi A5 ones on my 2005 A3. works great, no errors, looks good.

    VW GOLF AUDI A3 S3 A5 S5 SEAT LEON SKODA RETRO LED REAR NUMBER PLATE LIGHTS | eBay
    I bought these for my 2007 A3 8P and got round to fitting them yesterday only to find they threw up a code

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    Did you have lights turned on with neither bulb connected? I got a light too but reset with vcds and all was OK.
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    Na fitted them with lights off and ignition off, when fitted turned the key to find the light on the dash

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    I have had these on since August and still no errors. plug and play. simples.
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    Original Audi SMD LED Kennzeichenbeleuchtung SET Audi A3 S3 RS3 8P + Sportback | eBay These are genuine Audi LED ones for 03-12 cars. They work plug and play as long as you don't have Xenon (claimed by seller). If you do you need the adapter AUDI LED Adapter Kennzeichenbeleuchtung für Audi A3 S3 RS3 8P A4 S4 RS4 8E B6 B7 | eBay (just ONE is enough as noted by seller)

    Just translating the item descriptions so no guarantee there.
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    pressed metal plates are illegal. You will also be reported for those aswell lol
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    no they arent.
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    yes they are, because metal is not classed as a reflective material. regardless what you put on it to be shiny, it has to be originally reflective.
    Check on internet, people have had responses from DVLA saying the exact same.
    It doesn't matter is a seller says 100% legal or have the regulations sign thing, because they wont get the blame because its on your car.
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    But there is a very thin line of rules regarding this, as they dont say what the plate has to be made out of, so in theory as long as it complies with the amount of direct light reflections it should be ok. But as i said before metal isnt reflective.

    BUT saying this, long as the spacing, font and size of the plate is the same, i really DOUBT anyone would be pulled over.
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    clear as mud lol. dubmeister seem to comply to this.
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    well its got a point. But i still think its a very thin line.

    However i would deffo have pressed plates on my car :P
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    why bring it up then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    why bring it up then?
    caus its illegal? :P

    anyway BACK to LED's!

    I bought these and they work great with no errors
    Audi A3 S3 8P/8PA License Number Plate LED Light Bulbs | eBay
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ.Foulds View Post
    caus its illegal? :P

    anyway BACK to LED's!

    I bought these and they work great with no errors
    Audi A3 S3 8P/8PA License Number Plate LED Light Bulbs | eBay
    They aren't illegal if you purchase them from the correct companies though

    In terms of the LED lights- there are many out there that work error free; but the OP was asking about LED lights that will light up the complete number plate and not leave a small dark patch in the middle.

    So do the ones in that ebay link you use provide bright light across the whole rear plate leaving no dark patches?
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    i will take a pic tonight to check and post it up for you guys.

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