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    Interior Lighting Pack?

    Had a phone call from the dealer today saying Sunband wasnt available on the new A3 as an option without the Interior Lighting Pack so in the end I opted to have it added as an extra. So what exactly is in this package? I kind of gathered its about interior lighting from the name but what does it add specifically? Pics would be appreciated also!

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    You get:

    footwell lighting
    ambient light above gear stick
    lighting for interior door handles
    puddle lights
    open door warning lights
    illuminated vanity mirrors

    Edit: Oh and map reading lights
    Last edited by Staz; 9th May 2008 at 17:27.
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    hmm are all these additional lighting distracting when driving at night? I dont want my car lighting up like a disco

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    Well the footwell, puddle and open door warning lights are only on when the door is open. The map lights have a switch and the illuminated door handles are only on with the interior lights I think. But they're very subtle anyway.

    The only one that is on while you drive is the ambient light and it illuminates the gear stick area all the time. I was worried about this one myself but it's pretty good actually. If it bothered me I planned to just tape over the lights. I'm going to take some photos of the whole pack tomorrow once my camera is charged and then do a thread that we can always refer to as this question comes up fairly often. I have asked it myself before.
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    No mate - the only lights visible when driving are the ambient lights above the gear stick - they are LEDs and glow a nice red.

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    excellent, would love to see some pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staz1000 View Post
    Well the footwell, puddle and open door warning lights are only on when the door is open. The map lights have a switch and the illuminated door handles are only on with the interior lights I think. But they're very subtle anyway.
    My door handle LEDs are on all the time day and night like the led above the gearstick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markm49 View Post
    My door handle LEDs are on all the time day and night like the led above the gearstick

    Really? Well there you go, I just never noticed.
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    I would never order another audi without the interior light pack. It adds the kind of luxury feel that makes you love the car even more :-) Very classy, nothing chavvy about it at all.
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    I would never order another audi without the interior light pack. It adds the kind of luxury feel that makes you love the car even more :-) Very classy, nothing chavvy about it at all.
    I agree. The lighting pack has been standard on all 6 of my A3s and if it was not standard it would be the first item to be ticked in the options list.
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    Due to the inviting powers of alcohol, and my family who are set on getting me drunk and fed now I'm back, I have been unable to get some night time pics, and won't be able to for a few days.

    Until then here are the pics I took yesterday. Sorry for the crappiness of them. I'll do a whole new thread with some good pics in a few days. Unless someone beats me to it.

    Footwell lighting


    Puddle light


    Door open warning light


    Reading lights (front)


    Reading lights (rear)


    Ambient light LEDs


    Door handle illuminator

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    I have the Interior Light Pack in my A3 and it is well worth the money IMO!
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    Thanks for the pics staz, really cleared things up for me. I guess the ambient LED lights can only be fully appreciated at night.

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    Can anyone tell me the model year of these particular A3s. My SE has the ambient light pack, but doesn't seem to have those LED ambient lights. I've been to check and it does have door handle illumination. I've never noticed it working before - is it always switched on?

    Ta very much.

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    Ok this thread is old - but can anyone tell me if you can get the interior lighting pack fitted after purchase of the car?

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    Several posts on here for it. I've nearly finished retrofitting it:-

    Footwell lights:-

    http://forums.fourtitude.com/zeropos...how&id=2536694

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    My DIY Guide for Retro Fitting Foot well lights

    Puddle and warning lights:-

    My DIY guide for Retro fitting Puddle Lights


    Ambient lighting:-

    fitting ambient lighting

    Door handle lights:-

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    You should copy that post and put it in the FAQs mate!
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    OK Leon, just copied it in there

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    Ah fantastic stuff!! Gonna have a read of it this weekend! Cheers all!

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    Cracking! I'm over the moon that I'd spec'd it now. My gf has the same features in her 04 SE and I really liked the subtle touches it adds, especially at night. Very resonably priced upgrade as I recall too.
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    Yea, I think the lighting pack is about 90. I wished I'd spec'd it but to take the car in stock saved me 10% off the new price. Couldn't at the time get a reasonable discount if I ordered to my exact liking.

    Its like the Xenons with the LED DRL's, 500 option but to retro fit legally your talking 2K

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    Quote Originally Posted by pns2007 View Post
    OK Leon, just copied it in there
    In fact could you edit your FAQs post and link this thread in at the start as it has the photos in my post that identify what is what.

    One day I'll get around to making an all singing all dancing ILP photos thread but for now this is the best one I know of.
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    Copied your photos in. Anything else? lol


 

 

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