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    Ambient lights

    I want to do the red LED ambient lighting mod and have found these on ebay, are they any good.......

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUSTOM-RED-LED...item2eacdf7ec2

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-Audi-A...item35a8cda817

    The first one is cheaper than the second one, so is it a case of you get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_N View Post
    I want to do the red LED ambient lighting mod and have found these on ebay, are they any good.......

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CUSTOM-RED-LED...item2eacdf7ec2

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GENUINE-Audi-A...item35a8cda817

    The first one is cheaper than the second one, so is it a case of you get what you pay for.
    PM me to buy the second ones cheaper than advertised - i.e. direct from me the seller - save on Ebay & PayPal admin costs!
    Also available a modified rear "grey platinum" interior light already modified with ambient lights - PM me for a price.
    2001 A4 Saloon 3.0 Quattro Sport Tiptronic - Platinum Leather/Heated Front Seats/BOSE/DIS/Cruise Control
    Retrofits:GmBH Bumpers, F&R Ambient LEDS, OEM Valeo Xenons (D2S) & Headlight Washers, Auto-dipping RVM, Footwell Lights, Vent Control illumination, ISO-Fix, RNS-E & OEM Bluetooth + VIMhack + Video i-pod & Aux inputs, Rear PDC, Powerflow 100mm Tips, Reversing Camera
    2012 A4 Saloon 2.0 TDIe Technik (163ps)
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    I have sent money through paypal gift, will just do the front. (for now anyway)
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    Woorlord is that you who sells the pre-installed rear ambient LED's?
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    I sell "OEM Front" and "Rear" ambient LED kits on Ebay - it's a very popular Audi modification.
    Ebay and PayPal fees do make it unnecessarily expensive, hence happy to supply forum members direct via PM at cheaper prices.

    I have one "Platinum Grey" B6 rear light assembly, like the 'biege' one pictured below, already modified with ambient LEDS - available and looking for a new home.
    2001 A4 Saloon 3.0 Quattro Sport Tiptronic - Platinum Leather/Heated Front Seats/BOSE/DIS/Cruise Control
    Retrofits:GmBH Bumpers, F&R Ambient LEDS, OEM Valeo Xenons (D2S) & Headlight Washers, Auto-dipping RVM, Footwell Lights, Vent Control illumination, ISO-Fix, RNS-E & OEM Bluetooth + VIMhack + Video i-pod & Aux inputs, Rear PDC, Powerflow 100mm Tips, Reversing Camera
    2012 A4 Saloon 2.0 TDIe Technik (163ps)
    Diagnostics:VCDS HEX+USB+CAN Cable

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    Nice one, I did mine myself by trial and error soldering! But I saw them on ebay a while ago and thought it was very enterprising of someone
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    so with out sounding toooo stupid the red light stays on all the time right is it not strange when driving at night i only ask as i like the look of it but not sure
    if its would take to much getting used too.

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    Simon it "Bathes the cabin in a warm red glow" - it's quite nice, and is adjustable with the instrument lights so you can dim them down if needs be. But they're certainly not overbright.
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    sweet just seemed brite in the ebay ones

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    They look bright in the ad's but they aren't that bad.

    Like photo's of LED sidelights!
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    I have the front ones and love it, never seen it in the rear before, but I'm definitely going to do this mod

    I have see a car a few years back and they'd done a simular thing in the footwells which was quite nice too.
    A4 B6 1.9 TDI SE (130)
    Standard Options: Cruise Control | Ambient Lighting | Lighting Pack | Parking Sensors
    Retrofits/Mods: 19" RS4 Reps | Chipped | LED Daylight Running Lights | RNS-E | Bluetooth | TV Tuner | Glovebox CD Changer | S4 Electric Folding Mirrors | Spax Coilovers | Stainless Steel Duplex Exhaust | K&N Induction Kit | Tinted Windows | MFSW | SDS | Vortex Kit | Coming Home Lights | Auto Lights | LED Rear Lights
    Planned: RSAP | Rear View Camera

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    in the footwells that sounds good any one got that and how did they do it ?

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    They're called footwell lights, a few cars came with them, but they are most often retrofitted.

    I'm going to do it soon, see HERE
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    It did look good, didn't consider it myself at the time as I had a crappy Saab (but real fast) at the time but now I'm tempted to try this.
    A4 B6 1.9 TDI SE (130)
    Standard Options: Cruise Control | Ambient Lighting | Lighting Pack | Parking Sensors
    Retrofits/Mods: 19" RS4 Reps | Chipped | LED Daylight Running Lights | RNS-E | Bluetooth | TV Tuner | Glovebox CD Changer | S4 Electric Folding Mirrors | Spax Coilovers | Stainless Steel Duplex Exhaust | K&N Induction Kit | Tinted Windows | MFSW | SDS | Vortex Kit | Coming Home Lights | Auto Lights | LED Rear Lights
    Planned: RSAP | Rear View Camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    They're called footwell lights, a few cars came with them, but they are most often retrofitted.

    I'm going to do it soon, see HERE
    I have those that come on when the door was opened, but this was a nice gental red glow when the lights were one. Not sure if it's going a bit too far, but I'm still tempted, lol.
    A4 B6 1.9 TDI SE (130)
    Standard Options: Cruise Control | Ambient Lighting | Lighting Pack | Parking Sensors
    Retrofits/Mods: 19" RS4 Reps | Chipped | LED Daylight Running Lights | RNS-E | Bluetooth | TV Tuner | Glovebox CD Changer | S4 Electric Folding Mirrors | Spax Coilovers | Stainless Steel Duplex Exhaust | K&N Induction Kit | Tinted Windows | MFSW | SDS | Vortex Kit | Coming Home Lights | Auto Lights | LED Rear Lights
    Planned: RSAP | Rear View Camera

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    1wheel has fitted red bulbs in his, and wired them to the lights (I think) which I imagine gives a similar effect?
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    im thinking ill look into this grab some LEDs from maplin and then pick up a feed from say the lighter LED for the feed would work

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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    1wheel has fitted red bulbs in his, and wired them to the lights (I think) which I imagine gives a similar effect?
    That's a good idea, now why didn't I think of that, much easier than what I was thinking.
    A4 B6 1.9 TDI SE (130)
    Standard Options: Cruise Control | Ambient Lighting | Lighting Pack | Parking Sensors
    Retrofits/Mods: 19" RS4 Reps | Chipped | LED Daylight Running Lights | RNS-E | Bluetooth | TV Tuner | Glovebox CD Changer | S4 Electric Folding Mirrors | Spax Coilovers | Stainless Steel Duplex Exhaust | K&N Induction Kit | Tinted Windows | MFSW | SDS | Vortex Kit | Coming Home Lights | Auto Lights | LED Rear Lights
    Planned: RSAP | Rear View Camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon2004 View Post
    im thinking ill look into this grab some LEDs from maplin and then pick up a feed from say the lighter LED for the feed would work
    As good a place as any I would think.
    A4 B6 1.9 TDI SE (130)
    Standard Options: Cruise Control | Ambient Lighting | Lighting Pack | Parking Sensors
    Retrofits/Mods: 19" RS4 Reps | Chipped | LED Daylight Running Lights | RNS-E | Bluetooth | TV Tuner | Glovebox CD Changer | S4 Electric Folding Mirrors | Spax Coilovers | Stainless Steel Duplex Exhaust | K&N Induction Kit | Tinted Windows | MFSW | SDS | Vortex Kit | Coming Home Lights | Auto Lights | LED Rear Lights
    Planned: RSAP | Rear View Camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon2004 View Post
    im thinking ill look into this grab some LEDs from maplin and then pick up a feed from say the lighter LED for the feed would work
    Check your insurance for fire cover Simon.

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    ha its ok im coverd and at 300 pounds you cant go wrong lol no if i did it id use all the right stuff mate and inline fuses im sure it would be ok
    would just need to find a good feed thats all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woorlord View Post
    I sell "OEM Front" and "Rear" ambient LED kits on Ebay - it's a very popular Audi modification.
    Ebay and PayPal fees do make it unnecessarily expensive, hence happy to supply forum members direct via PM at cheaper prices.

    I have one "Platinum Grey" B6 rear light assembly, like the 'biege' one pictured below, already modified with ambient LEDS - available and looking for a new home.

    My kits only fit Saloons and Avants - not compatible with Cabriolets.
    2001 A4 Saloon 3.0 Quattro Sport Tiptronic - Platinum Leather/Heated Front Seats/BOSE/DIS/Cruise Control
    Retrofits:GmBH Bumpers, F&R Ambient LEDS, OEM Valeo Xenons (D2S) & Headlight Washers, Auto-dipping RVM, Footwell Lights, Vent Control illumination, ISO-Fix, RNS-E & OEM Bluetooth + VIMhack + Video i-pod & Aux inputs, Rear PDC, Powerflow 100mm Tips, Reversing Camera
    2012 A4 Saloon 2.0 TDIe Technik (163ps)
    Diagnostics:VCDS HEX+USB+CAN Cable

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    I have front and rear ambient lights in mine, fronts good but not impressed with the rear i must remove it and have a look and maybe make the holes a little bigger,i did have the correct hole sizes written down somewhere but as usual can't find anything when you want it (i must have cleaned up), as for the footwells i am in the middle of sourcing the parts, i'm going to use the same red lights as are in the doors fit them into the footwell holes just need to get some rear footwell brackets.
    A4 AVANT 1.9TDI 130 SPORT:
    18" RS6'S//TWIN EXHAUST//ALLARD EGR DELETE//AERO WIPERS//B7 KEYS & ENGINE COVERS//BLACK OPTICS //FRONT & REAR S-LINE BUMPERS//TAILGATE SPOILER//S4 HEADLIGHTS,GRILLS & DOOR BLADES//RS4 RARB & PEDALS//FRONT,REAR & FOOTWELL AMBIENT LIGHTING//PUDDLE LIGHTS//FAN JETS//MEDIA SYSTEM//T.V//7" HEADREST MONITORS//REAR BLINDS//REVERSE CAMERA// CRUISE & DIS


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboyc View Post
    ...............i did have the correct hole sizes written down somewhere but as usual can't find anything when you want it (i must have cleaned up),.........
    OEM front fascia cover holes are 6.7mm - you'll be OK with 6.5mm drilled holes.
    2001 A4 Saloon 3.0 Quattro Sport Tiptronic - Platinum Leather/Heated Front Seats/BOSE/DIS/Cruise Control
    Retrofits:GmBH Bumpers, F&R Ambient LEDS, OEM Valeo Xenons (D2S) & Headlight Washers, Auto-dipping RVM, Footwell Lights, Vent Control illumination, ISO-Fix, RNS-E & OEM Bluetooth + VIMhack + Video i-pod & Aux inputs, Rear PDC, Powerflow 100mm Tips, Reversing Camera
    2012 A4 Saloon 2.0 TDIe Technik (163ps)
    Diagnostics:VCDS HEX+USB+CAN Cable

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    I'm tempted to do this mod but just not sure about people be able to see me driving @ nite....
    A4 TDI SPORT with full leather and thats it as standard.Fitted by me.Remap,S-LINE BADGES.S4 Wing mirrors.DIS,Seat Cupra splitter.Rear parking sensors.5k hids+LED side lights+DRL lights+chrome indicator bulbs,amber fog lights.LED Xenon number plate bulbs,upper/lower front grills+boot strip in matt black.Ipod dock.19" BMW X5 SPORT CONCAVE ALLOYS,9 J FRONT 10 J REAR 20mm hub adapters front ET 28,18mm hub adapters rear ET 27.

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    It's really not very bright mate! To be honest, when there's streetlights you'll struggle to even notice they're on. I only ever notice mine when there are no street lights. Perhaps mine need re-jigging though to get them brighter. (and my dash clusters are illuminated to max, so that's all good there)


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    Quote Originally Posted by holmefield View Post
    I'm tempted to do this mod but just not sure about people be able to see me driving @ nite....
    You confusing ambient LED's with HID's.....? lol

    As crazy mentioned, they're really not that bright!
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    where did you get yours james

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    so they are no longer around then hmmmm i did look on the bay and pm.ed woorlord but not heard back yet.

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    I'm sure he will.

    There's another seller on ebay if you're getting impatient! Or I think they're only about 14 from the dealer.
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    oh really 14 ish thats good any have the part number for them . how did you fit them do you need to add any wier or ant thing to power them up

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    forget the stupid ? i asked about the adding of a wier just thought about it and think it just picks up a feed from the buttons that light up red at night lol

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    If you google "A4 ambient light guide" or similar it should bring up a pictorial guide. I'm on my phone at the moment so don't have it to hand.

    You unclip the light lens, then there are two screws to undo which removes the whole unit. You need to drill two hole in a premarked place (6.5mm ??) And then the LED block will click in. The wires can be clipped in place, and I think there are spade connectors to complete the circuit. It doesn't get much easier!

    I don't have the part number to hand, but I'm sure someone will have!
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    pjmspeedy got me mine. He'll know the part number etc. Just drop him a pm, i'm sure he'll oblige.

    I just need to do my rear ones still, only got the front ones done. i believe the rear ones are a bit more of a job to fit them, rather than just a straight clip in.


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    There's no factory fit option for the rears. I have done a thread on it, search for "rear ambient light installation" and it should come up.

    You need to drill the holes and then glue the module in. The wires need to be soldered into the existing light unit, it was a long time ago so I can't remember exactly which wires. Hopefully my thread will say, if not I'm sure Woorlord will oblige
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    Yeah, I remember seeing the thread before so was gonna use it for a guide. I seem to remember reading that the read plastic has what appears to be holes for the LED's, but they're actually off-centre?! I'm sure someone on here drilled them and they weren't quite lined up 100%.

    On my front ones, I think I may need to try drop the LED module lower towards the plastic casing, as it is recessed, so not as much light is coming through as I would have liked.


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    Quote Originally Posted by quattrojames View Post
    That'll be me then ....
    haha, just after I posted I did wonder whether it was you or not! At least you've taken one for the team in the hope that none of us will make the same mistake! I know for a fact that i'd have done exactly the same, and it would have bugged me so bad too.


 

 
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