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    Illuminating door handles

    Its something I've been toying with and slowly gather parts.
    The parts finally came together last night (Thanks Byzan) and I set about cutting bits and see how they fit.

    First, some spare handles and illumination parts.




    second, get cutting.


    third, Insert light unit and see if it fits.


    fourth, add power.


    All the other steps was put on hold, I tea was ready and it was dark by the time I was ready to go out and fit.
    I'm busy for the rest of this week, I'll finish this off next week.
    Theses are only test handle, which is a good thing cause I made the hole in the passenger handle a bit big.
    It will still work, I just need to glue the light unit in.

    The other thing I have not checked out or looked at is if there is any thing in the way on the door.
    Any one got a spare door card that they can take a pic of to show me whats behind the handles?
    any plastic or strengthen bits that might need cutting to get theses to fit?
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    So thats what those parts were for lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.s View Post
    So thats what those parts were for lol
    Yup.
    Might need another set off you soon mate.
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    where did the light parts come from?
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    Think it was a Touareg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason.s View Post
    Think it was a Touareg?
    Yup.

    I got some free time next weekend, so I'll strip my door cars down and try and fit them.
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    looks interesting keeping an eye on this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by rasA4 View Post
    looks interesting keeping an eye on this post
    I got some free time this weekend so I'm going to try and wire them in and get some night pics.
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    The other thing I have not checked out or looked at is if there is any thing in the way on the door.
    Any one got a spare door card that they can take a pic of to show me whats behind the handles?
    any plastic or strengthen bits that might need cutting to get theses to fit?[/QUOTE]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulli79 View Post

    Ahh sweet, thank you very much.
    No obstructions. That's my weekend job sorted out.
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    No worries only got the drivers off, but cant imagine the others being any different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulli79 View Post
    No worries only got the drivers off, but cant imagine the others being any different.
    I don't think I've ever noticed any thing there.
    Bring on the weekend. Lol
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    2 weeks later and I finally fitted them.

    The weather has been awful but saturday had little enough rain for me to get out there and do it.

    No pictures cause I got carried away and forgot, plus it would have looked like the ones at the top.

    I did do a couple of things different.
    I glued the light units to the back of the handle to stop them from moving around when fitting and fitted.
    I wrapped the back of the light units in black wrap to help get most of the light in to the door handle but thinking on it now, I don't think it would make that much differents. It does look better on the back of the handles though.

    There is 1 small issue with this kit.
    Behind the handle is part of the window frame and they touch this. It is hey a very small amount, you don't even notice the door handle being forced out by the 0.5mm.
    I just left it.

    No pics of them working cause I kept forgetting when it was dark and the weather's been poo, so doubt I would have gone out there any way.

    Soon as I've been out there at night I'll try and get some pics of them working.
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    Can't wait to see the pics dude, I have considered this a few times for mine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy88 View Post
    Can't wait to see the pics dude, I have considered this a few times for mine.
    DO it mate.

    I think yours is easier cause the B6 had it as a option.
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    Yeah that's what originally made me think it. I think i'm gonna do footwell and puddle lights next...but we'll see. I just need it to stop raining though, my garden has a swimming pool now at least


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    Bit of a thread revive.

    The lights are to dim and I can't see any light.

    Back to the drawing board.
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    Whats caused that then u think? I take it they arent LED's?

    LED might be better option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxmeister View Post
    Whats caused that then u think? I take it they arent LED's?

    LED might be better option.
    They are LEDs.
    No idea.
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    they are v dim in my a6 as standard
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    i want to upgrade my a6 to c7 2012 spec
    QQ1 & QQ2, loads more lights than my c6 has!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste_Nova View Post
    i want to upgrade my a6 to c7 2012 spec
    QQ1 & QQ2, loads more lights than my c6 has!
    I got no idea what any of that means apart from more lights.
    The more lights bit gets a
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