Was wondering if anyone has done something like this or have any ideas?
About four weeks back four cars and a van got broken in to where I live, all in the same night. Not had anyone take a pop at mine yet but while I love my Audi's I have always hated the Alarm LEDs which Audi fits and would like something better to try and prevent the opportunists.
My 8P had a very dim red LED which you could never really see but I managed to change this out for a super bright blue LED, and being located in the middle of the dash it could be seen by all during the day and night. A very fast and simple mod. Trading up to my new Saloon I was pleased that the red LED is not covered / diffused by a frosted dark bit of plastic and can be seen a little better but over all I would like an LED with a wider field of vision, to be super bright and to be better placed within the car.
Have already looked / tried to change the red to a blue LED and failed. The LED unit (red LED and flashing board) is sealed and cannot be opened without destroying it. Don't try to lift the LED mount / grommet out of the door card as the LED unit is bigger than the hole and is held up by the mount, it clips in, and it will drop in to the door. You will need to have the door card off to fix.
Then I thought about moving said LED to the dash but that seems like a lot of work and would leave a hole in the door card.
So what I am thinking about doing now is wiring up a flashing super bright blue LED to a switched live and putting it in place of the red, while relocating the red lower down the door card. Was also thinking to drill a hole and mount another on the passenger door. My problem is that I have no idea where to source the switched live and also I was wondering if the car will throw up any errors after having two more bits installed into it, extra power use etc etc...