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04 changed to 09 A3 rear lights ? can this be done?

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    yo guys...

    Just seeing if anyone knows if it is possible to upgrade to the 09 rear clusters on a 04 ? if so does anyone know if it is a straight swap or alot of modification to bodywork and wires are needed?.. Thanks:eyebrows:
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    If it's on a 3 door then it's a straight swap, no other work needed.
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    really?... thats perfect yep its a 3 door so it should literally be like for like?.. thanks again.. you have put a smile on my face :) now its time to find a set ha
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    Good luck, rare to find on ebay, and they ain't cheap from the stealers!!!

    5 min job, boot open, undo screw inside boot, take light off (carefully), unplug, plug new light in, put it in place, put screw back in

    DONE
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    Yep, a definite straight swap. Good luck finding a second hand set though.... I've been looking for months!
    Probably gonna buy brand new from Audi if I don't find a set soon.
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    Yeah couldnt be easier, direct swap, I've done it on mine!
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    thanks for that.... you know any places apart from ebay that they can be found at? cant wait to get my hands on them to change now.....:w00t:
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    Breakers yard? Scrappies? Again, you'll be seriously lucky
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    great thanks guys....... if you get yours soon pls post pics up and il do same
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    Did mine on saturday in my driveway. All you need is a flat head screwdriver, and the units themselves. Paid £165 from Audi main dealer, they come with all the bulbs so it's literally plug and play. Check the thread I started to see the end product.

    Removal instructions are in your owners manual
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    :wacko:thanks bro where is the thread you got photos on it?.... couldnt seem to find your thread?...
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    here's the photo. mine's an S-Line tho

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    £160 seems reasonable to me! any night pics sub39h?
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    nope but i'll take one tonight, just for you :p
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    is it £163 for the pair of lights if it is then that is a bargain does anybody know how much they are trade price im thinking of doing this myself coz i hate aftermarket clusters some of them look sooo tacky
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    What do you have to do to get them working on a sportback?
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    it was £83.02 per light, total £166.04. that was the price Stoke Audi gave me, and Leeds Audi matched it no questions asked. no idea about the trade price.
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    :yes:thanks guys.. do anyone know the parts number so I def get the right ones for my car?... oh and I have to say the rear looks damn nice bro... love that pic... gotta be done gunna order mine ASAP oh... pls put up a night pic would love to see ...
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    christ that is cheap i think im gunna have to get me a set of them now they look so much better than the old ones i love the slim indicator and the side light to look awesome at night i was behind one last night and thought i have to get some of them :drool:
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    part codes:
    http://www.vagoc.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?t=87

    Marc got 'em cheaper than me too the b'tard. there's also night photos in there

    he's also very kindly informed us that SB cars need a new loom and some VCDS coding. it has been done before. have a look at N8's car.
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    thank god its a strait swap on 3dr cars will have to do this soon
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    same! 160big ones tho....
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    in my eyes its worth £160 all day long
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    Ok mine are second hand, but my set of 09 rear lights set me back a grand total of....£45.50!!! :eyebrows::wub:
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    christ now thats cheap !!where did u find them ,i suppose it doesnt matter if they are second hand if they are tidy does it
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    Ebay! I bought one from a guy at £20, and the other at £25.50, all incl. p+p. Cheap as chips.
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    Dan got the deal of century!

    **Can someone tell me where the smiley icon has gone???
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    agreed. Cheapest I've seen a single light for was £49.99 before postage
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