Oct 18, 2011
i have a a3 20ltr tdi sportback 2007 could i replace the rear lights to the 2009 model?
Yes but not a straight forward swap.
Mines a 3dr so can't be specific, use the search button for a definitive answer.
They fit perfect as they are exactly the same just a new look. You will need them programmed via vagcom but others can help you out with this.
To do this mod you need,
I Just got mine supplied, fitted, coded for £230 bags from a chap on here.
Where is this guy based?
Sorry to derive away from the 5dr variant!
I thought changing from 8P1 lights to MY09 & MY11 were a straight swap?
On a 3 door yes, plug and play.
He's called 'NAD' on here.
thought it would have been more straight forword than that,didnt think it would need re programing.
Deffo needs re-coding, i watched him do it. If you do recode the facelift lights, the brake lights will be constantly on.
cheers for that m8
£230 for the lights, adapters & install seems insanely low tbh, the lights cost that alone.
I've been looking to do the same but having a right mare looking for the rear lights!
I assume you dont want new then?
I really cant believe the lights supplied were brand new & adapters supplied/installed for £230, I know the dealer price generally & you cant buy the adapter set from kufatec for the difference of what the actual dealer pays audi for the lights alone, let alone install charges.
Neither can I... When I did mine, the lights were £260 with staff discount from Audi and the Kufatec looms were £55 delivered.
They need to be programmed otherwise the wrong lights light up at the wrong time...
I can tell you the lights I've supplied are brand new in sealed boxes and genuine parts. Including the adapters, install & coding, I have charged £230. I've done 11 installs so far inlcuding 4 members of this forum and have had no complaints. I do realise I am overly cheap especially since I've had people travel to me from as far as the Midlands and to be honest my profits are minimal. We all know how much the dealers charge and their markup is going to be very high due to them having large overheads so one would expect it to be much cheaper to buy from somewhere else. If you can cut out as many middle men as possible then you are bound to get cheaper. Without giving too much away, I can tell you these lights have come from the factory in Italy where they are manufactured by Magneti Marelli (owned by Fiat) and have not been sold through Audi or any of it's vendors in which case you'd expect to pay a premium.
If we're talking about prices that seem too good to be true then I doubt you'd believe me when I tell you I got a set of facelift lights for my own Sportback a few months ago and stood me at just £37 for the full set!! Ok, they weren't brand new, but still as new. I bought them individually on eBay from different sellers, one of the outer lights was £7 the other £10 and the inners I got both for £20! They were all local sellers so I collected and saved on postage too. More recently I bought a full set of LED SB rears for just £50 from the below seller...
Audi A3 2010 1.9 TDI Breaking | eBay
I know sometimes luck has something to do with it but I just want to make a point that you can at times get things much cheaper than you'd imagine if you just look for them! Another example, 3 weeks ago I got a set of tyres (not from eBay), brand new 18" Michelin Pilots Sports 3 for just £34 per a tyre!! For those of you wondering, it's all kosher with invoice!
No complaints here NAD.
NAD - if only you was closer!!!
There you go, one of my many happy customers. Thanks Aiden.
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