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Ambient lighting - Done!

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by BlackQuat, Dec 3, 2011.

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    Thank you to James for the how to again.
    I got the kit off Stoke Audi's website.
    Fitted it last night.

    I also had some ambient lights from an Audi A6 that i found in a scrap yard so fitted them into the rear. Not as bright as the fronts but still abit of red glow.
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    :)
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    yer man, wheres the pics?
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    I still need to fit my rear ambient lights. Only got chance to fit the fronts.

    As above, we need pics :)
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    I'll sort a few pictorials.
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    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

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    lol, good lad!
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    They're not the easiest things to photograph in fairness!
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    Pics or it never happened.
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    Night shots with a tripod :p
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    As promised.
    None of the rear. As i'm decided it's too dim and looks poo.
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    Who cares about ambient lighting...is that snow on the windscreen? :)

    I love the glow from the ambient lights, makes the interior look ace!
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    Certainly is!
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    lucky, can't wait for snow.

    ambient is so very nice, gives the interior a nice glow.
    I tried taking pictures of mine and its so hard. I gave up.
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    What am i missing here..
    Mine looks like that, is it not all A4's have the red lighting or have you put brighter bulbs all round?
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    all a4's dont have it
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    Mine never had it but mine was a B5 Pre-facelift.
    I fitted W8 lights that had it.
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    I want footwell lights. A task for me once we get warm weather again :)
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    Your head unit looks ace.. Whats the going rate for one of those?
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    head unit is rns-e
    you can pick them up from around £300 upwards
    then the new led media button 1 is from around £430 up
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    Looks good. How much was all the kit? and do you have a link to the website?

    TIA,

    Alan
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    There's not a lot to them to be fair, I think VAgParts used to churn them out for about £8 back in the day.

    Don't forget these are also controlled by the rheostat for the dsahboard lights, so if they look a bit dim you can turn them up.
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    Alan H Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......

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    I know there's a "how to" but are they a straight forward fit?
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    Yes mate a doddle, clip the light out, snap the housing into the pre-determined location, route the wires and plug them in.
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    Don't forget, drill the holes :p
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    :ohmy: That'd be something I'd forget to do.....
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    Lol yeah, it's been a while since I did mine!
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    Has anyone got a photo as where these fit as I looked at mine and couldn't see where they would go.
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    Not great pics... I'me sure there's a DIY guide somewhere.

    The LED unit clips in here

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    This is the drill marks:

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    After drilling:

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    Fitted:

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    I see I've posted a picture twice there, I'll sort it tomorrow when back on the PC.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9900 using Tapatalk
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    Awesome, thanks for that. Think i'll be ordering some of those. :)
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    I mite be been a bit thick here, but here goes with the amibent lighting on doesn't that mean that people in other cars can see you whilst driving @ nite? isn't it like driving with your interior light on?

    Im tempted to do it but just not right keen on everybody staring @ me @ nite!!!!!
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    Its not that bright.
    You thinking of truckers? :)

    Its very subtle and you can just about see it when you're in the car.

    This is mine with my hand
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    With out my hand
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    Not bright enough at all.
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    Yeah, as Scott says it's really not very bright. In an area with good street lights you'll probably struggle to even see it. Out in the country lanes though it just gives a really nice red glow to the cockpit. :)

    I found my second set today which I got a year ago, for the rear light cluster, which I plan on fitting over christmas sometime.
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    Seriously mate you'll be fine!
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    I had the fronts,car has the light pack fitted.
    I fitted the rears and not one passenger in the rear has commented on them.....
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    But you know they're there...and surely that's all that counts? :)
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    True....
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    No one comments on my spacers or black calipers either :beee:

    But I still turn around and look at the car EVERY time I walk away from it :o.k:
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