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Ambient lighting in the B7????

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by Tiffy, Mar 4, 2013.

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    OK before anyone says anything, i have searched and searched but can only find info for the B6......

    Looking to retrofit some ambient lighting to the Avant as in previous BMW's i have owned they look great.

    What do i need ect....part numbers would be great and a fitting guide also..........
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    you can buy them on ebay for about 20 quid i did and they come with instructions quite easy tbh the drill holes are already marked out
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    Have you got a link please???..........
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    beat me.....lol
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    I did this about a month ago.

    Took 10 mins and was about £10.

    Forgot to plug my sunroof cable back in and had to take the light back out though.
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    just changed my Interior lights for white LED's and checked this out....all is in place so i will order the Ambiant module from Audi asap.....cheers chaps
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    Anyone got a pic of these fitted? Interested to see how they look.

    cheers
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    This is the affect, a low red light.

    [​IMG]
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    B6 and B7 are the same
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    cheers RMH what i expected, same light effect i used to have in the Vectra of all places
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    Its a nice classy touch that looks superb......for the sake of £10 its a no-brainer.....
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    Anyone know if this is possible with the rear interior light?
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    yes iv had it in a few B7's
    same part number
    and theres a few guides kicking about
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    I take it that you need the map reading one and not the single perspex type one?
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    Ambient lighting looks good. Also, from reading the guide on Tyresmoke, it has the look of a job I can do myself.

    I've just rang Bexley Audi to order the part. It's £12.09 + VAT, so I have to go in and pay in advance. If I can do that before 2pm today, it should be available tomorrow.
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    I've ordered the part, and it should be in tomorrow. Ahead of that, though, I thought I'd unclip the covers and have a look inside the cluster, to get an idea of what I'll be doing. First thing I noticed was that when the white plastic cover is removed, it has a small rectangular box clipped into it, to which is connected a wire feeding back into the cluster. I'm thinking this possibly something to do with the bluetooth system (a microphone, perhaps?), because the location of this little box corresponds with a small perforated grill area on the cover.

    Can I safely lever the box out of its little housing? If not, the cover is left dangling by the wire, which will make it a little tricky to drill the two holes for the LEDs.
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    Did it ever come from factory with the rear or is this just a retrofit modification? Intrigued to see how this would look...
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    its a retro
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    it could be the BT mic if you have it fitted
    also theres movments in there for alarm and 1 for the cc unit
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    Thanks, Bez. I do have OEM phone prep and bluetooth fitted, so I'm pretty certain it's the mic. If so, am I safe to ease this little box out of its housing on the underside of the cover?
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    yeah just take it out
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    Ta, will do. Stand by to be blamed when I break it, heheh!
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