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Ambient lighting in the B7????

Tiffy Mar 4, 2013

  1. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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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..........
     
  2. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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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
     
  3. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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  4. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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    Have you got a link please???..........
     
  5. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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    beat me.....lol
     
  6. Danny-boy

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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.
     
  7. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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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
     
  8. B_FUR

    B_FUR Active Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Anyone got a pic of these fitted? Interested to see how they look.

    cheers
     
  9. RMH1A4cab

    RMH1A4cab I'm in Cruise control

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    This is the affect, a low red light.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    B6 and B7 are the same
     
  11. B_FUR

    B_FUR Active Member Audi A4 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    cheers RMH what i expected, same light effect i used to have in the Vectra of all places
     
  12. Tiffy

    Tiffy Active Member

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    Its a nice classy touch that looks superb......for the sake of £10 its a no-brainer.....
     
  13. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    Anyone know if this is possible with the rear interior light?
     
  14. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    yes iv had it in a few B7's
    same part number
    and theres a few guides kicking about
     
  15. Rastamouse

    Rastamouse Welsh Audi Nut

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    I take it that you need the map reading one and not the single perspex type one?
     
  16. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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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.
     
  17. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  18. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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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...
     
  19. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    its a retro
     
  20. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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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
     
  21. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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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?
     
  22. hades-

    hades- Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    yeah just take it out
     
  23. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Ta, will do. Stand by to be blamed when I break it, heheh!
     

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