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Audi S3 Rear Light Upgrade.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Hardsy, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Hardsy
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    Hardsy Hardsy_S3

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    Hello people, just bought myself some facelift rear lights.

    Are these a straight swap for the old style lights and go straight on? Any help, info or guides on this would be great. Im not very good with the whole hands on approach :(


    Cheers guys n girls.

    Nick
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  2. Dave_Bayern
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    Straight swap, remove the bulb holder and then undo the 4 screws.

    Brand new genuine facelift rears can be bought at Euro Car Parts for £38 for anyone interested.
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    Hardsy Hardsy_S3

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    Thats nice n cheap... i bought for £59 so not too bad their! :) thanks for the quick reply on that one mate.
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    Genuine new ones from Euro are £38 each, so you got a good price.

    I think the screws are 8mm so you need an 8mm socket to get in there, but as soon as you undo all four, the unit just pulls out and you fit the new one in its place.
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    Hardsy Hardsy_S3

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    Yeh i magaed to find a german company on ebay selling these genuine facelift rear lights. Seem like a good company (have their own shop etc) so yeh.. £59 for both! :) makes me happy for the days work ahead now. cheers mate.
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    fazzybear Member

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    Hardsy what was the company called, i want some of these now
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    be careful not to drop the nuts when you are changing them as its quite tight to get to the outer ones
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    god_thats_quick Numptie of the highest order

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    to add to that... don't drop the bloody 8mm socket into the car either - you'll never see it again!
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    nickelvery RS4 B5 380bhp

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    Like a black hole those places. lol
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    spuddie007 Thomas the Tank Engine - Choo, Choo!

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    Yes mate, which company did you use?
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    fazzybear Member

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    Well dont hold out on me and spuddie007 :)
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    i was alway under the impression you had to change the bulb holders too? if not, let us know where you got the pair for £59!
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  13. Jaywoo_A3
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    Jaywoo_A3 Audi dead, 2.0T all the way!

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    No, bulb holder are exactly the same.
    I got my set of ebay auctions, together they cost me £40 one was new and the other was mint.:icon_thumright:
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  14. bouncer--daz
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    bouncer--daz A dog is for life....not just for friday nights!

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    sum silly person put lexus lights on mine... so when I upgraded too the facelift rear lights i had to fork out for new bulb holders aswell:(
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    any one got any links to the ph2 rear-clusters? (other than Ebay..)

    Thanks.
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    Tell me guys why does everyone seem to get so wet between the legs for face lift rear lights ?? I know each to there own and all that but i think the pre-face lift look better (eg all red with small smoked indicator) i dont know maybe im just a bit mad??
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    =/

    I just personally think they are 10x smarter..

    My old 1.8 Sport before

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    1.8 Sport after..

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    Now drive a 1.8T the exact same colour, and want to source a new pair of ph2 clusters! :) (as well as RS6 18"s if anyone has a link.. :)?)

    Thanks
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    bouncer--daz A dog is for life....not just for friday nights!

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    I would agree... look alot smarter... brighter with the larger silver section... and look alot better at night!
    [​IMG]
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    eurocarparts - £37 each + the vat, ordering mine this w/end!
    dont forget to put in the right year car details not your own or you'll end up with the same ones again
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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    what are those wheels in the pic actually called? ive been tryin to find a set all week!?
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    There off the 180bhp TT I think
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    cheers chaps
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I wonder if anyone has actually purchased one wheel?
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    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    Possibly, if you'd had an accident or hit a pothole and only buggered one wheel you wouldnt replace all 4.
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    Cheaper to buy a used set of 4 with tyres, unless you are anal about it being brand new.
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    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    i got my face lift lights from euros. £60 all in the pair.
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