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B8 rear l.e.d coversion..............yes or no ?

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by vw754, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    Ive done a big search and found different answers/opinions.......i m after buying genuine rear led lights for my car (currently standard non led)Ive heard they need to be coded at audi,vcds cant do it and some wiring is needed,somewhere i read get wiring from maplin,also read audi cant code them

    What i need to know is....can audi code them?

    What wiring do i need?


    or are they not worth the headache?
    dont want buy them then find out audi cant code them, my car is a b8 saloon with standard non led rear lights.
     
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  3. ScottishS3

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    If you are getting genuine audi lights then they will need coding and a wiring loom/connectors of some kind. Aftermarket ones are normally plug and play.
     
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    Your absolutely correct! OEM's are a pain to fit, wire & program etc, long winded mess about as you have proberley read some of the threads on here!
    Personally, I did not think it was worth the effort so settled for some aftermaket ones from the states which were straight plug & play are near identical.fitted in one hour.
    Plenty of these around, some very nice quality too! Just need to research them and buy wisely.
     
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    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    first of all thanks for all the replys...........any pics of what you guys have fitted,what the difference is compared to oem etc?
     
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    Got any pics mate?
     
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    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    ive seen these on e-bay,only thing is when the brakelight comes on,only the outer is lit up instead of the complete light(like oem) i wonder if they can be modded to light up all ?????????

    REAR TAIL LED LIGHT FOR AUDI A4 B8 07-09 LIMOUSINE NEW LAMPS | eBay

    p.s audi said they will code oem lights for £58 all in........still have to get wiring tho(thats for the genuine ones)
     
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    what they work out in our uk currency?....they look like oem's all depend how they light up/brake etc,some people brought off amazon and they were for left hand drive cars and had issues with the fogs...they were fk automotive,but when received were depo ones.
     
  10. ShaneSun

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    They work out around £490 inc. delivery. I was talking to them and they said they are OEM and require coding.
    They also said they are for RHD cars.
     
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    Bloody hell I'll sell ya mine for that price lol can't even see the things when your driving anyway. :)
     
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    I agree with you there mate you don't seem them when driving but they do look dam fine I love mine! :) .. They look the part and set the car off in my opinion! :)

    Expensive though! :(
     
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    a pain to fit have you fitted any ?
    there a half hour job with the loom and vcds
     
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    Where can you get the loom for an avant ? I have a set waiting to go on .
     
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    found some used genuine ones..........can the original wiring be used some how,even if i have to swop some wires around or goto have the loom?
     

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