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Centre 3rd Brake Light - Can the bulb warning light be turned off by VCDS?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by oneniner, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. oneniner
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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    I have today fitted a copy RS3 Roof Spoiler. Looks really good in my opinion and at less than half the price of an OEM one. Fitment is good. Only bad thing is the original 3rd brake light does not fit. So I have had to buy one from Ebay. I went for the F1 style brake lights which flash....

    Anyway no errors but after 10 mins of driving the warning light comes up on the dash. If I restart the car its gone again. So I am guessing its the way the electronics work on the lights so they flash.

    Does anyone know if I can permanently turn off the warning light using VCDS?

    Or I have read that you can wire in resistors to fool the car???
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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    I wired a resistor into mine matey, in line and heat shrink the little bugger be the easiest way
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    What type of resistors did you use? As they are so many different ones on eBay. And what problem did you have exactly?
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Stop talking and post pics of ure spoiler :D
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    Flashing brake light. Be sure it's legal, otherwise the police will stop and ticket you.
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    doubt its illegal as cars have flashing brake lights under heavy braking now
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