1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Convertable rear light options?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by leegsi, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. leegsi
    Offline

    leegsi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    27
    What rear light options are there for the convertible?
    #1
  2. quattrojames
    Offline

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,885
    Likes Received:
    475
    Most people fit B7 rear lights.
    #2
  3. vr6gordy
    Online

    vr6gordy Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,098
    Likes Received:
    16
    you could put the b7 cabbie lights in but you need convertors for the loom
    #3
  4. Andy27168
    Offline

    Andy27168 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    9
    Are they just plug and play with the adapter looms or is a bit of coding on VCDS needed as well?
    #4
  5. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,703
    Likes Received:
    489
    yes plug and play

    there is codeing but they will work without
    #5
  6. leegsi
    Offline

    leegsi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    27
    When you say 'adapter looms' is that the part that plugs into the lights between the car loom (The standard loom for the B7)?

    Also what would the coding do different?
    #6
  7. quattrojames
    Offline

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,885
    Likes Received:
    475
    Kufatec sell the looms I think.

    Have a look for some posts by 1wheelonly who was up to speed on his Cab's, I think the coding is needed to swap the brake/fog lights around or similar.
    #7
  8. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,703
    Likes Received:
    489
    #8
  9. leegsi
    Offline

    leegsi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    27
    Thats a lot of money for a few connectors and a bit of wire.
    #9
  10. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,703
    Likes Received:
    489
    you have 2 choices
    buy one
    make one.
    #10
  11. bez101
    Offline

    bez101 Yorkshire & Humber Rep. Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    8,703
    Likes Received:
    489
    the lights aint cheap either
    #11
  12. leegsi
    Offline

    leegsi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    27
    If I knew what wires went where I would lol
    #12
  13. VagCabby
    Offline

    VagCabby Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    22
    Easy to make your original loom fit the b7 rears costing £0. If you get the b7 looms with your new lights. Cut the tail light off your b6 loom and then solder the 501 tail light from the b7 loom onto your b6 loom. Then all the holders fit into the b7 light fine apart from one which needs a 1 mm slit cut into the plastic on the light hole of the b7 light. Then all you need to do is either tape up the 2nd reverse and fog lights and tuck behind the light(I had it like this for 6 months) or cut the holders off and fit a resister (I have now done this) then you just nneedto code the top tail light out with vcds. Lights are expensive if your inpatient, I looked on ebay every day for 3 months and ended up paying £20 for one light and loom and £25 for the other light and loom.
    #13
    Tobester likes this.
  14. leegsi
    Offline

    leegsi Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    256
    Likes Received:
    27
    In no rush so see what comes along.

    Any chance of a picture and the resistors you used please showing where everything went for future reference?

    Thanks
    #14

Share This Page