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

    leegsi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    49
    What rear light options are there for the convertible?
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,988
    Likes Received:
    522
    Most people fit B7 rear lights.
     
  3. vr6gordy

    vr6gordy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,960
    Likes Received:
    74
    you could put the b7 cabbie lights in but you need convertors for the loom
     
  4. Andy27168

    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?
     
  5. hades-

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

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    619
    yes plug and play

    there is codeing but they will work without
     
  6. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    49
    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?
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    13,988
    Likes Received:
    522
    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.
     
  8. hades-

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

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    619
  9. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    49
    Thats a lot of money for a few connectors and a bit of wire.
     
  10. hades-

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

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    619
    you have 2 choices
    buy one
    make one.
     
  11. hades-

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

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    9,377
    Likes Received:
    619
    the lights aint cheap either
     
  12. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    49
    If I knew what wires went where I would lol
     
  13. VagCabby

    VagCabby Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2012
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    45
    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.
     
    Tobester likes this.
  14. leegsi

    leegsi Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    49
    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
     

Share This Page