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Cup Holder LED Lighting

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by TTLAW, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. TTLAW

    TTLAW Member

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    I will shortly be taking delivery of a ex demo A3 Sportback and the only thing missing from my ideal spec is the Interior Light Package (It has lots of spec I didnt want but the price is right).

    Most of the LED pack I can live without but would really like to get the lighting for the cup holders as I think that area of the dash is a bit dark without.

    Does anybody have any idea what the cost of this would be? Also how easy a retrofit would be and if anybody knows any people capable of fitting?

    Many Thanks

    Steve
     
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  3. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    the LED light is quoted 13€ in ETKA

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  4. Schizophonic

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    Even if you do get this part from Audi, the cost of labour would outweigh the part.

    Does any one know the connecting wires are already there and only the led ring light needs adding or is it a whole fitting required?
     
  5. TTLAW

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    Looking at the diagrams it is something I would do myself if I could confirm what wiring needed doing?

    Thanks for the diagrams they are perfect.

    Steve
     
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    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    you're welcome :thumbsup:

    I guess you could just wire it to the cigarette lighter ?
     
  7. TTLAW

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    Good idea. Would need to check if they are 12v first though.

    Steve
     
  8. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    says 12V on them, they must be ? :detective2:
     
  9. J.R.

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    What's the part number guys ? I'm looking to do a retrofit also. Also can you put up the diagrams ?
     
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  10. kayemill

    kayemill Active Member
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    Has anyone actually managed to retrofit these.

    I would be interested in doing this also.

    Thanks
     
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  11. Villanyien

    Villanyien New Member

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    I am also very interested in this.
    Has anyone done it?
     
  12. Villanyien

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    Hello everyone. :)

    Cartrends.dk and myself have just retrofitted the original LED cupholder lights today.
    Heres a picture.

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  13. kayemill

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    Would you happen to have a guide or be able to explain your method.

    Would love to do this. Thanks.
     
  14. Villanyien

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    Hello.

    Well, first of all you have to disassemble the centerconsole.
    This is quite an easy job, you have to undo 2 clips and then you can lift the whole centerconsole(Cupholders, MMI steering) up over the gearknop. The cupholders are in 2 layers which are glued together, so you have to remove the glue so you can take it apart. After you've done that you can put in the new LED circle in which costs around 20 pounds, it comes with a wire and a stick.
    The wire has to go into the stick, both ends, and then u have to weld the wire to the others wires (I didn't do this part, but it works with the auto light so it turns on and off like the rest of the interior lighting).
    So it's pretty simple and a 30 minute job if you can understand my horrible english grammas :D
     
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  15. kayemill

    kayemill Active Member
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    Thanks. Doesn't sound too difficult. Might give it a go.
     
  16. Villanyien

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    It was very easy :)
     
  17. Andy1608

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    If someone else had a go can you take pics and do another install write up cause I'd also like to do this myself
     
  18. kayemill

    kayemill Active Member
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    Pics would be helpful.

    Even if someone could indicate where the first clips are to get the console up.
     
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    Where did the parts come from....Audi or Other?
     
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    can someone tell us the part number? and also where can i find the ekta catalogue for the 8v?
     
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  24. kayemill

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    The image doesnt show for me unfortunately. Im on a mobile though i will try laptop.
     
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  25. Villanyien

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    The parts are original Audi.
    I just looked up a S3 and found the part.

    Unfortunatly i don't have a better description on how to do it.
     

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