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Day Time Running Lights for B6 is it possible?

V6 Quatt Jul 4, 2009

  1. V6 Quatt

    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Is it posible to fit Side light Day Running Lights like the B7 to the B6 models :uhm:
     
  2. 1210tech

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    i think i've read somewhere that you can program the sidelights to be drl's using vagcom, i'll have a search about
     
  3. 1210tech

    1210tech Four Ring Fanatic

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    right, not tried these myself but according to the ross-tech wiki you can program drl's in vagcom

    Central Electrics Channel 008: Daytime Running Lights

    0 = Daytime Running Lights OFF
    1 = Daytime Running Lights ON

    I found this coding as well:

    Module Central Electrical

    xxx?x: Headlights
    0 = Halogen Headlights w/o Daytime Running Lights (PR-8Q0/8Q1+8K0/8K7)
    1 = Halogen Headlights with Daytime Running Lights (PR-8Q0/8Q1+8K1/8K3/9C6/9C7)
    2 = Bi-Xenon Headlights with Daytime Running Lights (PR-8Q3/8Q5+8K9/8K4)
    3 = Bi-Xenon Headlights w/o Daytime Running Lights (PR-8Q3/8Q5+8K0/8K7)
    4 = Bi-Xenon Headlights with Daytime Running/Tail/License Plate Lights (PR-8Q3/8Q5+8K1/8K3)
     
  4. V6 Quatt

    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.

    Has any one tried it.

    :drool:
     
  5. 1210tech

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    i'll try it when i get home tomorrow :icon_thumright:
     
  6. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Good man :hi:

    What bulbs does it use do you know? The dipped beam headlights?
     
  7. 1210tech

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    dunno :) i'd imagine it would be the sidelights but we'll find out
     
  8. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Sidelights would be pretty dim - non-xenon cars only have 5w bulbs?
     
  9. scottie123

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    it will permantely put on your front lights... dipped and side.

    well it does on the a3 anyway so i presume it will be the same
     
  10. V6 Quatt

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    Good man. Please:thrashi: post some pictures when you have a result.
     
  11. 1210tech

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    ok just tried it.

    apparently my car doesn't have channel 008 on the central electrics module so couldn't do it through adaption so i tried it by changing the coding from 00001 = Rest Of World to 00002 = Northern Countries (Finland etc) and it worked.....but i have retro fitted oem xenons and they didn't like the new coding one bit :faint:

    the sidelights & dipped headlights came on with the ignition but the xenons flickered then the drivers side went out and wouldn't come back on again. i reset everything back to original and the xenons were fine

    so it can be done, and i reckon if i removed the xenons and re-fitted the standard halogens it would work.....but i can't be arsed with all that :icon_thumright:
     
  12. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Why do you think they work with halogens but not retro fit xenons then? Sounds a weird one.....

    I think the US running lights is just front lights, but the Scandinavian setting will illuminate the tail lights too, is that right?
     
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    I thought it might be because my car doesn't have channel 008 so I couldn't tell it that xenons are fitted and then when I changed the country the coding wasn't correct as per equipment fitted.....maybe, maybe not, but I just can't bothered to swap the xenons out with the halogens just to try, lazy I know :)

    I didn't check the tail lights, I was a bit busy sorting out the front end after the xenons started playing up :icon_thumright:
     
  14. V6 Quatt

    V6 Quatt Well-Known Member

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    Thamks for checking. I have OEM Xenons. Neve simple is it!

    Tought you had it solved. Damn:sob:
     
  15. 1210tech

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    Are they factory fit xenons? If they are then you should be able to program the DRL's through the adaption channel rather than changing the coding. I think mine don't work because, although they are oem xenons, they weren't factory fitted so the module that controls them wasn't programmed to control xenons, i think this is why my module doesn't have channel 008 on the central electrics module.

    I wouldn't give up trying to do it this way. Try and find someone near you that has vagcom or vcds as its now called and give it go :icon_thumright:
     
  16. V6 Quatt

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    Thanks. I will try and find someone to test this. Yes my Quattro has factory fit Xennons. What side light bulbs would be used to get this effect.
     
  17. A4CABBY

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    hey, wondered if you ended up anywhere with this? Looking at setting up the DRL's without the tail lights on an A4?
     
  18. stub

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    on ebay you can buy r8 look ones for bout £20 and fit them in your head lights on a sep switch or like me i've put them in my bumper on my b5. they are only a strip of led's
     
  19. Nutkin

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    but soooo many chavs have them.
     
  20. stub

    stub the matrix is comin

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    maybe but not round here. but still they only look rite on an audi. i mean how out of place do they look on other cars at least they were ment for our cars not ford vauxhalls pugs etc.
     
  21. Nutkin

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    Audi wernt the first.

    Aston Martin
    Rolls Royce

    and now almost every new car is coming with them E class merc, porsche. Personally not to my taste even standard.
     

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