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Differences in 09 Rear lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Digzz, Jan 2, 2011.

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    I only recognised this the other day ...so excuse me if I'm late. If you look at the two lights below When looks darker round the edges then the other. is one of them a S3 or S-line version or some thing?

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    haha you're very behind...

    there's now THREE sets of lights. the ones on the top are the MY11 onwards lights. i prefer the MY09 (bottom) ones personally
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    Lol. Was just about to say that it looked like they were different because they were from a different angle and top one was on a dull day!!

    So what does the third type look like??(totally confused now)
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    Digz thanks for the photo of how car use to look haha:puke::) :p Check my thread mate i've taken a photo of all 3 rear lights together (MY04, MY09 & MY11) and you can see the difference. Also as Sub said keep up lad:moa:
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    third type (as benskin has said) was the prefacelift light
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    haha is that how your car used to look? S3 alloys, S-Line badges and no roof spoiler :p?
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    Screw you Sub!!:moa: Haha yeah they were my first mods how embarrassing!:blush: No excuse i was a kid (well even more of a kid then i am now:p). Didnt know anything about Audi's, makes models wasnt into cars at all just liked the look of the 8P. Sprayed my grilles a dark grey to go with the colour of the car, S-line badges and fitted MY09 and S3 alloys. Then once i knew a bit more i released how silly i was being and took the badges off:happy:
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    Cheers got you now. I knew about the 09 lights and the older ones. Hadn't realised about the newer ones! Quite a subtle change though, is the darker surround the only difference, other than that they look same to me

    Benskin - whats your thread called, the link in your sig not working for me
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    lol boys play nice

    Think the car colour is big factor in which of the 09 or 11 lights look best, for my car the 11 would be too dark but that white at the top looks perfect with them
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    well whatever it's humble beginnings it's one of my fav cars on here, so certainly come a long way :thumbsup:
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    Not sure if the above photos work as i had to get the link off my phone as work has blocked photobucket!
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    +1
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    Cheers Sub:wub::friends:


    Sorry smoothie:crying::happy: As said above dues depend on colour of car i think i prefer MY09 though.

    here the link mate should be at the end of page 2
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/new-a3...-a3-lowered-anthracite-s3-alloys-lamin-x.html
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    Photos work perfect mate, good way to compare
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    Thanks for the Pictures [​IMG] benskin07. I wished I'd bought the darker 11 lights now. As it's looks better with my Black 2.0 TDI. I'm also waiting for these M.O.D People out there or company's to come up with a L.E.D Version. As there is already a L.E.D version for the OLD 1's. 2003-2008.
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    That pic explained all, cheers
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    No problem Smoothie thought while i have them all i might aswell get some photos to compare them.


    No problem Digz, got a new A3 now have you mate?

    No problem mate
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    No problem Digz, got a new A3 now have you mate?



    Yeh got a Black 2.0 TDI With Auto lights and Mirror Dimming. I sold my other car to my Mum as it was really hard to sell.....plus it drank to much petrol for me ......that's why I got a TDI. Some lady cashed into the side after having it only a week the other day ...Getting repaired thou....should be back with me next week. I'm also doing a S3 Conversion. These are the piceces I have already: Bonnet,S3 Bumper Rear & Front. Black Grill. I just need to get my S6 L.E.D's and Rear Spoiler and side skirts. And new front Lights.
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    Sounds like you got some good plans just dont put S3 badges on it :) Sorry to hear about the other car hope its sorted ASAP. You can get the S6 LED on ebay but for about £130-£160. Get some photos of the new car up
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    Don't worry no S3 is going on my A3 Unless it has a 2.0 TFSI Engine....:sly: I'm also getting these LED'S:

    ORIGINAL AUDI S6 LED TFL TAGFAHRLEUCHTEN KOMPLETT SET ! on eBay (end time 27-Jan-11 15:48:41 GMT)

    As it comes with the Control modular so it dims at night and so don't blind people on the road.

    My photo of my new Wip is on Post pictures of your 8P A3/S3

    Just to let you know.....
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    looks good mate i bet you cant wait to get on with the conversion im saving up now to get mine done im going for the s-line tho i think it would suit my car better
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    [​IMG] benskin07 Do you know the Part number for the Dark 11 rear lights ?
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    Have the changed the Sportback lights to a darker version as well?
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    I think they have
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    the sportback ones look awesome at night why cant the 3 door ones be the same lol
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    No change on the Sportback rear lights. Have just changed mine and there is just the pre and post facelift types....
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    Thats good to know Scott thanks as ive a set of 09 lights in the garage waiting to be fitted
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    I bought mine about three weeks ago, and got them fitted this week as I had to wait until I visited a fellow forum member to carryout the coding. They have really updated the rear of the car. Expensive mod, but glad I did it!!
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    Is there a price difference between the MY09 & MY11 lights?
    How much are they?
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    I believe the MY11 lights are around £85 each
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    All 3 are the same price. The 3dr ones I got from Audi new for £165ish. They have all the bulbs in, so plug and play
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    Was it Nigel by any chance? I'm waiting for him to fit mine
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    No it was Rhyso... I met him through a Golf forum as we both had Mk4's...
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    Sub was close they 3door lights are £168 for a set and £7.50 shipping but increased due to the vat. And that goes for MY09 and MY11
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    Rhyso is a top guy aswell
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    so would all 3 sets fit with no problems on my 04 plate TDI?
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    All three sets in my photo yes as long as yours is a 3door and not a sportsback.
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    Sorry if this has been covered in this thread already but, what needs recoding when fitting newer rear lights?

    If I fitted either the MY09 or MY11 rears to my '07 2.0 TDi would I need any thing coding? If so what exactly?

    Cheers.
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    3door no. 5door will need coding
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    Sweet mine is a 3 door.

    Thanks very much. Very quick reply.
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