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Different rear LED lights?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by number3, Nov 1, 2013.

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    Did a quick search and nobody seems to have mentioned this yet, following a 13 plate S-Line this morning and couldn't work out why it looked different, until they indicated to turn off, where my rear LED indicator lights are straight, his had a weird downward tail on them on the boot part of the lights??? His rear red lights ( not break lights ) look different too? Anybody else noticed this change?
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    Isnt a difference between 3 door and sportback?
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    The saloon has different rear lights again as well from the a3 and the sb...
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    I don't actually have a clue what my rear lights look like when they are on - I'm going to have to investigate!
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    lol I've only seen them when locking car at night!!
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    TBH I wouldn't have thought the light clusters between SB and 3 door would be different ? Thought was same just longer ? Salon I can understand as it's different shape at the back! Am not fussed that they are , was just thinking there had been an alteration made from 13 onwards.
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    Oops double post...
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    I know roughly what they look like as I saw an A3 going the other way to me yesterday with Xenons, and I looked in my mirror as they went past to see what they were like, heh

    Reminds me though - there is a difference between them if you have xenons vs if you don't
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    I just googled some images and the 3 and 5 door rear lights look identical to me.
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    Yes the 3 door indicator lights tail lights are different, my indicators look like a "tick" I think they are smart.
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    You have the 3 door S-Line same as me? as mine dosen't have the downward tick ?? on a 62 plate
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    I have a 63 plate 3 door S-Line and indicators are a straight line of LEDs?
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    It might just help for people to post pictures of various models and different light options.

    [​IMG]
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    63 Plate A3 3 door S-Line (indicator obviously isn't on but it is a straight line of LEDs across the top)


    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1383331522.528841.jpg
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    Same here no tick on the end

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    My S3 SB has the downward tail on them on the boot part of the lights.
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    Fancy uploading a pic if it's different to others on here... Actually, just more pics in general! I need my fix!
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    nice number plate:undwech:.....could sell that to a poser Astra VXR owner for a few quid when you are done with it!!
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    It's saturday tomorrow and I have a chance to take some pics with a real camera and not just my phone. Hope its sunny, then I want to put some miles on it. I fancy going to Barmouth. Pics to follow.
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    Isn't the OP referring to a tick on the indicators - he said noticed as the car turned off...
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    As he uses the word 'indicator' one assumes he means those not rear lights so posting up pictures of them is not really helpful.
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    Here you go. May 2013 SB.

    CIMG2454.jpg

    Certainly different to the 3 door posted above
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    [​IMG]

    S3 with LED light package - 3 door

    So far it looks like Audi can't make their mind up on rear light design! The car equivalent of a snowflake!
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    Base models appear to have simple lights!

    S Line and S3 seem to have LEDs..posts 15 and 23.. I may be wrong!!
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    IIRC LED rear lights come with the Xenon headlights.
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    .... which are fitted as standard to S Line and S3 !!!!....
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    So where are we on this? The images in posts 22 and 23 have completely different light clusters so is the deciding factor that determines which you get?
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    I think 22 is a sportback, 23 a hatchback.
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    Good point, I missed that!
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    Does anybody know what light option post 22 had fitted? Standard, xenon or LED?
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    It'll only be xenon or LEDs but I don't think it matters, rears on S3s and S-line (and all with xenon headlights) are LED.
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    It's a Sport with optional xenon light package - which includes LED rears.
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    Yep, it's what I have on my SB Sport with the Xenon light pack.
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    one assumes correctly, we were posting pics of our light clusters whilst not ideal still , if you looked close enough , showed whether straight or ticked.
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    S3 - 5 door: with the indicator "ticked" downwards:

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    Same car taken from front:

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    I think it's a 3/5 door difference. If you look in the Oct 2013 brochure (http://www.audi.co.uk/content/dam/audi/production/PDF/PriceAndSpecGuides/a3-s3.pdf) on page 89 they have an S3 SB which looks to have the 'ticked' lights, then on page 96 they have a 3dr S3 which looks to have the straight ones. As the S3 has xenon's as standard, we can make the assumption that it's not the rear LED's that are making the difference (although it could still be something to do with whether front LED's are specified?)
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    Yes. It will be different panel shapes on the 3/5 door that make the difference. The light cluster shapes will be the same on all 3 door and the 5 doors will all be the same too...
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