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Different rear LED lights?

number3 Nov 1, 2013

  1. number3

    number3 Active Member

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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?
     
  2. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Isnt a difference between 3 door and sportback?
     
  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    The saloon has different rear lights again as well from the a3 and the sb...
     
  4. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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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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  5. number3

    number3 Active Member

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    lol I've only seen them when locking car at night!!
     
  6. number3

    number3 Active Member

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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.
     
  7. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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    Oops double post...
     
  8. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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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
     
  9. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    I just googled some images and the 3 and 5 door rear lights look identical to me.
     
  10. dieseldoug

    dieseldoug Member

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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.
     
  11. number3

    number3 Active Member

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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
     
  12. 97catalunya

    97catalunya Active Member

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    I have a 63 plate 3 door S-Line and indicators are a straight line of LEDs?
     
  13. paullowther

    paullowther Well-Known Member

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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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  14. 97catalunya

    97catalunya Active Member

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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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  15. number3

    number3 Active Member

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    Same here no tick on the end
     

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  16. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member Audi S3

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    My S3 SB has the downward tail on them on the boot part of the lights.
     
  17. paullowther

    paullowther Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  18. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Gold Supporter Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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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!!
     
  19. NotquiteWelsh

    NotquiteWelsh Active Member Audi S3

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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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  20. jet_andy

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    Isn't the OP referring to a tick on the indicators - he said noticed as the car turned off...
     
  21. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Audi A4 S-line owners group saloon

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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.
     
  22. jet_andy

    jet_andy Active Member

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    Here you go. May 2013 SB.

    CIMG2454.jpg

    Certainly different to the 3 door posted above
     
  23. paullowther

    paullowther Well-Known Member

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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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  24. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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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!!
     
  25. driver_tim

    driver_tim Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3

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    IIRC LED rear lights come with the Xenon headlights.
     
  26. PilotAudi

    PilotAudi New Member

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    .... which are fitted as standard to S Line and S3 !!!!....
     
  27. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  28. arad85

    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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    I think 22 is a sportback, 23 a hatchback.
     
  29. snakehips

    snakehips Well-Known Member

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    Good point, I missed that!
     
  30. paullowther

    paullowther Well-Known Member

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    Does anybody know what light option post 22 had fitted? Standard, xenon or LED?
     
  31. arad85

    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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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.
     
  32. jet_andy

    jet_andy Active Member

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    It's a Sport with optional xenon light package - which includes LED rears.
     
  33. coolguy

    coolguy Member

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    Yep, it's what I have on my SB Sport with the Xenon light pack.
     
  34. number3

    number3 Active Member

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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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  35. Battlekrapz

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    S3 - 5 door: with the indicator "ticked" downwards:
     

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  36. Battlekrapz

    Battlekrapz Active Member

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    Same car taken from front:
     

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  37. Gazzz

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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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  38. arad85

    arad85 Well-Known Member Team V6 Audi S5 Black Edition

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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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