1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

DRL for your S3 fog grills?

Khufu May 27, 2009

  1. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    5,705
    31
    48
  2. HotboxDeluxe

    HotboxDeluxe automatic

    1,134
    6
    36
    :lmfao: not even "finished" flung together either...the seller states they are "almost finished" and still need to be glued together or similar

    :huh:
     
  3. sleeves_008

    sleeves_008 Member

    61
    7
    8
    Absolutely horrendous! :keule:
     
  4. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    5,831
    83
    48
    A bit too much £££ for me lol and also not finished ha :)

    Ashley
     
  5. drsilviuro

    drsilviuro Member

    121
    1
    18
  6. VWAddict

    VWAddict Member VCDS Map User

    656
    9
    16
    Here's what I did: (non S-line, Non-S3, regular US-spec A3...)

    Drilled a closely-spaced diagonal set of 5mm holes:
    [​IMG]

    Same thing, but backlit:
    [​IMG]

    Made some 0.1" pitch circuit boards to stuff behind there:
    [​IMG]

    Here's one inserted through the carefully-drilled holes into the fog grille, with the others close by:
    [​IMG]

    Here's two loaded in, one either side of the center 'rib':
    [​IMG]

    rear view of the LED clusters wired through current-limiting resistors:
    [​IMG]

    Test-lit using a DC bench supply:
    [​IMG]

    Two of them test-lit:
    [​IMG]

    Lights out... it's pretty damn bright!!!:
    [​IMG]

    Here's the two foglights side-by-side, unlit:
    [​IMG]

    ...And I experimented with some film-set lighting gel (www.leefilters.com) to correct the light from "blue-white" to PURE white (seen to the left in this photo:
    [​IMG]

    ..then of course, I got a bit giddy, and added two half-rows (one above, one below) to each fog grille, with super-bright AMBER LEDs, to use as turn-signal repeaters:
    [​IMG]

    I've still got to install them, but they shoudl look pretty 'stealth'. -They're actually mainly 'hidden' by the 'ribs' above them, but they should light up pretty well once they're on there.

    Keith
     
  7. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    5,705
    31
    48
    jeeze thats a fair amount of drilling! I think a single layer looks ok but aren't you getting carried away?? LOL
     
  8. VWAddict

    VWAddict Member VCDS Map User

    656
    9
    16
    ...I don't know the MEANING of "getting carried away"!!!

    ...no, seriously... my vocabulary is terrible!!! ;)
     
  9. PregnantNproud

    PregnantNproud Gears of War

    304
    3
    16
    if i am going to put drl's on my a3, theyre gonna be in the lights. Where they belong lol!
     

Share This Page