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DRL for your S3 fog grills?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Khufu, May 27, 2009.

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

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    Absolutely horrendous! :keule:
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    A bit too much £££ for me lol and also not finished ha :)

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

    Drilled a closely-spaced diagonal set of 5mm holes:
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    Same thing, but backlit:
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    Made some 0.1" pitch circuit boards to stuff behind there:
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    Here's one inserted through the carefully-drilled holes into the fog grille, with the others close by:
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    Here's two loaded in, one either side of the center 'rib':
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    rear view of the LED clusters wired through current-limiting resistors:
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    Test-lit using a DC bench supply:
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    Two of them test-lit:
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    Lights out... it's pretty damn bright!!!:
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    Here's the two foglights side-by-side, unlit:
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    ...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:
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    ..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:
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    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
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    jeeze thats a fair amount of drilling! I think a single layer looks ok but aren't you getting carried away?? LOL
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    ...I don't know the MEANING of "getting carried away"!!!

    ...no, seriously... my vocabulary is terrible!!! ;)
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    if i am going to put drl's on my a3, theyre gonna be in the lights. Where they belong lol!
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