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EM Tuning VAG Panel LED fitting guide..

t8ups Oct 4, 2011

  1. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    So here is the fitting guide for fitting the EM Tuning VAG Panel led bulbs.

    **PLEASE DISCONNECT THE BULB WHEN CHANGING TO AVOID GIVING YOURSELF AN ELECTRIC SHOCK OR BLOWING THE FUSE**

    1. Get the panels out of your car and strip it down and remove the old bulb.
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    2. Then put a screw driver in from either of the gap and push the clips up slightly to give you room for step 3.
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    3. Slide the bulb in making sure the wires are not in the way when pushing as they are fragile.
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    4. Connect the bulb in and test before tidying wires up and putting the bulb back together.
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    The wires will connect up this way:
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    if you have any other questions then please ask.
     
  2. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    How do you stop the led board from shorting on the back metal assembly?
     
  3. Danman1

    Danman1 Thorough noob

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    A strip of black electrical tape before you pit it in.
     
  4. RYes3

    RYes3 Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Thanks, used some clear plastic strips in the end.
     
  5. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    Mine arrived in the post today: polarity of mine was the other way around for both of my B6 saloon boot lights, so test which way works first before you "commit" ;)
     
  6. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Thanks for the Feedback on that :)

    a picture of how bright your boot light will also be nice :)

    Thanks
     
  7. BahnStormer77

    BahnStormer77 BahnStormer

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    next time I'm out with the spanners after dark, I'll try to remember to take a snap...
     
  8. JtotheD

    JtotheD Active Member

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    thanks trups! here's the lights fitted to an s3 8l

    [​IMG] - front dome/maps

    [​IMG] - rear dome

    [​IMG] - red door lights

    [​IMG] - door puddle lights

    [​IMG] - number plate LEDs

    [​IMG] - boot lights

    also have done the glove box and sunvisors but forgot to get pics of those!
     
  9. cjsuk

    cjsuk Active Member

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    As tony the tiger once said "Theyyyyyyyreeeee greeeeaaaattttt!"
     
  10. JtotheD

    JtotheD Active Member

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    once said?!? those ads did my head in, he won't shut up about it! lol
     
  11. steamship

    steamship Active Member

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    Thanks for the guide trups. I was wondering how the panel LED bulbs went in.
     
  12. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG Team Dolphin Grey Audi A3

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    Mine was the opposite way for the glovebox A3 8P, all sorted now.
     
  13. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG Team Dolphin Grey Audi A3

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    Damn!!! The interior lights are now very much in-keeping with the Audi quality.
     
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  14. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG Team Dolphin Grey Audi A3

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    Just finished all the door cards.Never realised you got 4 red and 4 white thought they were all white leds, was easy enough as the red one is the simpler one.
    Front foot lights seem to glowing purple even in day light, will check at night time about 4 pm lol to see what they look like then.
     
  15. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG Team Dolphin Grey Audi A3

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    Yeah the footwell lights, they do have a purple tinge to the not a pure white as the other leds.

    Can i just add on how i did the lenses.
    When i was at the car i noted which one was the earth (sole brown wire) and marked the casing as such.
    Then when removed i removed that side of the bulb holder they come out very easy, made putting the 4 led board in a right doddle, after sealing the rear with tape to prevent any shorting out.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2013
  16. A4-Ricky

    A4-Ricky Lifeboat

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    As was my A4 B7, just doing my install now of the interior LED's, then the exterior bulbs tomorrow or this afternoon if weather holds.

    They do look better, even with the day light, may need some sun glasses when getting in the car now ;) 8)

    Ricky
     
  17. WelshBoa

    WelshBoa Member

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    So the led conversion for map lights (if that's what you call lights above rear mirror) isn't a straight swap out?

    I assumed would be a bulb of sorts with the LEDs within it on a heat sink?
     
  18. AudiA3JJ

    AudiA3JJ Active Member

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    Pic of tape on board.. Not rocket science but here it is:
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  19. Soot1

    Soot1 Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    I cut up an old butter container for my insulating strips, nice bit of thicker plastic seems a better insulator than a strip of tape. The butter was Lurpak, although other butters are available.
    I can sell you a spare one if you like, but only one available each week :)


    By the way my led light kit was fitted about 2 years ago and not a single failure. Thanks Mr t8ups
     
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  20. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Big thank you to T8ups for my interior and glove box LED's
    What an improvement it has made to the A3 8V.

    Thanks again. I should have read the guide first
     
  21. Phil-1

    Phil-1 Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Front interior light.

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    Rear interior light

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    Glove box

    As you can see its a vast improvement over the yellow original bulbs.
     

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