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Facelift rear light help

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by kaliber, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. kaliber

    kaliber kaliber

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    guys i know this has been dun to death....but if searched everywhere 4 the post.
    basically i need a guide to replace my old rear lights to the new 09 ones i got yday. just bulletpoints would do...
    cheers
     
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  3. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    3 door or sportsback?
     
  4. LiAmR

    LiAmR New Member

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    if u've got the 3dr just follow the instructions in manual to change a bulb (you have to pull the full light unit out to do this). Disconnect the old one and plug in the new, simple as that. Just watch the plastic cover in the boot covering the screw (i've got one loose behind the trim somewhere now!!)

    5dr I think needs programming tho...
     
  5. kaliber

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    sorry mate its a 3 door... nice car btw
     
  6. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Didnt see you were new :sign_welcome: to the forum.
    And thanks. As already said above its only a 10min job and quite easy. Just unscrew the old ones and screw the new ones in. Just plug and play :)
     
  7. kaliber

    kaliber kaliber

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    thanx guys
     
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    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    :sign_welcome:
     
  9. anty

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    is there a guide for the sportback ?

    i am also interested in sorting this out
     
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    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    from kufatec's website, it says not suitable for RHD....

    and so i need to buy a vagcom too if so ?

    cheers mate !
     
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    rear lights are tricky to get out, but keep filding and moving them bit by bit and the eventually do come out... I managed to do it without a guide/help in about 15mins - its pretty easy
     
  13. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears
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    I've bought mine from kufatec and I don't see why they say they are not suitable for RHD since on the both sides there are the same lights. The ones for 3 doors are indeed for LHD.
    The ones for sportback, both have the fog and reverse light so...
    After fitting, in order to make them work correct you need to do the following coding using a vagcom:
    Code:
    central electronics
    
    coding
    
    help with long coding
    
    Btye 9 to Dec = 0 - as the final brake light
    Byte 10 to Dec = 0 - Fog lamps as a taillight
    Byte 12 to Dec = 36 - dimming rear standlight
    Byte 19 Bit 2 Cold Diagnosis rear active - this must be activated
     
  14. crypric23

    crypric23 Never satisfied

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    I have the exact lights from the link i put up , and my car is UK right hand drive.
    They are fitted and coded.

    Not sure why kufetec say not suitable RHD.
     
  15. pdargan22

    pdargan22 New Member

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    hi guys im looking to get the facelift rear lights for my 3dr, where is the best place to get them?
     
  16. Staz

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    Audi directly mate.

    BTW guys there's a thread linked in the FAQs all about these lights. Both 3 and 5 door.
     
  17. NHN

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    Johnny, I have got my new SB lights working with my wiring & they work fine, but I'm just curious of a few things & I'm playing with mine a little & seeing whats possible before I seal the babies up, so any chance of some info please:

    Whats your long coding presently for module 09
    How do your rear clusters work, as in when you brake what lights up, what is used for parking lights the ring or bulbs
    Do your led rings work when you brake aswell
    Do the 2 outer light bulbs that are in the middle of the led ring get used now & if so for what
    Your kufa loom, where did the spare loose wire have to be wired to as I notice pin 4 of these isnt used which powers the ring inners, so must be using an existing feed in the boot lid for inner rings

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  18. flippin82

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    Will the LED light from Kufatec to my 2005 3-door fit and work without coding? Anybody tried this?
     

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