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Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by LandSpeed, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. LandSpeed
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    can the 'follow me home' light system module be retrofitted and if so has anybody done this
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    Avant4me The're Graphite not black!!

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    Eh??
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    Its a mod which keeps your dipped beams/front fog lights on for a preset period of time, so for example, lighting your way to the front door.

    Were these ever even offered as an option on the B6?
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    isn't the function called 'Coming Home' too?
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    Yes, known as coming home lights I think.
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    sorry for the confusion, its 'coming home/leaving home' function
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    just did a quick search and its a massive and very expensive job if you want to do it, I found a thread on audiforum.us where a guy has retrofitted it to his B7, the mod involves fitting the Auto Lights system which means a new windscreen, rear view mirror with sensors, new modules and re-wiring :(
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    i have also just been reading this, all i have is the auto dimming rear veiw mirror
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    Im all for modding but it always amazes me when someone goes to that trouble for such a mod,he must live in the darkest place on earth lol
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    This is something I've been looking into, It looks quite simple and not to expensive from this guide :)

    Audi Retrofit
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    or you could just buy a decent torch
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    thanks for this silversurfer.......but is it really this easy ? (that guy in the photos could do with some nail clippers lol)

    agreed, but it just wouldnt look 'cool'
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    Isn't that guide for an A3?

    It would be good if it worked on the B6 A4, maybe I'll give it a go!
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    Not quite - existing Windscreen will work.

    You need the "Auto Dimming RVM" with the compatible light sensor feed to a compatible "Power Control Unit", new "Auto Light Switch", new "Coming Home Light Switch", and quite a bit of rewiring.
    Looked at it too but decided against it at the time. Based on what I know now it's probably not as difficult as I originally thought.
    This OEM option was available on the A4/B6 - my mate has it on his.

    I do have the original instructions from the original nav-plus.us (now audiforum.us) web site with all the photo's which do not seem to be there now - PM me if anybody wants a "pdf" copy via email.
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    i already have the Auto Dimming RVM and there is a wire that runs from it and goes under the headlining, where does it go to ? is this part of the wiring system that connects to the Auto Lights feature ?
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    If your Auto Dimming RVM has an on/off push button switch (8E0 857 511 nnn) and feeds 4 wires down the A-pillar - one will be the light sensor feed which comes from Pin 3 of the mirror connector to the power control unit, Pin 1. also to the power control unit (actual 12v feed) & Pins 4. & 5. Wing Mirror auto dipping signals to each front passenger door.
    [Note: nnn = 4PK for black, E59 for grey, F77 for blue & 1RS for beige]

    The non-switch "black" mirror (4B0 857 511C 01C) have no light sensor output so not compatible - they use a three wire feed down the A-pillar where Pin 3. Reverse Gear Signal / Pins 4. & 5. Wing Mirror auto dipping signals to each front passenger door. Have retrofitted this type mirror to mine.
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    i have the 'no-switch type, so thats no use !

    i also have xenons so have no Headlight Range Control Switch, is this going to cause an issue ?
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    Not a problem - you need the switch for just the "Coming Home Lights On/Off" - Part No. 8E2 919 094 B 5PR (this is the RHD version).
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    Woorlord you're a mine of information! :readit:
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