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FROM THE LIGHT TO THE DARK SIDE IN 4 EASY STEPS

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by SPARTAN91, Jun 13, 2013.

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    [Jun 13, 2013]
    1 FIND THESE(CHEAP EBAY AUCTION WIN)
    my11 003.jpg

    2 REMOVE THESE MY 08
    my11 001.jpg

    3 HOLE TO FILL
    my11 002.jpg

    4 REPLACE WITH THESE MY 11
    my11 004.jpg :hubbahubba:
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    For those wondering, 10mm on the rear or flat blade screwdriver... pop from side of light first! then unplug


    btw! Looking good!!!! transforms the car
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    OLD UNIT
    M112 001.jpg

    Yep thats right once the small cover is removed in the boot there is a long black plastic nut that holds the light in.I used a 13mm socket on it but you can use a screwdriver but the socket I think was easier(bolt on right of photo) then gently pull the light away from the body and the 2 pop studs should come out but do it gently.Then unclip the wiring loom.:thumbsup:
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    looks great mate! not too sure about the extra badging though :$
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    Thank's yer sorry about the badge I know many hate there A3's marked up on the rear it's a marmite subject and I like marmite,think I'm the only one who does.:blush:
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    I'm obviously blind as I can't see a difference between picture 2 and 4!!

    By the way, you don't need any extra tools to remove the plastic nut. There is a screwdriver in your tool kit (providing its complete) that will fit the slit in the plastic bolt :)
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    Maybe the new ones are a bit darker perhaps?
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    Yep 2010-2012 lens which I know you know are darker
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    I don't know to be honest! I've got a Sportback so had no idea what the difference would be, I obviously knew there were newer clusters but I honestly didn't know what the difference was :) Looks good darker though
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Much better :icon_thumright:

    MY11 > MY09 all day long.
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    I'd be interested in the MY09 if they are in good condition.
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    Didn't dare use a screwdriver to unhook it! lol used a bit of plastic wrapped in a microfiber.
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    I know was very lucky indeed as I got the O/s one 3 weeks ago for £55 plus p&p and the N/s on Tuesday came up for 99p to start for 7 days I wasn't going to wait that long so I offered him £60 there and then and it arrived in the post Thursday.Haven't seen a pair of MY11 lights for auction for months.I'll keep my eyes open for you:thumbsup:
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    Thanks mate, there was a pair on there but they had hairline cracks in each one. No good for the OCD in me...
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Give Nigel (NHN) a shout on here, he supplies them. They're brand new so won't be as cheap as Spartan91 got them for though.
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    Yeah I know mate, I'm not willing to pay full price hence looking on eBay for used ones. Times are tough ha
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    [Jun 14, 2013]
    MY09 LIGHTS FOR AUCTION ON EBAY FROM 19.15 :o.k:
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    AUCTION ENDS TONIGHT FOLKS
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