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Got my car back, good as new....

jdp1962 Sep 17, 2013

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    ...plus the DRLs and exhaust tips are on.

    ECU was saved, four relays were beyond saving and were replaced. The LED indicators and sidelights didn't get fitted. The indicators take their power from inside the headlight cluster to a terminal on the side of the bulbholder, which isn't compatible with the error cancellers I had bought. Meanwhile, the error cancellers for the sidelight LEDs couldn't be found anywhere amongst the kit I'd left in the car, so I just said to leave them as they were. Of course, I found them hiding under some other junk in the boot as soon as I got home. They can keep until the next service and MOT.

    Final bill for everything, £362

    Here are the DRLs:


    and here are the exhaust tips:

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  2. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Great to here it's home and fixed Jeff, and the pipes look spot on fella
     
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  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Couple of close up stills of the DRLs

    Off:

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    And on:

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    I think they integrate pretty well. They certainly finish off the empty air intakes on the SE bumper.
     
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  4. dazr

    dazr New Member

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    i hope mine is as good as new when i get mine. out of interest where did you get the plates from? Nice car by the way.
     
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  5. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi RS4 quattro Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice, any chance of a long full frontal and full rear pic of both ends. Liking those DRL's
     
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  6. Amason007

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    Great to see you got her back all looking well again. The exhaust and DRL's look spot on. Do the DRL's dim when you turn the headlights on?
     
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  7. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Thanks; I hope you get a result too. The plates are UK-legal pressed metal, and came from DTUK, one of our forum sponsors. Click here.
     
  8. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    The instructions say they dim; in fact, they extinguish altogether.
     
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  9. dazr

    dazr New Member

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    cheers i wasn ever sure if they were road legal. someone on my estate has german plates on an r32 and has done or about four years, looks good but known my luck id be pulled.
     
  10. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    Better shots will have to wait for dry weather and a good clean.
     
  11. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Nice one Geoff. I'm doing the exhaust mod to mine this week as well.

    Where did you get the DRL's from?
     
  12. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    From the manufacturer, Dectane, via its eBay outlet. Linky
     
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  13. Paranoid69

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    Jeff, my German is not the best but doesn't this bit of the instructions for your DRL say optionally connect the yellow or green wire for dimming or switching off?

    Beim Anschließen an die Fahrzeugelektrik kann wahlweise das gelbe Kabel zum Abdimmen oder das grün kabel zum Abschalten der TFL an die Plusleitung des Standlichtes am Scheinwerfer angeschlossen werden.

    It's in the last paragraph, after where it mentions the requirements in each country.

    Iain.
     
  14. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    I missed that.
     
  15. Paranoid69

    Paranoid69 Member

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    No such option in the S-Line version it seems (they just switch off), but looking to get them installed this weekend.
     
  16. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V6 TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Team Tornado quattro Black Edition Audi S4 s tronic

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    To be honest, I don't recall seeing green and yellow wires to choose from in the loom.
     
  17. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Thanks, I've been browsing the Dectane site recently looking at stuff, I didn't realise they had an ebay store too. Makes me think...
     
  18. Tolak

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    Good news about getting the car back with so much rectified.

    Nice job with the DRLs. As you say, does a good job filling the blank slots from the SE bumper.
    Also remind me why I was looking at the tinted DRLs in this position; less obvious when the DRLs are not lit. These things are all a matter of preference; my black car would favour tinted, your grey beast can chose either.

    With regard to the yellow wire to dim or green wire to extinguish the DRLs, I wonder if this is a tool for Dectane to recognise which box/DRL kit they have to install, so you would only have yellow or green, but not both.
     
  19. Tolak

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    Some companies are cheaper via eBay, some direct off their own site. Dectane are cheaper via eBay, since postage is free. The exchange rate is pretty much the current rate (I use xe.com)
     

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