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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by ScottD3, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. ScottD3
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    [Apr 12, 2012]
    Its something I've been toying with and slowly gather parts.
    The parts finally came together last night (Thanks Byzan) and I set about cutting bits and see how they fit.

    First, some spare handles and illumination parts.
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    second, get cutting.
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    third, Insert light unit and see if it fits.
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    fourth, add power.
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    All the other steps was put on hold, I tea was ready and it was dark by the time I was ready to go out and fit.
    I'm busy for the rest of this week, I'll finish this off next week.
    Theses are only test handle, which is a good thing cause I made the hole in the passenger handle a bit big.
    It will still work, I just need to glue the light unit in.

    The other thing I have not checked out or looked at is if there is any thing in the way on the door.
    Any one got a spare door card that they can take a pic of to show me whats behind the handles?
    any plastic or strengthen bits that might need cutting to get theses to fit?
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    So thats what those parts were for lol
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    Yup.
    Might need another set off you soon mate. :)
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    where did the light parts come from?
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    Think it was a Touareg?
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    Yup.

    I got some free time next weekend, so I'll strip my door cars down and try and fit them.
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    looks interesting keeping an eye on this post
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    I got some free time this weekend so I'm going to try and wire them in and get some night pics.
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    The other thing I have not checked out or looked at is if there is any thing in the way on the door.
    Any one got a spare door card that they can take a pic of to show me whats behind the handles?
    any plastic or strengthen bits that might need cutting to get theses to fit?[/QUOTE]

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    Ahh sweet, thank you very much.
    No obstructions. That's my weekend job sorted out.
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    No worries only got the drivers off, but cant imagine the others being any different.
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    I don't think I've ever noticed any thing there.
    Bring on the weekend. Lol
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    2 weeks later and I finally fitted them.

    The weather has been awful but saturday had little enough rain for me to get out there and do it.

    No pictures cause I got carried away and forgot, plus it would have looked like the ones at the top.

    I did do a couple of things different.
    I glued the light units to the back of the handle to stop them from moving around when fitting and fitted.
    I wrapped the back of the light units in black wrap to help get most of the light in to the door handle but thinking on it now, I don't think it would make that much differents. It does look better on the back of the handles though.

    There is 1 small issue with this kit.
    Behind the handle is part of the window frame and they touch this. It is hey a very small amount, you don't even notice the door handle being forced out by the 0.5mm.
    I just left it.

    No pics of them working cause I kept forgetting when it was dark and the weather's been poo, so doubt I would have gone out there any way.

    Soon as I've been out there at night I'll try and get some pics of them working.
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    Can't wait to see the pics dude, I have considered this a few times for mine.
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    DO it mate.

    I think yours is easier cause the B6 had it as a option.
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    Yeah that's what originally made me think it. I think i'm gonna do footwell and puddle lights next...but we'll see. I just need it to stop raining though, my garden has a swimming pool now at least :)
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    [Jul 18, 2012]
    Bit of a thread revive.

    The lights are to dim and I can't see any light. :(

    Back to the drawing board.
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    Whats caused that then u think? I take it they arent LED's?

    LED might be better option.
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    They are LEDs.
    No idea.
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    they are v dim in my a6 as standard :(
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    i want to upgrade my a6 to c7 2012 spec
    QQ1 & QQ2, loads more lights than my c6 has!
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    I got no idea what any of that means apart from more lights.
    The more lights bit gets a :thumbsup:
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