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Interior Ambient Lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Xerohour, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Xerohour

    Xerohour Member

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    Hi,

    Ive just taken delivery of my A3 Black edition only to have it go back for 2 weeks for corrective work to the paint, and the courtesy car ive been given has the red ambient lights above the gear selecter. (Picture below) When i first heard about these lights i was sceptical and thought they would look cheap but in reality they have really grown on me and id love them in my own car.

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    Now my question is, can these be retrofitted to the A3, paticularly one with a black headlining. I should also point out mine does not have a sunroof.

    If possible: How easy is the install? and what sort of price am i looking at?

    Part numbers/prices and suppliers would be much appreicated.

    Cheers. Nick
     
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  3. aristides

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    The photo isn`t from an A3 right?

    Never seen these before
     
  4. pns2007

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  5. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    My 2004 A3 has those so they have been around for years. Not quite sure what they are suposed to do ?
     
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    Hi m8, ive got a new boxed set of spare led upgrade here if you want it.

    Cal
     
  7. Xerohour

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    Hi Bluequattro, do you have the full unit or just the LEDs? Id probably prefer not to drill the panel. Has any one got any idea for part numbers?

    aristides: No, the picture is a A4 Allroad.
     
  8. bluequattro

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    its just the led add on adaptor matey, i have done this mod twice now and you cant tell its not from factory originally.

    cal
     
  9. a3motion

    a3motion audi a3 s line 2009 model

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    mines got this i have the interior light pack
     
  10. D3mon

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    Ditto.

    I'd expect there was some cutting/drilling involved. You might be lucky, you might just have to snap off some plastic tabs to expose the holes.
     
  11. Xerohour

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    Hi guys, got an LED pack on the way so i could do with some help with part numbers for the facia. Ive included a picture of my current unit which just has an interior light. Is there any other funcionality i could add whilst im changing the whole unit?

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    Thanks!
     
  12. ianspibs

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    If you try doing a search you should find a "how to" gide posted by one the members on here. You need to remove the panel, mark out two holes on the inside a set distance apart and then drill them. Pretty easy to do. The LED unit then clips in place and the wires plug onto existing connections.
     
  13. Xerohour

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    I understand and have read the "how to guide" but i'd like to keep it OEM and if i can add map reading lights too then its a bonus.
     
  14. ianspibs

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    Full replacement unit with the map reading lights as well used to be about £60 - £65 quid from VAG parts, but they have stopped trading. Probably best to try your local dealer.
     

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