1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

jb0o's 2.0TFSI & 3rd A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by jb0o, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. HIGGINS
    Offline

    HIGGINS Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    15
    Epic photo :wub:
    #81
  2. brettp
    Offline

    brettp Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    2
    looking good Jonny mate :)
    #82
  3. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Cheers Brett, hope you're still enjoying your S3!
    #83
  4. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    After working on Scott's (SWILKO) Sportback I took a liking to the LED numberplate units he had installed. I already have the LED numberplate bulbs installed which are powered by 3 SMD's but I've never been too keen on them as they seem a bit too dim and ugly. These are complete units, not just the bulbs, and are powered by 18 SMD's each.. maybe too bright?

    Installed them 1hr ago so I'll be sure to get some night pictures when it gets dark. Such a big difference compared the to the old LED's but if I find them too bright at night, they'll be getting removed.

    [​IMG]
    #84
  5. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,159
    Likes Received:
    686
    All about the little touches, I'll be watching this one unfold!
    #85
  6. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Got a night picture. Not the best photo being a night but you get the idea.

    My opinion... WAY too bright, they'll be coming out tomorrow.

    [​IMG]
    #86
  7. Farhan
    Offline

    Farhan Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,234
    Likes Received:
    55
    Agree J, had them on mine a good while back and i just found them OTT, didnt like the fact i could see the reflection off the rear bumper. Im going for t8ups solution for the my10 cars the non led ones which are a white light but are not so bright. Perfect IMO
    #87
  8. Ads
    Offline

    Ads License to drive

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    579
    MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!!!!! ;)

    Yep, far too bright.

    Good to see you're not one of those who blindly (lol) sticks by a mod and tries to convince themselves and others that they really do like it. :yes:
    #88
  9. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Is there a link with photos to these anywhere?


    Haha no chance. I'd like a nice white light but thats just ridiculous.. Should have known really having 18 SMD's but we all learn from our mistakes :)
    #89
  10. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Guess the good thing is you cant see your plate very well, on that basis keep them, lmfao
    #90
  11. RedDejavu
    Offline

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    178
    #91
  12. ScottD3
    Offline

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    15,089
    Likes Received:
    1,010
    Will them festoon fit any where else in the car?
    Like the boot?

    Edit:=- are they even festfoon? If not question still stands. :)
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2012
    #92
  13. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Haha, good point... wont be able to ID me due to my numberplate being blanked out by a very bright light :)

    Haha, nice one Matt :)

    They wont unfortunately as the LED's and the housing are one complete unit. That brightness would be ideal for the boot!
    #93
  14. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Got in touch with the company regarding returning the lights and they've accepted my return request so not all is lost! Weren't cheap either; £30!
    #94
  15. RedDejavu
    Offline

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    178
    Normal uprated white bulbs would do the job in most cases I assume. LEDs are too bright as you already noticed. Man I feel like having proper meet up soon, so many new cars on the forum...
    #95
  16. HIGGINS
    Offline

    HIGGINS Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    15
    #96
  17. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    We need to Matt! Hope you're getting yourself to some events this year?
    #97
  18. RedDejavu
    Offline

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    178
    As many as possible Johny:p
    #98
  19. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Good lad :) Who fitted your Cruise Control then :p?
    #99
  20. RedDejavu
    Offline

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    178
    same guy who did Interior pack fitting stokeballon if I got it right. Wish you were based closer to mine:/
  21. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Haha, its all good ;) I'm sure we'll meet this year and we can continue our love affair xx
    RedDejavu likes this.
  22. RedDejavu
    Offline

    RedDejavu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    1,524
    Likes Received:
    178
    :wub: told you not to tell anyone:lmfao:
  23. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    :kiss:
  24. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Fitted the OEM Bluetooth last night. Spent a good while labelling and re-wiring everything as the loom came with no terminals or even the housing for the microphone plug.

    I also managed to get the module behind the glovebox where many people have said it wont fit ;)

    Ordered the MFSW yesterday so I'm hoping for that tomorrow or Friday which will enable me to fully utilise the bluetooth.
  25. BBlackburn
    Offline

    BBlackburn Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2011
    Messages:
    395
    Likes Received:
    8
    Coming along very nicely mate
  26. HIGGINS
    Offline

    HIGGINS Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    15
    I love how your car is going forwards and mine is going backwards :p
  27. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    I wouldnt of stuck it there Jonny, that antenna is way to fragile to risk it getting snapped of, always under the seat mate.
  28. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    You'll be back in no time mate ;)



    I've always installed under the seat previously on customers cars but to save me extending the wiring I thought I'd have a look around the glovebox and see if there was anywhere it could go. I found a spot where the front of the module slides in and is secured in place by the glovebox. You can see the antenna from the side of the gloxebox and its not in contact with anything and the modules very secured in a way that it wont budge. I'll get a photo for you when I get home and see what you think.
  29. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    If you're ok with how it fits then no worries, just for peace of mind mate & no issues later if box has to be removed etc, doesnt need any peeing about as such.

    Unfortunately when I was out of stock a few times I had to rip mine out which was the latest version anyway, then install in other cars, real pita, but now a magician at fitting/removal lmfao, I now keep a stock of lol, the actual plastic housing for fitting oem is only £20 from audi, neat little system tbh.
  30. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Yeah I spotted the housing in ETKA, not that expensive tbh and worth the buy if doing a full professional job.

    Heres the photo:

    [​IMG]


    Kinda looks like its sat at an awkward position against the padding but it sits fine and very much doubt it'll cause strain on the antenna though I will keep an eye on it. I have seen some other antenna installed which is simply a bit of wire on the end of a fakra -- have you seen those?
  31. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Yeah as its for my car I decided to order the casing today, so when back will be getting her finished.

    Yeah seen those antenna's, call me anal, but prefer oem tbh, peace of mind goes a long way when installing these systems hey fella :)
  32. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Indeed it does :) always like to keep things as OEM as possible. Its actually bugging me a little bit that I've put it in the glovebox as thats not really where its supposed to be, I'll probably move it under the seat within a week, haha.
  33. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    My ploy worked lol
  34. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Haha... all about Policing and reinforcing the keeping of OEM :busted_cop:
  35. NHN
    Offline

    NHN Modmetractor

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Messages:
    27,261
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Nah, all about making sure we dont leave opportunity for things to feck up lol.
  36. JNP
    Offline

    JNP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi Jonny,

    Firstly, lovely motor mate!

    I have the MY11 rears on my Akoya and I think they look nice but its up to you!
  37. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Cheers Jim.

    Do you have any photos of the MY11 on your Akoya? Wouldnt mind seeing a few!
  38. JNP
    Offline

    JNP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    2
    yea a couple, i'll pm them to you mate :thumbsup:
  39. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Cheers Jim, look very nice actually.. Better than I initially thought they would look!
    JNP likes this.
  40. jb0o
    Offline

    jb0o North East Forum Moderator Regional Rep Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,615
    Likes Received:
    104
    Fitted the MFSW at the weekend, certainly much easier to use the Bluetooth now!

    Before:
    [​IMG]


    After:
    [​IMG]


    Also managed to snap up some S3 pedals for a mere £40 today so they'll be fitted when they arrive.

Share This Page