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LED Ambient Light Unit fitted

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by jdp1962, Mar 6, 2013.

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    I ordered this yesterday, and have just fitted it myself, using this guide.

    Even for a fumbling sausage-fingered retard like me, this was incredibly easy to do. The only thing different about mine compared with the guide is that mine had a telephone prep/bluetooth microphone attached to the light cover. The wire for this easily unclips from the light cluster, so I didn't have to drill the holes with the cover dangling from the roof!

    Thanks to Tiffy for the idea, and to Bez for guidance.

    I'll take a pic later, when it's dark, and show the effect.
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    Nice one Buddy....i need to get to the dealers to get mine ordered........I bet you cant wait till its dark so you can have a look...lol
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    I'm also waiting for my digital camera battery to re-charge.
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    Here's a pic. Sorry it's blurred, but it needed a long exposure.


    [​IMG]
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    Hiya, Excuse my ignorance but can anyone explain what this actually does? Is it when you turn the side/head lights on there is an ambient light on all the time? And in your picture there is a red Led reflection in the bottom right hand corner of the gearbox is that it? Is the Led light red then?
    Thanks RJ
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    That's pretty much what it does, yes. It bathes the centre console in a red glow that the picture doesn't really do justice to.
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    Is it a nice glow Jeff????.....
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    Mmmmmm...........:)
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    Loved and missed this feature when I had it in my golf. Visit to dealer tomorrow me thinks!!!
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    Did u drill 5 or 7mm Jeff?
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    Drill to the lip mate, that's what I was told and what I did.
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    I drilled to 5mm, cos that was the biggest bit I have with my re-chargeable drill. I'm about to order some white LEDs from T8ups for my interior lights, so when i fit them, I'll get a bigger bit, and drill them holes out a wee bit further.
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    Part no. is 8E0919063A.
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    Looking good Jeff. I had this as standard with my car. Anybody on here done this on the rear map lights? Would love to see how it looks.

    Azeem
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    :) Which did you go for Jeff?

    Looking good. Nice job.
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    iv done a few rear lights
    quite easy to do just need a bit of glue to set them in
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    im gona try to add them to the cab next week
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    The you-know-what for brains neighbour.
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    I have a feeling my rear light cluster is different from that.
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    you may have the clear plastic 1
    you can pick these up for a tenner from the bay .
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    Yep; mine is all-clear.
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    Hi, Bez, I've found what looks like the right part on Ebay, but it says it's from a B6. Here it is; do you think it will fit a B7 saloon?
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    Mine too.

    Think I like the black one better too!!!!

    Another one on the list.
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    thats the 1 you need
    i just found it for you aswell.
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    there is a guide for doing the fit knocking around
    its not marked on the inside like the front ones
    just get some hot glue and iv always used 5mm front and back.
    just think it looks better than the 7mm,
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    Thanks for that. I'm not sure it's the right colour though. It's difficult to tell, but I think that might be too light.
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    im sure they only did grey and soul
    for the roof parts
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    looking again it may be gray as its from thr b6
    paint it
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    Yupo; I could do that like I did the armrest.
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    Looks quite good. I wonder what the effect is from the light at night. Also where are people getting the LEDs from or they just using any red ones? I have the same unit as pictured except in grey (wish I had black headlining). :3sadwalk:
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    I've just found a couple of threads on the B6 forum showing how to install the rear ambient lighting. There's no way in hell I woul be able to do that successfully; way beyond my very limited capabilities.

    Thread One

    Thread Two
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    Got these from my VAG dealer today and fitted in minutes. I'm quite surprised this sort of thing isn't standard, like a lot of BMW's.
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    Looks pretty straight forward to me. Gonna have a go this weekend if I can get hold of on of the LED modules from my local TPS in time.
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    UPDATE. I've just swapped out all of the bulbs from the interior roof lights, front and back, replacing them with white LEDs supplied by T8ups. I've also drilled out the ambient light holes another couple of mm.

    I might have a go at making up a rear ambient light fitting some time, but for now, I'm content. Just need to wait for it to get dark again. :icon_thumright:
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    Ordered mine today....
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    Mine arrived this morning, so I went out and fitted it. Only issue I had was that the screws that held the light unit in place needed a T20. And the green wire is very fiddly to fit, and I only had a 6mm bit.

    Just a heads up for you guys about to fit yours.
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    fitted my lights today....easy to fit

    Roll on the dark so i can see what my handywork is like
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    Ordered mine yesterday,arrived this morn along with my cupra splitter and rs4 pedals,will fit this weekend.
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    Now fitted used a 6mm drill,its seems ok but maybe not quite bright enough.
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