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LED Number Plate Unit Conversion

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by david_phillips95, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. mdre83
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    This is where we got most of ours mate... quality product and no issues, touch wood :icon_thumright:

    www.hq-auto-lighting.co.uk

    I have 2W 150ohm in each side and working as expected with no errors :icon_thumright:
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    I've got the LEDs but I'm really struggling to remove the numberplate light housings! Can't unscrew those screws on both sides. Any hints? :idea:

    BTW I got them from http://www.hidconversions.co.uk/ , the guy was so nice he hand delivered them on Sunday! Thanks for the link V16!
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    They are quite stiff to release... this is what I used :icon_thumright:

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    karl88 Clutch, Gear, Gas, Gone!!

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    I did this conversion on my car and on a night drive last night both number plate lights went out, bringing the warning up on the dash.

    I havent yet had a chance to take the lights out and look but anyone got any ideas as to why?

    Cheers
    Karl
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    the best idea is when u eventually remove the screws swap them for a similar size with a different 'head' which is just easier to use with a screw driver.

    i found the original screws where just cheap and easy to damage while removing.
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    Job done!

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    Before I go removing them, do you know what size these screws are, so I can buy some in advance??
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    have no idea mate, if you take the screws out in the daytime then u can always nip to the shop and buy the screws, it's light until 9 so u won't have a problem driving without number plate lights lol.

    I've parked my car down the road so i'll go n have a look later then let you know if you haven't removed the screws yet.
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    Am I missing something? I ordered a set off of. Popular auction site , went to fit and the two bulbs are exactly the same, but the two OEM ones are dissimilar ? I messged the seller who said they only sell the one bulb and can I turn my holder around? I haven't had a chance to hav a look yet?
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    i use these and there wicked 36mm is the right size but ive had no problems with these 38mm ones.........http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-LED-Numb...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item439e177bcf
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    could someone take a pic of the new bulbs, in the holders showing the connectors please lads? i e-mailed the supplying company who said they only sell the one type? ill upload some pictures to explain............standby 5
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    heeman10 Audi driver since Dec 08

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    I've just ordered a set too. £8.40 for a pair of bulbs including postage, can't complain :)
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    as you can see, the two sets are different?

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    excellent kit will look into these another nice little touch Sailo :icon_thumright:
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    +1

    I bought some of the number plate lights off HID conversions and they work well. Bit of a tight fit in the holder with the heat sink on, but you can remove that if you want & they look really good.

    The 5W side lights also work well. Much brighter and loads cheaper than the PIAA ones I got off EBay.
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    those who have a 2004 year model can you post a link for these blubs that work on that year models please,
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    Nope no problems, got bulbs off that seller for the interior aswell, Next day delivery! Will get a picture tonight
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    cool mate thanks, little fed up with buying all these led bulbs soldering resistors and on mine at times they work some times they dont, so wanted to buy the bulbs that another member with a 2004 year model got them,
    look forward to photos mate,
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    [Sep 4, 2010]
    Had a go at installing LEDs but got a 'bulb out' on the dash so had to remove them.

    Put the same bulbs into my Brother-In-Laws recently acquired 2007 A3 S-LINE 140 TDi, no problems.

    Anyone recommend working LEDs for a MY10 2009 S3?

    Thanks in advance, KKP
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    Did you use a resistor mate?
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    No, on the package it mentioned can-bus error handling \ built-in resistant etc. Must admit they were a tad hot when we pulled them out so they must be dissipating the heat.

    My search continues..

    KKP

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