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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Decb, Jan 11, 2013.

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    [Jan 11, 2013]
    Has anybody changed their rear bulbs to led?
    Thinking about trying to change them but know how much of a pain the can-bus system is
    aany ideas?
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    Jonathaan Diesel Power!

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    [Jan 11, 2013]
    Yes, you need canbus error free ones.

    I bought some LED ones from eBay for around £23

    Basically a full unit replacement with a SMD chip card inside and resistors built it.
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    Any pics (working) and link Jonathaan ?
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    I will sort some pictures tomorow - as getting my front coilys fitted... so planning on taking some pics :)

    And will fetch a link now.
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    [Jan 11, 2013]
    I've got the can-bus led number plate units. But want to change some of the bulbs on the rear light cluster.
    Anybody Done this?
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    [Jan 11, 2013]
    Hi,

    out of interest what car is it and year?

    ive just had some fitted to a 2009 A3 Sportback supplied by T8UPS including the interior pack. As my car was early 09 it had no issues with the lights at all and looks awesome.

    will be doing a thank you thread for T8UPS soon with pics if it helps.
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    Hi mate, its a early 2009 1.6 se. Been looking on the bay, but I know the can-bus system is very sensitive.
    Brought some led drls and they still trip the can-bus every now and then.
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    I'd be interested in the rear lights already got the rest from t8ups photos please!
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    I would contact t8ups given the year mate.

    He was really helpful, emailed guides to assist with some bits and even offered phone support. Top bloke and think the number plate lights alone were £7 all in.

    a word of warning though, the number plate light screws are so soft I would change them if they come out. I googled it and loads have had issues even to the extent of drilling them out :-(

    hope you get sorted but T8ups is your man for sure.
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    Thanks a lot mate, I lost a one of the number plate bulb housing because the screws are sh*t
    think I'll just buy some bulbs and have a play lol
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    Hope this works and looks ok

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    Did you change the screws mate? Mine keep switching off because the metal prongs are not in the right place so have to keep adjusting them! Screws seem like theyre going to be ruined sometime soon. Driving me crazy!
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    I did via the world of eBay.

    if you google Audi number plate screw it will come up with loads of answers. I've gone for Alan key, marine grade screws to save future issues.
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    Some pics when i first installed them.

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    Car looks hanging like, but hoping to stick some more up to daye pics on :)
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    That's what I thought you meant in your first post ! I thought Jonathaan might have had the answer !!
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    [Jan 12, 2013]
    Genuine A5 number plate led bulds will fit a3 with no faults comes complete with bulb holders.
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    We're not talking number plate bulbs now mate - it's the others !! lol
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    This thread has gone massively tits up! Lol
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    Is that T8ups ? lol
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    Where did you get them from mate?
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    [May 1, 2014]
    Hi All
    Has anybody found any LED bulbs that "FIT" a 20004 A3 and dont put up errors, rears ( bulb type bayonet 245 - 10w 12v ) .
    I dont mean the number plate bulbs .
    If so post a link .
    I have changed three normal lamps in last two weeks ,they dont seem to last long .
    cheers
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    2Pcs T25 3020 50 SMD White LED Car Brake Stop Turn Tail Light Lamp Bulb LS4G | eBay

    used these in my 2009 rear lights and not 1 error i did turn of cold lamp diagnosis via vcds though
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    [May 3, 2014]
    Was wondering if anyone would post that! I upgraded my reverse bulb to LED and its one of the best things Ive done. I can actually see where I am going in reverse now! But when I first installed it, every time you would turn the ignition on it would pulse 5 times as the car ran its checks. So I done what Hollow done, and no more pulsing.
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