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LED REVERSE lights...

H88 May 14, 2012

  1. H88

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  2. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    Would of thought they will throw up an error so resistor would be required, plus because the LEDs face straight out they won't utilise the reflector in the light cluster and so will be no brighter, in fact probably worse.
     
  3. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    As audicruiser says, they won't work properly in the reflector and would need a resistor, but in any case reversing lights aren't on the car for the driver to see at the back - they are there to warn other motorists and pedestrians that the vehicle is reversing !

    If you want to see backwards then get a camera installed.
     
  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    Talk to T8ups on here about LED lights.
    He's supplied many kits to people with out any errors.

    I bought a set of LED reversing lights for my B5 off him some time ago and really like them.

    I was out testing a LED light I made over the weekend and thought I'd test the reversing lights as well.
    Here's some pics.

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  5. L1ARR

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    Another Reversing light question.

    My S3 only has 1 reversing light on the left, its a SP3 facelift. Should i have 2?
     
  6. audicruiser

    audicruiser Audi Heaven

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    If it's a three door then no, if it's a Sportback then you should have two. On the three door, the near side has the reversing light and the off side has the fog light.
     
  7. quattro81

    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    Soo... Maybe a stupid question, but does the SB have two fogs at the rear as well, or just the one?
     
  8. H88

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    Ok thanks people,I will contact t8ups for some led lights :))
     
  9. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Two !
     
  10. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    the 8P3's will bring up errors when installing LED's outside at the rear, i have already tried doing the reverse lights in the SB and they are 501.

    the 8P1 and 8P2 will be fine, i am getting a delivery of bright LED's in and they will fit the DRL's and the Reverse lights.

    Thanks
    Trups
     
  11. L1ARR

    L1ARR Active Member

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    Thanks Cruiser,

    Wasn't too sure if it was my car with a blown bulb
     
  12. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Trups mate, text me when you get the reverse LEDs in, I want a set for my SB
     
  13. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Will Do Ash.
     
  14. Helifella

    Helifella Co-Driver ~ Hattie Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    +1 mate :)
     
  15. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    I'm waiting for the day for some LED brake and indicators for my 2012... :(
     
  16. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    You've already got one LED brake - how many do you need ? !lol
     
  17. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    I don't have any LEDs in the rear clusters. I have a 3dr. Unless you mean the high vis brake?

    Only ones I have are in the number plate.
     
  18. mike foster

    mike foster Fossie VCDS Map User

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    Yeah - I mean the high level one !
     
  19. minty86

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    Feels little bit stupid but does anybody know how to take out the reverse light bulb on Audi A3 1.6 TDI 2010 S-Line 8P?

    Anybody got link, please put them here. Thanks.
     
  20. Chris Eaton

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    does anyone know if you can get led reverse bulbs for s3 8v?? I've bought two sets off eBay both claiming they're the car and they don't. i know its bayonet fitting but the bulbs were too big. any ideas?? also want to try and get daytime running lights where the fog lights would go if anyone has any ideas?
     
  22. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Let me bump this tread. I'm in exactly same situation as the OP. My reverse light halogen bulbs are too dark. The original halogens are w16w type, 15mm x 35mm. I'm looking at these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162120399635 Is 800lm much brighter then the OE halogen bulbs? Anyone has experience with the LED reverse light like this?
     
  23. Marler1337

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    I bought this the other day: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162059964279?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT it's a lot brighter then the standard one. Only issue I've had is with my headunit and reverse camera it didn't work 100%. There was a hum from the headunit and the camera image started moving up and down the screen so for now I've put the previous standard bulb back in. I'd recommend giving those ones a try if you don't have a reverse camera.
     
  24. Gazwould

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  25. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    I'm afraid the 50W and 80W bulbs you linked to won't fit my car. I bought the LEDs from my link. I don't have a camera yet, but it's arriving this week together with an Android head unit. I don't plan to retrofitting it until spring though.
     
  26. tcardio

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    trups is great but another alternative is deAutokey
     
  27. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Fitted the LED reverse lights from my link above. I fitted the left one first and took a picture for side-by-side comparison of LED vs OEM.

    Audi A3 LED Left 2.jpg
     
  28. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Woooooo! I've gone blind.
     
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  29. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    Lol. And that was one LED only. I fitted the second one today. Take sunglasses on :blacksunrays:
     
  30. The Governor

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    Was this the bulb you fitted mate, it is a wedge connector not a bayonet type then?

    Does anyone know if these are good for a 2011 3 Door 8P, I spoke to Trups and he was saying there can be issues with errors on theM?
     
  31. downtothebone

    downtothebone Active Member Team Scuba Audi A3 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S-line owners group

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    I bought similar pair (wedge as shown) having tried a number of different types and they work on my 2011. It's only been a week but no errors or flickering so far.
     
  32. dp_motley

    dp_motley 2012 A3 1.6 TDI

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    I bought from this seller http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162120399635 . No errors at all. To check compatibility, simply look at your original bulb.
     
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  34. The Governor

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    Thanks mate, so in your car they have a wedge connector then? I'd have to assume all 2011 models have a wedge then surely (rhetorical question!)
     
  35. maxpayne

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    Just fitted mine with cheap LEDs from eBay and they are a visible step up from the jaded yellow built in ones. Mine is an 8PA 2005 and takes the wedge shaped ones. Already contemplating upgrading everything to LED now that I've seen the results first hand!

     
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  36. Ben85

    Ben85 Active Member Audi A3 TDi Manual

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    You got a link?
     
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  37. maxpayne

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    I got these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201750355380
    Please note that they look very bright, but I wouldn't depend on them to light up the back of the car for visibility. You'll probably be better off getting CREE types LEDs (as posted earlier in the thread) like these: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-50W-PU...BUS-ERROR-FREE-DRL-REVERSE-LIGHT/251393153607 for that.

    Another member here @t8ups also sells reverse LEDs, which is another option.

    Good luck!
     
  38. maxpayne

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    Here's the updated photo. For some reason the photo link in my earlier post didn't work

    [​IMG]
     
  39. nates

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    Are these really worth the bother? I find these generally appear excessively bright and fail after a few months - similar to the numberplate leds.
     
  40. maxpayne

    maxpayne Active Member

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    I just decided to take the risk. They do come with warranty and in theory LEDs are supposed to be long lasting. Only time will tell. Kept the old bulbs as backups anyway
     

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