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My DIY Guide for Retro Fitting Foot well lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RobinA3, Jul 18, 2008.

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    [Mar 25, 2013]
    Hi Guy's n Gal's,

    Brought a set of these from RobinA3 a couple of weeks ago and just want to thank Robin for supply a top quality product, just like OEM.

    Arrived save and sound within 2 days and installed with no probs.

    If anyone is after puddle lihgts/footwell lights, RobinA3 is YOUR MAN!

    Thanks again Robin.
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    [Mar 29, 2013]
    Picking up a S3 2007 plate this weekend, If they are compatible with this car, I may be interested in a set of front footwell lights :)
    Any chance of them being white light?

    would be greatful if you could drop me a PM with a quote
    Thanks
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    [May 9, 2013]
    Great write up Robin! Just noticed you have a G40 i used to have mk3 genisis! Do you know it the complete light led units from ebay will work and will be able to be coded etc?
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    [May 9, 2013]
    Excellent write up! Don't think I've got the ability to do it though :-(
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    [May 13, 2013]
    Looking for one of ur kits for the front footwell and puddle&warning lights in the door..can you pm me a price or email jacko2222@hotmail.com for a 07 s3 8p many thanks
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    [May 14, 2013]
    Is it possible to get lighting under the Ac unit? Has anyone refitted the red light at the front inside door handles? My old a3 8l had a dimmer switch for the light pack..is this available for a 8P2
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    [Jul 14, 2013]
    Would anyone know the part number for the pin for the white connector ? and or the name/type and manufacturer of the connector ?
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    [Aug 28, 2013]
    Hi Robin

    Are you still making the footwell lights? i would be interested in purchasing a set. Could you send me prices?

    Hats off for the write up :)


    Cheers
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    [Oct 21, 2013]
    Hi Robin
    I am also interested in this kit

    Thanks
    Phil
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    For enquires about this kit and door warning / puddle kits please send me a pm.
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    [Nov 28, 2013]
    Hi Robin...

    i'm just looking for a bit of info on these and not an order....

    Do you know when activating the footwell lights on the 08 pre-facelife 8p2 s3... Do you know if it gives you the menu on the display like the 58 8p3.... The reason why im asking... I put in all the cabling and even wired through a custom oem switch for the ch/lh light feature only to find out on the s3 that it was just a simple case of coding and they appeared on the menu....

    if it didnt i'd just set the brightness high and also included a hidden resistor just so I have constant access to brightness levels without having to go through vcds all the time...? Thanks
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    [Dec 9, 2013]
    Hi Guys. I have just received a second hand kit from a member on the forum and I cannot get it to work. My car is a 2009 s3 8P facelift (has the DRLs.) I have followed Robins guide to a T, making sure to plug the positive feed into the correct space on the cluster, and I have made a good earth. I have also enabled the footwell lights in VCDS. The lights will simply not come on though. The bulbs are LEDs, would that make any difference? Thanks guys.
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    This is doing my head in, making no sense at all. Even tried running a piece of wire directly from the terminal that the number 7 wire would be touching, but no dice. Do ALL the lights need to be plugged in and working for ANY of them to work? I tried touching the end of the number 7 terminal with a face testing screwdriver, and it lit up! But yet when I plug the connector back in, I get nothing.

    Any help appreciated.
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    Have you checked the polarity on the led's? Some led's work whichever terminal the +ve is attached to, some don't. (Some change to red).
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    I have tested the LEDs outside the car using a spare battery, and there is only one way the units can connect when in the car. They also came plugged in from the previous owner so I dont think its a polarity issue. Thanks for replying though :icon_thumright:
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    Are the LEDs error free versions? Pre 11MY cars don't support standard oem led lights - you will need error free led bulbs.
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    To be honest I don't know. Its one of your looms, but I do not know about the LEDs. I tested them all outside the car last night, and only one of them worked! So I took them apart and to say they are a mess inside is an understatement. Total balls of a job they are, not sure where the previous owner got them. So tonight I am going to try plugging in a standard light with standard bulb to see if that's the issue.

    If I only plug a bulb into the drivers side front connector, would it still light up, even if the other 3 connectors are not plugged in to anything?
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