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New rear lights, 2.0 TDi

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by RS_Cosworth, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. RS_Cosworth

    RS_Cosworth Member

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    Just thought I'd post up a couple of pics of my car, one with the original 'old style' rear lights and one with my new '09-> style' ones, to help swing somebodys decision as to whether they should do the upgrade or not. I think they help bring the rear end bang upto date, well chuffed with them :cool:

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  3. Finally Got An A3

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    I think theyre ok where they from?
     
  4. audicruiser

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    Avaliable from your local Audi dealer and the 3 door requires no coding to fit!
     
  5. a3_dan

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    Ive been meaning to do this for ages now.... I have one side 09 rear lense....Just waiting for another to crop up.... GRRRHHHH
     
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    love them and something im looking into!
     
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    Facelifted lights make the rear look so much better!
     
  8. Pii

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    This has been lingering on my mind for a while.

    Not sure if its worth the cost (they aren't actual LEDs :unsure:) but they do look much sharper!

    What kind of work is involved in replacing the old ones?
     
  9. smudge_don

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    5 mins job Phillip

    Open boot, take screw out holding lights in, pull light off, unplug connector, connect new light, push back into place, do screw up
     
  10. Pii

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    Jordan everything is always a doodle for you :applaus:

    Have you done this? I can't help but want to do things to the car.... luckily I dwell on most things or I'd be in some serious trouble!!

    So are you suggesting I can visit you if I go for this and it gives me trouble :sly:
     
  11. Lee_R

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    To be honest, swapping these lights could be done by a 5 year old. They are one of the easiest parts to remove from the car.

    If you have any problems doing the swap then maybe I suggest night school! :)
     
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    maybe theres something wrong with me but for me the older lights look better :idea:
     
  13. HIGGINS

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    ive done this:

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    Definately worth doing, also they will sell for the price you bought them for on ebay or here.
     
  14. RS_Cosworth

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    I must admit I didn't "not like" the old ones but I just think these are a bit more modern looking??!!
     
  15. PregnantNproud

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    Looks fantastic. makes the rear look so much newer. If you live near essex i can help you install them. but as everyone said... its a piece of piss.

    When you unscrew the lights from inside the boot, DONT drop the screw because it will fall into a hollow thats very annoying to gain access to.
     
  16. smudge_don

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    I could do it for you if you wanted, no worries
     
  17. gynads

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    How much are these from the dealers ?
     
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    I paid £164.50 inc. VAT for the pair but that was with a bit of discount due to knowing someone who works at Audi :icon_thumright:
     
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    Hi

    Ive never seen them ON from behind but thats because ive been behind the wheel:rolleyes: they look awsome especially with the ice white numberplate LEDS, got my lights for £99 off fleebay
     
  20. RS_Cosworth

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    That's a very good price, I kept my eye on ebay looking for a pair for what seemed like ages before eventually getting fed up of waiting and biting the bullet and ordering some from the main dealer!
     
  21. a3_dan

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    I got a drivers side 09 rear lense a couple of weeks ago, off ebay....£20!!!, thats INCLUDING postage!!! WIN!!!
    HAHA I bet that ebay seller was most gutted!!!

    So just waiting for either a passenger side to crop up, or for me to go Audi and order one...Just havnt got the time to deal with it at mo :sob:
     
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    i just fitted mine today, i think i like the indicator lights the best!!
     
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    How much do these go for a pair from the dealers? I have the older style lights but his pics dont do them justice.here's a pic i took to get more of a resemblance.
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    ordered today £146 delivered
     
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    from which dealer please gynads? do they come with all bulbs needed? part numbers please? many thanks
     
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    I had mine a while back along with the '09 S3 Rear valance and trim, just need to fit them now.
    Maidstone Audi got the parts in no time and they were cheap too! I'm sure the rears were £70odd each :)
     
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    Thats cause he gets me to do it for him lmfao & if you get trouble Phil, I can sort it this week aswell.
     
  29. niffty

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    The lights looks very smart.

    Well done mate good move.

    Will have to get mine changed now...
     
  30. RS_Cosworth

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    Cheers matey :thumbsup:
     
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    Do you need any adaptors or do they jus plug straight in?
     
  32. Pii

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    Ah man! Miss my chance! I blame my work for making me miss golden opportunities!!

    Nigel did you mention before that you had the reverse lights working on both? I will ask more questions when I see you (the fountain of knowledge) :sly:
     
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    Plug straight in, literally! If you buy brand new they come pre fitted with the bulbs so you dont even have to bother with that!
     
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    Fountain of knowledge, more like ASN Guinea Pig.

    Rev lights, well put wiring in for Jordans so will see but he of course has the LHD rear lights, havnt checked my rhd ones, urrrmm got me thinking now.
     
  35. Pii

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    Come guinea pig on my motor :eyebrows:
     
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    There will be no coming on anyone's motor by me I can assure you mate :sly:
     
  37. Pii

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    :lmfao: That statement is just WRONG!!
     
  38. smudge_don

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    You need 1 RHD and 1 LHD Nige
     
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    You can actually buy the bulb carriers seperately Jordanian, lenses I need to check whats actually different if any.

    31/05/2010 onwards has a new lense, so far cant see sweet FA difference, but has new part no. guessing MY11 aswell, we'll see when comes into stock.
     
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    My car has no rear lights atm :(

    Poor Audi
     
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    You lie, it has 1, your old one, pmsl, tomorow she will be happy again so shut ur pie hole.

    I blame Phil & a bent door module pin.
     
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    I blame him for everything

    See what i mean about looking 12 though? :lmfao:
     

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