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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Will., Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Will.
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    off top of my head i think my hands are red on my 2002 S3
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    Yup, they red are on mine too, which is a late 2003 model.

    I'm just sure I've seen one with plain non-lit hands before... :search:

    They do look nice in white though, wonder if it's a custom job?
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    Oh!

    Have just noticed that link I posted is of a member's car on here, called monkeytrousers - that'll solve that then! :sm4:

    If you're reading this, what's the deal with those white hands?
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    my 2002/52

    needles are red, number and notches are white
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    S3's - Needles are white, rest is red. Early cars had a blue tinge to the needles and the black part went up 5mm along the needles. This illumination color scheme is the S car trademark.

    Some RS cars have orange needles, I've not noticed any continuity with this though.

    'Normal' Audi's up to MY99 had all red, then from this point non S/RS cars had white letters.
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    I think mine are red - it's a 2000 facelift S3 but I've only had it just over a week and not driven it at night yet

    Also - Does anyone know if the dash is supoposed to be lit up all the time? - I'm pretty sure that on my old A3 the lights only came on when you turned on the headlights but in the S3 there on as soon as i start the car
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    Mike - Mine are illuminated all the time, I've only had mine a week but thought it had auto lights to start with. Sadly not :)
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    mine are bright white/ blue tint as well like in the pic.
    they look cool at night
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    yep, facelift s3's had the white needles.
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    Mine is exactly same as in the picture (2002 52 reg)
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    I have aY reg 2001 and it has red illumination with white needles (absolutely love the look of this btw)
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