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Rear LED lights

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by RossR, May 29, 2013.

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    [May 29, 2013]
    Has anyone got any pictures of the rear LED lights in operation? I'm particularly interested in the indicators.

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    Two seconds on google later....

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    Thanks. I did try google - Honest! I must have been using the wrong search terms. I kept getting 8P rear lights or full LED headlights.
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    haha! I was only ribbing!

    Anything you want to know about them specifically?
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    From looking at mine it appears like multiple LEDs whereas the actual lights use optics like the 8P did. They're very bright and flick on and off quickly.
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    If you manage it, please post a tutorial or something! Would there be any legal issues with doing this?
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    It'll be a while - I'm not expecting my car before September! Could be a bit complicated too but I'd try and do a tutorial.

    IANAL but I'd think it's legal in Europe (the R8 does it). Probably not legal in America.
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    Yeh - not so much that the effect itself is illegal, but more that you'd modify from the manufacturers original spec/function... guess I'm just being paranoid!
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    How, coding with vcds or similar?
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    That approach *might* be possible. Might require fitting some parts from the R8 though and I'm doubtful it could be done.

    I'm thinking of adding a little custom electronics module behind each rear light cluster (four in total) that would delay the switch on of the individual segments.
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