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retro fitting LED tail lights

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)' started by kev.s, May 12, 2012.

  1. kev.s
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    anyone done this to their A4? looking to do this to my 2008 s-line, any advice? where is best to buy, without the huge price tag? was going to try a breakers also, would there be a part no/description to get the LEDs from genuine A4.

    also been told these need to be "recoded" when fitted, what does this mean?
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    I think he is after tail lights, not number plate lights.
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    I think you are correct Necroscope.

    However, cheers Rab this helped me out as i have just bought a pair.

    l 5TUY
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    Ooops!
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    i am indeed, anyone any experience? or a part number for oem ones
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    I was planning on upgrading mine last year, I bought the genuine LED tail lights from a dealer scrapping a write-off, they are in pristine condition (the write-off was front ended). The set includes the Left (outer and inner) and Right (outer and inner) units.
    I never got round to getting them fitted and coded (this needs to be done at a dealership). I don't think I will now, due to bills and other expenses.
    There are generic tail lamps on eBay selling for around £290-350 and may cause errors/warnings on the dash. The genuine ones cost around £600 from a dealer if you want them brand new.

    I may be interested in selling the set that I have for £350 (what I paid) to get my money back. Where are you based?

    Sam
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    Based in Aberdeen....bit of a hike.. :) never knew they were that expensive, were they an option extra or only on specific models?
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    They were not standard on the initial S-Line until 2009.
    This means that anyone with a 2008 B8 S-Line had Xenon and LED DRLs at the front, but non-LED (standard) rear tail lights.

    Audi started offering the LED tail lights a few months ago as a retrofit option.
    It's pretty niche, hence the high (official) price.

    Aberdeen is a bit of a trek, lol...
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    you need the wiring loom and the control unit with the led lights, yiu can get a retro fittingkit from audi for around 550
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    Have you still got them?
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    Yep. You interested?
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    i would be if the price is right this is my email address shanekk22{at}yahoo ie
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    Sent email.

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