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Retrofit 2010 A3 Sportback Rear LED Light problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 210_MIH, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. 210_MIH
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    210_MIH Drive it like u stole it

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    HI

    Just wondering if anyone has experienced this...

    When I put my headlights on, the rear LED ring lights up. Itsfine until I press the brake, and then the error warning comes on the dashsayin ‘right rear light’ and the outer off side rear light ring turns off - theone on the boot lid seems fine.
    I used these adaptors - (Audi A3 S3 8P or 8PA Sportback Facelift LED rear lights adapter cable set | eBay)
    and the lights were coded also...
    Im thinking maybe some water is getting in? As it happenedsoon after I washed it over the weekend... anyone had this issue or know aremedy? I read in another thread to usemultispray?
    Help appreciated.
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    sent u a reply mate
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    Ive had this problem also , adapters are terrible for catching and holding water, which caused it on mine, really need a certain member to hardwire them in when he comes up to bonnie Scotland ;),
    Remove light and disconnect clean both adapters and try to position adapter in a different position
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    Martin, we will need to get Nigel up here, maybe if we speak real nice to him he will come for a visit, he will love us all so much, he will just stay. Hope your reading this Nige? :) x
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    Absolutely , I'm sure he'll love the West Side, all joking aside I do know what he means about needing enough work to warrant his trip :(
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    ​Thinking i may need to go a little jaunt to Italy and kidnap him, lmao. :) x
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    lol, thanks ladies, maybe if me & relations continue as going it maybe a move to the shetlands lmao.

    As per stated, never use adapters for various reasons, 1 being the water issue & it adds another link in the chain that can cause problems, plus wiring to the number plate bulbs is not by design, adds more load to a circuit not designed for, regardless what people think, prefer to do as oem as possible to avoid issues, which to date not had 1 come back for anything, without blowing my own trumpet :)

    Check to see if the adapters have the rubber seals to stop water getting in, if not then blame kufatec & they should know better as the original prefacelift connectors will have the seals for sure from factory.

    I also wrap them in tape from inside the car upto the connector for this very reason.
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    Thanks for all the help. the adapters were soaked in water. have wrapped them in PTFE tape followed by insulation tape. then zip tied them securely. hopefully no re-occurence.
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