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S3 LED Reverse light upgrade

Louay Apr 30, 2014

  1. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    Saw this the other day on the audi passion forum.

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    Nice touch. Another bulb Audi should have got right at design stage surely? 'NO! vee shall let zee silly roast beef men changing dem demself yah und we saving more deutsche mark fur zee oktober fest yah!'

    I believe they are these....

    LED H6W Xtrem - Base BAX9S - White - Anti OBC error

    1 x required for each side.

    Wonder if EM Tuning do anything similar? T8UPS? Can you see this?

    Thoughts anyone?
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2014
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  2. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Yer they look good, be nice to see what they are like standard for comparison. Always thought my reverse lights are not bright enough on my current 8P. Definitely look into this for my 8V.
     
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  3. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    I've already changed the puddle lights on mine with LED's from T8ups and they make a huge difference, I would defo be interested in these if T8UPS can do anything.
     
  4. The Challinor

    The Challinor Well-Known Member Regional Rep Audi S3

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    Even over the interior light pack?
     
  5. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    Yes the standard puddle lights come with only 1 LED, the ones from T8ups have 4 you can actually see the puddles now, a huge difference!! I can highly recommend them!! And easy to change too

    Give him a PM he'll sort you out, I even got mine the next day, top guy!
     
  6. RYuill

    RYuill Well-Known Member Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    Are they easy enough to fit yourself ???
     
  7. driver_tim

    driver_tim Active Member Team Daytona Audi A3

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    I have to say I assumed that the reversing lights were LED as standard...obviously not. I'd potentially be interested in this.
     
  8. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    I would of thought so. Must be in the manual as it's not an led bulb then it will need replacing at some point.
     
  9. Stephen C

    Stephen C Active Member

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    Are the reverse lights on S line/Xenon package not LED like the rest of the rear light cluster?
     
  10. pat15312

    pat15312 Well-Known Member

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    So if you have an S3 with LED headlights and interior light pack, there are still some bulbs that can be changed to LED? What are they, where do they go and where can you buy them?
     
  11. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Reverse lights
    Fog lights
    Glovebox lights

    Upgrade the LEDs in the puddle lights

    Contact t8ups on this forum
     
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  12. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 Member

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    Don't have the car yet, but I'll be getting THESE for when it does arrive.

    Cant fall off for a tenner.
     
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  13. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    How do these differ from the link I posted? Are they of similar quality or better? What are you going to be using them for?

    Thanks
     
  14. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 Member

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    They're pretty much the same but available from within the UK.

    Both are H6W fitment so if one fits they both will. I'll be trying them as reverse lights (when the car eventually appears!)
     
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  15. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Guys,

    Are they deffo H6W then?

    Let me see what I can do :)

    Trups
     
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  16. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    I tried several LED lights for reverse and they are all bad. including the CREE LED that are the best you can buy.

    They sure make you look nice but you can't see anything at all when reversing.

    I went back to the hateful halogens but at least I can reverse without having to do it with the brake lights to see something
     
  17. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    So the led upgrades that are brighter than halogens make it harder to see when reversing? How?
     
  18. pat15312

    pat15312 Well-Known Member

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    Too bright perhaps?
     
  19. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    I dont know, but if you don't believe me, you can try by yourself.

    the only LED that count is the one that is at the top, there could be a 100 LEDs on the bulb, if there is only 1 that is at the top it will light like if there was only one
     
  20. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    Sort of understand what your saying but my original post with pics of the french S3 clearly shows plenty of visible light, surely enough to reverse in a dark area for a small distance unless you planned on driving the car in reverse all the time like our sadly departed Paul walker.

    I'll let the light maestro trups conclude any findings but thanks for your thoughts. ;-)
     
  21. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    funnily enouth, if you read the french topic, you can see I asked the question to the OP. (second page, post 56 and 57)

    And yes, the LED are really bright, but that's all :

    here were mine :

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  22. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    So your saying that the illumination offered by the led is less than that of the oem halogens making it harder to see when reversing?

    That the upgrade is clearly cosmetic and in no way practical?

    Pat or any other viewers, wonder if the upgrade would jeopardise an mot pass?
     
  23. snowfree52

    snowfree52 Full LED baby !

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    yes and yes, MOT I don't know

    But hey, I you find LED that are better than the halogens, I'll definitely be interested. :anbet:
     
  24. Louay

    Louay Well-Known Member

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    Trups will...hopefully.
     
  25. chrisboyle999

    chrisboyle999 Member

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    Surely people aren't expecting to see by the light emitted by reversing lights!?
    It's just a change for cosmetic purposes and extended expected light life for me.

    Reversing lights are not a requirement for an MOT, however the police can fine you if you don't have them.

    t8ups, I'm interested too if something can be sorted soonish.
     
  26. pat15312

    pat15312 Well-Known Member

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    Think I'll leave this one until someone can source something that looks and works better than OEM. For the amount of time the lights are on I don't see this as being worthwhile atm :(
     
  27. Buneet

    Buneet Active Member

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    I have the A3 sport which doesn't have LED/xenon lights so I have the basic lights. Will these work in the normal car? Thanks
     
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  28. illingworth22

    illingworth22 Active Member TeamMisano Audi S3 Audi A3

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    Do you mean rear fog lights?
     
  29. veeeight

    veeeight I am a very pretty girl VCDS Map User Black Edition

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    Yes AFAIK Rear Fog Lights are incandescent filament lamps
     
  30. t8ups

    t8ups Site Sponsor Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    These will just be for the look guys, as people have stated, no brighter than stock, this is due to the small space, these days the reverse lights are there so people see you are reversing as oppose to it lighting up the road, I never thought a reverse light was for lighting up the road as any car I have seen has the smallest poxy reverse light.

    trups
     
  31. veeeight

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