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Super bright white Number plate lights

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Chris6t9, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Chris6t9

    Chris6t9 Member

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    Got all my interior and exterior bulbs replaced by trups a little while back (thanks mate) however the number plate lights just dont cut it for me.

    Currently each light does part of the number plate leaving a black gap in the middle when its dark.

    Does anyone know of anywhere that i can pick up a set of really really bright white error free ones?
     
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  3. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Got some OEM LED's on mine which are good. Depends on year of car whether they'll be error free though.
     
  4. TDI140

    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    Get the audi a8 ones i have them in mine about £49 but wicked mate way better than the cheap bulbs off ebay

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  5. LEE69

    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    £49 **** the bed!!!!!!!
     
  6. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    £49?!

    When I got mine from Audi, they were less than £20 for both.
     
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    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    £40 i meant sorry im on my phone i think they were £36-£40 something like that but way better than ebay cheaps
     
  8. Chris6t9

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    Where do i buy them from? Audi?
     
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    TDI140 Well-Known Member

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    TPS mate will get you part number tomorrow if i come on forum unless someone beats me to it
     
  10. Wicked666

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    That's not your real number plate is it? The letters look like they've been drawn by hand!
     
  11. Chris6t9

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    Thanks mate :)
     
  12. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Part numbers are 4H0 943 021 and 4H0 943 022​, one for the left side and one for the right. Originally fitted on the A5 cab.

    Can also buy them from Audi.
     
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    LEE69 07 170 DSG

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    Brilliant, thanks lee ill check them out, hopefully they wont bring up any errors!
     
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  16. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Right ok, im going to get these now then. They best be nice and bright! :)
     
  18. J8TT X

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    Yup, saves you a trip down to Audi or TPS :)
     
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    haha drawn by hand its been made by a number plate place the letters are just BOLD so technically illegal but only been pulled 3 times for it and i said if you wnna give me a fine give it because i aint broke so they didnt give me one lol also never been pulled in derby for plate only out of town
     
  20. Wicked666

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    But the last letter looks smaller than the others. Fair play - your car but spoils the back imo.

    Love you tellin the cops you ain't broke :)
     
  21. J8TT X

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    Be careful the police don't report you to DVLA, they will take the number plate off you.
     
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    Really want pressed plates but cant find anyone in derby that does them, but not been pulled for a while now so its fine
     
  24. kwistof

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    Why not just order some of the internet?

    UK Legal Plates
     
  25. pablo

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    pressed plates on ebay for £20 a pair ish
     
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    edit just noticed the lights on ebay are inc the housings so ordered those. top job cheers lads!
     
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    Did you have lights turned on with neither bulb connected? I got a light too but reset with vcds and all was OK.
     
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    Na fitted them with lights off and ignition off, when fitted turned the key to find the light on the dash
     
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    #30 STYLEZAU, Oct 29, 2013
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  33. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

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    pressed metal plates are illegal. You will also be reported for those aswell lol
     
  34. pablo

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    no they arent.
     
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    yes they are, because metal is not classed as a reflective material. regardless what you put on it to be shiny, it has to be originally reflective.
    Check on internet, people have had responses from DVLA saying the exact same.
    It doesn't matter is a seller says 100% legal or have the regulations sign thing, because they wont get the blame because its on your car.
     
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    But there is a very thin line of rules regarding this, as they dont say what the plate has to be made out of, so in theory as long as it complies with the amount of direct light reflections it should be ok. But as i said before metal isnt reflective.

    BUT saying this, long as the spacing, font and size of the plate is the same, i really DOUBT anyone would be pulled over.
     
  37. pablo

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    FAQs

    clear as mud lol. dubmeister seem to comply to this.
     
  38. JJ.Foulds

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    well its got a point. But i still think its a very thin line.

    However i would deffo have pressed plates on my car :p
     
  39. pablo

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    why bring it up then?
     
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    They aren't illegal if you purchase them from the correct companies though :think:

    In terms of the LED lights- there are many out there that work error free; but the OP was asking about LED lights that will light up the complete number plate and not leave a small dark patch in the middle.

    So do the ones in that ebay link you use provide bright light across the whole rear plate leaving no dark patches?
     
  42. JJ.Foulds

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    i will take a pic tonight to check and post it up for you guys.

    JJ.
     

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