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Ashtray area ambient LED light (OEM) install

s3_trev Sep 28, 2018

  1. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland

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    Some of you may know that if you ordered the non smoking pack from factory, it would have came with the storage tray already fitted, rather than the ashtray. Like me, a lot of you have retrofitted the storage tray, but how many of you also retrofitted the ambient LED light that shines into the storage tray?

    Well I decided I wanted to do this, and I think I have got the parts that I need. See below.

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    You will notice there is the LED light bar itself, then there is the plastic trim with window. Well I can't seem to figure out exactly how the LED light bar sits within the plastic trim! You will see from the second pic that I have set it into it, as per a photo I found on google, but it doesnt really 'click' into place as such.

    If anyone has done this mod themselves or knows anything more please let me know. I believe the grab handles, and HVAC unit need to come out to fit this, so going to get stuck into that this evening or tomorrow.

    These are the images that I found online that best show what I'm trying to do. You can see the way this person has set the LED bar into their trim, but still not just sure if this is correct.

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    Thanks!
     
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  3. downtothebone

    downtothebone Registered User

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    Thought the bar just clips under the HVAC unit ... but I could be wrong.
     
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  4. Korben007

    Korben007 Registered User

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    Damn I'm gonna have to do this. You got part numbers

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  5. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland

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    Funny you should say that mate, I actually think you could be right. Im thinking the light bar clips under the HVAC unit, then the black trim with window, clips underneath that again. So the light bar and the black trim dont actually connect together as such. Will hopefully know more when I have everything apart. I just hope there isnt an additional part that I didnt order!

    These are what I ordered mate.

    8p0864138a4pk (Black trim with window)
    8p085 355 (LED light bar)
    8P0863301A4PK (Storage tray, (I already had this installed))
     
  6. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    It fits under Hvac but will find it by accident unless your lucky , hard to describe where exactly as hvac has to be in place and you just need to be patient and fiddle about.
    The 2nd part fits in easily enough.
    Worth looking at changing the Climate Control out for a Q3 one if you can get one from the breakers or cheap on Ebay makes a big difference aesthetically and simple enough to do , plus big write up on here to help you along step by step
     
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  7. s3_trev

    s3_trev Northern Ireland

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    Cheers mate. Yeah I have been thinking about that for a while now but the only thing putting me off is that you need to trim the Q3 one before it fits in. It be scared of ballsing it up! Also I wonder if there is the slot for the LED bar on the Q3 one.
     
  8. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Its not as hard as you think to trim down ( i done it and am ****** numpty at those things ) and yip it fits under the Q3 same as the 1 you av in just need to fiddle about and u will end up slotting it in , if i mind its on the drivers side off CC.
    It doesn't give out brightness just subtle so if you want the bright lights visit Blackpool in September :thumbs up:
     
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  9. paddy

    paddy Registered User

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    You can just trim the Q3 unit down with a orbital sander, its only about 2 mm a side and very straightforward and the large sanding area of the orbital means you can do the whole side at once and keep it even.
    I would like to fit the tray but i wonder if that set up will fit withthe Q3 unit ? cant see why not.
     
  10. ch1z64

    ch1z64 C'mon you's bhoy's in Green Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    The tray fits with the little red light as i have plus your buddy @samuelh_888 has it cause he explained to me how to do it so go on @paddy splash out be cheaper than the money youve paid on brakes , pads etc :thumbs up:
     
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  11. samuelh_888

    samuelh_888 Registered User

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    Everything works.

    Q3CC sanded a couple of mm each side. Before you fit the CC make sure you put the light bar in as it does go under the CC.

    The slot for the light bar isn’t actually on the CC. It’s on the double din chassis, but fits under the CC.

    This is probably the only mod on ASN without a pic!
     
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    anyone have the part number for the connector to the light bar? I did look BTW
     

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