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Bang & Olufsen lighting

K4RL Nov 23, 2015

  1. K4RL

    K4RL Active Member Audi S3

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    Hi all
    Search function not working for me, so sorry if this question been answered already.
    I have B&O & the ILP my query is are the rear speakers meant to light up? Only the fronts light up in mine, the rears have a white strip same as the fronts but these don't light up.

    Thanks in advance
    Karl
     
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  3. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    That's right - only fronts light up.
     
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  4. MikeParkin

    MikeParkin Well-Known Member Team Ibis Audi S3 Manual

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    Yeah only front on my B&O. Think it would be off putting having the rears light up in the back.
     
  5. Stevier88

    Stevier88 Active Member

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    Had a quick looksee when I was out...only the fronts image.jpeg
     
  6. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    I think Audi should av knocked a few quid off missing the rears oot?lol seriously though bit of penny pinching l think,also the lights should be a bit brighter as they are on the bose system in the A1/S1
     
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  7. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Can you turn the brightness up the MMI Jassy ? Mine has door brightness and a master brightness.
     
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  8. gamegenie

    gamegenie Eazy-E CPT OG from the Otherside

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    you right about penny pinching.

    They cut back on the B&O (Although I cared more for the pop-up tweeters than the small illumination speaker lights)
    They cut back on the Driver Information System LCD. (look at that gear cluster on the A3 Concept then look at the DIS on the Chrysler 200c)
    They cut back on the Exhaust tips, (look at the Exhaust tips on the A3 Concept & then look at the tips on the Chrysler 200c, Ford Fusion, Buick Lacrosse, Mercedes CLA 250)
    They cut back on the sleek styling door frames, (look at the A3 Concept & then look at the Mercedes CLA 250)

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    In the end the jokes on us early buyers if the refresh models are going to have a 12" LCD DIS, probably the exhaust tips the A3 Concept had and it would be ****** up if the Refresh A3 gets frameless doors like the Concept.
     
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  9. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Don't think so mate will try but have never seen this sub menu in my car l don't have the interior light package remember
     
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  10. xBox

    xBox Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    Oh you crack me up Jassy..... next you gonna say you don't have Mono.pur :sign wow:

    Who would even utter those words in a public Audi forum :s3addict:
     
  11. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Ah gotcha worth a look anyway.
     
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  13. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Trying it out right now mate
    Just got background lighting in mmi and it's set to maximum it does dim the bang & olufsen but not bright
     
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  14. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Lol ain't got that either, throw me a frickin bone,l didn't spec the thing lol
     
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  15. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    So ...... after a little research it looks like this could easily be added to the rears as a retro fit I'll post pics later but the rear door trim moulding has the channel for the light pipe moulded into it and the retaining features for the LED unit. Would then also need the matching harness connector and the pin configuration assuming the rear door module has the spare pin outs ?? I don't mind being a gineau pig for this if someone can help out with the module pin numbers and connector part number used in the front door.
     
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    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    How did that get past the swear filter?
     
  17. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    You got too much time on yer hands and far too much money Robbo..................I'm expecting a big xmas pressie off you this year!! ;)
     
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  18. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    .....hang on I'll check...................... ****

    edit ..............nope wouldn't let me!! lol
     
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  19. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Lol I wish - I'm always up for a techie challenge tho.

    Yep get the mistletoe ready as well ;o)
     
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  20. mikeyvee

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    Let us know how you get on its definitely something they've skimped on>
     
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  21. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    OK here we go......this is what I know so far and why I believe this should be pretty straight forward. Please don't take part numbers as gospel and double check before ordering in case there are any market specific alternatives. For electrical feeds I'm looking for some other suggestions but in the first instance it should be easy to tap into the electric window switch illumination although I'm not sure how/if this illumination is adjusted as I've never sat in the back. If it is on the same circuit as the front door speaker grilles then happy days ......

    Front door trim :-
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    Close up showing light pipe groove :-
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    Moulded in retention feature for LED light :-
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    LED installed :-
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    Front B&O grille :-
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    Grille fitted to door trim by heat staking (moulded ribs are melted) :-
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    The LED unit :-
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    And with light pipe attached (not sure if this comes with the LED or if it's an additional part) :-
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    Door harness side LED connector :-
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    Rear door trim moulding has the same groove for a light pipe :-
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    And what looks like the same retention feature for the LED unit :-
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    Finally the rear speaker showing that it has the same lens as the fronts :-
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  22. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Rear lighting installed :-
    image.jpeg

    Part numbers needed :-
    LED module - V8V0 947 356
    Harness connector - S8W0 971832
    Fibre optic light guide - supplied as complete door trim assembly. I had to improvise from eBay - make sure it's side emitting light and not just end. Diameter 2-2.5mm, length 265mm.
    You also need 4 repair wires.

    Power wise I cheated a little as I have the ILP and tapped into the interior handle ambient light power supply.
     
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  23. GSB

    GSB Beware of the Leopard... Gold Supporter Team Navarra Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    That is a monumental amout of effort for such a small change. I salute you sir, but I shan't be following in your footsteps*. :salute:

    * 'cos I've ordered a 3 door...
     
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  24. moffe

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    GREAT post! I will get to that also. It's too bad you can't get only the harness, led module and fiber optic light guide. :/
     
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  25. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    Nice one Rob ..All we need now is some night time moody pics..lol
     
  26. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Agreed mate Rob has an insatiable talent for improvement....he's going semi pro Audi tech next week lol
     
  27. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    He's a genius our Rob but yes I'm with GSB....................got the prerequisite number of doors but could I really be ***** with all that work for a couple of lights that unless I can do a 360 head twist akin to the female lead in The Exorcist I'm never gonna see!! lol
     
  28. Lavalamp

    Lavalamp Member Team Mythos Audi A3 S-line owners group

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    Wow great job Rob, gets on my nerves too, Audi being tightwads it is, just like Eazy-E Gamegenie CTP OG from South Central Othersizzle states, they even save on painting the parking sensors if you buy a black beast, my previous A1 had them painted.
    I really appreciate people on here having the guts to do this kind of work, i have two left hands so won't be trying this myself but i might find someone who is willing to help.

    Cheers
     
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    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Cheers guys ;o)

    I'm an engineer by trade and naturally enquisitive lol. Anyone thinking about attempting this you're looking at £20 and one hour per side. I used two repair wires cut in half to give me the four connector pins and then had to lengthen the cable and soldered all joints. If you're using the original length repair wire and scotch-locks to tap into the wiring then that should reduce the time to 45 minutes ish. This is how my wiring looks :-
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  30. Schizophonic

    Schizophonic Well-Known Member

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    Awesome work! Well done for going into so much details.

    Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
     
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  31. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Just for you mate :-

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  32. pburv

    pburv Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi S3 saloon quattro DSG

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    That's stunning Rob..Love the Audi symbol and Quattro combo..Oh and a lovely job on the rear speaker led...:rockwoot:
     
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  34. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    Show off..... Lol them 4 circles are. Definitely going on my next car....so you went red for danger on the footwells mate l suppose they are more effective down on the footwells than white.....a bit of ying & yang never harmed anyone lol
     
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    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Cheers fellas ;o)

    Yes the rings are quite bright much more so than the quattro but I like the mix and match combo. Good spot on the footwell lighting Jassy went red to match the switchgear lighting but mainly because I didn't like the white light reflecting from the silver pedals.
     
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  36. WarwickL

    WarwickL Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Sepang Audi S3 saloon Black Edition quattro DSG

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    So I shouldn't be posting up my mod where I turned the white LED strips to Sepang blue using a texta ?
     
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  37. Simon L

    Simon L Well-Known Member Team Daytona Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    ........pics?? (and yes I do know what a texta is.......just googled it!! lol)
     
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    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    ****** Google tell what a texta is
     
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    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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  40. WarwickL

    WarwickL Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Sepang Audi S3 saloon Black Edition quattro DSG

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    :)

    I only did it to see what it might look like if I changed the fittings. Did the same to the footwells.

    Decided white looked best after all.

    There is enough Sepang blue outside and on my eBay vent trims.

    Back to normal programming (still haven't seen those Raywell items !)
     
  41. azibux1

    azibux1 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3

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    @Rob2k68 all looks very good! Are those ring lights official audi ones or from elsewhere?

    @WarwickL any pics or a link to these vent trims?
     
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  42. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    Cheers mate ;o)

    Yes genuine Audi Beam puddle lamps from the accessory book or now standard on the FL I believe.
     
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  43. WarwickL

    WarwickL Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group Team Sepang Audi S3 saloon Black Edition quattro DSG

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    Here you go, Sepang Blue.

    Also come in red, white and silver.

    I got mine at a reduced price. A few are selling them on eBay now I think.

    They are nicely made with a thin strip of 3M adhesive on the back and fit flush.

    Nicer than the ones in the new FL in my opinion.

    Not all will like them but I do :)

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