Facelift Footwell lights!

Alan66

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Could someone be kind enough to show me pics of of where the front footwell light are located. I,ve had a look in my 8v Sport and can’t even see any blank holes under the dash like you you used to find in older cars..tia


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Mikeso51

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Alan66,

You may be having trouble locating the cut-outs for the front footwell lights because you are looking for large apertures. The led footwell lights used on facelift A3s are much smaller than those used on earlier models, only a couple of cm square. Picture attached. Incidentally, these new lights are very expensive, and the light output from them is pretty poor. Some folk have opened up the apertures to take the older versions, which are cheaper and much brighter. The other option, which I have used myself, is to fit brighter led modules inside the plastic cases. You can buy these from Robin at Rocket Wires.
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Alan66

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Alan66,

You may be having trouble locating the cut-outs for the front footwell lights because you are looking for large apertures. The led footwell lights used on facelift A3s are much smaller than those used on earlier models, only a couple of cm square. Picture attached. Incidentally, these new lights are very expensive, and the light output from them is pretty poor. Some folk have opened up the apertures to take the older versions, which are cheaper and much brighter. The other option, which I have used myself, is to fit brighter led modules inside the plastic cases. You can buy these from Robin at Rocket Wires.
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Cheers for that info as lights I’ve been looking at are the older shape. I’ve found where the rear ones fit in the front seats but would appreciate pics of where the front ones are if possible.
Was also going to just wire them into a ignition switched feed to make it a simple job.


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We advise that lighting kits should wired up as OEM into the control module, wiring them into the ignition feed requires splicing of wires etc.

You will be able to control the brightness via the MMI menu if wired in properly.
 

PhilDosSantos

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There are small cut outs for the light housings, you need to stick your head under the dash and you'll see them.

We can supply a full OEM footwell lighting kit for the 8V - www.rocketwires.co.uk

Also the OEM housings have terrible bulbs for light output, we stock replacement bulbs which are a straight forward swap - https://rocketwires.co.uk/online-shop/ols/products/8v-replacement-led
Hello RobinA3

Please could i ask for some help on the 8p a3 3.2l model.. I had posted before and was directed to you for guidance. I'm the gent from Africa.

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PhilDosSantos

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There are small cut outs for the light housings, you need to stick your head under the dash and you'll see them.

We can supply a full OEM footwell lighting kit for the 8V - www.rocketwires.co.uk

Also the OEM housings have terrible bulbs for light output, we stock replacement bulbs which are a straight forward swap - https://rocketwires.co.uk/online-shop/ols/products/8v-replacement-led

I have an audi A3 8
We advise that lighting kits should wired up as OEM into the control module, wiring them into the ignition feed requires splicing of wires etc.

You will be able to control the brightness via the MMI menu if wired in properly.
Hello RobinA3.
I have an audi A3 8P model. Keen to get footwell lighting done. I did my doors and they worked out great. I am in Africa so getting things from certain sites can be a problem for me. Can you kindly assist.



We advise that lighting kits should wired up as OEM into the control module, wiring them into the ignition feed requires splicing of wires etc.

You will be able to control the brightness via the MMI menu if wired in properly.
Hello RobinA3.
Needing some help on my 2004 a3 8p 3.2l. Wanting to do footwell lighting please. I have just done my doors with plain lights and it worked out great. What best can you advise and what have you got.
Please excuse multiple msgs, I am new here on platform. Happy to hear from you on email or on here.

Phil
 

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I have an audi A3 8

Hello RobinA3.
I have an audi A3 8P model. Keen to get footwell lighting done. I did my doors and they worked out great. I am in Africa so getting things from certain sites can be a problem for me. Can you kindly assist.




Hello RobinA3.
Needing some help on my 2004 a3 8p 3.2l. Wanting to do footwell lighting please. I have just done my doors with plain lights and it worked out great. What best can you advise and what have you got.
Please excuse multiple msgs, I am new here on platform. Happy to hear from you on email or on here.

Phil

We ship worldwide - please send me an email with your requirements - sales@rocketwires.co.uk
 
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