Reading this thread spurred me into taking some action as the reverse lights on my 2006 Sportback are truly dreadful, I really can't see a thing at night when reversing up my drive.
I don't know why, as I thought the bulb set-up was the same, but it was AFTER the facelift LED rear lights were fitted that I noticed how bad they were?
Anyway, I bought a set of these this week; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FlashWolv...727720?hash=item2cb8d80c68:g:oUAAAOSw44BYfJUJ
.....and fitted them this afternoon.
(They are available for £9.99 on Amazon , but for some reason the Amazon link won't work so I've used an eBay link instead)
Having tested them in the dark the difference is incredible, they totally illuminate the area behind my car for several feet, and no errors!
I've never had an issue with short life of LED bulbs , so hopefully these won't be any different, though time will tell!
After the good start with the reverse LED, I got myself an interior LED upgrade from a Chinese seller on eBay. Despite being advertised for Audi A3 8P, the boot and glove box LEDs were missing and the rear dome light LEDs had heat sinks that were so wide that it shorted the contacts and blew the fuse! The vanity mirror and front dome lights worked like a charm though.