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My A3 doesn't have puddle lights

Joen Dec 8, 2017

  1. Joen

    Joen Registered User

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    I wanted to put the Audi logo on the doors but there are no puddle lights, Is there a chance if I remove the cover, the connector is there? Anywhere around london or abouts where I can get them installed anyone knows? Thanks
     
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  3. GTAIVgunner

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    Hi mate, the puddle lights are really easy to install yourself. You just use a flat head screw driver to pop the old ones out, unplug them and then put the new ones in. They can be ordered from Audi directly or from eBay. I used these and I've had no issues:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-AUDI-...hash=item2cba081caf:m:m3TA0B6SPOWU1_25c6QMM8Q

    Got all four for cheaper than what one of the Audi ones would've cost :)
     
  4. Joen

    Joen Registered User

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    But that's the thing, there are no old ones! :D I have the 2013 A3 Sportback. For some reason no puddle lights are installed.
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    Ping me a pm for supply/fit :)
     
  6. Schizophonic

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    what made you think they had them in the first place?
     
  7. GTAIVgunner

    GTAIVgunner Registered User

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    That's so weird! There should be some sort of light there :O
     
  8. Joen

    Joen Registered User

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    I watched the tutorials of how to fit them and I thought they were standard :( my bad
     
  9. Joen

    Joen Registered User

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    Nah, there's a red reflector on the side. At the bottom, there is the "footprint" of the puddle lights but there are no lights there.
     
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  10. oli356

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  11. VinceXR

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    What models do the puddle lights come on as standard? I'm picking up my new black edition on Sunday and I was hoping it'd have them :)
     
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  13. Rideen

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    Can the plastic (where puddle lights are supposed to be) be removed and is there connector already for us who don't have the puddle lights?

    Or some drilling is involved...?
     
  14. oli356

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    As far as I can tell from the current price list... https://www.audi.co.uk/content/dam/...-and-Sportback-including-e-tron-Pricelist.pdf

    It (Audi beam) comes standard on the S3 and it doesn't look like you can include it as part of any pack... might be wrong though
     
  15. Sparks43

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    You're right that Audi Beam comes standard on the S3 but you should have normal puddles lights on the Black Edition because the Interior Light Pack is standard on the S-Line and Black Edition as far as I'm aware and therefore you should be able to swap them out for Audi Beam
     
  16. oli356

    oli356 Registered User

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    I'm still unsure, I can't make much sense of the brochures..

    Facelift: (no mention of Audi Beam)
    QQ4: LED Interior Lighting Pack
    In addition to the standard interior lighting:
    ► Illuminated vanity mirrors
    ► Illuminated cupholders
    ► Illuminated door sills, front
    ► Ambient lighting in the centre console ► Lighting for footwells ► Reading lights
    ► Passive door reflectors

    Pre Facelift: (no mention of Audi beam either though)
    QQ4: Interior lighting package.
    Anti-glare lighting for the passenger compartment comprising door sill and footwell lighting at the front as well as illuminated inside door openers, vanity mirrors and illuminated cup holders, 2 reading lights each at the front and rear, LED interior ambient lighting and active door reflectors. Also available as part of the Xenon light package (WB6) or the LED light
    package (PG1)
     
  17. Sparks43

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    Well I have to agree with you that it has got confusing - I have a 2016 S3 which I ordered with Interior Light Pack (This included puddle lights) and paid extra for Audi Beam - Facelift model has Interior Light Package as standard now with S Line models getting illuminated door sills as well (Although just has the S emblem now same as the S3 - Audi penny pinching even though S3 is more expensive) and then the S3 has Audi Beam as standard so assume that S-Line Black Edition will have normal puddles lights - I did notice that they no longer have the red door lights when opened only reflectors now (more savings!!)

    I think you will be ok and should be able to swap them out for Audi Beam but worth checking with the dealer although to late to do anything about it now I suppose

    Enjoy your new car though
     
  18. Kyle3218

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    Hi, my Audi S3 doesn’t have puddle lights, but instead has a plastic part where they should be.

    if I popped the plastic bit out, would it have the wires to install the puddle lights into?

    thanks
     
  19. Sparks43

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    What year is it - I assume not a facelift model as should have Audi Beam anyway - If Pre Facelift and additional Interior Lighting pack wasn't added as an option I don't think you'll have the multiplugs there - Back in the day you would have but car manufacturers seemed to stop putting the full wiring looms in and then blanking off due to weight and emissions - You'll probably be able to pick up the power from there somewhere there

    Someone on here will put you in the right direction
     
  20. Kyle3218

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    Hi. Thanks for reply. It’s a 2015 model, I have attached a photo of what is in place at the moment on it, I don’t know wether to try pop it out too see what’s underneath.
    Thanks
     

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  21. Sparks43

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    Well it should pop out ok I would have thought - Would have needed interior light pack although found an old brochure I'd saved for June 2015 and Oct 2015 and doesn't mention puddle lights but I thought they were part of the interior light pack - Audi Beam standard on the S3 in May 16
     
  22. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    I have a 2014/15 A3 2.0 and it doesnt have the lights either, just the blank
    Let me know if you find a loom to hook up a light.

    But to be honest I dont really do any night time driving anyway, but would be cool to have the Audi rings when you open the door.
     
  23. Mikeso51

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    Robin at www.rocketwires.co.uk can supply looms or complete kits for door lights, floor lights etc at very reasonable prices. You do need to code using VCDS. No connection, just a satisfied customer.
     
  24. Clod

    Clod 2017 Audi NA A3 S-line

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    I have some footwell and door light looms for sale in the classifieds.
     
  25. CK87

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    No, if you don't have the lighting package installed, there wouldn't be any ready to use wires inside the door.
     
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