Rear LED lights

RossR

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Has anyone got any pictures of the rear LED lights in operation? I'm particularly interested in the indicators.

Cheers

Ross
 
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deci

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Two seconds on google later....

New-2013-Audi-A3-rear-lights.jpg
 

RossR

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Thanks. I did try google - Honest! I must have been using the wrong search terms. I kept getting 8P rear lights or full LED headlights.
 
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deci

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haha! I was only ribbing!

Anything you want to know about them specifically?
 
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deci

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From looking at mine it appears like multiple LEDs whereas the actual lights use optics like the 8P did. They're very bright and flick on and off quickly.
 

Daveotto

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I'm wondering if there are multiple LEDs in each half or just clever optics. If there are multiple LEDs I might have a go at modding them to work like the sweeping indicators/QUOTE]

rear's look like multiple LED's form the pictures whereas the front eyebrow DLR's are super cool light pipe technology from 3 LED's, can't wait to get a closer look when I get mine, as light pipe technology is really cool, it's all in the injection moulding of the covers
 

cemerson

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I'm wondering if there are multiple LEDs in each half or just clever optics. If there are multiple LEDs I might have a go at modding them to work like the sweeping indicators on the R8 :)

If you manage it, please post a tutorial or something! Would there be any legal issues with doing this?
 

RossR

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If you manage it, please post a tutorial or something! Would there be any legal issues with doing this?

It'll be a while - I'm not expecting my car before September! Could be a bit complicated too but I'd try and do a tutorial.

IANAL but I'd think it's legal in Europe (the R8 does it). Probably not legal in America.
 

cemerson

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Yeh - not so much that the effect itself is illegal, but more that you'd modify from the manufacturers original spec/function... guess I'm just being paranoid!
 

s33nyboy12

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How, coding with vcds or similar?
 

RossR

Registered User
How, coding with vcds or similar?

That approach *might* be possible. Might require fitting some parts from the R8 though and I'm doubtful it could be done.

I'm thinking of adding a little custom electronics module behind each rear light cluster (four in total) that would delay the switch on of the individual segments.
 
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