What have you done to your A3 (8p) this week

samuelh_888

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I already have a Sachs Performance clutch with an LUK DMF.


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Stg2+ it is then...
 
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J0N

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Parcel Force have been....

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Complete with brackets and uprated dog bone bush which apparently Milltek package with their downpipes.


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AbsoluteA3

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Installed a phone mount from oem-mounts!
And installed a Bluetooth adapter for both voice and streaming from eBay.
Both perfect. Very pleased!
I installed the same one. At first I thought it would bother me, disturbing the aesthetics of the dash & vents. I had been using a mount on the coin tray, which worked OK, but would end up a problem when switching from single to double-DIN. But I have gotten used to it. The convenience is well worth it!
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AbsoluteA3

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I installed T10 LED bulbs for side turn signal indicators. They were supposed to be CANBUS error free, but on my A3 8P I got a bulb-out warning. Also, they weren't a good fit--slightly too large. But the tint was just right, matching my other amber turn signals. I trimmed the plastic a little to get the bulbs to fit. And instead of installing resistors, I simply went into VCDS and disabled the bulb-out warning for the side turn signals.

VCDS - Bulb Warning Detection ON/OFF
Select 09-Cent.Elect.
Select Advanced --> Coding-07
Open Long Coding Helper
Click on Byte 18
Bit 0 = License Plate Lights
Bit 1 = Brake Lights
Bit 2 = Fog Lights (front)
Bit 3 = Fog Lights (rear)
Bit 4 = High Beam
Bit 5 = Turn Signals
Bit 6 = Reverse (backup) Light
Bit 7 = Side Turn Signals
 
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AbsoluteA3

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Well, I was wrong. The VCDS coding change was for "Cold Diagnosis." This is only when the car electrics are initially activated. But then when you go to use the turn signal while the car is running, the bulb out warning is triggered. I spent about an hour searching around... and it seems there's no control panel option to turn that off. I don't understand why not... but that's chaos for you, attempting to foil the plans of mice & men.
 

samuelh_888

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Well, I was wrong. The VCDS coding change was for "Cold Diagnosis." This is only when the car electrics are initially activated. But then when you go to use the turn signal while the car is running, the bulb out warning is triggered. I spent about an hour searching around... and it seems there's no control panel option to turn that off. I don't understand why not... but that's chaos for you, attempting to foil the plans of mice & men.

Indicators typically don’t like LED bulbs. Very hard to find one that works.
 

paddy

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LED's are a pain in the neck. I just fitted some in the Sitting room, now when i turn the kitchen light out the leds go out in the sitting room for about 2 seconds. I fitted illuminated BOSE signs on my speakers ages ago and now the wing mirrors only adjust up and down not Left and right, when the lights are on :)
As an old bloke all these modern things are supposed to be an improvement but really its just a way to get you to spend money, dont get me started on ****** DAB ? How **** is that ?

I have a fibre optic phone line that is so bad its almost unusable, a digital tv that freezes at the slightest sign of a weak signal and a perfectly good playstaion 3 you cant buy new games for ?
Welcome to the 21st century :)
 
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J0N

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LEDs in the house are good because they save you money, LED interior lights in the car are good because you can actually see stuff when it’s dark. That’s as far as I want to take it.....I am also old haha.


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Bryant1998

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Dynamic indicators fitted in the wing mirrors, they look great, got bumper off and stripped ready for the new one to be painted and built back up


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Bryant1998

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Any pics or links?


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Not taken any pics cause it just looks like a half working indicator lol, not sure how to post videos either


£28.14 63% Off | KIBOWEAR Dynamic Blinker Mirror Light for Audi A3 8P A4 A5 B8 Q3 A6 C6 4F S6 LED Turn Signal Side Indicator S4 S5 S6 A8 D3 8K S8
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/tEGcuuik

That’s where I got them, good fit, work in time with the on&off glow from the headlight indicator aswell, very happy!


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AbsoluteA3

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Indicators typically don’t like LED bulbs. Very hard to find one that works.
I got a pair for the rear turn signals that work great with no bulb-out warnings. I don't know if it's something to do with overall drain on the circuit, though. The rears may draw just enough to keep the load above the threshold, but the side indicators put it below.
 

e9_mustii

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Dynamic indicators fitted in the wing mirrors, they look great, got bumper off and stripped ready for the new one to be painted and built back up


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Can you send me a link to those dynamic indicatir strugling to find a realiable set

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Bryant1998

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Can you send me a link to those dynamic indicatir strugling to find a realiable set

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There you go mate, from aliexpress, took about 2 weeks to come but could’ve been worse!

£28.14 63% Off | KIBOWEAR Dynamic Blinker Mirror Light for Audi A3 8P A4 A5 B8 Q3 A6 C6 4F S6 LED Turn Signal Side Indicator S4 S5 S6 A8 D3 8K S8
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/KYg0nMWM


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Andreashadji

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I got a pair for the rear turn signals that work great with no bulb-out warnings. I don't know if it's something to do with overall drain on the circuit, though. The rears may draw just enough to keep the load above the threshold, but the side indicators put it below.

Any links?


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Bryant1998

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Hows the installation?

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Very easy, just need plastic removal tools to get the glass and bottom mirror housing off, few little torque screws out and just plug and go. Less than 20 minutes start to finish


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samisnake

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Very easy, just need plastic removal tools to get the glass and bottom mirror housing off, few little torque screws out and just plug and go. Less than 20 minutes start to finish


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Can you still see the indicator working on the inside of the housing? So when you're driving with the indicator on you can see it flashing. Read reviews saying it doesn't but they weren't really descriptive
 

Bryant1998

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Can you still see the indicator working on the inside of the housing? So when you're driving with the indicator on you can see it flashing. Read reviews saying it doesn't but they weren't really descriptive

Haven’t actually driven the car yet as waiting for new bumper to be sprayed... I’ll have a look for you tomorrow and let you know (pouring it down outside right now)


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samisnake

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Cheers. Been waiting for the price to drop on these since I saw them around the 40 quid mark.
At 28 it's a great deal might wait a bit longer though. Such a pointless mod but one I'm drawn to and will most likely end up doing all the same
 

AbsoluteA3

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There you go mate, from aliexpress, took about 2 weeks to come but could’ve been worse!

£28.14 63% Off | KIBOWEAR Dynamic Blinker Mirror Light for Audi A3 8P A4 A5 B8 Q3 A6 C6 4F S6 LED Turn Signal Side Indicator S4 S5 S6 A8 D3 8K S8
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/KYg0nMWM
They have one for the older A4 B8.5 mirror looks like it could be compatible with the 8P mirror design from 2006~2008 years (not 2008~2013). https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32908613197.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000023.10.739b6629kiKU0s Since the A3 8P from 2006~2008 years wasn't wired for turn signals in mirrors, this would have to be wired in series to a lead from a signal wire threaded from the cabin. I wonder if it might be possible to run a lead from the fender signal wire.
Any links?
The bulbs are Auxito. They have a number of different designs. This particular one worked (153621017575), but I didn't have any other LED's in the circuit.
 
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George Kost

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Installed OEM parking sensors.
The ones that sit flush with the bumper and are installed from inside.
Not the exact same white color but the bumper needs a painting some time in the future so I will have the shop to paint the sensors as well.
 

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Not taken any pics cause it just looks like a half working indicator lol, not sure how to post videos either


£28.14 63% Off | KIBOWEAR Dynamic Blinker Mirror Light for Audi A3 8P A4 A5 B8 Q3 A6 C6 4F S6 LED Turn Signal Side Indicator S4 S5 S6 A8 D3 8K S8
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/tEGcuuik

That’s where I got them, good fit, work in time with the on&off glow from the headlight indicator aswell, very happy!


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They look good, thank you


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Bryant1998

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Cheers. Been waiting for the price to drop on these since I saw them around the 40 quid mark.
At 28 it's a great deal might wait a bit longer though. Such a pointless mod but one I'm drawn to and will most likely end up doing all the same

So these don’t show you when the indicator is still on from the little square bit like they do with standard ones, but the indicator itself is brighter than normal and doesn’t seem to have much blocking the light coming from behind the mirror glass.

Main reason I changed them to dynamic ones is that my passenger side indicator had died, new genuine Audi ones are £30+ and these were £28 for the pair. Even at the same price I would keep the dynamic ones, they look great to me


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samisnake

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So these don’t show you when the indicator is still on from the little square bit like they do with standard ones, but the indicator itself is brighter than normal and doesn’t seem to have much blocking the light coming from behind the mirror glass.

Main reason I changed them to dynamic ones is that my passenger side indicator had died, new genuine Audi ones are £30+ and these were £28 for the pair. Even at the same price I would keep the dynamic ones, they look great to me


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thanks, yeah its that square bit on the edge of the inside i was on about
 

Bryant1998

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thanks, yeah its that square bit on the edge of the inside i was on about

Yeah that’s what I meant, it doesn’t light up but it does fill the hole so at least it doesn’t look tacky, nobody but you would know it doesn’t light up tbh. Doesn’t bother me at all


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merdzo

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Adapt new aliexpress key cuz original keys not working with central locking... As first
And as second enabled coming home / leaving home....

Nice option must say
 

paddy

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Dont bother with the ali express illuminated puddle lights with a logo. Mine are 6 months old and the logo has faded away, just a white light now :)
 

J0N

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Decided against uprated HPFP internals and RS4 return valve, booked in for a Stage 2 remap complete with a cheeky ‘Black Friday’ deal, roll on the 29th.


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prt57

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Decided against uprated HPFP internals and RS4 return valve, booked in for a Stage 2 remap complete with a cheeky ‘Black Friday’ deal, roll on the 29th.


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The + part of any map is the fuel pump upgrade and it adds lots of torque which you feel as acceleration. Go on change your mind!!
 

merdzo

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Dont bother with the ali express illuminated puddle lights with a logo. Mine are 6 months old and the logo has faded away, just a white light now :)
I was not sure what is wrong with the car... As firs I was thinking that the comfort module is not working properly or the keys are defective. So I decide to order cheap key just to test... I ask in store kow much for 2 original keys they told me 300 euros with coding... Its too much for my standard right now.. I must byu new wheels with tires now it gonna be around 400 eu.. Too much but I must do that cuz winter is coming hehehe.. Nex I want to inspect is it possible to change headlights with xenon lights at all.. Complete with headlights bulbs traffo wires etc...
 

paddy

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Four new F1 Isometric 5's today £400 with valves and balancing :)
first impression. smooth ,quiet and lighter on the steering,,
Interesting to note the last set were F1 isometric 3's and all 4 were down to 3mm together which shows the 4WD is doing its job., 380 bhp and 20k miles so can't grumble :)
 
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