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How to fit LEDs to the RS4 B7 DRLs

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Mine are Xenon and therefore sealed.

RS4 headlamps are bi-Xenon.

Being Xenon has nothing to do with sealing.

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RS4 headlamps are bi-Xenon.

Being Xenon has nothing to do with sealing.

....Okay. I'm only making the point that Xenons, be they bi or tri or quad etc etc, are sealed - Aren't they? Perhaps I'm wrong.

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No they're not sealed. You can replace Xenon bulbs.

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.Perhaps I'm wrong.

You are - as Mook says Xenon bulbs can be replaced - provided you are careful to make sure that the ignitor circuit is discharged since there could be a couple of thousand volts there!

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I've decided to go for this, and ordered the parts using a combination of comments from this forum, and from another Audi forum.

I'll let you know how my experiece goes! Should get the parts over the next week or so.

Anyway, for your interest, these are the links to the parts I bought:

SMT LED DRL Bulbs - eBay Motors: V-LEDS HID WHITE 60 M-SMT PARKING BACK-UP LIGHT BULBS (item 250275530851 end time Aug-02-08 23:51:41 PDT)

LED Side Lights - 194 WHITE REFRACTOR 5-LED WEDGE BULBS 194 168 147 158 on eBay, also Bulbs Lenses, Lights Lighting Accessories, Car Tuning Styling, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 02-Aug-08 11:25:10 BST)

LED DRL Resistors - WELWYN | WH50 24R JI | Resistors, Thermistors & Potentiometers | Components & Spares | CPC

LED Side Light Resistors - I couldn't get the 25W 68R resistors anywhere, so I went for 2 options, and will see if either work. Option 1 was the same as the DRL resistors (WELWYN | WH50 24R JI | Resistors, Thermistors & Potentiometers | Components & Spares | CPC) and option 2 was the closest I could get to RJKflyer's recommendation (WELWYN | WH25 47R JI | Resistors, Thermistors & Potentiometers | Components & Spares | CPC)

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I am going to do this mod on my S3 8P.

Will it need the same resistors as the RS4 or does the S3 run different loads? Has it got the same sort of bulb checker as the RS4??

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

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I am going to do this mod on my S3 8P.

Will it need the same resistors as the RS4 or does the S3 run different loads? Has it got the same sort of bulb checker as the RS4??

Same resistors needed since the bulbs are the same rating and the same check is done.

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Yeah you were right Dave, Ive put them in and the bulb check came on! Ive ordered the resistors now but not sure how i am going to get the wires out of the back of the headlamp cover seeing as they are different to the RS4! Ill have to have a look and decide which will be the most logical way to do it. Fairplay they do look the nuts though!!

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MJL, look back in the thread .. also the shop probably has a newer version now ..

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Andy, are you still having the left light alarm go off on the car, or did the reset solve it? I keep getting one on mine, but if I cycle the light dial, it goes away. Only does it on first lights on at start up.

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Andy, are you still having the left light alarm go off on the car, or did the reset solve it? I keep getting one on mine, but if I cycle the light dial, it goes away. Only does it on first lights on at start up.

Andy sold his RS4 a few weeks ago.

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For anyone considering doing this mod but are a little put off by adding resistors to wiring etc or don't have the confidence to do so (like me!) it may be worth considering PIAA DRL replacement superwhite bulbs from PRI Racing. Like for like replacement to the normal bulbs, decent white light emitted although not in the same category as LED's but a more than decent compromise and gets rid of that yellow light the OEM bulbs have.

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Sounds more my cup of tea as I really think the yellow side lights look pants!

Sorry to be dumb but can someone in the know please post a link?

One of these I guess??

PRI Racing are UK based mail order online specialists for motorsport and performance car products like suspension bushes, filters, car tuning parts, light bulbs, horns, suspension etc. with high standards of performance, quality and style. by PRI Rac-

Ta

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I will say they do not reproduce LED light intensity but they are good as white DRL's and cost plus ease of fitting factored in made the choice for me. 15 minutes to fit both from start to finish and PRI delievrs next day.

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hello !

where did you get the blue connector ?

was it sold with the resistor ? and the wires too ?

thank you.

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They are known as "scotchlocks" & you can buy them at any motoring store, ebay or even www.vehiclewiringproducts on-line.

I don't use them that much as find they don't connect well but others swear by them so I think it is all in how you crimp them & making sure you are using the correct size ones for the wires.

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Just done the same mod - here's a pic having done one side... thanks to Andy for the writeup!

You can now get the whole resistor inline package from Amazon for £15 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/resistors-Decoder-Convert-computer-message/dp/B007O7JVTI/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1367675449&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=382+LED+error+free, then stick in ordinary LEDs. Or there are a couple of LED suppliers that say they have built in resistors - but they're £20 a pair, and I figured if I ever needed to replace the bulbs, I'd rather just do it with vanilla ones.

I bought these bulbs: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0093VHTCY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (£9)

and 2 of these resistors: 10R HS 25W Arcol Aluminium Clad Resistor (£3)

and 4 of these Scothlocks: Scotchlok (£2)

plus a couple of bits of 3A mains cable stripped out of the protective sheath. Works a treat!

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Doesn't seem to look as bright as the original bulbs to me?

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I don't think they are as bright - but then it was in bright sunlight.

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