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    Thread: Another LED taillight group buy from BKS?

    1. Junior Member xX WICKED PISSA A TREE Xx's Avatar
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      05-18-2012 02:55 PM #351
      To Dr Chill and Mini Chill:

      Got em today.

      Many thanks for the effort to you and your son. Got them @ work +10 (no wife aggro)

      Now I need ONE more favor. Any chance you could do something about world peace?

      Oh I don't know.... maybe let everyone drive's the boy's A3 for a day ? That should do it no ?

      Thx again,

      Pics forthcoming !!

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      05-18-2012 08:19 PM #352
      Dr. Chill and child Chill

      Got the lights today - thanks for your hard work on this. They look awesome can't wait to get them installed.
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      05-18-2012 11:00 PM #353
      Got mine today! Dr. Chill thank you so much for your help! YOU ROCK!

      Pics to come

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      05-18-2012 11:05 PM #354
      Thanks for all the kind words. I do have to agree that these lights transform the prefacelift cars into a more current look. They are truly gorgeous in person.
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      05-20-2012 05:38 PM #355
      Thanks for you and your son's hard work. I received my LED tail lights the other day. I can't wait to install them.

      Anyone in SoCal up for an install day? I have a VAG-COM cable.

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      05-21-2012 12:29 PM #356
      I'm down for socal install day... lets do it! when?!

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      05-21-2012 03:40 PM #357
      Quote Originally Posted by cktwo81 View Post
      I'm down for socal install day... lets do it! when?!
      Are you free this weekend? Know anyone else that might be interested as well?

    8. 05-21-2012 06:56 PM #358
      Quote Originally Posted by munkeeboi83 View Post
      Are you free this weekend? Know anyone else that might be interested as well?

      i need my light coded also...let me know when and where

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      05-22-2012 04:17 PM #359
      Quote Originally Posted by BL-2-8P View Post
      i need my light coded also...let me know when and where
      I think I might have some time this weekend if you guys wanted to meet up. Unfortunately I don't have a big house, garage, etc. I do have most of the basic tools if you guys wanted to meet up at a park somewhere to do the install or something. I'm located in the Pasadena area.

    10. 05-22-2012 05:29 PM #360
      Quote Originally Posted by munkeeboi83 View Post
      I think I might have some time this weekend if you guys wanted to meet up. Unfortunately I don't have a big house, garage, etc. I do have most of the basic tools if you guys wanted to meet up at a park somewhere to do the install or something. I'm located in the Pasadena area.
      i can have everything installed before i get there, just no vag-com

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      05-22-2012 09:15 PM #361
      To Dr. Chill and his son,

      I also received the lights today, thank you for all the effort and putting this up for the community !
      Pics to come.

    12. 05-22-2012 10:27 PM #362
      Here are pics. Just finished tonight. It took me about 1-1.5 hours, but i had never removed the tail lights / Hatch panel before. I went ahead and turned on the convenince windows down with the remote too since i borrowed a friends VAG cable.


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      05-23-2012 12:48 PM #364
      Got them mostly installed last night - took 30 minutes. Still need to splice into the 12v and reprogram the ECU. But look awesome even not yet fully functional.
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      05-25-2012 12:49 AM #365
      Installed them today, everything works fine, i'am gonna post pics tomorow.

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      05-25-2012 03:21 PM #366
      i'd just like to add again that these lights are fantastic looking in person. My only complaint is that i can't see them when I am driving. Everyone else gets to enjoy them but us....

      anyone else find themselves just turning their lights on at night while parked and admiring them from various angles? or am i just weird....

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      05-25-2012 11:17 PM #367
      Quote Originally Posted by jds215 View Post
      i'd just like to add again that these lights are fantastic looking in person. My only complaint is that i can't see them when I am driving. Everyone else gets to enjoy them but us....

      anyone else find themselves just turning their lights on at night while parked and admiring them from various angles? or am i just weird....
      Definitely not alone haha, and I feel the same way about not getting to see them while I'm driving.

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      05-26-2012 09:16 AM #368
      i found myself referring to these lights the other day as "tron" lights. They look like they would be right out of the movie...

    18. 05-26-2012 06:00 PM #369
      Quote Originally Posted by jds215 View Post
      i'd just like to add again that these lights are fantastic looking in person. My only complaint is that i can't see them when I am driving. Everyone else gets to enjoy them but us....

      anyone else find themselves just turning their lights on at night while parked and admiring them from various angles? or am i just weird....


      Haha, i want to get someone to drive my car in front of me so i can see it. But i have been traveling on business and not been able to!

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      05-28-2012 02:30 PM #370
      Hi, I am interested in a set of these. I know there was someone else insterested a couple of weeks ago. Any chance of running another five sets? I can pay as soon as required.

      LMK please, thanks!

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      05-28-2012 08:09 PM #371
      I think I'm out of the GB biz at the present time.
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      05-28-2012 08:19 PM #372
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Chill View Post
      I think I'm out of the GB biz at the present time.

      how might i get a set at a good price?

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      05-28-2012 08:26 PM #373
      If Germanblake, $$Rich$$, and Bugging55 are interested, I may place another order if we can get one more person. If I have 4, I'm sure there will be a fifth by the time the lights get here.

      That was a quick retirement.
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      05-28-2012 09:12 PM #374
      Quote Originally Posted by Dr Chill View Post
      If Germanblake, $$Rich$$, and Bugging55 are interested, I may place another order if we can get one more person. If I have 4, I'm sure there will be a fifth by the time the lights get here.

      That was a quick retirement.
      At least you had a good run

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      05-28-2012 11:19 PM #375
      You can count me in.

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      05-29-2012 02:13 PM #376
      Dr. Chill, i replied to your pm, but im in

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      05-29-2012 05:15 PM #377
      Really old write up on how to change remove tail lights
      http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...?2384136/page1

      Does anyone have any more detailed or updated write ups on how to change our tail lights? Thanks.

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      05-29-2012 05:20 PM #378
      I'm in if there is another GB!
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    28. 05-29-2012 10:33 PM #379
      Quote Originally Posted by munkeeboi83 View Post
      Really old write up on how to change remove tail lights
      http://forums.fourtitude.com/showthr...?2384136/page1

      Does anyone have any more detailed or updated write ups on how to change our tail lights? Thanks.

      I didnt take any pics other that the above ones of the Red A3. But here goes:

      Remove the outside tail lights:

      Remove the small panel on the plastic behind the tail lights. Its about the size of 2 or 3 quarters. Inside you will see what looks like a black long plastic nut with a flat head screwdriver slit in the middle of it. Unscrew it with a small flat head. Not too small or you will strip it. MAKE SURE YOU DONT DROP IT IN THE PANEL!!!

      Then remove the outside tail lights by prying outward on the inner shell of the tail lights. It will just pop out as the outside of the tail light is just held in with 2 grommets once you take the screw out.



      Installing Outside Tail Lights:

      Just reverse the process and pop in the outside lights. I attached the dongle that came with the tail lights and tucked it in the bottom where there is extra room below the tail lights.



      Installing the Inner Tail Lights:

      Remove 2 small panels inside the hatch behind the tail lights. These are the size of about a large fist. Then remove the silver nut off the long bolt. 10mm is the size. You dont have to take it all the way loose, just about to the end and the tail light loosens up and comes out. Then the tail lights kinda wiggle out and are hooked around the outer edge of the hatch. Once these are removed you will have to also remove the entire inner panel off the patch. If you look up in the area which you would grab to close the hatch, there are 2 torx screws inside of there. Once you remove these 2 screws you can pop off the rest of the panel, as it is held in with metal in rubber groments.

      Once the inner panel is removed, you can install the new tail lights. In reverse of how i described, they just lip around the outer edge and push in. I found it best to hold in the tail light as i tighted the 10mm nut. Insure it catches the edge of the car to tighten down.

      There is a wire hanging off the dongle on both inner tails. These needs to be connected to a 12v line. The easiest one to get to that everyone uses is the one going to the license plate light. There are 4 wires going to this light. Use the light Purple (or Violet) with the line on it. I used the below connector as i think it works best to connect a wire to a solid line without leaving any area exposed. I bought a 5 pack at Lowes for 2-3 bucks. You only need 2, but good to have extras:

      http://gilbertgolfcarparts.com/snap-...e=googlesimple

      Here is the link to the ones i used at Lowes:

      http://www.lowes.com/pd_133105-12704...les_dollar%7C1


      One of the wires you will need to extend and probably both with be ideal. Then dongle barely reaches on the drivers side and the passenger side is about 5 inches short. This is because the License plate light plug is a little to the left of center on the hatch. I just cut back the tape covering the line about 4 inches worth. Attached the drivers side connector. Then extended the passenger side connector about 8 inches just to have extra. I found that the drivers side one was very tight, and If i were you I would extend both. But you dont have to.

      Next just assemble everything back up and your tail lights are a VAG COM move away from working 100%. You will notice before you use the Vag cable that the tail lights work, but the wrong parts are lit up. This is what you change in the program. I used the below LED tail coding from the A3 DIY section, but it was very vague. I will elaborate on it a little more:



      Once in VDS:

      select - central electronics

      Then once it loads click on - coding

      Then click on - help with long coding (it is named something like this but not exact.)

      Next you will notice as you click on the squares with the green numbers going left to right it says which byte you are in. Those correspond with the Bytes below. Essentially you are just dimming some lights and brightening others so it turns on the LED portion while you are just using tail lights. Then the inside lights up as you hit the brakes.

      Btye 9 to Dec = 0 - as the final brake light
      Byte 10 to Dec = 0 - Fog lamps as a taillight
      Byte 12 to Dec = 36 - dimming rear standlight
      Byte 19 Bit 2 Cold Diagnosis rear active - this must be activated


      Hatch line to tap is Grey with brown stripe(notice the previous person said Grey with the brown stripe. I said light purple, it is close to both. However it is the only 1 of the 4 lines, close to either of those colors so you will not have an issues selecting which ones to clip on to.

      I hope this helps you guys, and if someone takes some pics as they install. We can copy paste this into its own thread and do a DIY. This will help out future A3ers.
      Last edited by GAVdub; 05-30-2012 at 09:39 AM.

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      05-30-2012 08:00 AM #380
      For those awaiting lights, here's tracking info:

      Tracking number is 316195302033
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      05-30-2012 05:31 PM #381
      Finally got around to installing my today. Had been dealing with finals week!

      Took me about 25 min. Later today I'll drive to a friends house and get 'em coded.

      Pics to come.

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      05-30-2012 10:12 PM #382
      For all those interested in getting a set of tail lights, the price is $360 via check or paypal personal transfer from bank account, 3% more if you use a credit card. Orders shipped to Canada will cost $25 more.

      The lights must be paid for in advance because I don't want to get stuck with any sets if someone backs out like what happened with the first order. The lights should arrive approximately a month after I place the order. Last shipment got held up in US Customs for an extra week. Canada Customs automatically adds one week for all orders shipped to Canada.

      If anyone definitely wants to get in, reply by adding your name to the que below and I will pm you paypal info.

      Please post any questions in the thread rather than send me pm's. I'm sure others probably have the same questions.


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      05-30-2012 10:15 PM #383
      Vagged!

      Thanks Again Dr. Chill!

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      05-30-2012 10:43 PM #384
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      05-31-2012 08:27 AM #385
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