LED Rear Lights

Created by Fredrik Andersen - Monday, September 30 2013, 13:49:21



This retrofit fits the following models:
Audi A3 8P Sportback (2004 - 2008)


Introduction

As my Audi A3 8P Sportback was born in 2008 just before the facelift, I knew even before purchasing it that a LED rear light upgrade was necessary.

The installation was not too bad and I did it with a friend of mine.


Time

2 hours.

We were two persons it took around 1,5 hours to remove + install. Around 30 minutes with coding and testing. It can for sure be done quicker the second time.


Installation & Guide

1. Purchase the new rear lights (a total of 6 parts).

2. Remove the old rear lights (see "how to" under Guide).

3. Install the new LED rear lights.

4. Coding / or installation of the "Coding Dongle".

See the entire retrofit guide below.
- Online Publication
- PDF


Coding

1. 09-Cent. Elect.
2. Coding - 07
3. Long Coding Helper

4. Byte 9
5. DEC = 00

6. Byte 10
7. DEC = 00

8. Byte 12
9. DEC = 36

10. Byte 19
11. Enable Bit 2

See the coding guide with pictures here.

If you do not have the tools to code the car you can instead install a "coding dongle" which can be purchased together with the rear lights. See the Coding Dongle here.


Usage

The lights do turn on automatically so there is not much to tell about how to use them. They however do give the car an awesome faelift.


Part numbers + Price

Description New Parts Original Parts Price Links
Inside Light - Drivers side 8P4 945 093 D 8P4 945 093 C 20S 202 € ebay
Inside Light - Passengers side 8P4 945 094 D 8P4 945 094 C 20S -  
Outside Light - Drivers side 8P4 945 095 E 8P4 945 095 C 185 -  
Outside Light - Passenger side 8P4 945 096 E 8P4 945 096 C 18S -  
2x Connection Cable Kufatec 36507 --------------- 43 € ebay
Shipping 13 €  
Total Price     258 €  
The chosen ebay seller had the best price and gave me a perfect service. He answered all of my stupid questions quickly and with good manners. The lights was created by MAGNETI MARELLI, but seller says that they are original.