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nnnick
08-29-2009, 02:53 PM
UPDATE: This thread is kind of a work in progress. I'm figuring things as I go along and tweaking things - Page 2 I've figured out brackets and working on fitting the OEM S6 Fog grilles. The pics below don't have the best fitment as I was still figuring out how to mount them best - which is explained on Page two with some really cheap, easy brackets that made a world of a difference. The grills below are temporary as well as I'm working on either modding the s-line grill or using the OEM S6 grills to work better.

I bought the S6 LED replicas from Umnitza as advertised in this Group Buy Thread: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=305493 for $250. For that price, I figured it would be worth the shot and this thread is to document the install and end result. More info about the product here: http://www.umnitza.com/umnitza-aries-audi-tfldrl-light-p-5652.html

The skinny: you definitely have to cut into the bumper to install these. The majority of the cutting is done behind the fog light grilles that won't be noticeable, but you end up hacking out all of the fog light support/infrastructure so there is no turning back once you've installed. You definitely need a Dremel, a strong stomach, several hours (we spent about 5 I'd say?), and some resourcefulness for this one. Special thanks to Lunamar who helped with the install, I definitely couldn't have done this myself.

We still need to tweak a few things, especially on the passenger side, but it's fitting pretty good now I think. They will never fit 100% perfect because the curvature is slightly different between the bumper and the LED, and they are a little too long, but I'd say its close enough not to be noticeable unless you are REALLY looking hard.

I need to custom fab some grilles, I think I'm going to buy some RS4 mesh for the fog grilles then buy an RS4 grille for the main grille as well. Anyone selling either give me a PM [up]

In the end, it's not a mod for everyone. I'm sure some people will love it, others not so much, and I'm cool with that. There is definitely other ways to install it, and any ideas you might have I'm open to. I'll be taking my bumper off again in a few weekends once my bi-xenon ecodes come in, so I plan on making minor tweaks then once everything is settled in.

On with the pics:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/3867805651_52408b8891_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3867805317_89e953c21b_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3867805475_18c39ee2c3_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/3867804647_1f50188706_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3498/3867806403_d83a86aa2d_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3868649226_4d86ebcb9f_b.jpg

DISCLAIMER: Do this at your own risk. It involves cutting and other modifications that cannot be undone! Also, this isn't necessarily the best or only way to do this, and I'd love to hear your ideas on better ways to mount them!

Step 1: Pull off the bumper: http://audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=234131

Step 2: Remove fog light grilles & fog lights:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/3867878003_f91142d8c1_b.jpg

Step 3: It's Dremel time! Start slow and take your time...cut away the fog light support first but you'll see that you have to go into the bumper on both ends because they're a little too long. The very end of the led (part closest to the wheels) will still go further behind the bumper. You also have to cut notches since there are bumps on top of the LEDs, as well as cut into the rubber air intakes for the SMIC. It's too bad these LEDs aren't a little thinner, they go far back into the car and probably don't need to.

Pictures of our cuts - the good part is once you've done one side, the second side goes quicker (and comes out better, haha).

You can see most of the cuts in this picture. You have to go into the bumper a little bit but the majority of the cutting is behind where the fog light grille used to be. The two random notches are to accommodate the LED, which has corresponding notches at the same place.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2454/3867877295_fc0abd0d71_b.jpg

Close up of the far edge (closest to the wheels/end of the bumper)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2477/3868657078_ce344f0702_b.jpg

Close up of the notches to accommodate the bumps on top of the LED bar:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/3867876935_981234cb68_b.jpg

Close up of corner nearest the middle of the bumper, I don't think we were fully done as the corners are a lot cleaner than that, but this gives you an idea of about how far you need to cut into the actual bumper itself:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/3868656134_291a69661c_b.jpg


Step 4: Once you've slowly grinded away some additional space for the LEDs, it's time to prepare the wiring. There are a ton of ways to do this...we took a simple route that is nice because it utilize the fog light wiring and could be controlled from in the cabin with the OEM switch. Doing it this way means they don't work like true DRLs and I have to turn them on, but no biggie. We also made the wiring work so that you could easily disconnect the wiring when you need to take the bumper off - anyone who has modded their B7 knows how damn frequent you have to take it off, so this was very important in my mind.

Here's how we did it:

Step 4.1: Take the bulb out and keep the base, you'll be using this later:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/3868655374_e4ef7922ef_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3867876329_f872cd648f_b.jpg

Step 4.2: Splice the wires from the LEDs and put metal connectors on it so they can plug in to the base of the former halogen fog light you had:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3867875603_5167a42f67_b.jpg

Step 4.3: Be sure to have the positive align with positive and neg with neg, and connect the base of the former h11 bulb with the led wiring:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/3867875261_60f6701a85_b.jpg

You now have your very own harness that can be easily disconnected from the stock wiring when you take your bumper off... The blue wires can be connected to your turn signal which will cause the LEDs to turn off when you have a turn signal on (just like the S6 and S5 do) - I haven't installed it in this picture and we just capped it off, but I may wire that up at a later date. The kit has plenty of wire in there, we cut off several feet, so I'm pretty sure it would reach without problem.

Step 5: Now that wiring is good to go, back to test fitting and mounting. Go ahead and mount them up with double sided tape. You're getting close but there is still some cutting to go, so don't worry about them being mounted up 100% perfect if you're using double-sided tape - it's best to wait until the bumper is back on the car. Right now you have them on just so you can tell how much more room you need to make behind the bumper...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/3867873685_0e226ceb55_b.jpg

Step 6: Test fit the bumper to the car, you don't need to bolt anything just so put it on the bumper support and snap the bumper around the headlight and fender so its held in place. You'll see the LEDs get pushed out because you still need to make more room behind the bumper to accommodate them, they are a little too deep.

First remove the two tabs from behind the LEDS - in this picture you'll see the wiring good to go and Lunamar is pointing at two tabs in the back of the LEDs you have to break off (after you do this, they aren't returnable, so be sure you have tested the lights first to make sure they work!).

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/3868653910_8a937066f3_b.jpg

Step 7: Cut way part of the rubber air intake going to the SMIC. You'll probably need to do several rounds of partly putting the bumper on, seeing what is causing the LEDs to poke out and not fit properly, cut away a little, then test fit again, and again... You can see below how much we had to cut out of the intake:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3867874069_c94c3d8457_b.jpg

Step 8: Once you've got one side done - go to the next side and repeat. It will go much easier once you get what you need to cut and where. It will probably look better too. My drivers side went second and looks better - I think we still need to do some minor cutting on the passenger side to take care of a small gap.

Step 9: Put the bumper back on and do the final mounting with double sided tape. Once the bumper is firmly back on it is easier to line them up. We also decided to cut the fog light grilles in half and put them in place - this is temporary, I'll make something custom sooner or later, but for now, it looks better than having nothing...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/3868651798_a194afcafe_b.jpg

Here you can see that the end of the LED is still tucked behind the bumper a little bit - they're a tad too long but not bad, and I think this still looks fine (others may disagree):
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2521/3868651498_513f3b803a_b.jpg

Another close up of fit:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2663/3867871577_b3dd0a0e39_b.jpg

This is my passenger side, which still needs some work as I said. We cut a little too much into the bumper at the end of the LED nearest the wheel, but its not very noticeable unless you are really looking for it (esp. given how low my car is). There is a slight gap so in the middle of the LED bar so I'm guessing we need to dremel away a little more space so it can fit higher up and sit flush like the drivers side:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3868650832_319249b441_b.jpg

Again, not perfect but not bad on the passenger side (the first side we tried)...should be better once we get back in there and Dremel a little more space:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/3867870645_821b629dc3_b.jpg


And now, the rest of the photos - mostly of the drivers side since its a better example of how they can look:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2513/3867870035_8050c77f62_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3505/3868649226_4d86ebcb9f_b.jpg

Here is one without the grilles, in case you're curious how it would look (kinda wierd/awkward, IMO):
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/3867807239_2be8b064b6_b.jpg

Another with the LEDs off:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3867806849_62c2a9f8da_b.jpg


We vag'd the car so the fogs are independent of headlights and can be turned on with DRLs. I've already ordered LED DRLs and will be installing them when I do the bi-xenon e-code swap.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3431/3868583970_997b30c5da_b.jpg

(they aren't that blue in person, I just couldn't get a decent photo given my point and shoot canon camera and lack of photography skills)

I look forward to your criticism (good, bad, or room for improvement) - I know this isn't a mod for everyone but I like it and that's whats important. I am curious if anyone has ideas on how to mount them better/more permanently, I bought some brackets but didn't use them because I didn't want to drill into the LED and risk condensation problems down the road.

Check out all of the pics (including some not posted here) on my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickroshon/sets/72157622178142952/ and add me as a contact if you're also a flickr user!

clumpymold
08-29-2009, 03:11 PM
Looks great lit up but WOW, that is a LOT of work for some small LED strips. Wouldn't it be SO much easier to just create LED strips that FIT properly?

bagher
08-29-2009, 03:13 PM
looks good, losing the foglights kind of sucks though. I think the headlight leds look better

nnnick
08-29-2009, 03:26 PM
Looks great lit up but WOW, that is a LOT of work for some small LED strips. Wouldn't it be SO much easier to just create LED strips that FIT properly?

lol, when you put it like that!

It was a lot of work and def. easier ways to do this, but that's also part of the fun. I wanted to do something different...and sometimes those small LED strips can look a little bit "ricey." I like that this was basically an OEM part.


looks good, losing the foglights kind of sucks though. I think the headlight leds look better

Yeah, that would be an easier route as well - and Fly's LED strips do look...fly [cool]. I wanted to try something new and I never use my fogs (not a ton of that in Arizona, lol), so I tried something different!

lunamarA4
08-29-2009, 03:26 PM
looks good, losing the foglights kind of sucks though. I think the headlight leds look better

u loose the fogs but these are freaking bright compared to OEM fogs[up]

lunamarA4
08-29-2009, 03:29 PM
Nick we might hace to rethink the double sided tape and try fabricate some brackets/or clips to keep them attached more snugly to the bumper....lets talk about it later today when u swing by [;)]

ElCapitan464
08-29-2009, 03:44 PM
wow really impressed with the write up, if i payed u would u do it to my car i dont trust my self with any saw

inertia
08-29-2009, 05:54 PM
Looks great and good job on the write-up!

umnitza
08-29-2009, 07:31 PM
Good write up.
Can you let me know if you thought about using the 3 guides built into the unit with those brackets we talked about? Did those work? Or was the idea scrapped?

tgt
08-29-2009, 07:39 PM
Excellent work, and kudos for doing this/writing it up (the idea of a DIY or documentation for S6 LED's has been discussed for YEARS on the forum). [up]

Definately one of the options for LED's that I've considered. Having done the DIY USP on my old B6, I'm less worried about cutting into that front bumper. Thanks again...I will follow this closely as well.

-tgt

btw, LOVE this shot:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/3867804647_1f50188706_b.jpg

enigma1406
08-29-2009, 08:48 PM
Good write up.
Can you let me know if you thought about using the 3 guides built into the unit with those brackets we talked about? Did those work? Or was the idea scrapped?

That's how I had mine mounted, so that is a good idea in case you're wondering. Had them on the car for more than a year.

ngng
08-29-2009, 08:54 PM
A for effort, C for execution. The fit looks poor, the grills look wacky.

I'm interested to see how these lights compare to the OEM part, or hold up over time to moisture.

nnnick
08-29-2009, 10:23 PM
Good write up.
Can you let me know if you thought about using the 3 guides built into the unit with those brackets we talked about? Did those work? Or was the idea scrapped?

I don't really remember that, can you jog my memory? What brackets are you referring to?


A for effort, C for execution. The fit looks poor, the grills look wacky.

I'm interested to see how these lights compare to the OEM part, or hold up over time to moisture.

Yeah, it still needs some work, and the grilles are going to go...its just that for the time being, having those grilles cut in half looks better than nothing at all. It looks a lot better in person than in pictures, IMO.

Thanks everyone for the comments!

clumpymold
08-29-2009, 10:55 PM
I also just noticed you've got the DRLs and the parking lights on when these LED strips are lit. I think it'd look MUCH better if those were off. Those ugly amber-looking lights kill the look of the LEDs. I would consider turning them off. Just a thought.

ngng
08-29-2009, 11:10 PM
i would have moved the side of the housing back more so it sits more flush. also, that custom plug you made has gotta go...that thing is GHETTO.

DarkNite
08-29-2009, 11:52 PM
Yeah, it still needs some work, and the grilles are going to go...its just that for the time being, having those grilles cut in half looks better than nothing at all. It looks a lot better in person than in pictures, IMO.

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Those LED's are looking really good, but I'm a Fog man.[:D] You should consider getting mesh grills for where the fogs used to be and cut them to fit underneath the LED's, then it will look even better.

rusty91
08-30-2009, 03:31 PM
looks good, and i think that if you put mesh grills in that it would look a lot better.

nnnick
08-30-2009, 04:00 PM
looks good, and i think that if you put mesh grills in that it would look a lot better.

I definitely agree. They look better in person than in the pics though. I need to source some mesh - the RS4 fog light grilles still have round cut outs for the fogs which won't look right. Anyone know the best place to buy something that will match RS4 mesh?

djvice
08-30-2009, 07:56 PM
nnick...looks great! I'd like to see them in person. Are you going to EvOMs "First Thursday" this week?

AudiWxGuy
08-30-2009, 08:11 PM
In the past I haven't been a fan of the S6 LED's on the A4. However, you did a great job and the car looks stellar! Now...put some LED angle eyes to match the bumper LED's, or do you think that may be too much? If not, I think the chormium angel eyes + the bumer LED's will be a great combo!

halooney
08-30-2009, 08:31 PM
That looks amazing, man. Can't wait to see the finished product with the new grills installed. [up]

nnnick
08-30-2009, 10:41 PM
nnick...looks great! I'd like to see them in person. Are you going to EvOMs "First Thursday" this week?

Yeah I'll be there - see you then!


In the past I haven't been a fan of the S6 LED's on the A4. However, you did a great job and the car looks stellar! Now...put some LED angle eyes to match the bumper LED's, or do you think that may be too much? If not, I think the chormium angel eyes + LED's will be a great combo!

Thanks! I'm going to go OEM bi-xenon e-code housings (currently just have stock halogens) but I'm doing the LED city light mod so I think that should compliment it well. I didn't think about the halos but that could look decent - I'll be cracking open the housing to do the CC mod so maybe I should think about it [wrench]


That looks amazing, man. Can't wait to see the finished product with the new grills installed.

Thanks. I was talking with some people at a local VAG meet tonight and got some ideas for fog light grilles...going to have to do more research to figure out what will work best

nnnick
08-30-2009, 10:43 PM
here is one more for fun, you can see lunamar's b6 avant in the background...one of the sickest cars I've ever seen.

We were just test fitting these wheels that lunamar has for sale in the classifieds to see how much brake clearance room there is...I have to say I like how they look on the light silver metallic.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/3871915269_9d9d33c9ba_b.jpg

clumpymold
08-30-2009, 10:56 PM
^ rims look nice but, for some reason, those LEDs sorta stick out. The color, that is. Makes it look non-stock here.

eskimopunk
08-30-2009, 11:23 PM
Sorry, really really don't like the look of them. Never have, never will. Ruined a super clean car imo. Something about the S6 led's just doesn't flow with the rest of the car.

But (lol) real nice DIY and a lot of work put in [up]

nnnick
08-30-2009, 11:27 PM
^ rims look nice but, for some reason, those LEDs sorta stick out. The color, that is. Makes it look non-stock here.

I'm glad you're giving me honest feedback...I'm still fine-tuning these so it will help me integrate them better in the end. I tried to snap pictures that showed off all of the good and bad of these LEDs so people knew what they were getting in to....

As for the ugly amber in the DRLs and turn signals - both are being swapped out. Going to do LED DRLs and chromium turn signals.

As far as the color goes, it is a little on the blue side, but not as bad as the camera makes it look. Compared to my 6000k xenons, they are much whiter. I have a crappy Canon SD1000 point and click that isn't doing justice to the light output, combined with a below average ability to take good pictures...haha. They aren't ricer blue but they are probably more blue than the OEM units from what I've been told.

lunamarA4
08-30-2009, 11:30 PM
wow really impressed with the write up, if i payed u would u do it to my car i dont trust my self with any saw

sure just come out to AZ[:D]

nnnick
08-30-2009, 11:34 PM
sure just come out to AZ[:D]

his install would go much quicker / smoother now that we have practice under our belt [wrench]

lunamarA4
08-30-2009, 11:41 PM
........ - I'll be cracking open the housing to do the CC mod so maybe I should think about it [wrench]


Hey Nick if I understood u correctly u r getting the housings from germany...right???

if so no need to worry about cracking open the housing....the umber piece is only on US cars......but then again I'm a B6 guy...so not sure 100%

clumpymold
08-31-2009, 12:01 AM
I'm glad you're giving me honest feedback...I'm still fine-tuning these so it will help me integrate them better in the end. I tried to snap pictures that showed off all of the good and bad of these LEDs so people knew what they were getting in to....

As for the ugly amber in the DRLs and turn signals - both are being swapped out. Going to do LED DRLs and chromium turn signals.

As far as the color goes, it is a little on the blue side, but not as bad as the camera makes it look. Compared to my 6000k xenons, they are much whiter. I have a crappy Canon SD1000 point and click that isn't doing justice to the light output, combined with a below average ability to take good pictures...haha. They aren't ricer blue but they are probably more blue than the OEM units from what I've been told.

Oh, I was referring to the last picture with the last post. The LED covers (or the strip itself) just looks really clean/blue compared to your stock headlights.

Can you do LED DRLs without triggering an error code? I'd just turn them off (I actually did that with mine). Your parking lights can also be turned off. Just have them blink when you turn. [;)]

It's good to know that you can take criticism well though. Some people on here get so upset when others express their own opinion. Everyone will have their opinions and you can't expect everyone to agree, you know? I definitely appreciate the time and effort you have put into this mod. Umnitza was lucky to have you be their "test mule". [:p]

[hail]

slimmj0k3r
08-31-2009, 03:54 AM
me likey, those look pretty good.

10MPG
08-31-2009, 03:37 PM
It's pretty dang good for DIY so [up] to you sir

You should refer to Enigma's old thread and make the existing grille section work for the OEM look.

To hold the light in place, if you can fabricate couple of U shaped strips, it should be able to hold it in place nicely. However, that does require screwing into the body of the light housing itself. Just make sure you seal it up good afterwards or moisture can get in easily.

nnnick
08-31-2009, 03:45 PM
It's pretty dang good for DIY so [up] to you sir

You should refer to Enigma's old thread and make the existing grille section work for the OEM look.

To hold the light in place, if you can fabricate couple of U shaped strips, it should be able to hold it in place nicely. However, that does require screwing into the body of the light housing itself. Just make sure you seal it up good afterwards or moisture can get in easily.

I looked through his thread some but I need to read it more closely - I noticed he did some custom fiberglass work though, not sure if that is above my head or not. I'm also looking in to buying DTM fog light grilles and getting them to work, the mesh weave on those are pretty close to the RS4 honeycomb.

For the bracket there are 3 notches you can see in this pic:
http://www.umnitza.com/albums/Aries/TFL_oben.sized.jpg

I think I should be able to do a u-shaped bracket over the notches and mount it that way perhaps. I need to tinker with this more, the good part is that I can pull them off easily and go into Home Depot and see what kind of brackets would fit and take it from there.

10MPG yours look awesome btw, your shop did a great job - I read through your thread as well. Your fog grilles came out perfect.

Thanks for the comments and ideas!

Phantom08
08-31-2009, 04:48 PM
If you end up getting the RS4 mesh grilles, I think you should mount the LEDs on the bottom instead of where they are now. That way you would have what would appear to be fog lights and I think they would flow better with the lines of the car. Just my 2 cents.

lunamarA4
08-31-2009, 08:37 PM
If you end up getting the RS4 mesh grilles, I think you should mount the LEDs on the bottom instead of where they are now. That way you would have what would appear to be fog lights and I think they would flow better with the lines of the car. Just my 2 cents.

too late for that we had to cut into the bumper toward the mid grill so that would leave a 1cm cut our\t

nnnick
09-01-2009, 08:02 AM
Okay, here are my updates so far.

For mounting, I'm going to follow Enigma's lead and do this:


$700 is on the high end I'd say...depends on how the shop installs it. I paid less but I bought the S6 LEDs and switch myself. The hardest part, by far, is modding the grille to fit.

Here's what I sent to the guy that bought my bumper. The four circled pieces are what were used to attach the S6 LEDs. The two brackets really didn't do much other than keep the LEDs lined up...the clips are what held it in place.

Then, the grille helped support the bottom of the LED and there was a screw that held the grille in place along with a tab or extension that you can see on the left side of this picture.

Attaching the S6 LED like this is definitely not the hard part. Cutting the bumper so it fits properly and then molding the grille are the hard parts.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/s6_attached.jpg



and for the grille I think I'm going to try to locate some OEM S6 fog light grilles and get them to work. I went to a local dealership and measured the grilles, they are maybe a half inch wider and half inch to too tall but I'm pretty sure I can get them to work, probably without cutting.

I see that someone else did this with their install (sent you a PM) so I'll keep looking into this:

New mods :)
S-line bumper, S6 LEDs, S6 Carbon Brakets and Rieger front lip.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/797/zdjcie041sx5fj5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/234/zdjcie043zv5ol3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5427/zdjcie044de1yl0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



You can buy a OEM S6 brakets or a carbon edition:
www.car4style.de

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/9098/83e51bpo6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/840/1f851ds9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

nnnick
09-01-2009, 09:00 AM
Okay I've talked to a few more folks (thanks everyone for your help) and here is more info on the fog grilles...it looks like both Engima and 10MPG have modified their stock s-line grilles to work with some bondo...I think I hacked away too much of my grilles and didn't keep the top part so it might be too late for me to do this, but I thought I'd paste this in as a reference for others:



The fog grille i'm using is custom made by using the stock S-Line grille - following the the rough steps as seen here http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149652

Technically it's not fiberglass but using bondo. The general idea is:

1. cut the grille in 2 pieces and trim off excess
2. bondo up the hole where the original fog resides in
3. sand paper away until smooth
4. spray with matte black paint
5. secure onto light/body using either/combination of 3m exterior double side tape & velcro since you wont really have any clips left

Not too overly difficult, but it is time consuming.



We decided to mod the stock fog grille to fit in with the LED array to keep a slightly more OEM look so it doesn't look like it's just stuck on.

Here are the in progress shots:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/1.jpg
The only visual parts that are cut are the fog light holders. You can see that the outside is recessed behind the bumper but the inside sits flush with no need to cut a notch.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/2.jpg
Both sides on.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/3.jpg
The grille in progress

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/4.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/5.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/6.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/7.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/8.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/9.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/10.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/11.jpg

slimmj0k3r
09-01-2009, 09:07 AM
^^ my shop followed those pics when they did my LEDs its pretty straight forward, came out great! fitment isnt spot on 100% but will be working on that sometime this winter.


http://solidflow.net/s6.jpg

eskimopunk
09-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Do you guys not know how to take images out of quotes!? [o_o] holy shit lol.

I think it looks better on a black car.

Hockenheim
09-01-2009, 10:55 AM
unless the bracket is done right the mod looks like crap.

Hockenheim
09-01-2009, 10:55 AM
I can't beleive some company hasn'tmade an easier kit with the whole thing put together with brackets

nnnick
09-01-2009, 11:00 AM
I can't beleive some company hasn'tmade an easier kit with the whole thing put together with brackets

I'm going to take these in to Home Depot and figure out what will work best bracket wise, I'll be sure to post the exact part when I get it.

However, I think the kit hasn't been made because this mod requires cutting in to your bumper quite a bit, which I'm guessing a lot of people aren't willing to do. The brackets should cost just a few bucks, its just a matter of finding ones that will work.

nnnick
09-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Just ordered the OEM S6 fog light grilles, they were $57 each and then 10% off for Audi Club of North America discount. Should arrive by the end of the week - I'll post updates on this thread. Dealer had to special order so no returns...hopefully it fits, lol.

umnitza
09-01-2009, 12:13 PM
In the past I haven't been a fan of the S6 LED's on the A4. However, you did a great job and the car looks stellar! Now...put some LED angle eyes to match the bumper LED's, or do you think that may be too much? If not, I think the chormium angel eyes + the bumer LED's will be a great combo!

[up]

http://www.umnitza.com/albums/A4Orion/P1030935.sized.jpg

clumpymold
09-01-2009, 03:37 PM
I can't beleive some company hasn'tmade an easier kit with the whole thing put together with brackets
No kidding!

nnnick: Hopefully, you'll get those S6 fog light grills to work. It'll be great to have some sort of kit where you just pop them in.

umnitza
09-01-2009, 03:43 PM
I can't beleive some company hasn'tmade an easier kit with the whole thing put together with brackets

Brackets are pretty easy to get at Home Depot or a hardware store, you only need 12 screws and 6 brackets.

Once we get a car here, we'll be offering the hardware kit with this as well.

milkywhite
09-01-2009, 07:21 PM
That looks sick. Only question I really have is how much airflow is restricted/interrupted over the SMIC..

fly300kts
09-01-2009, 07:24 PM
^^^ unfortunately yes

nnnick
09-01-2009, 07:28 PM
^^^ unfortunately yes

Yeah probably some but its hard for me to tell because I installed a new K&N filter at the same time I did this so the car is actually running better than it ever has been...and this is in 114 degree heat. So if you don't have any crazy engine mods, I don't think it will make a huge difference. If you are running crazy engine mods, maybe something to consider...

Chb04
09-01-2009, 07:43 PM
Looks good nice work! What bulbs are you running in your lamps?

nnnick
09-01-2009, 07:54 PM
Looks good nice work! What bulbs are you running in your lamps?

Thanks! Which lamps are you referring to? The S6 LEDs came with LEDs already installed. Everything else is stock except I have a 6000k drop-in HID kit (soon to be replaced due to glare)

05.5SilverS4
09-01-2009, 08:52 PM
Looks like you are on the right track. I wont knock you as you are obviously still developing and making it perfect!

Anxious to see the final result.

Chb04
09-02-2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks! Which lamps are you referring to? The S6 LEDs came with LEDs already installed. Everything else is stock except I have a 6000k drop-in HID kit (soon to be replaced due to glare)

Drop ins where my question. What do mean by glare? Sorry for the questions! Trying to get my lights to be as good as the wifes Xenons in her A4! I installed Sylvania's,which made it a little better and when I saw yours I was like what are those? Thanks for the info!!

nnnick
09-07-2009, 01:25 PM
Following Enigma's lead I bought some U shaped brackets for 75 cents each that to mount these better and it made a world of a difference!

The brackets fit right into the built-in grooves of the light bar and no cutting or modification required. They hold them in to place much firmer and flusher and made a world of a difference.

Here is what the part looks like - I got the ones with screw holes but didn't end up bolting them in, it fit so snug they weren't really necessary, but having the option doesn't hurt. BTW, ignore the quantity of 4, you need 6, three for each side! I made that mistake and now need to take off my bumper (again) to put two more on for the passenger side...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/3897082821_7e2843346f_b.jpg


The picture below shows where to mount them - the "included brackets" weren't part of this kit, but from Engima's thread they didn't really do much anyway. And I put in the third U-bracket on the far edge which wasn't installed below, but you'll see right where it needs to go:

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/s6_attached.jpg

and now it fits much better:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2437/3897083877_56d27a8bde_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3897863510_c6302f3122_b.jpg

don't mind the passanger side here, its not done:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2668/3897864134_494c9abd63_b.jpg


I'm still working on grille solutions. The S6 grilles are pretty close in fitment but a little too wide - just like the LEDs, so I guess that makes sense. I could cut into the bumper a little more and make the opening wider to fit the grilles in better...all I've done so far is sand down the edges some to squeeze them in. I need to do some more brainstorming and modification to get them to fit, but I think this will be my best bet. The other option is to hack out the rest of the silver in the openings, plasti-dip the rest of the area where the grille used to be, and just have them be large open holes...

teaser:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3897084137_833b53371c_b.jpg

Koby
09-07-2009, 01:54 PM
That's a substantial improvement. I have to say, I was pretty unimpressed with the alpha, but you've done a good job sticking with this and getting it right.

tgt
09-07-2009, 07:21 PM
nnnick - good post, looks much better.

I noticed that you mounted yours further inward (ie - cutting on the inner side of the bumper for the lights) where as the modification done by enigma and 10MPG shops were to mount the lights bar flush (with the front of the grille opening as well as the inside for the grille opening) with the interior of the bumper and just cut on the exterior. Was there a reason you decided to do that or is it simply where you ended up?

Here's pictures for comparison:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1215/934548830_c07f86614b.jpg?v=0
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1278/990727440_2ed6604094.jpg?v=0


http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/grille_phone/right_front.jpg
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/grille_phone/front.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/3867870645_821b629dc3_b.jpg



I think I've convinced myself to give this a go, and I'm gonig to attempt to mount them flush with the interior of the bumper and then fab the S-Line grilles (ala Enigma/10mpg), really like that look.

Again, well done....can't wait to see the finished product. :D

-tgt

Rockst8r
09-07-2009, 07:36 PM
This is really looking good! You are starting to make me want to hack into the bumper of my wife's B7 and give this a go....

bmc333
09-07-2009, 07:43 PM
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q293/enigma1406/s4/s6led/grille_phone/front.jpg


NICE - that's what I'm talkin bout

bloodstar57
09-07-2009, 08:55 PM
Nice I may give another go at mine
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/IMG001471.jpg

nnnick
09-08-2009, 08:10 AM
nnnick - good post, looks much better.

I noticed that you mounted yours further inward (ie - cutting on the inner side of the bumper for the lights) where as the modification done by enigma and 10MPG shops were to mount the lights bar flush (with the front of the grille opening as well as the inside for the grille opening) with the interior of the bumper and just cut on the exterior. Was there a reason you decided to do that or is it simply where you ended up?

I think I've convinced myself to give this a go, and I'm gonig to attempt to mount them flush with the interior of the bumper and then fab the S-Line grilles (ala Enigma/10mpg), really like that look.

Again, well done....can't wait to see the finished product. :D

-tgt

Yeah you could go either way with where the LED bar starts - I'm guessing Enigma / 10 MPG didn't want to cut into the center part of the bumper as much, and so the LEDs start where the fog grille opening starts and more if it ends up getting tucked behind the bumper toward the back (near wheel wells). It almost seemed like you could have the whole LED exposed and not need to tuck anything behind but its just a little more cutting than I felt comfortable doing. There is a groove in the bumper so however you place it works fine with the natural contours... I could always play with mine and move it in more (might actually do that and see how it looks next time the bumper is off), but I like how it is fitting right now.

You should go for it [up] - feel free to PM me with questions as you go through the process. BTW, did you have to quote the picture with the worst fitment for your example ;) (jk)

nnnick
09-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Nice I may give another go at mine


Those are cool - a lot different but I like the creativity [up]



This is really looking good! You are starting to make me want to hack into the bumper of my wife's B7 and give this a go....

Do it! Wifey will love you more, it's a fact. [wrench]


That's a substantial improvement. I have to say, I was pretty unimpressed with the alpha, but you've done a good job sticking with this and getting it right.

Thanks. It's amazing what some 75 cent generic clips can do, haha. I should have labeled this thread a "Build/Work in Progress" and not a DIY - I'm still figuring things out. I can't wait to wrap it up with the finishing touches (the grill), but I'm waiting for some other stuff to come in since the bumper will be off anyway

enigma1406
09-08-2009, 04:01 PM
Looking good. If you do modify the grilles, make sure there will be enough airflow if you still have the SMICs. Didn't have that problem with the S4.

nnnick
09-08-2009, 04:20 PM
Looking good. If you do modify the grilles, make sure there will be enough airflow if you still have the SMICs. Didn't have that problem with the S4.

Good call...I'll be sure to be careful [up]

Thanks for your help with this project, as you can see its made a difference!

AudiTFSI3o3
09-08-2009, 04:23 PM
subscribed [up]

nnnick
09-08-2009, 05:54 PM
subscribed [up]

If you pull the trigger let me know - I'd be happy to chat and curious to hear how your install goes [cool]

AudiTFSI3o3
09-08-2009, 07:30 PM
^^im hoping itll be soon. gotta set a weekend for the process w/ all parts. ill def. give u a hollerr [up]

nnnick
09-09-2009, 08:11 AM
Updates / Lessons Learned:

- Be sure to zip tie the wiring out of the way. If it hangs down at all, it will get too hot and cause the LEDs to flicker.
- When zip tying the wiring to the LEDs out of the way, don't tug too hard! We accidentally tugged the wire out of the back of the LED and it is a b*tch! to get back on. There is a female connector inside the LED that is nearly impossible to get to and is at a wierd angle. You can't really take apart the LED either. You have to take a tiny screw driver, bend it in odd angles, and keep trying to get it back in place.
- Always check, and re-check you wiring before mounting the bumper back up!

The LEDs are working great and mounted well. Final step is the fog grill.

Went ahead and installed my bi-xenon e-codes last night with LED city lights and Chrome Dome turn signals...WOW. Even turned off they look better than halogen [:)] And obviously turned on they look great too - glad to get rid of the last of the yellow-ish bulbs.

tgt
09-09-2009, 06:34 PM
Updates / Lessons Learned:

- Be sure to zip tie the wiring out of the way. If it hangs down at all, it will get too hot and cause the LEDs to flicker.
- When zip tying the wiring to the LEDs out of the way, don't tug too hard! We accidentally tugged the wire out of the back of the LED and it is a b*tch! to get back on. There is a female connector inside the LED that is nearly impossible to get to and is at a wierd angle. You can't really take apart the LED either. You have to take a tiny screw driver, bend it in odd angles, and keep trying to get it back in place.
- Always check, and re-check you wiring before mounting the bumper back up!

The LEDs are working great and mounted well. Final step is the fog grill.

Went ahead and installed my bi-xenon e-codes last night with LED city lights and Chrome Dome turn signals...WOW. Even turned off they look better than halogen [:)] And obviously turned on they look great too - glad to get rid of the last of the yellow-ish bulbs.

Excellent....more pics (with the xenons)! [wrench]

Thanks for your reply above.

-tgt

tgt
09-10-2009, 05:57 AM
nnnick -

Did you investigate wiring these in place of the DRL's for convenience sake at all? Including:

-Placing S6 LED's on the DRL switch
-Tucking the wires and making sure the fogs didn't throw a code

Thanks,
tgt

nnnick
09-10-2009, 07:57 AM
nnnick -

Did you investigate wiring these in place of the DRL's for convenience sake at all? Including:

-Placing S6 LED's on the DRL switch
-Tucking the wires and making sure the fogs didn't throw a code

Thanks,
tgt

I didn't look into the DRL switch, but I might end up looking in to it more. For some reason, the passenger side is flickering after I drive it for a while. Not sure if this is heat from SMIC or what (odd its only the passenger side), but I might try hooking up to the DRL to see if that fixes it. I thought I had it fixed when I zip tied the wiring to make sure heat wasn't causing it, but it's still happening...

We've ran a VAG scan as recent as Tuesday night and no codes for the fogs, but if there were one it would explain the flickering I'd think. But it would be weird if it were related to electric current and not getting enough or getting too much power - With the car in park it doesn't happen, and it doesn't happen right away....it really only happens after I've been driving on the freeway for a while then come to idle or stop...so I think it would have to do with the (still) 100+ degree heat here plus high engine temps after driving a while (then slowing down or stopping and no longer having the airflow to cool it down), so I bought more heat wrap to see if that makes a difference.

What exactly do you mean by "tucking the wires"? I've got them zip tied out of the way but just want to make sure you don't mean something else by this that I could try.

tgt
09-10-2009, 07:55 PM
Hey nnnick -

By tucking the wires I simply meant getting them out of the way so they don't catch on anything/come loose (as obviously they wouldn't be used if you use the original DRL's for power rather than the fogs). Based on Umnitza's site, you've got a lifetime warranty on these right? :) If it is an internal issue, I would assume it to be covered?

Sorry about picking the 'worst pic' to post. I just grabbed one. ;)

Spoke to Umnitza tonight and discussed the harness they offer (actually made originally for a BMW app, but will also work for this application). It has two power leads. One for power (considering wiring to ignition) and the second 'fade' power (can wire to the interior lights so that when you lock/unlock the car the S6 LED's will fade on/off with the interior lamps). May give that a shot as well, the gentleman I spoke to was very helpful.

-tgt

nnnick
09-10-2009, 08:48 PM
cool - yeah I bought the harness, didn't use then returned it. Kinda regretting not holding on to it now. I'm not sure if its an internal issue yet, I also spoke to Umnitza and he had some ideas for me to try as well...based on it only happening when the car is hot and running for a while, and then being fixed by me turning them off for a few secs, it could be a loose connection somewhere that is being made worse when it heats, then when the electrical current stops for a little while they tighten back up and are okay...might end up completely re-crimping everything and see how it goes...

tgt
09-11-2009, 08:52 AM
I'm interested to hear what you find the issue to be.

How's the S6 grille fitments coming along? Any progress?

-tgt

nnnick
09-11-2009, 09:23 AM
I'm interested to hear what you find the issue to be.

How's the S6 grille fitments coming along? Any progress?

-tgt

Been super busy. Last night I cut out about a 1 cm section to make them less wide. Will also need to make them slightly less deep since the back of the grille hits the LED. Going to bondo them tonight or tomorrow then sand until they fit, plasti-dip them to match the grille then hopefully they go on over the weekend or early next week...I really need to finish this up so it looks "complete". Right now I'm rocking no grilles and it's driving me nuts.

Oh and don't worry, I'll be taking pictures of everything [up]

nnnick
09-13-2009, 04:26 PM
Update:
I got rid of the modified plug thing and went to simple twist wire connectors to see if that helped with the flickering...unfortunately it is still happening when it gets really hot. Not sure if the units can't handle the 105+ degree heat when the engine has been on a while or what....I'm in touch with Umnitza and hopefully we can figure something out...it's not bad, and thankfully Fall is around the corner and it will start to drop below 100 again...

Updated wiring - you can also see the mounting brackets really well here. After this pic I taped everything up and zip tied the wires out of the way to ensure they don't get too much engine heat...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2616/3917722762_144ce86dec_b.jpg

S6 Grills - I chopped out about a half inch section and then glued it back together and filled the cracks with bondo. Then I plasti-dipped it to match the grille. I had to break off a few clips and sand the corners some but otherwise it fits well and used some outdoor strength 3M mounting tape. Overall I'm very happy with them, they're still a little wider than stock which makes the whole opening look bigger and more aggressive, IMO. It also goes really well with the lines of the main grille...

Pics:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/3917721436_d758bcc717_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3491/3917722144_60fb22f9d9_b.jpg

Before Paint:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2666/3916932393_a6ccbf2e0e_b.jpg

tgt
09-13-2009, 05:12 PM
Looks REALLY good nnnick, nice work!

I think I'm still going to give the OEM grille modification a go (as my eyes favor that a bit more), but I really like the S6 grilles you've modded. [up]

-tgt

nnnick
09-15-2009, 08:01 AM
Since someone asked, I'll post here too. The part numbers for the OEM S6 Grills I ordered through my Audi Dealership are:
4f0-807-681-F-01C and 4f0-807-682-F-01C

It came out to $101.18 total including tax - that's with the Audi Club of North America discount.

nnnick
09-15-2009, 08:02 AM
more pics here, btw: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=311442

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2447/3917603078_e80d87ca6e_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/3917603348_cc7d6afbef_b.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/3916814139_e0553284f4_b.jpg

BEESIX
09-15-2009, 10:14 PM
nicee. heres my install. not a b7 but heres the pics from my install i did a few months back


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3990.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3996.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3997.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_4624.jpg

clumpymold
09-16-2009, 01:38 AM
^ Wow! Now THAT looks really nice. Did you cut the LED strip down any? Looks WAY cleaner when in the middle. Good work! Makes me actually consider this mod now. [up]

nnnick
09-16-2009, 07:54 AM
thats a sick car! i'm suprised the curvature worked with that bumper! also curious how you made it fit...

aaron1085
09-23-2009, 07:40 AM
are these hooked up so thst they are like the stock fogs? Meaning when I unlock at night time, the S6's turn on automatically, etc?

nnnick
09-23-2009, 07:56 AM
are these hooked up so thst they are like the stock fogs? Meaning when I unlock at night time, the S6's turn on automatically, etc?

I don't think our fogs do that? Mine don't anyway! So to answer your question, right now, through the oem fog light wiring, no, I have to manually turn the nob and pull it out for the LEDs to power up.

I think I'm going re-wire mine like tgt did here to the fuse box so they are on whenever the ignition is on: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php?t=313085

aaron1085
09-24-2009, 12:19 AM
oh ok. Well if I put my lights on Auto (turn on when its dark), I can go to unlock my car, and the fog lights will turn on along with rear taillights for entire time, until I open my driver's side door.

Sharkfin
09-24-2009, 07:13 AM
I think I'm going to try this on my DTM bumper. Wonder if I need to cut into the bumper itself...

nnnick
09-24-2009, 08:25 AM
oh ok. Well if I put my lights on Auto (turn on when its dark), I can go to unlock my car, and the fog lights will turn on along with rear taillights for entire time, until I open my driver's side door.

That's cool...I've never had mine do this. If you wire it though the fogs, I don't see why it wouldn't work though!


I think I'm going to try this on my DTM bumper. Wonder if I need to cut into the bumper itself...

Give Umnitza a call and he can get you good measurements, but I pasted his image below as well as another pic on the DTM bumper (looks sick). It looks like you might have to cut away behind the bumper a little from this pic, since the LEDs are so long, but I might be mistaken...at least you don't have to cut away all of the fog light infrastructure! And it seems like any cutting you'd need to do could be covered back up with the grill if you ever decide to part-out or change it up and go back to stock.

You may also have to make a little room behind the LEDs, as they go pretty deep behind the bumper...but probably not much.

http://www.umnitza.com/albums/Aries/tfl157gu1.jpg

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/P1030864.JPG

Sharkfin
09-24-2009, 09:42 AM
^thanks again for more info, he used the s6 grills as well, I would be modifying my DTM grills, pic for reference (barely see them though):

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/9922/p1010500.jpg

nnnick
09-24-2009, 09:53 AM
wow. I didn't realize how much custom work went into the blue one, his opening is entirely different....ouch.

ngng
09-24-2009, 09:54 AM
you need to move your LEDs back, it looks REALLY bad sticking out so far.

as for the hardware, and a "kit", the hardware is basic, it's making the kit fit correctly that takes time.

take a look at the blue and black audis. THOSE were done well IMO.

Sharkfin
09-24-2009, 09:56 AM
Not really a fan of it on my bumper, but on the s-line it looks good. I'm hoping the opening is big enough. Anyway you can measure the length anytime?

aaron1085
09-24-2009, 11:07 AM
I dont know why my fogs do that, guess it's part of the auto lighting package or something!?!
Anyways, I guess we could probably do it with the S6 lights, it'd look frickin DOPE!

eMacPaul
09-24-2009, 11:16 AM
I dont know why my fogs do that, guess it's part of the auto lighting package or something!?!
Anyways, I guess we could probably do it with the S6 lights, it'd look frickin DOPE!

It's the coming home feature. There are two small knobs on the dash to the inside of the headlight switch, one for DRL, one for coming home.

umnitza
10-02-2009, 10:41 AM
Nick - how's the finished product looking.

nnnick
10-02-2009, 11:01 AM
Nick - how's the finished product looking.

Work in progress - should have pictures soon!

TheRealtor
10-02-2009, 01:00 PM
^^ my shop followed those pics when they did my LEDs its pretty straight forward, came out great! fitment isnt spot on 100% but will be working on that sometime this winter.


http://solidflow.net/s6.jpg

thats a very nice install

keeps a nice oem feel

Sharkfin
10-02-2009, 02:28 PM
yeah it looks good

Bruce Lee
12-12-2009, 01:19 PM
Hi Nnnick,

Great job you done here. I read your whole post and learn a lot. Tomorrow i will start to do this. Everything is clear and understanding, but can you let me know how you programmed the computer?

You said on post 1
<We vag'd the car so the fogs are independent of headlights and can be turned on with DRLs.?>

Do i have to change the code in option "Central electronic"? Hope you can tell me;

Control Module Coding (only 8EC/8ED)

Select 09 (Central Electronics)
Coding -> Function 07

?xxxx: Chassis

0 - Limousine
1 - Avant

x?xxx: Driving Light Switch

0 - without Rain/Light Sensor (G397)
1 - with Rain/Light Sensor (G397)

xx?xx: Trailer Hitch

0 - without Trailer Hitch
1 - with Trailer Hitch

xxx?x: Headlights

0 - Halogen Headlights w/o Daytime Running Lights
1 - Halogen Headlights with Daytime Running Lights
2 - Bi-Xenon Headlights with Daytime Running Lights
3 - Bi-Xenon Headlights w/o Daytime Running Lights
4 - Bi-Xenon Headlights with Daytime Running/Tail/License Plate Lights

xxxx?: Country

1 - Rest of World/Nordic Countries/Denmark/Croatia/Baltic Countries with Bi-Xenon
2 - Nordic Countries/Denmark/Croatia/Baltic Countries without Bi-Xenon
3 - USA/Canada with Bi-Xenon
4 - Canada without Bi-Xenon
5 - Special Vehicles

Quattro
12-12-2009, 02:45 PM
ill post up my setup :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v171/emerged/4-1.jpg

nnnick
12-12-2009, 04:10 PM
I can't remember the codes and how exactly we vag'd it to make the fogs independent of the headlights, although there are a bunch of threads on it so my advice would be to just try a few ways out and see what you like.

Personally, I ended up rewiring the LEDs and not using the fogs because I didn't like having to turn them on all the time, so now they are hardwired to the battery and tap the homelink system so they are on whenever the car is in accessory mode or running...

And Quattro yours looks sick bro!

Bruce Lee
12-12-2009, 11:49 PM
Nnnick, if i try it on your way, i would get a fault on my display. I have it now, because i didn't have connect the foglight.

So if you have the code to turn off the foglight [:D] then i can connect it directly to the battery.

Hope you can help me

Regards Mike

Bruce Lee
12-13-2009, 08:08 AM
Disable the foglight is not possible. But i have a genius idea. I have relocate the wire into the engine bay, and transfer it into engine bay light. So if i have to change oil in the dark i just have to swith on the "foglight".
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/BruceLee/CIMG0343.jpg

Just kidding. I am waiting for the resistor

I wire the led to the headlight switch. Now the led always on when i start the car.

One small problem is that i have three wires. 1 is ground and the other two is plus. I have to put the two wires together to let it work. Maybe 1 is +12v and the other is ignition. I wire both to the ignition, no problem at all. But when i start the car, the led goes off for a second. Someone any idea how to fix it. Is the problem cause by the two wire i have melt it together?

Regards Mike

tgt
12-13-2009, 08:35 AM
Disable the foglight is not possible. But i have a genius idea. I have relocate the wire into the engine bay, and transfer it into engine bay light. So if i have to change oil in the dark i just have to swith on the "foglight".
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v23/BruceLee/CIMG0343.jpg

Just kidding. I am waiting for the resistor

I wire the led to the headlight switch. Now the led always on when i start the car.

One small problem is that i have three wires. 1 is ground and the other two is plus. I have to put the two wires together to let it work. Maybe 1 is +12v and the other is ignition. I wire both to the ignition, no problem at all. But when i start the car, the led goes off for a second. Someone any idea how to fix it. Is the problem cause by the two wire i have melt it together?

Regards Mike

The blue wire is supposed to be hooked up to the turn signal (so the LED's blink like the S6). I did NOT hook up the blue wire for this reason. If you remove that wire I suspect you'll be good to go. [up]

-tgt

Jermunji
12-23-2013, 11:37 AM
nicee. heres my install. not a b7 but heres the pics from my install i did a few months back


http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3990.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3996.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_3997.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j187/adilraja/IMG_4624.jpg

Necrobump, beesix, do you have a DIY for how you fitted these?