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    Amber corner light LED with clear reflector

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    For the gents that made the headlight amber side reflector swap to a grey/clear/black swap
    I read that the amber corner light in the B8 is actually not a bulb but an LED that can't be removed or replaced

    Would the clear reflector show the orange LED bulb even when they are disabled thru the Vagcom?
    I recently bought something like below to replace the amber with:

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    I don't remember what the situation was when we pulled some headlights apart, but I don't think it would be too visible. In any case, it'll be better than the amber. @lambda13, input?


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    Code out the Amber LED with VCDS so that it is always off. Looks way cleaner that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4x View Post
    Code out the Amber LED with VCDS so that it is always off. Looks way cleaner that way.
    I've heard even with the Amber LED turned off you can still see the orange through the clear side marker but not 100% sure?

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    No, the LED is very small. I don't know if it is clear or orange, but it's tiny. You wouldn't see it once you remove the large amber plastic piece.

    What I've done is put some vinyl tint wrap over it. Looks pretty good. I can attach a picture here later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4x View Post
    Code out the Amber LED with VCDS so that it is always off. Looks way cleaner that way.
    This.

    I think having a clear side marker, with an amber light is reminiscent of the early 2000's when everyone threw whatever iteration of Altezza lights on their cars. I'm glad that trend is dead.



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    Yes, the orange LED shines through the clear corner marker thing when they are enabled.

    I took my car to the dealer and every time they have it in their shop, they re-enable the damn amber lights. I'd say its exactly as bright as the original configuration. Also, you can definitely disconnect the LED bulb entirely, but you would have to have the entire headlight apart to do that. I didnt remove it for fear of "bulb out" warnings.



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