Aftermarket rear lights - different style to OEM

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Doug_RS6
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Aftermarket rear lights - different style to OEM

Post by Doug_RS6 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 am

Anyone found any good aftermarket rear lights? I was looking for something to replace the slightly crazed inner rear lights and thought I'd see if there were any fresher designs. I found these . . . Which are a different style all together and more modern.

https://7-lights.de/led-rueckleuchten-a ... glas?c=116

and was wondering if anyone had any dealings with them or knew of the quality. They aren't particularly cheap by any means so I'm thinking they might be ok.
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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by WooshNI » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm

I got ones from europarts £100 each this was last year genuine VALCO ones thats who supplies Audi

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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by welwynnick » Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:58 pm

Do the new lights have the same connectors as the old lights?

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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by tom4motion » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:01 am

I've just fitted all new facelift rear lights to my avant (the inner ones where crazed) from autodoc.

Only £368 for valeo items, and the connectors were the same.
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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by c3nturi0n » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:22 pm

I always wonder why the inner ones fade over time (and not outer or both at the same time)?

And it mainly affects estate C6's (and not saloons).
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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by SR71 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:37 am

I'd love to know why too!

I've got a C6 Allroad and a C6 RS6 so I've got to replace 4 at some point!

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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by Jim Haseltine » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:50 am

The fading is actually an optical effect from a myriad of micro cracks in the clear layer over the coloured part of the lens. I tried polishing my inners which lasted a couple of months - I then did it again and put a light smoke wrap on them. They didn't appear to fade after that but at night the micro cracking on the interior face was really visible. In the end I used it as an excuse to fit face lift lights when ECP were running one of their big discounts.

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Re: Aftermarket rear lights

Post by Doug_RS6 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:15 pm

It is strange that only the inners fade. I was going to just replace them but then I started looking for other options. It's a shame that they didn't face-lift the shape of the rear lights on the Avant as I feel they date the car quite a lot. The ones in the link aren't particularly cheap at around £400 for a set. But I'm not sure if they will be a direct fit, include fog lights, not throw errors etc.

They also do headlights which incorporate the indicators into the daytime running light with the dynamic sweep. Again these might be left hand drive so that could be an issue.

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Re: Aftermarket rear lights - different style to OEM

Post by Ranger4130 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:08 pm

Doug_RS6 wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 am
Anyone found any good aftermarket rear lights? I was looking for something to replace the slightly crazed inner rear lights and thought I'd see if there were any fresher designs. I found these . . . Which are a different style all together and more modern.

https://7-lights.de/led-rueckleuchten-a ... glas?c=116

and was wondering if anyone had any dealings with them or knew of the quality. They aren't particularly cheap by any means so I'm thinking they might be ok.

Did it. I have them on mine and they’re awesome. Easy to fit as they “bolt on”

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