On a warm, humid & sticky Sunday afternoon while playing around with bits and pieces of my Audis I decided to finally get my LED chain build in. With winter coming around the corner I preferred to be a bit more seen in the darkness. For the same reason I have got this LED Licenseplate from 3M – similar to this one:
As I was still searching for a nice place to attach the LED chain to I thought I had found a nice place inside the headlightunit itself. Underneath the lights was a nice small place I could stick the LED chain.
However, I realized too late that I had adjustable front lights, so I had to look for another place.
Well, putting it in was not easy, but getting it out of the headlightunit was even more difficult.
With the LEDs on it was a bit easier: the LEDchain got warm and a bit more flexible. I could pull it out :)
So, plan 2:
Glue it underneath the main lights where -with the newer Audis – the Foglights are.
Also, there’s a nice hole to put the wire through to the headlight unit.
In the headlightunit the wires get attached to one of the wires attached to the bulbs so it switches on whenever the lights get switched on.
To get the LED chain attached to the plastic I used a super-turbo-power-glue and a load of clamps to let it stick and dry (60 minutes are sufficient).
The wire got tie-wrapped onto a few wires and the main part is in the headlight unit itself, so the cap can be removed easily to exchange lightbulbs later on.
The whole setup with clamps made it very colorful ;) – I decided to glue a bit of silver plastic trim on the other side to make it look less obvious, it now looks like a complete line when shut off.
Ofcourse I had my pile of “Audi-leftovers” lying around and I found this one again:
It would take .2 to make me woman 2.0 – but I prefer the QT ;)
And here’s the endeffect:
During daylight, it’s a non-disturbing accent:
And during night it is a lot more impressive:
Yeah, I’m happy with the end result ;)