A3 8v facelift conversion guide

A3SLine2014

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Yes I have changed a couple of these over for people. If you’re not a diy person or this is your first time having a go, then I’d recommend you don’t go it as it easy to break trims or plastics if you’re not careful.
I fix anything from cars to houses. I'll give it a go. Ive a Merc W204 for 7 years now and maintained it myself and done salvage cars.

I am guessing the console trim top piece to remove then be the area by the shin to unclip or torx screw in position?
 

cream2cream

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Hello, recently fitted xenons to my car, some blind bat drove through red lights and smashed it last week,:gun2: so now thinking to do the facelift conversion as car needs a bumper/ headlight and both wings anyway

anyone know if the facelift headlights are a straight swop over or wiring different?

thanks
 

BrummieLad

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Hello, recently fitted xenons to my car, some blind bat drove through red lights and smashed it last week,:gun2: so now thinking to do the facelift conversion as car needs a bumper/ headlight and both wings anyway

anyone know if the facelift headlights are a straight swop over or wiring different?

thanks

It won’t be a straight swap, it’ll require modification.
 

Ali Aktar

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The red car is mine I have done the conversion and sold the car for good money. I have another one coming in today for a full conversion this comes with the xenons I will let you know what the difference is also I have most the s3 parts for the conversion all for the 5 door sportback but I ended up buying a 3 door 2.0 tfsi if you need help or any info just shout us or if you need any parts happy to help
 

cream2cream

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The red car is mine I have done the conversion and sold the car for good money. I have another one coming in today for a full conversion this comes with the xenons I will let you know what the difference is also I have most the s3 parts for the conversion all for the 5 door sportback but I ended up buying a 3 door 2.0 tfsi if you need help or any info just shout us or if you need any parts happy to help


the red car u converted looks the business, wasn't a fan of red a3's but this is something else with the s3 look especially with black grilles.

im now thinkin just to leave mine standard pfl xenons, as the guy who coded mine wants double as said will take double his time, and mines on a 65 plate so wouldn't look original, just thinkin of repairin it and gettin shod, as been drivin abt in a virtual dash courtesy black edition for last 2 weeks and im hooked on that dash

noticed u fit the pfl rear bumper did it make much difference to your resale price?

ive picked up a 2017 xenon 2day off the bay for 29quid, parts for them fl models are nearly 1/2 price of the pfl's but no use for it now, lookin for a driver side xenon pfl if you have one, don't mind if its got odd mark or scuff as will be fitting flyeye film

thanks
 
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Ali Aktar

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Yeh iv sold that now got a black one now delivered today doing the full conversion including the virtual cockpit. I have a few bits the light u want I do have have a look at the item number on eBay 163983066017
 

Adam Evans

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Sorry to dig this up, is thos part numbers for the rear tail missing any thing as when I look on ebay they look like pre facelift lights?

When I search for 8V4 945 093A this looks more like it.

the dynamics led tail lights is another kettle of fish (around £400 + £200 for plugs lol)
 

BrummieLad

Registered User
Hi Adam

A and C at the end of part numbers on the inner lights, depending on the side you need.

You don’t need to buy the adapters, as you can modify your existing wiring to fit the new Dynamic lights.

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oIBRAHIMoA3

Registered User
Hi guys,

I facelifted my car last year and thought it might be useful to share some of the part numbers, as it will be useful anyone wanting to do a similar project. Apologies if any are missing, as i have misplaced some of the receipts.

S3/ s-line front bumper
S3/s-line front panel
S3 front centre grill- 8v4 853 651 ac
S3 front lower outer grills- 8v3 807 681 & 8v3 807 682
Rear Bumper- 8v4 807 067 P
Rear diffuser- 8v3 807 521
Rear exhaust (s3)- 8v4 253 609
Facelift washer jet- not strictly required, but the prefacelift don't seem to sit flush on a FL bumper
Front xenon headlights-8v4 941 006 & 8v4 941 007
Rear Tailights(dynamic)-

.right outer: 8v4 945 091
.left outer: 8v4 945 092
.right inner:8v4 945 093
.left inner:8v4 945 094

Also you will need the connectors for the rear lights for which the part numbers and a guide has been covered by another member on a seperate thread.

Thw conversion itself was quite straightforward, apart from wiring the rear lights which i"m still having issue with and hoping someone on here could assist me with them, who has already undergone the process.

And here is the end result.


Hello sir, im doing the pfl a3 to a3 fl headlight and rs3 fl bumper, for the headlights since they are xenon both pfl and fl do i use same modules and lamps ?
 

Damdams329

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Hey guys can anyone help me out I need some advice :/
I have a s3 8v pfl car has a front end damage. I managed to get the s3 fl front bumper, grills etc. My question is will the fl headlight work as soon as they are plugged in ? Or anything wiring is required/ cording also can I fit any fl headlight,
Led or matrix
 

Ali Aktar

Registered User
Hey guys can anyone help me out I need some advice :/
I have a s3 8v pfl car has a front end damage. I managed to get the s3 fl front bumper, grills etc. My question is will the fl headlight work as soon as they are plugged in ? Or anything wiring is required/ cording also can I fit any fl headlight,
Led or matrix
Unfortunately if you go for the facelift light matrix etc it’s not plug and play you will need to get them wired and programmed to the car iv just done one pf to fl
 

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Damdams329

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Unfortunately if you go for the facelift light matrix etc it’s not plug and play you will need to get them wired and programmed to the car iv just done one pf to fl
Thank you for getting back to me what about if it’s just led light still the same procedure? al try to add a pic also if it does need wired is it just the look ? What about bcm?
 

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Damdams329

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The headlight above I send it’s the wrong one both below now what else would I need to get them to work :/ both come from same seller but not sure if they are okay for a s3 I really appreciate your help
 

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Ali Aktar

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The headlight above I send it’s the wrong one both below now what else would I need to get them to work :/ both come from same seller but not sure if they are okay for a s3 I really appreciate your help
If you have those lights you will just need to just extend the wiring loom as the plugs are located in a different place but yes once plugged in they will work fine however you will get a warning light. These will only plug and play if your car has xenon lights if they are halogen then will need wiring and programing. As for the bcm that can be flashed rather than replacing it
 

Damdams329

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Thank you al attach the pic below off the current headlight on the car. An do they look like xenon ? For it to work with just the wiring extensions
 

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Damdams329

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Thank you al attach the pic below off the current headlight on the car. An do they look like xenon ? For it to work with just the wiring extensions
If you have those lights you will just need to just extend the wiring loom as the plugs are located in a different place but yes once plugged in they will work fine however you will get a warning light. These will only plug and play if your car has xenon lights if they are halogen then will need wiring and programing. As for the bcm that can be flashed rather than replacing it
Would you be able to tell me if my headlight are xenon and will just be a matter extend the wiring loom or are they halogen pics below
 

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Damdams329

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Thank you al attach the pic below off the current headlight on the car. An do they look like xenon ? For it to work with just the wiring extensions
If you have those lights you will just need to just extend the wiring loom as the plugs are located in a different place but yes once plugged in they will work fine however you will get a warning light. These will only plug and play if your car has xenon lights if they are halogen then will need wiring and programing. As for the bcm that can be flashed rather than replacing it
Would you be able to tell me if my headlight are xenon and will just be a matter extend the wiring loom or are they halogen pics below
Unfortunately if you go for the facelift light matrix etc it’s not plug and play you will need to get them wired and programmed to the car iv just done one pf to fl
hi mate I managed to get the lights if a have s3 2015
What else will I need to change to fl
Got front bumper, grills, Healdights
Do a need different wings, bonnet, slam panel ?
 

Damdams329

New Member
Hi guys,

I facelifted my car last year and thought it might be useful to share some of the part numbers, as it will be useful anyone wanting to do a similar project. Apologies if any are missing, as i have misplaced some of the receipts.

S3/ s-line front bumper
S3/s-line front panel
S3 front centre grill- 8v4 853 651 ac
S3 front lower outer grills- 8v3 807 681 & 8v3 807 682
Rear Bumper- 8v4 807 067 P
Rear diffuser- 8v3 807 521
Rear exhaust (s3)- 8v4 253 609
Facelift washer jet- not strictly required, but the prefacelift don't seem to sit flush on a FL bumper
Front xenon headlights-8v4 941 006 & 8v4 941 007
Rear Tailights(dynamic)-

.right outer: 8v4 945 091
.left outer: 8v4 945 092
.right inner:8v4 945 093
.left inner:8v4 945 094

Also you will need the connectors for the rear lights for which the part numbers and a guide has been covered by another member on a seperate thread.

Thw conversion itself was quite straightforward, apart from wiring the rear lights which i"m still having issue with and hoping someone on here could assist me with them, who has already undergone the process.

And here is the end result.
Hey mate I have a s3 8v 2015 pfl
Doing the car too the s3 fl
Allready have front headlights, bumper, grills

Will I need to change the slam panel to fl also wings an bonnet or are they the same as pfl thank you
 
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