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Old 03-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Default LED Interior light conversion

Over the past few months I've seen a few posts & done a search but haven't found any definite answers. I would like to convert all the interior bulbs on my 2013 Q7 to LED. Couple Questions.....

1 - Who is the best source for quality bulbs - no error messages or staying on dimly.
2.- How difficult is the installation? I have the correct plastic tools - any detailed instructions or pictures?
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Thanks for your very helpful first post on this forum. Perhaps you might want to re-read my first sentence.

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You know perhaps if you were more specific, you wouldn't have gotten that reply. Ha ha ha. I did all my conversions without a problem with just research on here. I don't know why it took you months when it took me a day of research. Maybe my reading skills are better. I am edumacated. Ha ha

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Over the past few months I've seen a few posts & done a search but haven't found any definite answers. I would like to convert all the interior bulbs on my 2013 Q7 to LED. Couple Questions.....

1 - Who is the best source for quality bulbs - no error messages or staying on dimly.
2.- How difficult is the installation? I have the correct plastic tools - any detailed instructions or pictures?
I had a great experience with tunerdomes.com. LEDs are flawless coming up on 2 years later. Customer support was excellent. No error codes.

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Over the past few months I've seen a few posts & done a search but haven't found any definite answers. I would like to convert all the interior bulbs on my 2013 Q7 to LED. Couple Questions.....

1 - Who is the best source for quality bulbs - no error messages or staying on dimly.
2.- How difficult is the installation? I have the correct plastic tools - any detailed instructions or pictures?
I think ECS is a sponser here and I used their kit in my RS4 and they worked great. and also had videos on the install.
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You know perhaps if you were more specific, you wouldn't have gotten that reply. Ha ha ha. I did all my conversions without a problem with just research on here. I don't know why it took you months when it took me a day of research. Maybe my reading skills are better. I am edumacated. Ha ha
And perhaps as a new member you might find that snarky, unuseful comments made on our forums to someone asking for help are unwelcome or a smart way to establish credibility. If you don't have something beneficial to offer, perhaps making no post at all would be a more suitable alternative.
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Sorry guys - didn't mean to start a flame war - (even though I kind of egged it on a little).....

Thanks much 2010GGMQ7 & Reggie -

I had seen that U-Tube video & it gave me some basics. The link to the 2010 thread was very good & the Tunerdomes look promising. I'm also going to give ECS a call - they don't seem to list full kits on their web site - & I don't trust myself to try ordering individually.

Thanks again - I'm really new to the Audi world having come from 10 years of Cadillacs & this forum has been extremely informative & helpful, whether I've posted a question or quietly followed individual threads of interest to me.
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I ordered turnerdomes long ago but could not get the 3rd row dome light to stop flickering. Also the cargo lights would flash and only work half the time. Anyone else have this problem?

So I ended up only use led for exterior and license plate.
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Sorry guys - didn't mean to start a flame war - (even though I kind of egged it on a little).....
You didn't start a flame war. You asked a question and the first responder told you to go find the answer yourself. Not cool.
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The only place I go to...

tunerdomes.com

best customer service and awesome/quality products.
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The only place I go to...

tunerdomes.com

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Funny you should post to this older thread today - I finally got around to ordering late last night & settled on Tunerdomes. They were semi expensive but they offer free shipping. Everyone else was close to the same price but wanted $15 to $20 for USPS shipping.
Thru my own ineptness I accidentally ordered the kit for 07-09 Q7. I discovered my mistake & called them this morning. A very helpful gentleman tracked down my order, made sure it hadn't shipped & made sure the right kit for my 2013 would be sent. A few minutes later I got an e-mail saying my order had shipped first class mail.

Hopefully I'll be able to get them installed early next week & I'll try & post results.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:52 PM   #14
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Ordered online from Tunerdomes late Thursday night & despite my screwup in ordering the wrong part# I received my order via U.S. mail on Monday. Great service.
Installation overall was very simple - just use a sturdy plastic tool (I invested in an inexpensive set of interior trim removal tools). All the fixtures come out with firm, gentle pressure. The trim around the front dome & map lights comes down by opening the glasses holder & pulling down gently. Most of the bulb fixtures have plastic enclosures around them - you just have to use a small screwdriver to release them. The map lights in the front were probably the worst. They're bayonet types & there's not a lot of room to get your fingers in there & push in and turn at the same time. Patience and a tight fitting vinyl glove helps get a little more traction. As someone else mentioned in another thread - put a towel over the center console & cover the entrances to the bottomless cavern under the front seats. You're going to drop one of those bulbs at least once & the towel not only protects your center console, it will keep things from disappearing, never to be seen again.
The four puddle lights under the doors are kind of a pain since you have to lie on your back on the ground, but they pop out easily & the bulbs just slide in.

Overall, the change out is a fairly easy job. LEDs are polarity sensitive so you've got a 50/50 chance of being right the first time - unless Murphy lives in your neighborhood, in which case you'll end up turning about 75% of them around to make them come on.

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:30 AM   #15
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THIS..hands down great customer service and responsiveness. ECS is great too and a sponsor here but i always seem to find their prices a little more than everyone else FWIW.
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