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Merry Christmas to all!
Does anyone have view on whether light package including LED's over engine bay are worthy extra - are they visible while car in motion/can you turn them off and what is overall effect? Also is B&O sound system with CD autochanger MP3 compatable as brochure unclear on this?
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Had the light package on my initial order but took it off. It isn't on when you drive.

You cannot use MP3's on the Autochanger
 

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It is a worthy extra to me. Soon there will be a software modification alowing it to be on while driving.
 

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Simon B,

If you go for the SAT NAV option, the CD autochanger is essential (if you intend to use CD's).

Without it, there is only one CD slot, and that will be occupied by the navigation DVD.

MP3 works regardless. The screen folds down to give two MP3 SD card slots. This is a standard feature on all R8's.

Personally, I don't like the light package and think the money better spent on other options. But, its down to personal preferences and budget rather than functionality...............
 

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Seemed like a good deal to me for just £230 extra compared to ordering just the auto dimming rear view mirror and rain sensor considering it includes the led footwell lighting as well as the engine bay lighting.
 

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I thought the engine bay lights were a bit too gimmiky for me, but I've had a number of people ask me if they were fitted to mine so they could have a look!!!
My multi changer plays CD's burned from iTunes, but as has been said before, "real" MP3's are better played throughthe SD card slots behind the Nav screen.
 

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Thanks all for responses. For those of you with engine bay LED's are you able to turn them off by flick of switch if for example you want to park somewhere and retain a small degree of inconspicuousness ?
 

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In the States, you can get ticketed for "distracting" lighting on your vehicle!
I would bet it would also cause reflections on the rear hatch glass making the view to the rear at night even worse.
 

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Since when are LED's an option? Is it included in a different option? I didn't select it on mine but was told they are included. I'm in the US btw.
 

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Led running and other lights are included. The Led lights in the engine bay and footwells aren't
 

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Since when are LED's an option? Is it included in a different option? I didn't select it on mine but was told they are included. I'm in the US btw.
US vehicles have some things standard (LED lighting package) that are options elsewhere. And, there are things AUDI US will not let us have. All in all, I think I will be VERY HAPPY!
 
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