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      They look level with one another -- a little hard...

      They look level with one another -- a little hard to tell, because of the distortion caused by using HID bulbs in housings not designed for them.

      But again (and again), there's no way we can tell...
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      That only applies to Mk5 Rabbits and GTIs (and...

      That only applies to Mk5 Rabbits and GTIs (and :Rs).

      North American Jettas and GLIs have four wires going to each tail light, including the ground (and not counting the reverse lights). To get...
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      Good point. ECS descriptions are sometimes...

      Good point. ECS descriptions are sometimes inconsistent or even misleading. You might want to contact them to make sure.

      In the best case, the ECS wiring harness would only take care of the...
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      Yeah... There's no way to tell unless you shine...

      Yeah... There's no way to tell unless you shine the beams against a white wall at the correct distance, and measure them yourself.

      Again, from your previous post, the two beams were clearly not at...
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      Um, plainly says that "Wiring and coding...

      Um, plainly says that "Wiring and coding modifications are necessary."

      Coding modifications, certainly. Wiring, I'm not sure what, since I thought the ECS wiring harness would do what the...
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      Hard to tell, but it does look like there's some...

      Hard to tell, but it does look like there's some "leakage" of light above the horizontal cut-offs. Much more than there should be with HIDs. That's what happens when you use HID bulbs in projector...
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      Oh, another thing I forgot... Slovenia is a...

      Oh, another thing I forgot... Slovenia is a member of the European Union now. As far as I know, EU regulations require that cars with HID headlights have automatic headlight leveling systems -- not...
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      Ah, Slovenia! As much as you'd probably hate to...

      Ah, Slovenia! As much as you'd probably hate to admit it, that's pretty close to the Balkans. :) .

      There is a huge difference between the optical qualities of a HID bulb's arc, and a halogen...
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      Glad to hear that. Yeah, lesson learned, huh? ...

      Glad to hear that.

      Yeah, lesson learned, huh? Coding is required... :)
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      So are the tail lights working correctly now?

      So are the tail lights working correctly now?
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      Hi, and welcome! Where do you live? From your...

      Hi, and welcome! Where do you live? From your username, I'd guess maybe the Balkans? The background looks kind of Bosnian or Serbian. :wave:

      If there's an alignment problem with the housing,...
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      Yup. But why, you may ask? Because 2010 "Mk5"...

      Yup. But why, you may ask?

      Because 2010 "Mk5" Jettas had all the electronics of a Mk6 (since by then the Europeans were already selling Mk6's), with basically just the body parts of a Mk5 (since...
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      Wait... I'm trying to understand what's going...

      Wait... I'm trying to understand what's going on...

      Is the radio the same one that originally came with the car? Or are you installing an aftermarket radio -- even if it's a VW radio?

      Because...
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      I installed a GLI rear valence on my wife's 2.5...

      I installed a GLI rear valence on my wife's 2.5 Jetta back in 2009, when I was installing European LED tail lights (which don't have rear reflectors). It was a long time ago; but I think that while...
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      Yup. The "disconnect the TFL wire" trick only...

      Yup. The "disconnect the TFL wire" trick only worked with earlier VWs. Everything on these Mk5's is computer-controlled (meaning multiple functions use the same wiring); so the only way to disable...
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      There are ways of really upgrading your...

      There are ways of really upgrading your headlights so that you can see better at night, without blinding other drivers. Those ways aren't cheap, but good equipment seldom is.

      As a start, read...
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      Do a search for "flash to pass." These are...

      Do a search for "flash to pass."

      These are actually high-beam reflectors; but they're disabled stock on North American GTIs and GLIs because the bi-xenon HIDs, by definition, act as both high- and...
    18. I agree. Though there are like seven or so total...

      I agree. Though there are like seven or so total tumbler pins, there are only four (4) different ones. That means there are only four different "levels" that a key profile can have. If you have a...
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      Unless I'm mistaken, in case of a hit-and-run or...

      Unless I'm mistaken, in case of a hit-and-run or uninsured motorist, you're still on the hook for the deductible...
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      The battery in the remote, as far as I know, is...

      The battery in the remote, as far as I know, is only to operate the remote-control door and trunk/hatch locks (and windows, etc.). It has nothing to do with the ignition cylinder or starting the...
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