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    Thread: MKV GTI R32 tail light DIY

    1. 06-21-2006 08:26 PM #26
      Whats the differance between regular tail and r32 tails? Really can we get some side by side pictures.

    2. 06-22-2006 12:03 AM #27
      can you use a factory vw scan tool too recode it

    3. 06-22-2006 08:07 AM #28
      Here is a side by side. Outer stock... inner R32


    4. 06-23-2006 06:37 PM #29
      IT THERE A WAY TO CODE THEM WITH THE FACTORY VW SCANTOOL

    5. 06-24-2006 07:23 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by Racecar_driveR »
      IT THERE A WAY TO CODE THEM WITH THE FACTORY VW SCANTOOL

      YES. You need to enter the long coding function for the Central Electrics controller and change the binary coding.

    6. 06-24-2006 03:25 PM #31
      would that be in the guided functions option

    7. 07-01-2006 10:37 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Racecar_driveR »
      would that be in the guided functions option


      The Guided Functions option will not direct you in the procedure to do the amber turn signal coding. You must change the binary digits in the individual bytes of the Central Electrics Controller. You can do this in Vehicle Self Diagnosis by selecting 'Long Coding'. I believe if you go to byte
      '13' and change the binary string to '00000000' this will allow the amber turn signals to work as long as you have the R32 light sockets.


      Modified by 4string at 10:40 AM 7-1-2006

    8. 07-01-2006 09:12 PM #33
      thanks how about the rear fog and removing drl's with the factory scanner

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      07-04-2006 12:13 AM #34
      So after you cut the wire, both the wire from terminal 2 and 3 splice together in one side of the connector?

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      07-15-2006 11:32 PM #35
      What has to be set in the 13? BIT 0 checked or unchecked?


      Modified by quailallstar at 11:36 PM 7-15-2006
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      07-15-2006 11:38 PM #36
      Quote, originally posted by Mr. Rabboto »
      So after you cut the wire, both the wire from terminal 2 and 3 splice together in one side of the connector?

      You dont really have to cut wire in terminal 3, I think its better to just tap into the wire 3..
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    12. 07-30-2006 10:03 AM #37
      Is there a wiring diagram in the house? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
      I infer that the new jumper into position 2 is to preserve the outside halves of the brake signals. And the recoding basically tells the module that there are two brake lightbulbs instead of four because the outer bulbs are now no longer dual-use as turn signals. (ie: don't close circuit to (old) wire 3 while braking) The four bulbs still light under braking because they're wired in parallel after this mod. The turn signal coding goes unchanged since the circuit now passes through a different bulb pair just as before. Correct?

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      08-11-2006 06:22 AM #38
      Quote, originally posted by scotaku »
      Is there a wiring diagram in the house? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
      I infer that the new jumper into position 2 is to preserve the outside halves of the brake signals. And the recoding basically tells the module that there are two brake lightbulbs instead of four because the outer bulbs are now no longer dual-use as turn signals. (ie: don't close circuit to (old) wire 3 while braking) The four bulbs still light under braking because they're wired in parallel after this mod. The turn signal coding goes unchanged since the circuit now passes through a different bulb pair just as before. Correct?

      So when you brake it only the outer hald circles that light up right? Thats how I have seen euro Golfs..
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    14. 08-11-2006 07:21 AM #39
      Quote, originally posted by 4string »
      Since I am not using a rear fog light I removed the left inner lens light socket assembly from the R32 tail light which is held in by 3 screws and removed the red lens from the R32 left inner tail light and and exchanged it with the clear lens from the old GTI tail light.

      FYI you can order the left light from the LHD R32 tail of you want a clear lens rather than a rear fog.

    15. 08-20-2006 12:54 AM #40
      So whats the verdict on this? Are the brake lights half-circles after this mod or are they a full circle. I would prefer full circle with an amber center. How would we code the tail to do that?

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      08-20-2006 12:57 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by vwboyatl »
      So whats the verdict on this? Are the brake lights half-circles after this mod or are they a full circle. I would prefer full circle with an amber center. How would we code the tail to do that?

      I did this mod and used the coding here and have full circle brake lights and amber center

    17. 12-12-2006 01:36 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by 4string »
      You have to splice wires

      Just installed these myself. Look awesome and work great with the rear fog. But I have a little modification for the DIY if you want to keep the harnesses looking stock.
      There *is* a way to do it without splicing wires. Now, this is cheating in a way, but it doesn't modify the "OEM'ness" if that's a word .. of the car. What you can do rather than splicing, is you can get the inner taillight assembly out by popping the three clips that hold it in. Once out, rather than splicing those wires together for pins 2 & 3, you can merge them using the proper gauge wire and a soldering iron. Scuff up the metal traces that are pins 2 & 3 on the inside of the assembly after removing the two bulbs. Tin the scuffed area and make yourself a jumper with some stranded wire. Now, make a U shape out of your jumper wire and solder it to the scuffed & tinned areas that you prepared earlier. Voila! You have bridged pins 2 & 3 inside the taillight assembly where it cannot be seen. Now you have the required wiring while keeping your harnesses stock. Aside from relocating the pins that is. Also, this saves having to buy the crimped pins from VW and makes the mod just that little tiny bit cheaper to do for all the penny pinchers around. I did it moreso out of necessity as my parts dept. was closed and I wanted to get the tails in tonight.
      Hope this helps out! Perhaps an addition to the DIY as an option?
      Take care everyone, and get those R32 tails man, they're sweet!

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      Modified by desean at 6:38 AM 12-12-2006

    18. 12-12-2006 01:51 AM #43
      SWEET JU JU BEANS!!!!!

      Thanks.........gonna do this as soon as I can.

    19. 12-13-2006 01:03 AM #44
      So I did this mod today before going to work. I ran into issues. I changed the long code like Iwas supposed to. The issue I had was I kept getting fault codes. Only the center bulb would light up when I would apply the brakes. Nothing would happen when I put on the flashers or turn signal. Any ideas? I used the Golf bulb holders (which is supposed to be the same guts) from OEMPLUS. Anyone have a shot of the bulb holders from an R32?

    20. 12-15-2006 10:25 AM #45
      Quote, originally posted by loccusst »
      So I did this mod today before going to work. I ran into issues. I changed the long code like Iwas supposed to. The issue I had was I kept getting fault codes. Only the center bulb would light up when I would apply the brakes. Nothing would happen when I put on the flashers or turn signal. Any ideas? I used the Golf bulb holders (which is supposed to be the same guts) from OEMPLUS. Anyone have a shot of the bulb holders from an R32?

      Loccusst - you have to use the bulb holders that were supplied with the taillights - if you use the US spec bulb holders and code for the Euro (along with wiring for Euro) then you'll get faults, and the lights won't work properly.
      Are you aiming to have amber signals and rear fog? That's 3/4 of the benefit of having the R32 tails.

    21. 12-15-2006 01:27 PM #46
      I am not using the US spec bulb holders that came with the car originaly. I purchased the Golf bulb holders off of OEMPLUS that has the spot for the turn signal bulb in the middle. I already have rear fog but want the amber turns also. Supposedly acorrding to OEMPLUS this bulb holder is all you need. You just replace the factory ones that came with the car.

    22. 12-19-2006 10:12 AM #47
      Loccusst,
      No there is a wiring change that needs to be performed as well as some VAG-COM coding. It's all detailed in this post earlier on. As an option you can do the wiring bridge inside the bulb holder if you wish as I detailed in my post earlier.
      If you're still having issues send me a PM and I'll do my best to help.

    23. 03-13-2007 04:04 AM #48
      can u take a pic of where you sodlered the parts together, I have the piece out and can't figure out what pin leads to where

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      03-17-2007 09:59 PM #49
      I did this mod today. I soldered inside the taillights, here are the pics:

    25. 03-17-2007 10:50 PM #50
      THANKS A TON!

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