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    Thread: Lighting FAQ / DIY

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      03-07-2007 09:16 PM #1
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      03-07-2007 10:09 PM #2
      General Bulb Info


      Thanks to Tan (GT17V) for providing these links:


      USA/Canada: Sylvania Lamp Replacement Guide

      European:Phillips Automotive Lighting Catalog

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      Thanks Scott (EternalMind) for this link:


      FAQ: What bulb type do I need?

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      Thanks to Alex (alexb75) for this link:

      Bulb Rankings

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      Thanks to Dennis (dennisgli) for the following link (which I am now hosting):


      Dual filament bulb pinouts

      ***This is originally taken from http://www.rallylights.com***
      Original Link from rallylights.com
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      03-07-2007 10:13 PM #3
      HID TOPICS


      Thanks to Tan (GT17V) for the following info:

      HID lighting

      HID Projector Retro Overview

      MKIV Jetta: Stock vs. E-codes, vs. OEM HID
      The above thread has active pics as of March '07 with no guarantees after that. The above thread is thanks to user "NovRus".


      Thanks to Scott (EternalMind) for the following:

      FAQ on HID trouble-shooting: HIDs flicker, Relay info, bulbs out??? etc...


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      MK4 Jetta OEM HIDs How To: Keeping lows and highs on together

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      Thanks to Susuk (dinglehoser) for the following very useful info:

      How to get OEM MK5 Euro HIDs to work as bi-xenons


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      D2S vs. D4S

      DIY: Bulb retainer for H3 HIDS


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      03-07-2007 10:19 PM #4
      E-CODE INFORMATION (including MK4-Looks for mk3)


      Thanks for this info Steve (vanaman)

      How to make E-Code Brackets !!!MK3 MK3!!!
      When/If the post by "rollinondubs" goes to red X please click my link for pic: http://www.geocities.com/nfe10....jpeg


      MK3 Jetta Ecode Install step-by-step

      More Ecode install instructions

      MK4-Looks into MK3 with pictures
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      03-07-2007 10:21 PM #5
      RELAYS/WIRING UPGRADES

      Thanks Jason (Jason4), for the following info:
      Relay install and how to upgrade your lighting circuit by Daniel Stern

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      03-07-2007 10:23 PM #6
      HEADLIGHT AIMING


      Thanks to Adam (Pleshy_GTI_VR6) for providing this link:
      How to aim Ecode and NA Spec Headlights

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      How To Aim Headlamps and Auxiliary Lamps (Daniel Stern)





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      03-07-2007 10:27 PM #7
      GENERAL MK4 FAQ

      This very helpful information provided by Tan (GT17V):

      HOWTO: MkIV Jetta High Beams with Low Beams on aka Jumpering the High Beams with OEM HIDs

      HEADLIGHTS
      Golf/GTI US spec
      Low: H7
      High: H7
      Turn: 3357
      Fog: H3
      Parking: W5W

      Golf/GTI Euro spec
      Low: H7
      High: H1
      Turn: PY21W (Sylvania 7507)
      Fog: H3
      Parking: W5W

      Jetta US spec
      Low/High: 9007
      Turn/Parking: 3357
      Fog: H3

      Jetta Euro spec
      Low/High: H4
      Turn: PY21W (Sylvania 7507)
      Fog: H3
      Parking: W5W

      OEM HID
      Low: D2S
      High: H7
      Turn: H21W
      Parking: H6W

      Beetle Non-HID:
      Low: H1
      High: H1
      Turn/Parking: P5/21W (7528)
      Fog: H1

      Beetle HID
      Low/High: D2S
      Flasher: H1
      Turn/Parking: P5/21W
      Fog: H1


      TAIL LIGHTS
      All except Jetta wagon & Beetle:
      Top = Brake = P21W (7506)
      2nd from top = Turn signal = P21W (amber coated for 04+ Jettas)
      Middle = Running light = R5W (5007 for Jetta) & R10W (5008 for Golf)
      Bottom inner = Reverse = P21W

      Jetta Wagon
      Top = Running/Brake = P5/21W (7528)
      Middle = Not used
      Bottom outer = turn signal = P21W
      Bottom inner = reverse = P21W

      Beetle:
      Top = Running/Brake = P5/21W
      Bottom = Turn = P21W
      Bumper = Reverse = P21W
      Rear side marker = W3W

      MISC
      Front Side Markers (all): W3W (194)
      Side Turn signals (all): WY3W (194 amber)
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      Thanks to Dennis (Dennisgli) for the following info:

      Diagram of MK4 FUSES

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      03-07-2007 10:30 PM #8
      Headlight Switch Mods (keeping high beam/low beam/fogs on together/DISABLE DRLS/etc...

      Thanks to user " A2B4GUY " for this contribution:


      PASSAT: Jumpers for fog light relay *may work for other models*

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      DRL DISABLE

      DRL disable on Passat B5 (but should work on other cars)

      DRL Disable MK4 with pictures

      The following comes thanks to the Old School GTi-VR6 mailing list (gti-vr6.net) :

      Disabling DRL's on 1998 MK3's (scroll down and read from the bottom up - it makes more sense )


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      MK4/B5.5 Headlight Switch Removal Procedure:

      Quote, originally posted by zooks527 »

      No diagram is required.

      1 ) Press the existing switch in (push on the knob)

      2 ) While holding it in, turn to the right. It will go a small amount and stop.

      3 ) Pull gently. The switch will slide out.

      4 ) Unplug harness at back.

      5 ) Plug harness to new euroswitch switch

      6 ) Slide back in

      7 ) Turn left.

      Under 60 seconds.

      BTW, you don't need to pull the relay. You can also tape the pins on the back of the new switch. When I installed the Euroswitch in my 2004.5 Passat, I taped 'B' (pin 6, lights the DRLs when switch is off) and '56D' (pin 5, lights the DRLs with switch in first position).

      Some cars need to have 'TFL' (pin 3) taped instead. Since TFL connects to nothing in my harness, I could have taped that as well.

      HTH,
      George

      If this is not enough info, use search, select "archived" and use the search term: "disable daytime" and you'll find a couple pages (at least) worth of threads.
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      03-07-2007 10:42 PM #9
      RETROFITTING HID'S
      **TRUE retrofitting - meaning, retrofitting true OEM HID optics into your halogen housings**


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      Thanks to MANY contributors for the following information on retrofitting HIDs into Jetta MK4 headlights (most info remains true for any car/any headlights)
      HID optics retrofit


      Quote, originally posted by EternalMind »
      mkIV GTI Bi-Xenon Reflectors (retrofit++)


      Angel Eye DIY


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      04-14-2007 05:43 PM #10
      Polishing your plastic headlights/tailights


      Thanks to FaelinGL for the great write-up.


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      01-14-2009 06:44 PM #11
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4196278

      I will get this organized later...just wanted to add this thread.



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      OEM Bi-Xenon Retrofit DIY B6 - Chadcronin
      B6 AFS Xenons: How to use fogs WITH OE cornering bulb - duelerss




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