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    Thread: A DIY to change the DRL's on a Jetta

    1. Member Jay-Bee's Avatar
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      08-15-2008 06:17 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by firstorbit84 »
      MY CITY LIGHTS WERE NOW MY DRLS!!!!

      That's exactly what I want with my amber city lights.
      I might try this out this weekend.
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    2. 08-24-2008 07:45 PM #27
      did you ever figure out what wire it is for the golf?

    3. 09-03-2008 03:35 PM #28
      By the way, this mod only works if you have the stock headlight switch. If you have a euroswitch, things don't quite work right. You get the ambers as the DRLs, but turning the switch to position 1 gives you headlights on (as this mod reverses the wires for headlights and amber turns).
      If you want this to work with the euroswitch, you have to cut the middle wire (yellow/green) on relay 173 and hook this up directly to the amber bulbs. It's not a simple process...takes some time to get everything to work right (have to put diodes in, etc).

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      09-03-2008 04:16 PM #29
      cool. nice PL euro plate.
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    5. 09-15-2008 03:20 PM #30
      Going to give this a try tonight, let you know how it goes. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    6. 09-15-2008 03:52 PM #31
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      09-15-2008 08:01 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by 03MK4VR6 »
      cool. nice PL euro plate.

      thanks
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      Going to give this a try tonight, let you know how it goes. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      cool. let me know if you get it working or if you need help.. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    8. 09-15-2008 08:12 PM #33
      I was gonna do this but I just bought a euroswitch instead. Don't mind all the haters of the blue bulbs. Most people that run blue signals here in the states don't get pulled over for it. (Theyre all over, myself and friends never had a problem) for motherland polska

    9. 09-16-2008 10:17 AM #34
      TOFIK, Thanks for the help and I gave it a try last night. I didn't complete the project. I did manage to get the purple plastic piece off. I wasn't able to get the wires out of the connection piece that goes into the headlight. I used the same clip that you used and bent the metal prong straight so it would fit into the connection. I couldn't push out the yellow or the gray wires, they wouldn't budge.
      Is it possible that Volkswagen is making the connection piece different now so you can't push the wires out? I'm thinking about waiting until I can use the vagcom program to disable them. Unless you know of another way or someone knows of another way to disable them. Thanks



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      10-05-2008 12:57 PM #35
      UPDATED. no more blown fuses
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      10-09-2008 06:31 PM #36
      i tried this and it didnt work it just changed it so when i open the hood my headlights flash twice and thats it also do you know how to make it so i have daytime driving lights thanks

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      10-09-2008 11:48 PM #37
      k so I tried this and loved it and then I realized I didn't have any high beams. So I put it back to standard and it's still the same story. Has anyone found out what has happened? I noticed a few people with similar problems. Did we burn out the relay? All my fuses are fine. I even pulled out the bulbs but they look fine also. I would assume this would happen to everybody. Check all your lights after doing this mod. But by then it may already be too late.
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    13. 10-15-2008 12:07 AM #38
      sweet diy. nice job.

    14. 10-23-2008 05:25 PM #39
      Could you reply with what actual number wires you switched. I did mine and it made my fog lights the drl and when I turned my lights on only the fog and ambers were on not my regular light.

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      01-17-2009 09:56 AM #40
      Any more info on how this works for a golf?

    16. 01-25-2009 11:40 AM #41
      I dont have a solid yellow or a solid grey on my 05 GLI...has any GLI'ers dont this mod? Which wires...I HAAATE my DRL's!

    17. 01-25-2009 12:43 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by egibbys »
      k so I tried this and loved it and then I realized I didn't have any high beams. So I put it back to standard and it's still the same story. Has anyone found out what has happened? I noticed a few people with similar problems. Did we burn out the relay? All my fuses are fine. I even pulled out the bulbs but they look fine also. I would assume this would happen to everybody. Check all your lights after doing this mod. But by then it may already be too late.

      that happened to me too, but my brakes and washer fluid also stopped working.

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      01-26-2009 09:17 AM #43
      I believe the number wires that i switched were 4 and 10 or maybe 7 and 10.. i will post up the exact number wires i switched later on today..def before 3pm eastern
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      01-26-2009 09:38 AM #44
      Maybe it's just me, but why do people want to disable their DRLs in the first place? You can't see that they are on from the driver seat, so it doesn't affect your perception of how the car looks. I mean, there is a reason why companies like VW utilize them (such as the other driver seeing you in different weather conditions).
      I don't think perserving bulb life and this DIY are worth it that much to go through the trouble, but to eaches' own.
      Regardless, nice writeup.

    20. 01-28-2009 06:51 PM #45
      i did this, but i have aftermarket hids...which draw from an altenate power source...so they stayed on even after i switched it. i ended up just blocking the whole terminal in the actual switch to get them to turn off. try block terminal 7....i just put some electric tape over it and that did the trick...

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      01-28-2009 07:46 PM #46
      I had aftermarket hids when i did this writeup.. the only problem i ran into was when you switch them the hids run on the parking lights fuse and parking lights run on drl fuse.. so **MAKE SURE YOU SWITCH THE FUSES** as stated in the writeup or else the hids will blow your fuses like it did to mine and you will be wondering what you effed up.. so just dont forget to do that step [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-28-2009 07:51 PM #47
      not to be mean its nice you went and figured this out and made a DIY, but just drop $40 for a euroswitch and get a piece of electrical tape, put the tape over the TFL pin and then plug it into the euroswitch, now you have no DRLs and with one click to the right you have what you have there

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      01-28-2009 08:38 PM #48
      A little off topic but I have blue lights on my DRL'S, but they are LEDS and it dosent give a nice glow...

      Anyone know where to get a nice bulb that makes the circle chrome part section thingy of where the DLRs and highbeams go... that would give a nice glow.
      Im either going for full joey mod and amber DLRs BUT I WOULD LOVE to paint the small chrome circle a nice deep orange... my car is black so I think it would look pretty nice.
      Any help???

    24. 02-27-2009 08:01 PM #49
      So I just did this mod and it appears to work just fine. What I'm wondering is if the difference in wire gauge could cause a problem. It seems to me that switching the fuses is all well and good but would pushing the extra power for the headlights through the DRL cause issues? I noticed that when you turn the headlight switch on with the car off the headlights now come on with the parking lights. So what this tells me is that the wire feeding the DRL's is now feeding the headlights as if they are parking lights.
      Secondly, I believe my fuses were 20-14 not 18-20, can anyone verify this (2004 Jetta 1.8T)
      Thanks

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      03-09-2009 11:17 PM #50
      could you move the wires in the harness at the switch in the dash instead? what ever wire powers the city light or amber light to the TFL position??
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