What's the cost of the retrofit?
I am attempting to retrofit the bi-xenons to my golf mk6. I'd like to know if anyone there has done the same job..
And, if you know, if I can mount them without the auto-leveling sensors in a first time, only headlights and cornering lights.
For the cabling, I'm getting the adapters from kufatec. They say they are compatible with the mk6, but they cannot provide support and installation infos since they haven't done the retrofit to a mk6, yet.
Any help is appreciated..
Thank you very much
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Quote, originally posted by Denver » hi, retrofitted some xenon lights 2day to my bro'S MK6 GTI. sourced all the relevent bits. When finished the lights work fine except for full beam which wont light up at all. Can anyone shed any light on this/ Thanks.
Your best bet is to post a full scan to the VAGCom forum.
Quote, originally posted by romanl » what is this auto-leveling ?
my 2010 GOLF TDI thats comming in with bi-xenons as far as i understand it has that adaptive feature when you're turning at certain speed, but what is auto-leveling?
They level according to the load (more in the back would raise the front, screwing up the beam path). Every car I had in Germany save my Ascona B had some mechanism for adjusting the headlights due to the load.
Quote, originally posted by Denver » Hi, i have bought the adapter plugs from kufotec. There are two long wires that come from the plugs which have small connectors on them! Does anybody know of there purpose or to where they connect to?? Thanks!!
Most likely these are hi-beam shutter triggers that should be wired to the CECM or Central Power Supply Unit (or whatever the current name os this module is).
Quote, originally posted by bubez » I am attempting to retrofit the bi-xenons to my golf mk6. I'd like to know if anyone there has done the same job..
It should be more less the same job as in mk5: http://furmanka.blogspot.com/2....html
Quote, originally posted by bubez » And, if you know, if I can mount them without the auto-leveling sensors in a first time, only headlights and cornering lights.
Cornering and autolevelling are controlled by the same module. Not sure if it will work without auto-leveling sensors, but you may try.
Quote, originally posted by bubez » For the cabling, I'm getting the adapters from kufatec. They say they are compatible with the mk6, but they cannot provide support and installation infos since they haven't done the retrofit to a mk6, yet.
That's not exactly true. mk6 HIDs w/AFS use 14-pin plug, while mk5 HIDs use 12-pin plug. One of the difference is there is a CAN BUS connection between the leveling/cornering module and the headlight in mk6, while in mk5 it does not exist. Hence the wiring harness for mk5 would not probably work.
I would rather try using Passat B6 HIDs w/AFS wiring harness. Not sure if the plugs are exactly the same, but at least the number of wires should work.
A good write-up would be appreciated from me too. I couldn't order Xenons on my TDI in Canada (can in the USA, don't know why we can't here)... I will retrofit in a year or so. I'd also like to retrofit in the Dynaudio system too - if anyone has a link to that - post plz, or private msg me.
I think they do it so they for-sure pass the DOT test if randomly tested. Cars from Acura seem to always have spot-on aim - and you can see when looking at a concrete side barrier on the highway that their aim is a lot less of a severe angle of drop then on almost any German car - yet the lights basically have the same beam pattern. Correct the aim - and the European car will be "perfect" and have a similar degree of drop... and the owner won't complain about the lights. I had people compliment how good the lights on our old Volvo were just because they were adjusted correctly.
Bumping this thread. Anyone done this yet that can provide some info? I have found these parts for the US cars for some of the conversion:
1 5k1-941-753-b headlamp 1 365.73
2 5k1-941-754-b headlamp 1 365.73
3 5m0-907-391 ballast 2 132.13 ea 264.26
4 7l6-941-329-b power mod 2 232.14 ea 464.28
5 5m0-907-357-c ecu 1 164.25
Total is 1624.25 for all parts above. This is. both headlamps, both ballasts, the cecu that needs to be change. Plus here are the kufatec adapters:
$68.So total so far is $1700 is roughly what you will need to spend to get this directly from
volkswagen, plus the adapters. I am not sure if this includes AFS.
Here is some more info:
Last edited by walterb1987; 09-16-2010 at 06:01 AM.
So if those parts will do the retro, what then is this kit for?
Complete set for the retrofit of xenon - headlights including auto-leveling headlamp control
Suitable for vehicles with electronic shock absorber - What is the electronic shock absorber?
For vehicles without electronic shock absorber items
36850-1 is required
The control unit for central electric has to be replaced (item 37197)
What are the full part numbers for these?
And has anyone found out about cornering ability yet?
The last part number listed is the CECM. I am not sure if halogen equipped cars have a different CECM, or just require coding to get it to work.
As far as the electronic shock absorber (going to say ESA) is involved, I think that's for Euro cars. I know they have different suspension for us and have the ability to be in sport mode or daily mode. I do know that xenon cars have a leveler attached to the rear suspension.
No idea on AFS
hi, found your post here, just wondering if you had a chance to finish the job on your car? im in the middle of retrofitting bi-xenons in my 2009 golf mk6 and got to the point where the lights are installed with all 4 modules underneeth. i used kufatec adapters and connected two long long leads to central unit. i coded them with vag but cant get my high beam and cornering lights working and i got the yellow bulb warning on my dashboard. the low beam are working fine. did you changed central unit? did you get high beam and cornering lights working. can you help me with it? thanks. Maciek