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    Thread: Bi-Xenon retrofit on golf mk6

    1. 10-01-2009 09:49 AM #1
      Hi there,

      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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      10-01-2009 10:09 AM #2
      What's the cost of the retrofit?

    3. 10-01-2009 11:40 AM #3
      I bought the two headlights, lamps, cornering power module and xenon mgmt module for ~800 EUR from a guy in Germany.

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      10-01-2009 11:56 AM #4
      I thought you were going to retro fit the new GTI, wouldn't make sense since the option is under a grand in the US. I just noticed you have the 2010 1.4tsi. Good luck! would be cool if you did a write up with pics.

    5. 10-05-2009 04:33 PM #5
      Here in Italy it costs like 1600 EUR with auto leveling and cornering system. I'd had bought it, but at the time I ordered it wasn't available. I'll try to take some pics.. for now I'm not installing the auto leveling (350 more euros...)

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      in for pics
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    7. 12-01-2009 07:35 PM #7
      Ditto. Must See. Oemplus has these for $2K USD I think. Anyone else install them?

    8. 03-02-2010 01:11 PM #8
      Did you install the xenon??

    9. 04-22-2010 07:09 PM #9
      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.

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      04-22-2010 07:13 PM #10
      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?

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      04-22-2010 08:15 PM #11
      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.

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      04-22-2010 08:36 PM #12
      I would love to see what you learn about aiming your new lights. I'm REALLY disappointed in the ones on my Golf as I can only see a VERY short distance in front of me and they seem beyond dangerous as they are currently functioning.

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      04-22-2010 10:11 PM #13
      Use a vag com and raise them if they're too low.

    14. 04-22-2010 10:51 PM #14
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      I'd be doing the same some time later this year.

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      04-22-2010 11:12 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by BarryT82 »
      Use a vag com and raise them if they're too low.

      Nice, is that all there is to it? I now have two recent TDIs and can definitely justify it. Cool!


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      04-23-2010 01:57 AM #16
      nice, but are those EU specs, or do GTI and TDI xenons have autoleveler as well?
      thanks

    17. 04-23-2010 05:07 AM #17
      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!!

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      04-23-2010 10:06 AM #18
      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).


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      04-23-2010 10:12 AM #19
      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.


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      04-25-2010 07:59 AM #20
      Please post pics. I plan on doing this mod as well

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      04-25-2010 12:47 PM #21
      I will be doing this also once I gather all Necessary information..
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      04-25-2010 10:16 PM #22
      did you switch out your cecm?
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    24. 05-22-2010 05:57 PM #24
      Did this ever end up working? Going to be doing the same thing here shortly.

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      05-22-2010 08:50 PM #25
      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.

      Quote Originally Posted by echoout View Post
      I would love to see what you learn about aiming your new lights. I'm REALLY disappointed in the ones on my Golf as I can only see a VERY short distance in front of me and they seem beyond dangerous as they are currently functioning.
      Aim them, most cars from Germany (Europe in general really... we had a Volvo 960 and a new 10' XC70 that needed some aiming adjustment too) come "too low" for some bizarre reason. Mine are aimed fine on my Mk6, but my dads old 07' Passat (with HID) was aimed almost at the ground... once I adjusted them the car had excellent lights.

      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.

    26. 09-16-2010 05:29 AM #26
      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:

      http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_pa...oducts_id=1044

      $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:
      http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divdf
      Last edited by walterb1987; 09-16-2010 at 06:01 AM.

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      09-30-2010 04:18 PM #27
      So if those parts will do the retro, what then is this kit for?

      http://kufatec.com/index.php?main_pa...839c81249ef6fe

      Product Description:

      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 or
      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?

    28. 09-30-2010 07:59 PM #28
      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

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      11-26-2010 05:30 PM #29
      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

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      11-26-2010 10:38 PM #30
      Do you have a high line cecm?

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      11-27-2010 01:02 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JR@RedlineSpeedWorx View Post
      I will be doing this also once I gather all Necessary information..
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      11-27-2010 03:36 PM #32
      hrm, could anyone whose familiar w/ mk5's explain to me why a highline cecm is necessary just for high beam shutter? on the mk6, we have our own separate high beam, couldn't the adapters just use the stock high beam wire to connect w/ the xenon shutters??

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      11-27-2010 05:14 PM #33
      You could try it, I think you'd throw a code though, the shutter won't draw nearly enough power.

      Quote Originally Posted by sukanas View Post
      hrm, could anyone whose familiar w/ mk5's explain to me why a highline cecm is necessary just for high beam shutter? on the mk6, we have our own separate high beam, couldn't the adapters just use the stock high beam wire to connect w/ the xenon shutters??

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      11-27-2010 06:14 PM #34
      how can u check it? i think i got standart one that came with the car. do you have vw part number for the one I should use?

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      11-27-2010 06:18 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by sukanas View Post
      hrm, could anyone whose familiar w/ mk5's explain to me why a highline cecm is necessary just for high beam shutter? on the mk6, we have our own separate high beam, couldn't the adapters just use the stock high beam wire to connect w/ the xenon shutters??
      i think in mk6 they running of the can bus signal

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