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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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      12-01-2009 05:47 PM #6
      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.

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