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    Thread: Tiguan back up lights LED

    1. 11-06-2009 12:59 PM #1
      Good day,

      anyone has changed the original back up lights for LED? Does the bumper have to be removed? I changed the license plate lights for error free LED and love it. Would like to do the same for back up lights.

      Thx


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      11-06-2009 06:12 PM #2
      not sure on led back ups but they have a euro fog out for it.

      http://oemplus.com/index.php?m...=1134

      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      lol yea ive seen those, i dont understand the fascination with giant ass ****ing stickers on the front windsheild in the 'scene'
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    3. 11-06-2009 06:47 PM #3
      My back up lights are integrated to the bumber.


      Modified by benbla at 7:01 PM 11-6-2009

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      11-06-2009 07:00 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by benbla »

      My back up lights are integrated in the bumber.

      after looking at the tig rear better ya they are...best bet is to take them out and look online for leds, ngpracing has a ton of different sized led's.

      post up pics if you get them out.

      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      lol yea ive seen those, i dont understand the fascination with giant ass ****ing stickers on the front windsheild in the 'scene'
      IG: @andyp666

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    5. 11-06-2009 07:04 PM #5
      Well, I know what I need, I found the product.
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories

      My question is do I have to remove the bumper to change the lights? Anyone knows?

      thx


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      11-06-2009 07:15 PM #6
      sould go from behind the bumper or maybe it pops out.
      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      lol yea ive seen those, i dont understand the fascination with giant ass ****ing stickers on the front windsheild in the 'scene'
      IG: @andyp666

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    7. 11-10-2009 02:01 AM #7
      This will cause a "light out" error. LEDs do not draw enough power and the ECU will think there is a bulb out. You need to install a load equalizer for it to work. You can get them from superbrightleds.com

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3557415


    8. 11-10-2009 08:41 AM #8
      Even if they are error free? I did it for the license plate and it works well, no error.

    9. 11-11-2009 02:45 AM #9
      Could have had a built in load equalizer. I tried an LED reverse light on my Mk5 GTI and it didn't work, and I've a ton of similar reports.

    10. 11-12-2009 08:24 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Straz85 »
      Could have had a built in load equalizer. I tried an LED reverse light on my Mk5 GTI and it didn't work, and I've a ton of similar reports.

      Some issue with my 08 Passat. Though I made a PnP load equalizer using parts from the dealership & Radioshack. Though I went back to regular bulbs because I didn't like the output


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      10-11-2010 07:37 PM #11
      Zombie Thread!

      I am concerned about the backup/reverse lighting for the tiguan as in low/nolight situations it is hard to see for me.

      I read the owners manual and it stated that VW have used long life bulbs and require the removal of the rear bumper to fit new bulbs.
      It doesn't state what the bulb spec's are as it's long life and meant to last the life of the car apparently.

      Has anyone here done a LED backup light mod?


      I was also going to do some LED bulbs for the interior bubble lights in the roof but i can't see how to get the bulb covers off.


      Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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      10-11-2010 11:37 PM #12
      Here is what I did to my dome lights. I didn't want to pull apart the front map lights and I actually would like them to see with lol.

      The covers are pretty simple to remove. I used a flat head screw driver to pop them off. They clip, so make sure you don't break the clips.












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      10-12-2010 06:08 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      Here is what I did to my dome lights. I didn't want to pull apart the front map lights and I actually would like them to see with lol.

      The covers are pretty simple to remove. I used a flat head screw driver to pop them off. They clip, so make sure you don't break the clips.













      That is awesome.
      Where did you get the LED's from?
      Do they have the inbuilt resistors to stop a fault code?
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      10-12-2010 06:23 PM #14
      I got the LEDs off Ebay... I don't think they need resistors for the dome lights because they haven't threw any codes. But... you need to make sure the lights are off on the switch in the back and the front. If you notice in the pictures I had it still on door... and I blew a fuse twice replacing them.

      But I think you really only get the codes for the exterior lights. But don't hold me to that...
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      10-12-2010 07:43 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      I got the LEDs off Ebay... I don't think they need resistors for the dome lights because they haven't threw any codes. But... you need to make sure the lights are off on the switch in the back and the front. If you notice in the pictures I had it still on door... and I blew a fuse twice replacing them.

      But I think you really only get the codes for the exterior lights. But don't hold me to that...
      Thanks for the infor, much appreciated.
      What power rating are the LED's?

      And by making sure the switch is on the off position to stop a fuse blowing, is that just for installing them?
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      10-12-2010 08:07 PM #16
      I used the blue 37mm Festoon Bulb. Don't know the power rating off the top of my head.

      And yeah, just for installing them. Even though I had the car off and the front switch in off, because I had the back switch on door it still blew the fuse. It's only a 7.5 fuse so it's pretty cheap if you need to replace it, but it's something something that probably could be avoided.

      Here is the thread with my original write up.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...nterior-Lights
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      10-12-2010 09:00 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by capclassicv2 View Post
      I used the blue 37mm Festoon Bulb. Don't know the power rating off the top of my head.

      And yeah, just for installing them. Even though I had the car off and the front switch in off, because I had the back switch on door it still blew the fuse. It's only a 7.5 fuse so it's pretty cheap if you need to replace it, but it's something something that probably could be avoided.

      Here is the thread with my original write up.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...nterior-Lights
      Awesome, thanks for all the help.
      This is definitely next on the modification list.
      Going to see if i can do the front bulbs as well.

      Much appreciated mate.
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