Strangely, my '10 JSW TDI is pre-wired for the city light function. Disabled the DRLs with the VAGCOM, popped in the euroswitch .... and the city lights worked.
If you bought the switch with Automatic headlights, then you can run your fogs with your DRL's in the Automatic function. At least this is the way it worked on my MKV. Even if you don't have automatic headlights, you should buy this swtich as it will give you this additional lighting option.
Hope this helps, and thanks to all of ya'll for your patience!
Just days after getting my MKV Euroswitch and side markers, my tranny failed for the second time. This prompted a trade-in on a MkVI. Will my MKV Euroswitch work if I add the trigger wire, or do I need to get a new switch?
With the MKV switch installed and DRL turned off (DRL as alternate and DRL somethingsomething Active uncheck, no other DRL options), it is either all off or all on.
position 0 = off
Position 1 = all on
Position 2 = all on.
Thanks for your assistance.
Props to all who contributed to this.
A special PROPS to JTwGTI for the initial DIY,
I even turned my DRL back on because it uses the high beems at a very low percentage. I may reroute them to the city lights or fogs (when they are installed) later, but since using the "running lights" position turns them off now, they can stay enabled.
Last edited by 71sbeetle; 11-03-2010 at 01:21 PM.
Hey I have vagcomed the DRLs off and was thinking of getting a eswitch. If I don't install the wire and just do the eswitch will I be alright and just have the fogs option before having them all on available on the next click. Thanks for the help.
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Not to back track but i picked up my switch in Germany from a VW dealership, Chrome for a 2010 Jetta wagon. They list like 6 options for the switch over there.
It is also stamped "Mexico" on the tag, just to let everyone feel better about it.
I think its:
Black w/rear fogs
Chrome W/rear fogs
Black Auto on
Chrome Auto on
Black Without rear fogs
Chrome Without rear fogs.
Correct me if im wrong........
2010 Golf TDI - Blue (BGM), 4-Dr, 6-Manual, Sunroof, Xenon, Dynaudio, Nav (RNS-510), Euro light switch, 9W7 BT, R Tinted LED Tail Lights, Monte Carlo 17" x 7.5" ET47 wheels, 235/45/17 Michelin Primacy MXM4 tires, P3Cars Digital Interface, Sonniboy sunshades, CP3 HPFP!
Flickr slideshow of my TDI
My undying thanks to the OP for this valuable procedure. It was info like this that enabled me to fix the Monsoon speaker wire screwup from the factory on my 2002 TDI (which is still running like a champ).
I can relate to the problem getting under the dash. I had the bottom three vertabrae of my spine fused last April (getting old is a #%$!). It took everything I had to get this done today (oxycodone helps), but it's all worth the effort being able to run my fogs only with those nice PIAA yellowish fog lamps.
Great DIY; really looking forward to trying this on my hopefully-soon-to-be-purchased GTI. Question though: is there any way to run the city lights as DRLs instead of the Xenons? I know with the euro switch they'll come on in the parking light position, but I think it'd look pretty cool to have the city lights be the DRLs. Thoughts?
Byte 15, bit 6
Byte 15, bit 7 doesn't appear to make any change on my car, no matter how it is set.
Byte 11 bit 2 is probaly checked by default for Xenons, but I don't have a Xenon system to check that on. The below shot was the default/original setting on my halogen 2010 Golf 2.5L, that was set to use the high beams as DRL
I have a 2011 MKVI GTI.
I do not want to disable with DRL.
In this case, will I have any added benefit to installing the Euro switch?
Will I need to program anything via VAGCOM after installed the Euro Switch?
What is the difference between the AUTO/and NO-AUTO version?
In addition, if I am not able to find a vagcom, will headlight work in the meantime?