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    Thread: Installed *OEM* LED license plate lights today

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      05-09-2012 04:00 PM #151
      i just ordered the "c" ones and will pop them in to see...oh wait my projector xenons have a bulb out error anyway
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    2. 10-18-2012 07:45 PM #152
      Last edited by Abz; 10-18-2012 at 07:48 PM.

    3. 11-12-2012 09:15 PM #153
      I might be missing something here, but why are two load resistors adapters necessary?
      Isn't the computer looking at the draw coming from both bulbs?
      If you need two 50 ohm resistors, one 25 ohm resistor should work just as well.


      Or, am I missing something.

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      11-13-2012 03:12 AM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Toehead View Post
      I might be missing something here, but why are two load resistors adapters necessary?
      Isn't the computer looking at the draw coming from both bulbs?
      If you need two 50 ohm resistors, one 25 ohm resistor should work just as well.


      Or, am I missing something.
      You could try

      But they are separate connectors for each bulb... So one resistor per connector. The high sides may be common but I don't think so

      In any case you'd still need all the connectors and repair wires. Guess you could save one resistor

    5. 11-13-2012 08:25 AM #155
      Should work with one...when I got resistors for regular T10 LEDs I tried with resistor on one side only and it worked without bulb out error.

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      02-22-2013 05:31 PM #156
      ordered ZIZA lights from ECS tuning for my 2012 GTI and they throw a bulb out code when applied to the city lights. I know the bulbs are good because they didnt do so on my 2009 Tiguan. Called ECS and they said I could run a 10 ohm resistor in series with the bulb and it should work. First, does that sound legit? and second, how do I do that? He also mentioned Radio Shack. Would they have it??? The resistor? I see what you guys did with the license plate bulbs, but I am not prepared to spend that kind of money on all those parts, or time, for now. I am almost willing to just deal with the bulb out light and warnings

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      02-22-2013 05:34 PM #157
      does anyone make a an LED bulb that goes around all of this nonsense? I see a bunch of links, but I have used ECS, I have used ledwholesale, I have used DEautokey, and every bulb is throwing a code. I just want plug and play because I dont have vagcom and I am not as technical as most of you guys...

    8. 02-22-2013 06:23 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by sciroccoii88 View Post
      does anyone make a an LED bulb that goes around all of this nonsense? I see a bunch of links, but I have used ECS, I have used ledwholesale, I have used DEautokey, and every bulb is throwing a code. I just want plug and play because I dont have vagcom and I am not as technical as most of you guys...
      I ordered the oem lights and plug&play adapters from Kufatec USA...i searched for "name plate" on their UK website, found the parts, then emailed Kufatec in the US and they got them for me. 2 years so far and no issues or bulb errors. Took 2 minutes to install.

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      02-22-2013 07:19 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by el_zorro View Post
      I ordered the oem lights and plug&play adapters from Kufatec USA...i searched for "name plate" on their UK website, found the parts, then emailed Kufatec in the US and they got them for me. 2 years so far and no issues or bulb errors. Took 2 minutes to install.
      the "oem" lights are LED? I think I will just order the whole kit from DEautokey. My only issue now is the city lights in the front. No matter what LED I put in the front it sets off a code. Thanks for the response!

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      02-22-2013 07:27 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by sciroccoii88 View Post
      the "oem" lights are LED? I think I will just order the whole kit from DEautokey. My only issue now is the city lights in the front. No matter what LED I put in the front it sets off a code. Thanks for the response!
      the oem lights are leds
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

    11. 03-16-2013 10:53 AM #161
      Okay. What the issue with "bulb is out" ever resolved via the VCDS way?
      Is it worth to spend the money (43 GBP per EACH LED at local stealership!) in order to try this mod?

      My complete autoscan was posted here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post79834488


      The module I have:
      Address 09: Cent. Elect. (J519) Labels: 1K0-937-08x-09.clb
      Part No SW: 1K0 937 086 H HW: 1K0 937 086 H
      Component: BCM PQ35 M 103 0615
      Revision: 00103 AD
      Coding: 40180A3A80251AC040080080100081E443010088524D816064 8000200040
      Shop #: WSC 00028 028 00001
      VCID: 356AE3019CDE3EB0C23

      Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K1 955 119 F Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
      Component: Wischer 09061 21 0512
      Coding: 009795

      No fault code found.



      Also, the car build date seems to be around 25th week of 2010.

    12. 03-19-2013 02:01 PM #162
      In case anyone else is interested in upgrading their car's license plate lights to the OEM units, I have a pair of OEM 1K8943021C license plate lights, just listed them on ebay.co.uk. Although it says shipping to UK only, I'll ship worldwide, just ask me for the shipping costs. Might be cheaper than all you think. Happy bidding!

      Oh, and these OEM LEDs seem not to give the 'bulb is out' message on MkV's once the cold diagnosis is turned off.

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      06-04-2014 04:29 PM #163
      Does anyone know if these will fit the GTI Mk VII?

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