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    Thread: Jb's Offical Jetta6 HID/LED Bulb Guide

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      05-31-2011 06:46 PM #1
      Finally decided to put this guide together after so many requests.

      *Feel free to ask all your Jetta6 HID, LED, Bulb Questions here.

      ~Jb


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      11. Standard Tail Light and Tag Light Removal and Replacement

      12. Interior Light Removal and Replacement



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      HeadLight: (Models: S, SE, SEL, TDI)



      1. Head Light = h7
      2. High Beam = h7
      3. DRL = 1156
      4. Turn Signal = 7507 (NO BULB REPLACEMENT AT THE MOMENT)
      5. City Light = 194
      6. Side Marker = 194 (CANBUS REQUIRED)
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      05-31-2011 06:47 PM #2
      Tail Light: (Models: S, SE, SEL, TDI, GLI)



      1. Outer Running / Brake = 1157 (CANBUS MAYBE REQUIRED/POWER LEAK)
      2. Turn Signal = 1156 (NO REPLACEMENT AT THE MOMENT)
      3. Inner Running = BA15s (R5W)
      4. Reverse = 1156 (POWER LEAK)
      5. License Plate Tag = 194
      6. Deck Brake = Factory LED
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      Front Seat: (Most Models)




      1. Map Lights = 194






      1. Vanity Lights = 38mm Festoon






      1. Glove Box = 194
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      Rear Seat: (All Models)




      1. Map Light = 38mm Festoon
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      Trunk: (All Models)



      1. Trunk Light = 44mm Festoon
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      05-31-2011 06:48 PM #6
      *Head Light Replacement Coming Soon
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      05-31-2011 06:49 PM #7
      Tail Light Replacement:

      ***You will need a Flat Head Screwdriver and Pry Bar.

      Inner Housing:





      Removed:





      Outer Housing:





      Removed:





      Tag Lights:

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      05-31-2011 06:49 PM #8
      *Interior Light Replacement

      ***You will need a Plastic Pry Bar (Harbor Fright), DO NOT USE A FLAT SCREWDRIVER, you will damage the plastic.




      Front Map:





      Rear Map:





      Vanity:




      Glove Box:




      Trunk:





      Quote Originally Posted by John Kotches View Post
      Okay, how do I get the glove box casing open to replace the bulb?

      Removing it is fairly easy, but short of using an excessive amount of force, how do I get that open to replace the bulb???

      1.

      2.

      3.

      4.


      NOW RUN OUT AND TEST THE BULB BEFORE PUTTING THE METAL COVER BACK ON.
      THE LED BULB MAY NEED TO BE FLIPPED AROUND.



      5.


      SLIDE COVER BACK OVER AND YOUR DONE.
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      05-31-2011 07:04 PM #10
      Great info so far. Hopefully, soon it makes its way to the FAQ/DIY thread.
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      05-31-2011 07:15 PM #11
      Fantastic work.....

      what im hoping you will do, along with other contributors is get a good consensus of which LED bulbs to use.....After reading the 102 issues with so many dying out within a day I really want to be sure i get a good quality bulb.

      Keep up the good work JB.

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      05-31-2011 07:18 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by rockerdan View Post
      Fantastic work.....

      what im hoping you will do, along with other contributors is get a good consensus of which LED bulbs to use.....After reading the 102 issues with so many dying out within a day I really want to be sure i get a good quality bulb.

      Keep up the good work JB.

      Dan
      Thank you sir, I do plan to post up good LED bulbs, also how to access all the bulbs as well.

      One thing at a time.

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      05-31-2011 07:21 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ~jb View Post
      Thank you sir, I do plan to post up good LED bulbs, also how to access all the bulbs as well.

      One thing at a time.

      ~jb
      Take your time....My car wont be here for another 3-4 weeks....ugh!

      thanks again for the thread!
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      05-31-2011 07:30 PM #15
      Nice thanks for that bulb guide, added it to the FAQ

    16. 05-31-2011 07:32 PM #16
      Great thread.

      I'm interested in adding LED DRL to my Jetta. I would like to know which are the most reliable and cost effective. Plus, I want to get the right ones so no error codes are thrown.

      I look forward to the completion of this thread.

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      05-31-2011 07:38 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by lancerplayer View Post
      Great thread.

      I'm interested in adding LED DRL to my Jetta. I would like to know which are the most reliable and cost effective. Plus, I want to get the right ones so no error codes are thrown.

      I look forward to the completion of this thread.

      AVOID 102 SMD LED 1156 Bulbs!

      I have been using 68 SMD LED 1156 for a few months with no problems.

      I bought mine from a place called "vision-technology" on Ebay. They are in Cali, the bulbs are still Chinese, but 2 day shipping and they stand behind their bulbs.

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWNX%3AIT

      Like $20 shipped.
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      05-31-2011 07:48 PM #18
      Osram/Sylvania 7507 is also PY21W

      you can get the Diadem/Silverstar PY21W/7507 as well as Philips Silvervision PY21W, or a few light coats of silver spray paint to clear out the turn signals

      the 1156 bulb is a BA15S base also.

      it could be a R5W or R10W, as they also use a BA15S base for the inner trunk light
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      05-31-2011 07:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      the 1156 bulb is a BA15S base also.

      it could be a R5W or R10W, as they also use a BA15S base for the inner trunk light

      It is R5W and the opening on the tail light housing is only .88 inches wide , and very shallow. I will post up more pics explaining this.
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      Damn that is a lot of different bulbs... Nice work.
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      Tail and Interior Removal added.

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    23. 06-04-2011 09:37 PM #23
      Good stuff.

      Awaiting the headlight step-by-step picture tutorial.

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      06-04-2011 10:06 PM #24
      The inner tail: the top bulb is for the rear fog. The housing for the us/Canada doesn't have the opening.... The "tab arrow" blocks the bulb type.....
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      06-09-2011 02:40 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      The inner tail: the top bulb is for the rear fog. The housing for the us/Canada doesn't have the opening.... The "tab arrow" blocks the bulb type.....
      This is correct. The bulb for that socket though in case anyone cares is P21W (aka) 1156.

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      Great job jb!
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    27. 06-09-2011 08:40 PM #27
      hey, jb. isn't the 7507 Turn Signal in the head housing a canbus also?

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      06-10-2011 12:55 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by junky View Post
      hey, jb. isn't the 7507 Turn Signal in the head housing a canbus also?
      I'm not sure yet. See the problem is that if you install LEDs into the blinkers the dash blinks fast, setting off the bulb error light. However, there is no hyper blink on the exterior of the car, just the dash. So my idea is to figure out where the blinker relays are and swap those for LED relays. If the bulb error returns then I will know for sure that the bulbs need to be CANBUS.

      So far the only confirmed CANBUS necessary bulbs on the Mk6 Jetta, is the front 194 (amber) side markers.


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    29. 06-10-2011 01:08 AM #29
      Thanks

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      06-10-2011 10:05 PM #30
      JB, interior lights, are they 38festoone or 39mm festoone, i cant find any 38mm, they are either 36mm or 39mm. I know there is not much diff, but can you please check and get back to me.
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      06-11-2011 08:23 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Mo_Focus View Post
      JB, interior lights, are they 38festoone or 39mm festoone, i cant find any 38mm, they are either 36mm or 39mm. I know there is not much diff, but can you please check and get back to me.
      Whoops. I used 39mm. (checked receipt)

      I will have to update those pictures.


      ***Sry guys. Interior Festoons should be 39mm. 36mm will work but you will have to bend in the contacts on the bulb holder.
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      06-13-2011 12:02 PM #32
      Thanks so much for this! Had already done my DRL's but they were from Metapark/Ebay and conked out in a couple of days. Waiting for some more from a different seller.

      Using your guide, did the rear map lights which were a breeze (yes, 39 was perfect). The front map lights were harder to remove but a light touch with needle-nose pliers did the trick.

      Also, I asked @ both Lowes and Home Depot about a plastic pry bar; they'd never heard of them. Must have been an auto parts shop kinda purchase. Either way, a plastic take-out butter knife worked great and didn't scratch a thing.

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      Is there a guide like this for Golfs? And the JSW?

      I really want to luxury-up my lighting.
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      06-13-2011 03:18 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jpbran View Post
      Also, I asked @ both Lowes and Home Depot about a plastic pry bar; they'd never heard of them. Must have been an auto parts shop kinda purchase. Either way, a plastic take-out butter knife worked great and didn't scratch a thing.
      Found mine at Harbor Freight Tools.

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      Quote Originally Posted by ddare View Post
      Found mine at Harbor Freight Tools.
      yes Harbor Freight is the place to to get the plastic pry bar set.
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