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

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      04-22-2012 09:28 AM #666
      Quote Originally Posted by B.V View Post
      i used LED strips. Its the only way i could think of since my Jetta didn't have provision for the foot-well lights



      there's a remote control for them and many functions and colours as u can see

      thats what i do
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    2. 04-28-2012 10:04 PM #667
      other than removing the bumper and headlight is there any other way of accessing the driving 194 bulb? the h7 low beams were a pain and the drl's damn near impossible...

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      04-28-2012 11:17 PM #668
      Quote Originally Posted by cincinfocal View Post
      other than removing the bumper and headlight is there any other way of accessing the driving 194 bulb? the h7 low beams were a pain and the drl's damn near impossible...
      from the headlight housing. You don't have to remove anything. You just have to give a lil tug to get them out then they kinda snap back in

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      05-19-2012 12:43 AM #669
      I need to re-buy some better LED DRL and looking into buying some better city lights and better driving lights would like to have HID if possible

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      05-19-2012 12:51 AM #670
      dumb question... for the city lights can i just buy 194 leds and put them in or do i have to get the overpriced kit from ecs?

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      05-19-2012 04:00 AM #671
      Quote Originally Posted by ripNdip View Post
      dumb question... for the city lights can i just buy 194 leds and put them in or do i have to get the overpriced kit from ecs?
      well i do believe it has to be 194 canbus and the only problem with that is if they have a power problem they will get hot and break. maybe you can find the ziza 194 city light con kit on ebay.

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      05-19-2012 06:14 AM #672
      Quote Originally Posted by Apk_Joe View Post
      well i do believe it has to be 194 canbus and the only problem with that is if they have a power problem they will get hot and break. maybe you can find the ziza 194 city light con kit on ebay.
      I have had 194s in there since 1/2011 (a month after I got the car) and they are still fine, no codes either.

      I chose them over the 5050 SMDs because I liked the look of these better but that being said, to each his own, also there are many more types and styles to chose from now, many more than there were before. I also have them in my license plate too. The ones I got look like this and have a white/purple tint (not purple purple don't worry).





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      05-19-2012 07:55 AM #673
      Awesome thanks. I've got similar 194s that are 5050 LEDs in my interior and license plate so I'm gla I can just get 2 more and use them for the city lights

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      05-19-2012 09:27 AM #674
      Quote Originally Posted by ripNdip View Post
      Awesome thanks. I've got similar 194s that are 5050 LEDs in my interior and license plate so I'm gla I can just get 2 more and use them for the city lights
      Cool, make sure when you put them in that you dont bang/squeeze the led chips against the housing because you will most likely kill that chip. I made that mistake when I had to remove them as the dealer claimed that they were the cause of the DRL going out. Personally I like the off color of them against the low beam I have (ziza super white) which is less blue than their platinum white.

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      05-19-2012 06:48 PM #675
      Thanks for the heads up. I've got the nokya arctic whites and they are basically the same color as the platinum white zizas.

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      05-23-2012 08:11 PM #676
      ive had some bad luck with multiple 194 leds that keep throwing off my computer.
      i have had canbus error free ones as well but still no luck.

      anybody have any suggestions i can check out?
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      05-23-2012 08:19 PM #677
      i got all my leds from ddm tuning and havent had any issues

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      05-23-2012 08:26 PM #678
      any error codes??
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      05-23-2012 08:41 PM #679
      Quote Originally Posted by korball33 View Post
      any error codes??
      none. i have interior lights, trunk light, drl and license plate leds and dont have any codes. i just ordered more 194s for my city lights so ill post up when i get those in

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      05-23-2012 08:53 PM #680
      Quote Originally Posted by korball33 View Post
      any error codes??
      Gli give errors, not s or se models
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      05-23-2012 08:54 PM #681
      Quote Originally Posted by korball33 View Post
      ive had some bad luck with multiple 194 leds that keep throwing off my computer.
      i have had canbus error free ones as well but still no luck.

      anybody have any suggestions i can check out?
      i got 39mm rear mop and city lights both sets blue from ebay and no errors, for license plate i got error free ones but they gave me an error but i added 5w load resistors on them and no errors
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      05-24-2012 12:08 PM #682
      Quote Originally Posted by AndriyNYW View Post
      Gli give errors, not s or se models
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      05-27-2012 03:16 PM #683
      Quote Originally Posted by B.V View Post
      i used LED strips. Its the only way i could think of since my Jetta didn't have provision for the foot-well lights



      there's a remote control for them and many functions and colours as u can see
      was just wondering can u post the links of the led strips u using?

    19. 05-28-2012 12:43 AM #684
      I've had issues with lisence plate lights when installing some LED on my 2011 TDI, at first one of the lights wouldn't work so I replaced the original factory bulbs lights and even they aren't working now. Weird thing is shortly after I noticed the interior red "mood lights" at the dome lights weren't working and also the dimmer for the instrument controls aren't working?

      Could the instrument control and red lights be a warning that there are lights out?? Thought this was a little far fetched but the only thing I could think of since these both happened about the same time?

    20. 05-28-2012 04:20 AM #685
      Quote Originally Posted by phalls4vw View Post
      I've had issues with lisence plate lights when installing some LED on my 2011 TDI, at first one of the lights wouldn't work so I replaced the original factory bulbs lights and even they aren't working now. Weird thing is shortly after I noticed the interior red "mood lights" at the dome lights weren't working and also the dimmer for the instrument controls aren't working?

      Could the instrument control and red lights be a warning that there are lights out?? Thought this was a little far fetched but the only thing I could think of since these both happened about the same time?

      Solved... the 5A plate fuse must run the overhead red lights too. I had a bad LED and pulled it out while on to see if it was loose. Must have grounded it..

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      05-28-2012 11:49 AM #686
      I have a GLI so will these work?
      http://www.amazon.com/Hi-Intensity-3...219576&sr=1-47

      i have regular ambers in there now but they arent bright enough with my HOEN 5000k low beams, they wash them out so i need brighter cities.
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      05-28-2012 01:15 PM #687
      just placed an order with ddm. 5000k low beams and 3000k fogs will post with install when they arrive

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      05-31-2012 12:15 AM #688
      Trying to replace my high beams with HID-colored lights. 6/8k anybody can direct me to a place where I could purchase these high beam bulbs? Or would I need a full HID setup

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      05-31-2012 12:31 AM #689
      Quote Originally Posted by Bronxie View Post
      Trying to replace my high beams with HID-colored lights. 6/8k anybody can direct me to a place where I could purchase these high beam bulbs? Or would I need a full HID setup
      I got a set of super whites from ecs and I love them

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      06-01-2012 07:02 PM #691
      Quote Originally Posted by Bronxie View Post
      Trying to replace my high beams with HID-colored lights. 6/8k anybody can direct me to a place where I could purchase these high beam bulbs? Or would I need a full HID setup
      So you just want the color of an HID bulb? You can't just replace an h7 bulb with an HID bulb.

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      06-05-2012 01:40 AM #692
      how do you take off the housing thing for the front map lights? I wanna change them to LED
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      06-05-2012 10:52 AM #693
      Quote Originally Posted by cjgawriluk View Post
      how do you take off the housing thing for the front map lights? I wanna change them to LED
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post75660730

      or

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post75689831

      and then once you have the module out it makes it much easier ti pry the lens cover off.

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      06-05-2012 10:01 PM #694
      alright so i got my kits in from ddm tuning now i have a question.....



      how the bloody hell do you get the headlight bulbs in???????????????????????????????? i've tried for over an hour to get them locked in to place with the stock retainer and one i bought from ebay for h7 bulbs with zero luck!! is there a trick to it?

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      06-05-2012 10:41 PM #695
      Quote Originally Posted by gruven_diesel View Post
      alright so i got my kits in from ddm tuning now i have a question.....



      how the bloody hell do you get the headlight bulbs in???????????????????????????????? i've tried for over an hour to get them locked in to place with the stock retainer and one i bought from ebay for h7 bulbs with zero luck!! is there a trick to it?
      You aren't the first person to ask this. It takes pain and suffering and mostly persistence. The stock retainers work but are incredibly difficult to get locked in place. My fingers were so raw by the end that they felt like I sliced them over and over with razor blades.

      All I can say is make sure they are lined up correctly and push both sides with the tabs down as hard as you can and try to twist them in. It's how I did it and hopefully will never have to do it again.

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      06-05-2012 11:24 PM #696
      Quote Originally Posted by Fussgus View Post
      You aren't the first person to ask this. It takes pain and suffering and mostly persistence. The stock retainers work but are incredibly difficult to get locked in place. My fingers were so raw by the end that they felt like I sliced them over and over with razor blades.

      All I can say is make sure they are lined up correctly and push both sides with the tabs down as hard as you can and try to twist them in. It's how I did it and hopefully will never have to do it again.

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      06-06-2012 06:50 PM #697
      Drive down to me and I will pop them suckers in for you.

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      06-09-2012 11:10 AM #698
      Quote Originally Posted by ~jb View Post
      Finally decided to put this guide together after so many requests.

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

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      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)
      7. Fog Light = 9006 (pic coming soon)
      I wanna replace my drl in my 2012 jetta . I know its a 1156 bulb but what else I have to consider in looking for an led? (type, wattage, error free , size ). Also can you help me source a good led bulb? Also I am replacing the city lights in the headlight to led. Thanks

    34. 06-09-2012 12:05 PM #699
      Installed the v-led DLRs yesterday, thanks to Nekosaur's experience.
      http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-LED-B...68204-1-2.html

      Install wasn't too bad, few tips:
      - as you stick your hand into the assembly, look at the lights so you can see which one you're touching (should be obvious but helps, also when trying to put the LEDs back in)
      - the bulb housing, if you'd look at it from the front, or back, have plastic tabs you use to twist on three sides ( like this -| ). Take note of what orientation these have before you pull it out, that will help when putting it back in, so you start out at the right place.
      - obvious, but test your new bulbs before you try to put them back in

      I found the driver side harder to remove, I guess it all depends on the size of your hand.

      Love the 5w look, it's not too bright to look cheesy, but still serves well as DLR

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      06-09-2012 10:21 PM #700
      Hello,

      I picked up my new 2012 Jetta a few days ago and I'd like to upgrade my low-beam bulbs. In my last car (Honda Accord) I installed Sylvania Silverstar Ultra's and they were a big improvement for my old eyes that don't see as well at night as they used to.

      My question is, does the 2012 Jetta use the same H7 type bulb as the 2011 Jetta did?

      I bought the Silverstar Ultra's off of Amazon and when I went to the same page they show that the H7 bulb is compatible with the 2011 Jetta but not compatible with the 2012. Is that correct? I was under the impression there were no changes from 2011 to 2012.

      If the H7 is not the correct bulb type for the 2012 Jetta can anyone tell me which type of Silverstar Ultra (or similar) bulb would fit?

      Thank you very much for any insight on this question!

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