A word of warning. When I fitted an LED DRL in my right hand side headlight assembly, it turns out that there is a right way and a wrong way to insert the DRL holder.
While I can now turn the DRL holder about 90 degrees I cannot now remove it (The LED needs replacing) - the DRL holder is stuck fast and won't come out (and before you ask, it did up very smoothly when I put it in the LED previously - no extra pressure or anything like that).
I've had a VW mechanic look at it and he couldn't remove it either and no one wants to exert so much pressure that it snaps the holder assembly.
So the next step unfortunately will be to remove the headlight to try and get at the DRL holder unit properly instead of the crazy finger-tip routine that VW designed on these headlights - which apparently means removing the bumper.
Not happy - a cheap DRL is turning into an expensive exercise to fix.
I want to thank JB and all the others on this thread. I am a noob so I read every post, all 16 pages worth, and my LED install went smooth with no issues (except for the scrapes and bruises on my hand from the DRL install). Here is what I installed:
With these I installed the front Map Lights, Glove Box Light, License Plate Lights, and the City Lights. No errors or dashboard warning lights!
With these I installed the DRL (kind of a pain in the A but not too bad...took me about 10 minutes)
Everything worked great and in all it took me about an hour or so. the Vision Technology seller on ebay was great! They are located in CA, I live in TX and it took less than a week to arrive.
So here is my only other question...I saw it asked on this thread but never answered! Is there any way to change the blinker lights on the side view mirrors to LED? If so, what are they, where can I get them (a link is best), and how do I get to the lights?????
Once again THANK YOU all, especially those who contributed the most time and effort like JB, this was a great thread! I will be installing the HID 5000k that I have on order from DDM and I will soon be ordering the rear map lights and the trunk! And hopefully the side view mirror blinkers!
Here is a link to the pics I just took...not the best quality pics but I will get better ones soon...but for now:
The pic of the LED is the 194 5SMD that I used for the majority of the lights I installed, Sorry I didnt take a pic of the 1156 68SMD that I used for the DRL.
Going through eBay for the BA15s rear lights I came across this:
2x 18 SMD 1156 382 BA15s P21W CANBUS LED Tail or Brake bulbs Red error free
Anyone seen or used these before? From the looks of the picture it seems they are 2.5cm deep, so about an inch, is that enough room in the stock housing?
Just got a 2012 GLI and i am hating the original interior lights so iam looking to replace them with the white LED's. I'm just wondering if these numbers will work with my GLI.
Reading lamps/Glove box: 194 (X3)
Vanity lights/Rear seats: 39mm (x4)
Trunk Light: 44mm (x1)
I've been trying to find a kit online to order, but none come with the right bulbs it seems. Maybe if someone could correct me if im looking for the wrong bulbs or help me with a link that would be much appreciated.
I bought this. Babies piss and moan about the price but I love it.