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    1. Member redline89's Avatar
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      07-24-2011 12:45 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Timstah View Post
      this might be a dumb question but HOW do you change the drl ?

      would i have to take out the whole headlight assembly and change it or could i just do it in the engine bay ?

      what kind of equipment would i need ?
      don't have to take out the whole headlight assembly! you can simply do it in the engine bay.

      don't need any tools of any kind but your hands. you need some strong fingers to twist it out.
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      07-24-2011 04:43 AM #107
      i was exploring the engine bay today and feeling everything up

      but i didnt know what to do , ill attempt tomorrow
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      07-24-2011 07:02 PM #108
      still lost

      can anyone help me out ?

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      07-26-2011 12:28 AM #109
      Read the manual. There's a page in there that shows where every light is (dont have the book with me). It is indeed a PITA. Getting it out is the easy part. Now putting it back in...thats a different story.

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      07-26-2011 02:05 PM #110
      just take the front bumper off

      there are 5 torx screws on each side inner fenderwell, and 2 in the middle, underneath the grille. (4 screws and pull grille out and away)

      then you can take the headlight out, and change it much easier.


      /at least that was easier for me.
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      07-29-2011 12:50 AM #111
      I did it thanks to a lady friend with smaller hands

      I have a problem with the interior map lights now, i have removed the plastic covet but the silver cover underneath that prevents me from accessing the bulb

      how do i remove that ?
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    7. 07-29-2011 12:55 AM #112
      theres caps there that you can remove. once you remove them. stick ur hand inthere and feel for the bulbs. turn the bulb case counterclockwise and pull it out . itll be hard to reach. i cut my hand numerous times. try it

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      08-02-2011 01:58 PM #113
      Hey Guys!
      This might sound like a stupid question, but I am a new VW owner. I really like the look of the LED lights and was wondering if I have the normal turn signals and all other lights, would I need to buy a special light kit to put the LEDs in my car? or is it a Bulb with an adapter piece.
      Again sorry for the somewhat stupid question and Thanks in advance

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      08-02-2011 02:04 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by nkydub View Post
      Hey Guys!
      This might sound like a stupid question, but I am a new VW owner. I really like the look of the LED lights and was wondering if I have the normal turn signals and all other lights, would I need to buy a special light kit to put the LEDs in my car? or is it a Bulb with an adapter piece.
      Again sorry for the somewhat stupid question and Thanks in advance
      To not have the Bulb MIL error come on, you'll need VAG coding.

      if you don't care about the Bulb MIL error, go ahead and install all the LED's you want.

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      08-03-2011 02:04 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by theunderlord View Post
      To not have the Bulb MIL error come on, you'll need VAG coding.

      if you don't care about the Bulb MIL error, go ahead and install all the LED's you want.

      How would I go along doing the VAG coding?
      and what LED's would you suggest?

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      08-08-2011 06:37 AM #116
      Really like this look, what are the steps to get this look?




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      08-09-2011 02:20 PM #117
      that looks so sick this guide helps alot cant wait to do this to my car

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      08-12-2011 01:43 PM #118
      Parking lights:



      DRL's:



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      08-13-2011 08:20 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Eric9287 View Post
      Really like this look, what are the steps to get this look?




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      Looks nice, are your DRLs, Fogs and Low beams all on at one time? if so how did you do this? and what bulbs are in your FOGs those look nice
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      08-16-2011 02:31 PM #120
      So I am sold on the look, I am first going to replace my DRL's am I correct in saying that they are the 1156? And where did y'all get your LED's?
      Thanks

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      08-16-2011 02:43 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by nkydub View Post
      So I am sold on the look, I am first going to replace my DRL's am I correct in saying that they are the 1156? And where did y'all get your LED's?
      Thanks
      Got mine on ebay, seller is vision-technology. They are great so far.
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      08-16-2011 03:03 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      Got mine on ebay, seller is vision-technology. They are great so far.
      Thanks how much did you pay? If you don't me asking?

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      08-16-2011 03:17 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by nkydub View Post
      Thanks how much did you pay? If you don't me asking?
      after shipping it was 19 and some change
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    19. 08-18-2011 11:17 PM #124
      anyone had any luck finding good 1157 for the rear taillight and running light?...set i got one worked reverse polarity (wont stay in the holder) and the second set off the bulb out light and they were canbus bulbs with resistors. Looking for a good reliable bright set
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      08-26-2011 10:04 AM #125
      Looking forward to the HID retrofit write up, curious how you got around the Jetta specific bulb plug and got it to mount, wired, etc. I have a DDM kit that i took out of my MKV i'd love to get put into my MKVI
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    21. 08-29-2011 08:08 PM #126
      Jb, thanks for getting this list started. There have been numerous changes and additions to the original list. Would you mind posting another draft of the original, listing all of the vehicle bulb types and your suggestion as to which brightness/led arrangement bulb to use in each application?

      Also, if you know of a similar listing for the JSW, please let us all in on that too. Thanks again!!!

    22. 09-02-2011 11:37 PM #127
      why would people want to change the taillight bulbs? or is it just in case one goes out?

    23. 09-02-2011 11:41 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean2000VR6 View Post
      why would people want to change the taillight bulbs? or is it just in case one goes out?
      because led bulbs are much brighter....increase visiblity and if you tint them some what safer
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    24. 09-02-2011 11:50 PM #129
      for the city lights, should i go with the ones by ecs? os just order some off of ebay?

    25. 09-03-2011 12:02 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Sean2000VR6 View Post
      for the city lights, should i go with the ones by ecs? os just order some off of ebay?
      I have canbus ebay ones and they are brighter then the ecs ones and no warning lights and they are much better color then esc to. Theres look like stock color
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      09-03-2011 09:39 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by crtdimark View Post
      I have canbus ebay ones and they are brighter then the ecs ones and no warning lights and they are much better color then esc to. Theres look like stock color
      I got an entire set for my car on eBay for 15 bucks. No matter where you buy, they come from china all the same. Trust me.
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      09-03-2011 12:41 PM #132
      Great write-up! Thanks.

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      09-03-2011 05:52 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by crtdimark View Post
      I have canbus ebay ones and they are brighter then the ecs ones and no warning lights and they are much better color then esc to. Theres look like stock color
      You dont need canbus bulbs for that. dont waste the money.
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    29. 09-03-2011 05:59 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      You dont need canbus bulbs for that. dont waste the money.
      yes such a waste of money...really wish i didnt pay 5 dollars for them and i went and paid 50 for ecs bulbs
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      09-03-2011 06:11 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by crtdimark View Post
      yes such a waste of money...really wish i didnt pay 5 dollars for them and i went and paid 50 for ecs bulbs
      Did anyone tell you to buy the ones from ECS? NO. The cheep ones on ebay that arent canbus work just fine, just as everyone else has reported in the thread and at a cost of about $2. So congrats on paying $5 a piece.
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    31. 09-03-2011 06:39 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      Did anyone tell you to buy the ones from ECS? NO. The cheep ones on ebay that arent canbus work just fine, just as everyone else has reported in the thread and at a cost of about $2. So congrats on paying $5 a piece.
      I didnt pay 5 a piece i paid 5 for both with free shipping..and they are built better then the cheap plastic ones for 2 dollars better quality.

      You dont gotta be a douche
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      09-03-2011 10:44 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by crtdimark View Post
      You dont gotta be a douche
      Right back at you
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      09-04-2011 11:56 AM #138
      hey jb

      do you suggest 100 or 50 watt headlight bulbs? Also, would you say 5000k is a good temp for a pure white look? dont want blueish

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      09-12-2011 01:49 PM #139
      Anyone know if I take out the 194's that are in the headlight's if I will get a light out code our not?

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