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    Thread: Official mk6 Jetta/GLI Do It Yourself (DIY) Thread

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      01-06-2012 01:34 AM #1
      I'm going to keep a log of all the solid DIY threads in one post. If you think a particular DIY should be included, post or PM me a link to the thread and I'll add it. I'd like to keep this to posts that are dedicated DIYs, where all of the information needed to complete the mod/DIY is located in the first post.

      Official mk6 Jetta/GLI Do It Yourself (DIY) Thread - v1.4.8
      last updated 30 JUN 2013

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      Last edited by 71sbeetle; 06-30-2013 at 10:49 PM.
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    2. 01-06-2012 07:32 AM #2
      Just wanted to say thanks for starting this thread,

      These types of threads are always the most useful ones.

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      01-22-2012 06:34 PM #3
      Great thread!

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      02-13-2012 11:53 PM #5
      Cool. Officially sticky-fied!
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      02-14-2012 01:45 AM #6
      Very nice! TY!
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      03-02-2012 11:48 AM #7
      Thanks!

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      03-10-2012 03:43 PM #8
      Wiper arm removal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3gXG6hh01w

      Works perfectly.
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      03-11-2012 09:28 PM #9
      And here's my post on ECU removal for the GLI. Not sure if it applies to regular Jettas as well.

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    10. 03-20-2012 11:21 PM #10
      Someone had referred these interior lights for my 2012 GLI and said that he installed them in his 2012 TDI with no problems and no error codes

      http://www.exledusa.com/index.php?di...oduct_id=29806

      Just wondering if anyone has installed them before. If not, im open to suggestions that people have actually installed successfully in a 2012 GLI with no problems or error codes

      Blk 2012 GLI w/nav

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      03-29-2012 08:40 AM #11
      Help! Can someone repost the pictures for the bumper/ headlight removal guide? they're all dead pics

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      04-02-2012 08:57 PM #12
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking


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      04-02-2012 09:11 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by blinks240sx View Post
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking

      Yes, there appears to be a whole thread on this.

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      04-02-2012 11:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by blinks240sx View Post
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking


      Please do!

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      04-04-2012 01:50 PM #15
      thx a lot

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      04-05-2012 10:17 AM #16
      I am new here.

      Can I make a suggestion?

      can the date be added next to the "how to" item title of when it was added so we have a point of reference when the list was updated for the non-frequent viewer?

    17. 04-06-2012 05:06 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Drew_P_Wiener View Post
      Someone had referred these interior lights for my 2012 GLI and said that he installed them in his 2012 TDI with no problems and no error codes

      http://www.exledusa.com/index.php?di...oduct_id=29806

      Just wondering if anyone has installed them before. If not, im open to suggestions that people have actually installed successfully in a 2012 GLI with no problems or error codes

      Blk 2012 GLI w/nav

      I was really interested in this kit but there was no information about this at that time.

      I bought it and they were intense! The brightness of this makes my eyes hurt so bad!
      The LEDs for the map and dome light are brightness adjustable which is awesome.

    18. 04-15-2012 01:29 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jettanian View Post
      I was really interested in this kit but there was no information about this at that time.

      I bought it and they were intense! The brightness of this makes my eyes hurt so bad!
      The LEDs for the map and dome light are brightness adjustable which is awesome.
      Just wondering if you installed them in a 2012 gli? Or just a straight 2012 jetta? From what ive been hearing there slightly different. if so in a gli, Did you have any error codes come up? Blow any fuses? Any installation problems that i should be looking out for. Have you seen or tried any other complete kits like this one before? Lol sorry for all the questions but im just a complete nube when it comes to this kind of stuff.

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      05-14-2012 01:29 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by blinks240sx View Post
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking

      please post a diy and also a link to the hood shock, Can you out one on each side or is that unnecessary?

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      07-12-2012 02:01 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by jettanian View Post
      http://www.exledusa.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29806

      I was really interested in this kit but there was no information about this at that time.

      I bought it and they were intense! The brightness of this makes my eyes hurt so bad!
      The LEDs for the map and dome light are brightness adjustable which is awesome.
      Kinda wish I had seen this before the Ziza kit from ECS Tuning. I like the front map light setup and the wide bar. I have some very small 6SMLED typ194 bulbs in the front and they are decent at being just dim enough to not find anything in the black interior abyss. They also aren't as bright for license plate bulbs, which was their original purpose, and one of them got fried . My biggest issue is that all of the Ziza lights overheat and will start to dim after being left it for a while. Is this natural?

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      07-16-2012 02:19 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by blinks240sx View Post
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking

      absolutely id like to see!

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      07-24-2012 04:19 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      absolutely id like to see!
      X2

    24. 08-02-2012 08:55 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Drew_P_Wiener View Post
      Just wondering if you installed them in a 2012 gli? Or just a straight 2012 jetta? From what ive been hearing there slightly different. if so in a gli, Did you have any error codes come up? Blow any fuses? Any installation problems that i should be looking out for. Have you seen or tried any other complete kits like this one before? Lol sorry for all the questions but im just a complete nube when it comes to this kind of stuff.
      Sorry for the super late response
      I have a 2012 Jetta, not gli. there was NO warning lights or anything. I disconnected the battery just in case so all my fuses were okay.
      I've tried just regular LEDs before and it was alright. But I think this custom kit has much better quality and much brighter. but you know, you need to pay bit more however I think this custom kit worth every penny.

    25. 08-02-2012 08:57 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 15inches View Post
      Kinda wish I had seen this before the Ziza kit from ECS Tuning. I like the front map light setup and the wide bar. I have some very small 6SMLED typ194 bulbs in the front and they are decent at being just dim enough to not find anything in the black interior abyss. They also aren't as bright for license plate bulbs, which was their original purpose, and one of them got fried . My biggest issue is that all of the Ziza lights overheat and will start to dim after being left it for a while. Is this natural?

      I heard that, when the LED gets really hot, it automatically shut down to keep the LEDs are ok. however, this also meas that, if this happens a lot, maybe the LEDs are bad quality ones.

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      08-13-2012 09:50 AM #26
      anyone have a center console DIY they've been waiting to throw on here?
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      08-13-2012 12:31 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by adamkramerusn View Post
      anyone have a center console DIY they've been waiting to throw on here?
      removal? swap? retrofit?

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      08-13-2012 02:07 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      removal? swap? retrofit?
      basic removal. Need to route wires to the trunk.
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      09-18-2012 11:11 AM #29
      How exactly does one remove these rear head rests? I feel as if I had messed with them any longer they would have been off... but not able to ever go back on again. lol

      Anyone? I tried pushing the button and pulling up.. but damn!

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      09-18-2012 05:21 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by halffrozen View Post
      How exactly does one remove these rear head rests? I feel as if I had messed with them any longer they would have been off... but not able to ever go back on again. lol

      Anyone? I tried pushing the button and pulling up.. but damn!
      Found out how to do it...


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      10-01-2012 11:53 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by blinks240sx View Post
      was wondering if anyone is interested on if i was to do a hood shock write up kinda simple it was just asking

      Would definately be interested in the DIY.... Had the hood shocks on my 09 TDI and kind of miss them.. Seems they cheaped out in a couple spots on the GLI

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      10-03-2012 11:14 PM #32
      Looking to relocate the washer fluid reservoir to the passenger side of my MK6 2.5 Jetta so i can install intake.
      Im not too good working on cars so i was hoping someone had a DIY for this? Anything would help.

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      10-06-2012 11:28 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      absolutely id like to see!
      I would be interested in a hood shock diy as well.

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      10-14-2012 11:57 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by 16VSerenity View Post
      I would be interested in a hood shock diy as well.

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      A lot of people have been asking for more info from this member, but with no response. Shame really, as it looks like a really good project to take on one weekend.
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      10-29-2012 12:58 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      A lot of people have been asking for more info from this member, but with no response. Shame really, as it looks like a really good project to take on one weekend.
      I have a redline kit off my old car I was thinking about putting in my 2013 jetta S, if/when I do ill post

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