I have been looking into LED plate lights for my GTI just to give it a better look. Doing some research I found VW offers OEM LED plate lights Part #1K8943021C which the cheapest I found are $45 each. But when you search that part # on ECS it comes up with a VW LED plate light and a Porsche LED Plate both look exactly the same but the porshce ones are $26 each. Does anyone know if I can use the porsche ones.
There are four color temperatures that he offers, pretty sure this is Hyper white.
Remember, higher *K = more blue. Lower = More Yellow.
2006 GLI | Bagged&Beautiful&Teal
2000 Golf | K04&Low&meh.
1991 Golf | At least it's not a MK3.
Trade me wheels
It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw
i got ziza. freakin bright and awesome looking. very white (a cool white, but definitely white). no bulb out.
Just wanted to pop in and show you this from PerformanceLEDs.com, if you decide you want to go with the more expensive kit from Racing Dash. Our kit is kind of more awesome.
MKV - http://www.performanceleds.com/index...&product_id=72
Cliff Notes: "UNIQUE to our design [you don't get this with Pyspeed/Racing Dash], we have a remote mounted resistor unit which tucks in safely behind the bumper [and does not rattle] to avoid the overheating and premature death of the LED array which many owners experience with those other kits."
Shot of them installed.
You could go a cheaper route (not that $25+ isn't cheap already) and apply the resistor yourself and just get LED's from superbrightled's or something along those lines. That is what i did with mine, no bulb out and it has been going strong for about 3 years now.
I'm bumping this thread in case anyone else is interested in upgrading their car's license plate lights to OEM units. I have a pair of OEM 1K8943021C license plate lights, just listed them on ebay.co.uk. Although it says shipping to UK only, I'll ship worldwide, just ask me for the shipping costs. Might be cheaper than all you think. Happy bidding!
Thanks for the shout out
YES, you can use the lower cost Porsche #1K8943021C, they are exactly the same as the VW version,
in fact, the Porsche part has VW, not Porsche branding on the actual unit.
IMO the oe/Porsche parts are very nice, not too crazy bright like some of the stuff out there.
The units are completely sealed against the elements, factory harness plugs right up without adaptation,
fit the bumper openings perfectly.
You may or may not encounter bulb outs with these, disabling cold diagnosis helps.
Seems some cars controllers are more forgiving than others,
which leads me to believe these fixtures are borderline load.
On mine, every once in a while they will trigger a bulb out, simply turning on the lights clears it.
An added resistor to increase load/draw may be needed to completely eliminate bulb outs.
packaging is Porsche
branding on the part is VW
These are my sixth attempt at license lights, hoping this will be my last.
Previous five sets have all failed, all but one failed at ≈ 10k miles,
although the 42DD bulbs with a required resistor did last 85k.