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    1. Member PRJCT GTI's Avatar
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      01-24-2012 11:24 PM #1
      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.

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      01-24-2012 11:27 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by PRJCT GTI View Post
      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.
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      i got some for my jetta they are beautiful.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      01-25-2012 03:40 AM #3
      yeah but are they blue ? or actually white ?
      Stage3..... yes please!

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      01-25-2012 07:22 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post
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      i got some for my jetta they are beautiful.
      x2! Shawn is a great dude, made my order through him yesterday. Fellow VW owner, plus he tests the product before it sells! AND he's quick to help out.

      There are four color temperatures that he offers, pretty sure this is Hyper white.

      Remember, higher *K = more blue. Lower = More Yellow.


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      01-25-2012 07:56 AM #5
      i got ZIZa but they are a lil more expensive

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      01-25-2012 08:25 AM #6
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      01-25-2012 08:37 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post
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      i got some for my jetta they are beautiful.
      Do these have the light out issue? Not enough resistance that it detects a light being out
      IMy Four Door

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      01-25-2012 09:07 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      Do these have the light out issue? Not enough resistance that it detects a light being out
      Nope i have a set and they have resistors built in

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      01-25-2012 10:04 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by RPF1 View Post
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      X2 a little more expensive than others but definetly the cleanest whitest ones I've come across. I would highly recommend these!
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      01-25-2012 10:14 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      Do these have the light out issue? Not enough resistance that it detects a light being out
      No. I had a light out installed these and it went away and looks good.

      Quote Originally Posted by CC FROM CC View Post
      yeah but are they blue ? or actually white ?
      I got 6k. I think they are perfect. I'll post a pic if u would like.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      IMO this should be in the DIY section....
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      01-25-2012 10:28 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by RPF1 View Post
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      x3 on racing dash

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      02-15-2012 12:44 AM #13
      I went with the OEM ones they look great only $53 for the pair.


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      02-15-2012 07:18 AM #14
      Buddy of mine got his from tunerdomes.com they were $30 and pretty bright. And no bulb out. Mine just got here

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      02-15-2012 09:32 AM #15
      i got ziza. freakin bright and awesome looking. very white (a cool white, but definitely white). no bulb out.
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      02-21-2012 02:57 AM #16
      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.


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      02-21-2012 10:11 AM #17
      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.

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      02-21-2012 10:29 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by phx08 View Post
      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 rather drop a couple bucks off my kit to make the sale than see any issues arise from folks doing this and having issues in the event they aren't as savvy as you! ;-)

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      02-21-2012 10:59 AM #19
      Mine from performanceleds should be in the mail as we speak so I'll install and take a pic when I get home. Stoked. I have all of my interior done with LEDs except the hatch. That's next
      IMy Four Door

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      02-23-2012 12:34 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by ATrini View Post
      Mine from performanceleds should be in the mail as we speak so I'll install and take a pic when I get home. Stoked. I have all of my interior done with LEDs except the hatch. That's next
      Just FYI, we have one of the brightest hatch bulbs in the industry currently available and a prototype for an even brighter design already on it's way to me. If you're like me, you're sickened by the lack of proper lighting back there. When you're ready to finish off your hatch, please let us know!

      info@performanceleds.com

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      02-23-2012 08:30 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Just FYI, we have one of the brightest hatch bulbs in the industry currently available and a prototype for an even brighter design already on it's way to me. If you're like me, you're sickened by the lack of proper lighting back there. When you're ready to finish off your hatch, please let us know!

      info@performanceleds.com


      Email sent!
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    22. 03-19-2013 01:45 PM #22
      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!

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      03-19-2013 02:22 PM #23
      Got my LED kit from deAutoKey. Plus the price of them are super cheap!

      Love the look of them. Pure white with no blue hue to them. Excellent customer service.
      Crappy cell phone picture... but you can tell that it's pure white

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    24. 03-20-2013 12:01 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by AngeloM3 View Post
      Got my LED kit from deAutoKey. Plus the price of them are super cheap!

      Love the look of them. Pure white with no blue hue to them. Excellent customer service.
      Crappy cell phone picture... but you can tell that it's pure white

      We have many happy customers running our LED sets, they are only $16.99 SHIPPED, yes the price is low, but the quality is very high, with a classy light temperature. Our prices will be going up on this item though, so get them while you can at this amazing price:

      http://deautokey.com/product/mk5-can...d-no-obc-error

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      03-20-2013 05:01 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by PRJCT GTI View Post
      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.
      Does not look like anyone actually answered your original question.
      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


      comparison


      in use


      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.
      2102 Golf R, 2008 US b6 Passat 4-motion - sold 2006 US Mk V bmp GTI mt (230,000 miles/ 7 yrs)

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