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    1. Member SCHWAB0's Avatar
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      03-01-2012 11:11 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgpt88 View Post
      Awesome! Did you purchase clear or smoke? Can't wait for my led's to get in ... Its going to be a must do if you have clear sidemarkers !
      clears ... I like the white/blue car look better than the smoked ...I'll post up some pics this weekend as well I think
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      03-01-2012 11:17 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by scottgpt88 View Post
      None at all they fit perfect ! Very pleased with my purchase. Love ecstuning !
      Quote Originally Posted by brakedust View Post
      I ordered my set last night at 4-5PM ... and they shipped immediately, tracking showed a delivery of Friday, and this is with their free ground shipping from UPS.

      2 days time WOW
      Quote Originally Posted by Yunque05 View Post
      Just ordered mine as well. Smoked that is..
      Thanks for the orders / Feedback!

      Quote Originally Posted by brakedust View Post
      clears ... I like the white/blue car look better than the smoked ...I'll post up some pics this weekend as well I think

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      03-01-2012 12:37 PM #53
      Probably going to go with clear and he LEDs.. Curious... Is there any way to change the blinker in the headlight housing to LED? Along with the LED taillights, there would be no more traditional lighting
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      03-01-2012 01:36 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by JLCVDUB View Post
      Probably going to go with clear and he LEDs.. Curious... Is there any way to change the blinker in the headlight housing to LED? Along with the LED taillights, there would be no more traditional lighting
      I like this idea but I'm staying with the yellow blinker in the headlight because with my blue tint it turns to a gnarly green ... So what I'm going to do us also put blue tint on my mirror led's so they will be uniform ... As for tail lights I love that idea... That would be really sweet !

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      03-01-2012 01:42 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by JLCVDUB View Post
      Probably going to go with clear and he LEDs.. Curious... Is there any way to change the blinker in the headlight housing to LED? Along with the LED taillights, there would be no more traditional lighting
      City Light LED

      Please click the photo below -

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      03-01-2012 01:50 PM #56
      The R is a little different as the spot where the high beam would normally be is the round amber blinker.. Those lights don't look the same.
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      03-01-2012 01:51 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Got it!

      Please click the photo below -

      Is that light the blinker on the R? Isn't that light the DRL on the GTI?

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      03-01-2012 02:26 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by JLCVDUB View Post
      The R is a little different as the spot where the high beam would normally be is the round amber blinker.. Those lights don't look the same.
      Quote Originally Posted by ecirwin View Post
      Is that light the blinker on the R? Isn't that light the DRL on the GTI?

      Sorry fixed, link above is the City Light for the Golf R

      Looking into LED blinkers also - keep posted!
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      03-01-2012 04:34 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Sorry fixed, link above is the City Light for the Golf R

      Looking into LED blinkers also - keep posted!
      Okay, cool. Would like to keep it Amber just like the Audi LED blinker:thumb up:

      I've never seen those City Lights on...
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      03-02-2012 01:40 AM #60
      Those city lights are awesome. Is coding and a euro switch needed to take advantage of this mod?

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      03-02-2012 11:54 AM #61
      Here is a full side view of the car with clear sidemarkers on RBM. Also If you notice I did my mirror LEDs blue tint as well !



      And here is what the turn signals and hazards look like with blue tint




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      03-02-2012 08:51 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Yunque05 View Post
      Are there fitment issues with these much like the one from APT?
      Mine don't fit flush. I'll take pics tomorrow during the day. But I'm taking them off, they don't fill the hole, I can grab them from 3 of the corners and they wobble up and down. They are not of the same quality as the amber OEM side markers. If they won't take them back I'll refute the credit card charges.

      They came stating they were for a MKV Golf/Jetta, so I called before opening them to ensure they would fit the MKVI R, I was told to call back when there VW guys were working. I asked if I could email or call on Saturday and was to hold and then was disconnected. So I sent a PM last night through vortex and was told:

      "The MKV GTI and the Golf R use the same side marker - You got the correct part.

      The part # will be different for marketing between the two. Sorry for the confusion."

      People speak well of ECS on here, but my first experience with them hasn't been great. Not only did I have to waste time contacting them, now I have to waste time trying to return them and getting my money back.

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      03-02-2012 10:15 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by provenflipper View Post
      Those city lights are awesome. Is coding and a euro switch needed to take advantage of this mod?
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    14. 03-02-2012 11:00 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      City Light LED

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      Could you explain this a bit more? Exactly what are you selling - are these bulbs, some kind of kit, etc? On my Golf R, there are no city lights, and I don't see any bulb holders in the headlamp assembly for them.

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      03-03-2012 01:15 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by DerGolfGTI View Post
      Could you explain this a bit more? Exactly what are you selling - are these bulbs, some kind of kit, etc? On my Golf R, there are no city lights, and I don't see any bulb holders in the headlamp assembly for them.
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      03-03-2012 10:56 AM #66
      Here's the fit of ECS's Clear Side Marker on my R:





      Stock side marker fit:


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      03-03-2012 11:47 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by emulous View Post
      Here's the fit of ECS's Clear Side Marker on my R:





      Stock side marker fit:

      If this is how mine will fit, I'm returning my set as well. I have not isntalled it yet, but I would not accept such fitment on $20.00 part that costs doulbe that and its even cheaper than OEM and from what it seems not the best fitment, maybe bad batch?

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      03-03-2012 12:27 PM #68
      Ugh, I am going to install mine tomorrow from ECS - hope they don't look like that...
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      03-03-2012 12:36 PM #69
      My APTuning ones looked like that. glad I haven't ordered the ECS one. What the hell?!


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      03-03-2012 12:38 PM #70
      and this is why i bought oem ones to be color matched
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      03-03-2012 01:41 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      and this is why i bought oem ones to be color matched
      Unfortunately I don't want mine color matched, I wanted clear, but at this rate, I'll stick with the oem amber ones.

      I'll see and report back what I hear from ECS, hopefully they will handle this professionally.

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      03-03-2012 01:49 PM #72
      I also have quality and fitment issues with the ECS smoked side markers. And have actually had issues on both my first and second shipment. In all fairness, ECS has worked with me up to this point, but I did want to make people aware of the issues I have.

      In the first set, the right (passenger) lens was scratched:



      ECS immediately sent a replacement set, but the second left (driver) lens had foreign material embedded in it:



      So between the two sets, I ended up with one left and one right sidemarker that are cosmetically good. However, neither has very good fitment in comparison to the OEM parts.

      The left one sits pronounced and only loosely snaps in place:



      The right one is pronounced on the front lower corner but does snap more securely in place:



      And I also wanted to point out that the statement on ECS' webpage, "ECS light housings are ultrasonically welded to seal them tight", is misleading and/or inaccurate. Of the 4 pieces I received, none of them were air tight (simply blowing into the light bulb opening to test).

      At this point I am leery to try a third set from ECS. APTuning is working on fitment issues with theirs. So far I have only seen positive comments about the ones from OEMPlus (johannes post #25):

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...r-Side-Markers

    23. 03-03-2012 02:14 PM #73
      My clear ones do not fit perfectly either - especially around at the front corners. Not as bad as some people posted - no wobble or anything, but they are not perfectly flush like the OEM amber ones.

      When I've purchased smoked or clear Hella and Valeo markers in the past, the fit has always been perfect. Perhaps an OEM manufacturer will offer these for the Golf R - I would guess the ECS ones are fab'd in Asia by an aftermarket company.

      I'm hoping ECS might have gotten a bad batch and can replace these with ones whose fitments is closer to stock.

      If these are as good as the aftermarket ones get, I may consider getting stock ones color matched instead.

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      03-03-2012 02:49 PM #74
      Bahhhh...I thought the "scratches and embedded debris" look was because mine were still wrapped. Took them out and sure enough, same thing. Also have a small chunk missing around the edge of the left one

      I sent ECS an email to begin the RMA process...

      Looks like OEM is the only way to go. Guess I'll go color matched or maybe try the laminix route.



      Quote Originally Posted by Greg_VIR View Post
      I also have quality and fitment issues with the ECS smoked side markers. And have actually had issues on both my first and second shipment. In all fairness, ECS has worked with me up to this point, but I did want to make people aware of the issues I have.

      In the first set, the right (passenger) lens was scratched:



      ECS immediately sent a replacement set, but the second left (driver) lens had foreign material embedded in it:



      So between the two sets, I ended up with one left and one right sidemarker that are cosmetically good. However, neither has very good fitment in comparison to the OEM parts.

      The left one sits pronounced and only loosely snaps in place:



      The right one is pronounced on the front lower corner but does snap more securely in place:



      And I also wanted to point out that the statement on ECS' webpage, "ECS light housings are ultrasonically welded to seal them tight", is misleading and/or inaccurate. Of the 4 pieces I received, none of them were air tight (simply blowing into the light bulb opening to test).

      At this point I am leery to try a third set from ECS. APTuning is working on fitment issues with theirs. So far I have only seen positive comments about the ones from OEMPlus (johannes post #25):

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...r-Side-Markers
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      03-03-2012 03:45 PM #75
      I ordered a set of clears, just got them yesterday, I will go and install them right now ... I'll take pictures
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