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    Thread: Installation of extra led lights in the trunk

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      04-17-2012 08:47 PM #26
      I will make the write up how to weld the wire together using a welder and final connection to the OEM lamp in the back right side.
      Give me a coupe of days...
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      04-17-2012 08:54 PM #27
      Kchoro, that would be great . I already have purchased the lights and they have been sitting in my trunk till I figured how to tackle.
      Waiting patiently!

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      04-17-2012 10:55 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Daddydiesel View Post
      Kchoro, that would be great . I already have purchased the lights and they have been sitting in my trunk till I figured how to tackle.
      Waiting patiently!
      Mine are on order too... Haven't received them yet.

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      04-18-2012 02:54 AM #29
      ordered mine today

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      04-19-2012 01:34 PM #30
      OK HERE THEY ARE..

      The LEDs only need a 12VDC power supply. The polarity needs to be correct, so make sure the black cable goes to (-) and red with (+).

      I took the power from the existing trunk light. The current draw is these LED is so small that I don’t think it is going to be an issue. This way I didn’t have to install a switch to turn on the LEDs when the trunk is opened.

      The trunk light pops out and it is very easy to do. You will see a blue with brown cable, which is the (-) and a Red with blue, which is (+) [I highly recommend you double check on this to make sure]

      I placed 3 LEDs in the back of the trunk, and 3 in the front. I used 3M heavy duty double sided tape to mount them, and have worked well so far. Route the cables the best you can, and hide it from plain view as much as you can or like.

      What I did is that I spliced the 3 LEDs in the back together and extended the cable so that it will be long enough to get to the trunk light. I did the same for the 3 in the front, and then I spliced everything to the OEM wiring

      In summary is very simple. Just splice everything using the best route you can, and make sure all the (-)s and (+)s are spliced together.

      In my case I soldered all the splices and used heat shrink tube to re-insulate the cables.

      If this does not make sense, don’t do it or get help !
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      04-19-2012 09:56 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post
      HERE ARE THE PICS OF THE LED...





      [IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6919109078_fde84609fb_c.jpg[/IMG


      I don't think the SE models come with the stock truck light that you are referring to. Could you take a picture of the stock light? I want to make sure I have the same wiring so I can tap into them. The only light on the SE is on the DEF tank side of the car behind the tail light. Thanks.

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      04-19-2012 10:16 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post
      OK HERE THEY ARE..

      The LEDs only need a 12VDC power supply. The polarity needs to be correct, so make sure the black cable goes to (-) and red with (+).

      I took the power from the existing trunk light. The current draw is these LED is so small that I don’t think it is going to be an issue. This way I didn’t have to install a switch to turn on the LEDs when the trunk is opened.

      The trunk light pops out and it is very easy to do. You will see a blue with brown cable, which is the (-) and a Red with blue, which is (+) [I highly recommend you double check on this to make sure]

      I placed 3 LEDs in the back of the trunk, and 3 in the front. I used 3M heavy duty double sided tape to mount them, and have worked well so far. Route the cables the best you can, and hide it from plain view as much as you can or like.

      What I did is that I spliced the 3 LEDs in the back together and extended the cable so that it will be long enough to get to the trunk light. I did the same for the 3 in the front, and then I spliced everything to the OEM wiring

      In summary is very simple. Just splice everything using the best route you can, and make sure all the (-)s and (+)s are spliced together.

      In my case I soldered all the splices and used heat shrink tube to re-insulate the cables.

      If this does not make sense, don’t do it or get help !
      Awesome! Thanks. What model of LED bulb did you use to replace the OEM bulb. I sent an email to the superbrightleds.com indicating which bulb I was replacing, but the one they sent is too large in girth to slide all the way into the connector. I was able to force it far enough to make a connection and it lights up, but my guess is that once I go over a bump or just normal road vibrations will cause it to move enough to lose connection.

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      04-19-2012 10:30 PM #33
      [QUOTE=I don't think the SE models come with the stock truck light that you are referring to. Could you take a picture of the stock light? I want to make sure I have the same wiring so I can tap into them. The only light on the SE is on the DEF tank side of the car behind the tail light. Thanks.
      [/QUOTE]

      I'm pretty sure that's the light he is referring to. That's the only light I have on my TDI SEL as well. Just tap into the wiring on that light to feed all the LEDs.

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      04-19-2012 11:33 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TToplessTTs View Post
      I'm pretty sure that's the light he is referring to. That's the only light I have on my TDI SEL as well. Just tap into the wiring on that light to feed all the LEDs.
      Very good, thank you.
      Last edited by domano 68; 04-20-2012 at 08:54 AM.
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      04-20-2012 12:03 AM #35
      Yes I'm referring to that light on the passenger side behind the tail light right there close to the ad blue tank on the TDI. I think all trims have it...

      Here a pic of the light (it shows the connection of the new wire o feed the new 6 LED bulbs.)



      For the LED bulb for trunk light I used this bulb. Also same ones for 4 in the doors, 2 in the footwell, 1 in the glove compartment..

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...#ht_3714wt_946
      Last edited by Kchorro; 04-20-2012 at 12:17 AM.
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      04-20-2012 07:08 AM #36
      Great, thanks much!

      Footwell lighting is next since the SE's do not have this, or at least mine does not.

      I would love to see where your footwell lights are located so I can see if mine is prewired just lacking the bulb or connector that holds the bulb.

      Anyone care to share some pics of thier SEL footwell lighting locations and wiring? Thanks!!
      Last edited by domano 68; 04-20-2012 at 08:57 AM.
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      04-20-2012 09:38 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by domano 68 View Post
      Great, thanks much!

      Anyone care to share some pics of thier SEL footwell lighting locations and wiring? Thanks!!
      Here they are the requested pics from the front footwell on a TDI SEL PREMIUM
      Passenger side..




      Driver side..


      Last edited by Kchorro; 04-20-2012 at 09:44 AM.
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      04-20-2012 09:50 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post
      Here they are the requested pics from the front footwell on a TDI SEL PREMIUM
      Passenger side..




      Driver side..



      Thank you! Now to see what is missing in the SE.

      Like the pedal covers.
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      04-20-2012 10:31 AM #39
      The pedal cover is an option. You can install anytime you want.

      Quote Originally Posted by domano 68 View Post
      Thank you! Now to see what is missing in the SE.

      Like the pedal covers.

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      04-20-2012 12:14 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by cnnpress View Post
      The pedal cover is an option. You can install anytime you want.
      Sorry, but I meant that I like his pedal covers. Not that they are missing.
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      04-20-2012 12:16 PM #41
      So, the SE has a plastic tab where the lights go on the SEL model. When I have time, I will pull these tabs off and see whats underneath. I would assume the wiring for the lighting is there, just no connector and bulb.
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      04-20-2012 01:09 PM #42
      Dead pedal ordered to match sport brake and accelerator pedals
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      04-20-2012 05:19 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post
      Dead pedal ordered to match sport brake and accelerator pedals
      Which dead pedal matches, and fits? Been offered the R line one but don't want to mix and match (I have the sports pedals and like that look better than the R32 look).

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      04-20-2012 06:11 PM #44
      I ordered R-line dead pedal, but it could not fit. Let me know if you have any luck.

      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      Which dead pedal matches, and fits? Been offered the R line one but don't want to mix and match (I have the sports pedals and like that look better than the R32 look).

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      04-20-2012 06:34 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      Which dead pedal matches, and fits? Been offered the R line one but don't want to mix and match (I have the sports pedals and like that look better than the R32 look).
      Reckneckracing (a Member of VWVortex) offered me to order one from Europe. That's where he got his. As I have been told..
      However, few months ago I got from Bud the "R line" dead pedal but it did not work so hopefully this one from redneckracing will do...
      I will keep you all posted.
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      04-20-2012 08:49 PM #46
      Let us know on fit!! Have dealt with him for the full sized trunk hinge covers.... And he is looking into a few other things (trunk chrome strip)

    22. 04-21-2012 05:52 AM #47
      I did this mod, and for under $15 totally worth it. I hid the wires much better I will post up photos later
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      04-21-2012 06:45 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Kchorro View Post


      For the LED bulb for trunk light I used this bulb. Also same ones for 4 in the doors, 2 in the footwell, 1 in the glove compartment..

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...#ht_3714wt_946
      Listing ended.... Tried months ago to contact him regarding the white. No answer. All he ever has is the blue now. Ugh. Any other links or way to get in touch with seller regarding getting more white in?

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      04-21-2012 12:27 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by pbafire View Post
      Listing ended.... Tried months ago to contact him regarding the white. No answer. All he ever has is the blue now. Ugh. Any other links or way to get in touch with seller regarding getting more white in?
      I just did a search on eBay for "T10 LED white" ... got 17,243 hits.

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      04-21-2012 01:20 PM #50
      Yeah, some round, some was two on one side two on the flush and two on the flip. That's a lot of hits to filter through to find the 194-501 wedge ones. The only 10.2mm wedge I could find was the blue ones (footwell, glove and trunk.... Not these single add on.). I tried contacting him again. We shall see.

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