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    Thread: China headlights being factory rejects

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      04-29-2012 01:22 AM #1
      buyer beware , my sources say that most headlights being sent from China, Taobao agents, are factory rejects. Also do not buy from Oscar. You will have major problems if you receive broken lights. ( odds are you will ) I tried to relay this information to him but he seems not to understand. ( I have a paypal dispute with him over a broken set which is ongoing ) Only buy from a reputable website or seller which has a clear exchange / return policy.

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      04-29-2012 01:29 AM #2
      and as everyone knows I am the first to install these fronts, I've sorted all the issues out and I can help those out who have them

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      04-29-2012 05:50 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by percydobbin View Post
      and as everyone knows I am the first to install these fronts, I've sorted all the issues out and I can help those out who have them
      Sorry to hear about the drama with the lights. I'm sure I speak for a variety of folks here when I say we're definitely interested in learning the right way to do this. If I recall correctly, I'm a much bigger fan of these Chinese style LEDs, than what the new Jettas will have -or anything I've seen aftermarket at this time (all two of them...).

      I can't wait for more knowledge and more so - availability of these lights - to become more common!

      Are there any specific forum posts that outline your progress/install, or can we look forward to that in the future??

      -Oh yeah, and thanks for the heads up! Duly noted on the ordering...
      Last edited by writeb; 04-29-2012 at 05:53 AM.

    4. 04-29-2012 08:17 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by percydobbin View Post
      and as everyone knows I am the first to install these fronts, I've sorted all the issues out and I can help those out who have them
      Can you make a DIY so we can understand what is all involved in installing these lights on our car?
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      04-29-2012 11:24 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by percydobbin View Post
      buyer beware , my sources say that most headlights being sent from China, Taobao agents, are factory rejects. Also do not buy from Oscar. You will have major problems if you receive broken lights. ( odds are you will ) I tried to relay this information to him but he seems not to understand. ( I have a paypal dispute with him over a broken set which is ongoing ) Only buy from a reputable website or seller which has a clear exchange / return policy.

      I'll second this. I currently have 3 Paypal claims against Oscar totaling $1,630. See more here:

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f...0/index21.html

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      04-29-2012 12:44 PM #6
      a must read, do not do business with this guy

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      04-29-2012 01:07 PM #7
      Wow, I'm glad I didn't buy into the whole HID/Tail thing a couple months ago from him.

      Thanks for sharing.
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      04-29-2012 05:04 PM #8
      Percy I to have the Chinese headlight I can't get them to work can u please help me thank you

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      04-29-2012 06:29 PM #9
      I'll pm everyone who needs info

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      04-29-2012 06:30 PM #10
      correction, I'll post it, even if it helps this seller, I'm not malicious

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      04-29-2012 07:17 PM #11
      Thanks troy.
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      04-29-2012 09:35 PM #12
      You got my PM, right?

      Quote Originally Posted by percydobbin View Post
      correction, I'll post it, even if it helps this seller, I'm not malicious

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      04-29-2012 09:58 PM #13
      Thank you Troy

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      04-29-2012 10:40 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by cnnpress View Post
      You got my PM, right?

      Ya I got your message cnnpress. I'm working on a few different things at the moment, give me a couple days guys and I'll try and throw a lifeline out to everyone on this subject.

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      04-29-2012 10:44 PM #15
      Good luck!

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      04-29-2012 11:09 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by biturbocurious View Post
      I'll second this. I currently have 3 Paypal claims against Oscar totaling $1,630. See more here:

      http://www.myturbodiesel.com/forum/f...0/index21.html
      Holy sheet. I wonder of this is the same "Oskar" from the MKV fourms that ripped lota of folks off (including me) on Waywell Navi units?

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      04-29-2012 11:18 PM #17
      I'm glad I didn't order this headlights.

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      04-29-2012 11:19 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by racer_41 View Post
      Holy sheet. I wonder of this is the same "Oskar" from the MKV fourms that ripped lota of folks off (including me) on Waywell Navi units?

      Not sure. His name is Oscar Guerrero. Check your Paypal history.

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      04-29-2012 11:38 PM #19
      He's not slick enough to be that devious, IMO. He would tell me tall tales about how his contact is a friend, and then later it was just a guy he met online, about how he paypals him because of trust issues and then he says he wires him the cash because they are pals. His friend also lives in China and doesn't speak English, but speaks fluent Spanish. ( props out to the Chinese / Hispanic community in China ) He consistently asked me the same questions over and over again after I answered them. ( 4 plus times, as if he forgot who he was talking to ) He told me he gets the whole sets of lights sent to him for about $600 USD, then tells me he only makes $100 a set. ( I believe the $600 as they are most likely factory rejects, and most B7 owners would ask, why go through all this hassle for $100? )

      I should probably quit here as my paypal claim had Oscar text-threatening me that if I let Paypal decide our disagreement, that he would have my emails and text messages notarized by the Supreme Court. Cross border Supreme Court action, not dealing with a genius here obviously.

      Notice how he is strangely quiet on this forum now?
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      04-30-2012 06:23 PM #21
      I have a new set of Led tails if anyone is interested, I can give you directions to install as well.

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      04-30-2012 06:57 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by percydobbin View Post
      I have a new set of Led tails if anyone is interested, I can give you directions to install as well.
      LOL, repaired Chinese factory reject tails, or something else?

      Curious, how did you bypass the reverse light limitation and such? Was the re-wiring crazy?
      Don't say ancient Chinese secret!

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      04-30-2012 08:37 PM #23
      I expected that response. It' a crap shoot when you buy things from these sources but as it stands, I have a perfect condition set of rears for sale. Dig in to my profile and posts and try to figure out for yourself that integrity number 1 with me.

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      04-30-2012 08:44 PM #24
      there is no reverse tail light limitation! It's actually a situation of too many options. Check out my youtube vid!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5v4OkNFshI ( excuse the wind! )

      You have the rear fog light option, which I did not use. I also opted to not use the amber turn signal option. North American rears have the reverse on the outers, so had to be rewired to the inners. N/A stock also had turns only on outers, I did both inners and outers for a sweet effect.

      If you have any more questions I'd be happy to do my best to help.

      Troy
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      05-01-2012 03:07 AM #25
      High beams work? Auto cornering and leveling?

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      05-08-2012 07:30 PM #26
      Percy any luck on how to make these headlights from china to work I just want to put them in my car I already had a cem blow out in my car thank god they covered it under warranty I was lucky !!

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