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    Thread: Backup light error after LED install

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      06-02-2012 09:53 PM #1
      Today I installed my LED tail lights (no fog) and changed byte 18 from 20 to 21. All seemed fine until I drove the car. Now I have a back up light error.

      When I checked the lights themselves the right light is white and the left light is red.

      WTF? Anyone else get this error? Are both your back up lights white? Bad QC at the factory?
      Last edited by B5Speedo; 06-02-2012 at 10:09 PM.

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      06-02-2012 10:11 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by B5Speedo View Post
      Today I installed my LED tail lights (no fog) and changed byte 18 from 20 to 21. All seemed fine until I drove the car. Now I have a back up light error.

      When I checked the lights themselves the right light is white and the left light is red.

      WTF? Anyone else get this error? Are both your back up lights white? Bad QC at the factory?
      sounds like you have a fog..
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      06-02-2012 10:14 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      sounds like you have a fog..
      I didn't order one.

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      06-02-2012 10:15 PM #4
      they sent you the wrong set. its happened before.

      makes sense that codes for non fog tails would have an error on w/ fog tails.
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      06-02-2012 10:40 PM #5
      I just emailed BKS and hopefully they can sort this out.

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      06-02-2012 10:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by B5Speedo View Post
      I just emailed BKS and hopefully they can sort this out.
      yeah that's a bummer.. did your box come with a Yellow wire?
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      06-02-2012 11:42 PM #7
      Nope, just the 4 connecting wires.


      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      yeah that's a bummer.. did your box come with a Yellow wire?

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      06-03-2012 10:08 AM #8
      I'm having all sorts of errors. I had my LED with rear fog on my GTI and it worked just fine. When I used 04 in the coding it had the front passenger LEDs off and the driver side rear fog constantly on when driving.

      So that everyone isn't confused or any other people like myself...can someone write what we do to get our rear fog working?

      Do we wire it like I did with my GTI following the DIY thread on here?

      Then once installed, how do we code it?

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      06-03-2012 11:09 AM #9
      If you have rear fog you need the switch and two repair wires. Follow the Notes on LED Tail thread which was freshly bumped.

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      06-03-2012 11:30 AM #10
      also make sure the adaptor harness is wired correctly
      one of mine from ECS was wired reverse so one of my tail lights was yellow when lights were on, and blinked red when signaling...although it sounds like you have a fog version

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      06-03-2012 12:34 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jeff32 View Post
      also make sure the adaptor harness is wired correctly
      one of mine from ECS was wired reverse so one of my tail lights was yellow when lights were on, and blinked red when signaling
      Same here.

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      10-04-2012 12:39 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by macky View Post
      Same here.

      I'll add to this. Two of my harnesses were wired backwards and one was loose so it wasn't even making contact. Very sloppy work, especially for the price.

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      10-04-2012 12:40 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by B5Speedo View Post
      I didn't order one.
      Ya you definitely have the fog version. I had to return my left inner light to ECS twice before I got a non-fog one. Good luck on getting it replaced, it was annoying waiting for the correct light

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