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    Thread: Any Recommendations on Interior LED lighting?

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      07-26-2012 09:58 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      Well... assuming she drives at night with the headlights on - they will be on. Any time your lights are on, the fottwells are too.

      Try jacking up the brightness via the MFI and see if that helps. Maybe they just aren't bright enough.
      you can make them really bright.

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      07-26-2012 11:22 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by blackout2006 View Post
      she wants them on when she drives at night or when she turns the headlights on
      they should be on at night if you turn on the headlights. like E CODE said, you might have really dim LEDs so just go on MFI and raise the dimmer.
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      08-03-2012 11:47 PM #73
      Looks like LED Wholesalers is out of the red LED. They have blue though

      http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=337

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      08-03-2012 11:49 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by t0eknee View Post
      Looks like LED Wholesalers is out of the red LED. They have blue though

      http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=337
      do NOT get blue:

      1) it will NOT match the rest of your interior
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      08-04-2012 02:55 AM #75
      hopefully going to try and get away with not starting a new thread....

      Couple picture requests.
      1 back of footwell light housing.
      2 either wiring diagram for footwell light harness or a picture of the harness itself.

      Might possibly be looking into mounting two aditional red foot well lights under the back of the front seats for the rear. ( rice? sure call it what you want but rugrats drop crazy stuff and when your arms are full and want to see a little better i think it will be a nice little add on.)

      Thanks for any help guys/gals.
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      08-04-2012 08:59 AM #76
      Here is the light with the metal shroud removed:


      The harness is literally just two wires in a small spring clip.
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      08-07-2012 03:48 PM #77
      Hey Guys,

      Does the Stock GTI include both Front and Rear footwells? Thinking of doing a Retrofit.

      Thanks

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      08-07-2012 07:12 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      Hey Guys,

      Does the Stock GTI include both Front and Rear footwells? Thinking of doing a Retrofit.

      Thanks

      -Mike
      No - only front.
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      08-07-2012 07:41 PM #79
      Thanks E CODE
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      08-10-2012 10:44 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiggyjiggy View Post
      I just ordered these:

      http://store.ijdmtoy.com/Volkswagen-...-p/vw-df10.htm

      Will let you know what they're like.
      Do not get this kit if you don't have a US spec car, it will not fit , the front light panel is different.

      This:



      Will not fit into this:



      Despite the website saying it will fit "2009-2012 Volkswagen MK6 Golf or GTi". Hopefully I get a refund, will keep you in the loop.
      Last edited by Tiggyjiggy; 08-11-2012 at 08:15 PM.

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      08-11-2012 02:22 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Tiggyjiggy View Post
      Do not get this kit, it will not fit a MK6 GTI, the front light panel I think must be made for a MK5.

      This:



      Will not fit into this:



      Despite the website saying it will fit "2009-2012 Volkswagen MK6 Golf or GTi". Hopefully I get a refund, will keep you in the loop.
      That's a different console than we get in the u.s.
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      08-11-2012 04:34 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Smoky_Llama View Post
      That's a different console than we get in the u.s.
      Well that would be why it doesn't fit then

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      08-11-2012 02:45 PM #83
      Installed mine today, they look great, got mine from LED Wholesalers.

      In other news I ordered a couple extra T10 whites for the footwells, the retrofit kit hasn't come in yet, so popped them in the License Plate. Threw the Bulb error, VAGCOM'd it out with an Module 09, Byte 23, Bit 6 un-check. Profit.
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      08-11-2012 05:00 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      Installed mine today, they look great, got mine from LED Wholesalers.

      In other news I ordered a couple extra T10 whites for the footwells, the retrofit kit hasn't come in yet, so popped them in the License Plate. Threw the Bulb error, VAGCOM'd it out with an Module 09, Byte 23, Bit 6 un-check. Profit.
      Wow no errors? I didn't think that was possible, nice!
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      08-11-2012 09:26 PM #85
      Alright some weirdness. So it finally got dark out and I noticed when I have the switch set to on when door open, the lights are all on, just really dim. If I switch to all off the bulbs do shut completely off. Anyone else see this.
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      08-11-2012 10:41 PM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      Alright some weirdness. So it finally got dark out and I noticed when I have the switch set to on when door open, the lights are all on, just really dim. If I switch to all off the bulbs do shut completely off. Anyone else see this.
      Maybe reseat them?

      I got mine on Friday and just tonight saw them at night. The soft white light they put out looks clean. Can't wait to get the license plate kit. My base Golf ended up not having footwell lights, so I got two extra LEDs. Oh well hehe

      And yeah. Don't do blue LOL

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      08-12-2012 09:52 AM #87
      Well tried reseating them, found this on myfastgti

      The Vehicle Electrical System Controller J519 also can dim / turn on and off the ceiling light branch of the circuit without effecting the branch driving the glove box, visor mirror vanity lights and rear compartment light. A side effect of this ceiling branch control seems to be a small amount of current leakage in just that branch when the dome / map bulbs should be off. aka LED 'glow while off'. With the stock incandescents this current leakge is absorbed without glowing the filaments so it is not a concern. LEDs are more efficient and they will glow on the small current leakage. No harm, but can be a bit annoying. To eliminate the 'glow while off' , just one good error canceling LED can absorb the stray current and eliminate the annoyance. I put mine in the rear center dome position.

      Looks like I need just one of the error clearing type. No one else has see this?
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      08-12-2012 01:33 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      No one else has see this?
      Mine has the same thing. Let me know if the error cancelling LED works, and where you get it from if you try it.
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      08-12-2012 02:30 PM #89
      I've not looked - I'll see tomorrow...
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      08-12-2012 03:42 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by gravis86 View Post
      Mine has the same thing. Let me know if the error cancelling LED works, and where you get it from if you try it.
      Will do ordered them up should have them tomorrow or Tuesday maybe.
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      08-12-2012 07:41 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      Will do ordered them up should have them tomorrow or Tuesday maybe.
      Let me know how it works out and where you ordered them from...curious how many LED's the error canceling ones you bought have, too. I did a quick search and only found ones that had 2 LED's.

      Just did this install with LED's from LED Wholesalers for both my 2012 Passat and my wife's 2012 JSW. The Passat was fine, but the SportWagen definitely has the issue. Your description from myfastgti seems to make sense, because I put the old filament bulb back in the center slot of the rear dome light and it seems to absorb the leakage, so the the 4 LED wedges fully turn off.

      Keep us posted...
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      08-15-2012 09:45 AM #92
      Footwell kit is in from Bold Sport. Looks like it's a winner, ordered last Weds. got it today so one week to get.

      Anyways, here are the lights themselves they look identical to the original OEM ones I pulled out from other areas.



      The lights with the wiring harness.



      They used OEM light connectors you can see the Audi/VW symbol. Other than that its just one ground "O" to something under the dash and the one trigger wire to the CECM.



      I should have the LED's at my APT today so if my back is up to it (tossed it this weekend), I'll try and get them in tonight and do a little DIY action if people would like.
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      08-15-2012 10:59 AM #93
      Do they have the metal shield around them as well? The Foot well and glovebox lights do on the GTI.

      Related note - I don't seem to have the residual light when my LED's are 'off' that has been reported above.
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      08-15-2012 11:23 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by E CODE View Post
      Do they have the metal shield around them as well? The Foot well and glovebox lights do on the GTI.

      Related note - I don't seem to have the residual light when my LED's are 'off' that has been reported above.
      Yes they do have the rear shielding.
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      08-15-2012 11:34 AM #96
      They currently do not have red. I got those from superbrightleds.com along with the two CANBUS bulbs that I needed for the voltage leakage.
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      08-15-2012 01:09 PM #97
      Alright, sorry for all the posts today, it was a good day for deliveries for this project.

      So I got the CANBUS bulbs in today as well. I can report that by installing one CANBUS bulb in the middle dome light spot it takes all the light leakage out of all five overheads (dome and map).



      For the footwells I am doing one of each bulb. One 6 SMD T10 bulb (red) for the passenger side, and another CANBUS (red) in the drivers side. Below is the CANBUS installed in the drivers footwell.



      And the 'normal' 6 SMD T10 in the passenger side



      And as any good IT guy should have a spare old computer he can use for a 12V power supply to test, here they are lit up.



      So my final shopping list ended up looking like this.

      Domes/Maps

      (4X) Six SMD T10 Bulbs in White (Link)
      (1X) 5 SMD T10 CANBUS Bulb in White (Can't Link Part # WLED-NW5-CBT @ superbrightleds.com)

      Glovebox

      (1X) Six SMD T10 Bulbs in White (Link)

      Trunk

      (1X) 42mm Six SMD Festoon in White(Link)

      Mirror/Visor

      (2X) 37mm Three SMD Festoon in White(Link)

      Footwells

      (1X) Six SMD T10 Bulb in Red ( Can't Link Part # WLED-RHP6-AC @ superbrightleds.com)
      (1X) 5 SMD T10 CANBUS Bulb in Red (Can't Link Part # WLED-R5-CBT @ superbrightleds.com)

      For those of you with newer 2012 Golfs/GTI's with newer CECM software, you can use

      License Plate

      (2X) Six SMD T10 Bulbs in White (Link)

      NOTE: You will need a VAGCOM to clear the error. Module 09, Byte 23, Bit 6 un-check. It's called Cold Bulb Check for License Plate Light(s) (or something like that).

      I'll post back during/after the install.
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      08-15-2012 09:20 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by phish32786 View Post
      Alright, sorry for all the posts today, it was a good day for deliveries for this project.

      So I got the CANBUS bulbs in today as well. I can report that by installing one CANBUS bulb in the middle dome light spot it takes all the light leakage out of all five overheads (dome and map).

      Thanks for experimenting and sharing. Ordered my CANBUS bulb today for my wife's JSW.

      Really intrigued by the footwell lights, too. My Passat has the cut outs, but doesn't have them and I was kind of wishing for them...
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      08-20-2012 01:43 AM #99
      phish32786 or anyone who has done this mod:

      Pics of natural/cool white in the footwells? Pics of the footwells (white) with the stock red gauges/lighting?

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      11-24-2012 12:33 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinKYC. View Post
      Anyone have an recommendations on Interior LED Lighting?
      I've just recently looked at iJDMtoy and ECStuning's Ziza LED lighting and I'm not sure which to get. The iJDMtoy ones look super bright and I couldnt find any pictures of it installed on a GTI.

      Help anyone? Thanks.

      In the end:

      Got the LED's from LEDwholsalers. These are the bulbs you need:

      (6) 6 SMT LED 194 T10 Wedge Base Bulbs in white (2 Front overhead, 3 Rear overhead, 1 glovebox)
      (2) 6 SMT LED 194 T10 Wedge Base Bulbs in red (if you want red footwell lighting)
      (2) 37mm High Power 3 SMT LED Festoon Bulbs (Visor)
      (1) 42mm High Power 6 SMT LED Festoon Bulb (Trunk)



      In total it costed me about $58 with shipping.

      End results:





      E CODE's:



      I'm pleased, very pleased. Thanks everyone for their input!

      Just ordered from Led whosale, thanks for all the part numbers needed for this conversion. I just hope all the bulbs are the same in my 2012 GTI!

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      11-24-2012 02:38 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Gregoriovv View Post
      Just ordered from Led whosale, thanks for all the part numbers needed for this conversion. I just hope all the bulbs are the same in my 2012 GTI!
      They should be all the same. Good luck!
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      11-24-2012 12:16 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Gregoriovv View Post
      Just ordered from Led whosale, thanks for all the part numbers needed for this conversion. I just hope all the bulbs are the same in my 2012 GTI!
      Mine is a 2012.
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    33. 12-17-2012 11:02 PM #103
      Ok, we got some testing done with help from another forum member:

      We are waiting on more testing with our white LED and only selling the blue and red, pictured below is the actual blue and red LED that were tested by a forum member here, they match the interior clusters perfectly!

      As you can see in the picture our LED fill the entire footwell with evenly distributed light leaving no spot darker or mismatched, this even distribution of light gives our LED footwells a more professional feel that your car deserves.



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