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      07-08-2012 11:19 AM #1
      ok from wire harness to headlight pin 4& 7 go to 10 , 5 to 5 & 7 , 6 to 6 , 8 to 11 , 10 to 9 . now run a wire to the other light tap into 4 & 7 from the wire harness .go in to vcds click on select click on 9 cent elect click on coding -7 now click on long coding now start from the left to right now on the right there is a box that says byte go to byte 14 click on box 3 byte 15 box 6 byte 17 box 2 byte 25 box 2 & 7 byte 27 box 2 now close that out witch will bring you to the screen that says do it click on that it will say code accept click on that and its done now this part may happen when you start your car u may get a bulb out just turn off and on your headlights or turn on and off your parking lights like i said it may happen it may not sometimes it happens to me sometimes it dont my friend still has to work on that part but he has a idea how to fix it

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      07-08-2012 12:28 PM #2

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      07-08-2012 12:44 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmygez View Post
      Looks damn good...
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      07-08-2012 01:02 PM #4
      The LEDs are not bright but what can u do it's strange if u sit in the car with the key on with out the engine running and u start the car I will get a bulb out if I start it real fast it does not happen.at least this will help some people.i would not like to help one particular person unlike him I choose not to be a prick

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      07-09-2012 02:25 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmygez View Post
      Really nice!

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      07-09-2012 08:31 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by jimmygez View Post
      The LEDs are not bright but what can u do it's strange if u sit in the car with the key on with out the engine running and u start the car I will get a bulb out if I start it real fast it does not happen.at least this will help some people.i would not like to help one particular person unlike him I choose not to be a prick
      Jimmy, did you try to raise the light voltage on the low beam?

      I am using a custom HID kit and I had very similar problem with the light bulb issue during car starts (also flickers with Hi beam). After I made the VCDS adjustment on 09 long coding, all issues were resolved. I think its the 20th bit on the long coding and by default its set to 86 (85% output), I changed mine to 80.
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    8. 07-09-2012 08:37 PM #8
      i like!!

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      07-09-2012 09:39 PM #9
      no i didnt but i am not getting a low beam out i am getting a marker light or a drl out but it does not happen all the time

    10. 07-16-2012 10:36 AM #10
      Is there an adapter that is available for this retrofit?

      Also, is there an option to have the LEDs off when the xenon headlights are on? In the video it looks like the running lights are on all the time.

      Any pictures of your wiring?

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      07-16-2012 04:40 PM #11
      Sorry I don't have pics of the wire harness. I don't know about the drls being off with the hids and as for the the parking light I really didn't look into them but now I am

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      07-16-2012 05:02 PM #12
      I just looked at the Chinese headlight the running lights are on so that's how they are from the factory

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      07-16-2012 05:55 PM #13
      They look great! I wish my Vagcom wasn't back in Texas.. I really want to get these lights and put them in!
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      07-16-2012 06:05 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by fromage0716 View Post
      Is there an adapter that is available for this retrofit?


      Any pictures of your wiring?


      Mine:





      I built these (with the help of Jimmy's wiring research):



    15. 07-16-2012 08:02 PM #15
      Did any wiring go to the ECM?

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      07-16-2012 09:04 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by fromage0716 View Post
      Did any wiring go to the ECM?


      No.

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      07-16-2012 10:27 PM #17
      your headlights look good

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      07-16-2012 10:35 PM #18
      Damn! Cheers you guys. Who's going to put together the DIY on this, now?

      Biturbo... any low beam out warnings on your end or any funniness? (e.g. need to increase voltage or anything like that?), etc.

      I'm not sure we've ever been this close to having reproducible success on this install. Exciting!

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      07-16-2012 11:35 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by writeb View Post
      Damn! Cheers you guys. Who's going to put together the DIY on this, now?

      Biturbo... any low beam out warnings on your end or any funniness? (e.g. need to increase voltage or anything like that?), etc.

      I'm not sure we've ever been this close to having reproducible success on this install. Exciting!

      Like Jimmy I have an intermittent bulb-out warning for either the side marker or DRL. Most of the time there's nothing. I did increase the voltage on heads & tails from 12.8 to 13.2. Probably not necessary, but I heard all the kids were doing it so ...


      I'm happy to do a DIY on building harnesses for the headlights & tail lights, with all the part numbers needed, if someone's willing to commission the build. I'm not looking to make anything on it, but I've already shelled out some dough on trial & error with harness plugs and repair wire kits. Of course, he who commissions the build receives a set of completed harnesses.

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      07-17-2012 05:42 AM #20
      Well if thats the case I'd be happy to sponsor a set
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    21. 07-17-2012 11:00 AM #21
      I would also be willing to help on the DIY commission. Thanks for your willingness to help the rest of us out.

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      07-17-2012 02:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by biturbocurious View Post
      Like Jimmy I have an intermittent bulb-out warning for either the side marker or DRL. Most of the time there's nothing. I did increase the voltage on heads & tails from 12.8 to 13.2. Probably not necessary, but I heard all the kids were doing it so ...


      I'm happy to do a DIY on building harnesses for the headlights & tail lights, with all the part numbers needed, if someone's willing to commission the build. I'm not looking to make anything on it, but I've already shelled out some dough on trial & error with harness plugs and repair wire kits. Of course, he who commissions the build receives a set of completed harnesses.
      I'd be in on that. You'll be our very own Malooshek!

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      07-19-2012 08:34 AM #23
      This website seems to be selling those lights for about 290 dollars per light, how legit are they I don't know, play at your own risk. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=13759568173

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      07-19-2012 09:55 AM #24
      That's where these lights came from. We all got in on a group buy to get these back in February and several lights came in damaged. We thought they were getting damaged in shipping which could have too but we suspect that those headlights and taillights are factory rejects. A few of use including myself discovered cracked housing that had been repaired with silicone on them and some even have plastic debris inside the housing behind the lenses. So order them at your own risk. That site also has the adapter harnesses and if your interested I ordered a wood shift knob from there too. It does take some time to get that stuff from china and you also have to use a buying agent to buy stuff. I used taobaoenglish as my agent they will send pics to you of what you ordered before they ship to the states. So good luck if you do decide to order them.
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    25. 07-19-2012 11:00 AM #25
      How are the lights working on high beam? Everything functioning properly with the shutter? Would be nice to see video of the lights switching between low and high beam? Do the daytime running lights switch off properly when you go to high beam?

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      07-19-2012 11:56 AM #26
      Lights look great. Just a shame we can't get this as an option from factory

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      07-19-2012 01:56 PM #27
      everything works. no when the hight beam are on the drls stay on sorry

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      07-23-2012 10:50 AM #28
      Sorry I left out one thing when u do the vcsd the drl voltage has to be put at 105

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      07-23-2012 12:19 PM #29
      That is byte 24 set drl intensity to 105% and also there is a box in the same byte to use drl as side position markers. That solved my drl flicker and bulb but I still get the bulb out messege for side marker light out.

      Here's a pic of my install

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      07-24-2012 10:08 AM #30
      Here's a pic of my beam cut off. Jimmy or Biturbo will post some pics of your cutoff for comparison?



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      08-10-2012 10:50 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TDI Brad View Post
      That is byte 26 set drl intensity to 105% and also there is a box in the same byte to use drl as side position markers. That solved my drl flicker and bulb but I still get the bulb out messege for side marker light out.

      Here's a pic of my install

      I dont see in byte 26 how to change the intensity %

      never mind I found it it is actually byte 24
      Last edited by Coolcrush; 08-10-2012 at 10:58 AM.

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      08-10-2012 01:38 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Coolcrush View Post
      I dont see in byte 26 how to change the intensity %

      never mind I found it it is actually byte 24
      Oops! My bad that was a typo. I fixed it in my post.
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      09-05-2013 04:58 PM #35
      Lmk guys...the leds seem a little dim.

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