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    Thread: 2themax11 build thread

    1. Member 2themax11's Avatar
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      07-28-2012 12:49 PM #1
      OK - so since I never got around to do one of these - I might as well do it now...

      I have a 2010 Tiguan SE w Leather (came w pano roof and electronic folding mirrors and memory driver seat).

      Mods so far:

      • 50% tint front - 35% rear
      • Chrome tip interior switches swap
      • Savannah 19" two-tone wheels
      • RNS-510 retrofit
      • VW OEM RVC retrofit
      • 9W7 Bluetooth swap (9w2 for sale)
      • MKVI steering wheel swap (MKV multifunctional & control module for sale)
      • Custom Headlights with LED DRL (2012 look)
      • R-Line door sills
      • Auto Lights Upgrade Kit (from Bold-Sport.com)




      Future Mods:
      • APR Tune
      • LED Swap
      • possible AC manual controls swap w 2011 manual ones (not climatronic)
      • …and more - just cant think of other mods right now… open to suggestions though


      I'll post some pictures up in a few. All comments welcome...
      Last edited by 2themax11; 08-26-2012 at 12:45 PM. Reason: Updated current mods
      2010 Tiguan SE w/Leather
      Mods: RNS-510 Navi | RVC retrofit | 9w7 Bluetooth | 35% Tints | 2012 LED DRL Headlights | 19" Two-Tone Savannah Wheels | R-Line Door Sills | MK6 Steering Wheel | and more...

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      07-28-2012 12:50 PM #2
      Stock photos






      RNS-510 & RVC retrofit




      19" Savannah two-tone wheels & tints






      MKVI Steering Wheel swap (thx to my buddy Phill for the help)




      Custom headlights w LED DRL (2012 look)







      Last edited by 2themax11; 07-28-2012 at 01:12 PM.
      2010 Tiguan SE w/Leather
      Mods: RNS-510 Navi | RVC retrofit | 9w7 Bluetooth | 35% Tints | 2012 LED DRL Headlights | 19" Two-Tone Savannah Wheels | R-Line Door Sills | MK6 Steering Wheel | and more...

      My Build Thread: http://tinyurl.com/cqpa44w

    3. 07-28-2012 02:44 PM #3
      how hard was it to install the Chrome tip interior switches? Where did you buy switches? How do you do it? Was the RNS-510 swap hard? I really want to add the nab and backup camera, but it might be too expensive and complicated to do. Wish I could find a place to install it.


      thanks very much!!!
      you have a very nice modded TIG!!!

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      07-28-2012 04:22 PM #4
      Looks great. I especially like the wheels!

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      07-28-2012 10:38 PM #5
      what is the bulb type of this headlights? Are they use D1S like the oem ones and can you use both dynamic and static adaptive lights?

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      07-29-2012 04:19 AM #6
      Your Tig is coming along very nice, I like your taste
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      07-30-2012 10:02 AM #7
      where did you get the headlights from... I'd be interrested as long if they would come without xenon option... Are these aftermarket(like in.pro or similar) ?

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      07-30-2012 10:42 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Your Tig is coming along very nice, I like your taste
      Thanks bro!
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      07-30-2012 10:47 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by ghines51 View Post
      how hard was it to install the Chrome tip interior switches? Where did you buy switches? How do you do it? Was the RNS-510 swap hard? I really want to add the nab and backup camera, but it might be too expensive and complicated to do. Wish I could find a place to install it.


      thanks very much!!!
      you have a very nice modded TIG!!!
      The switches I had ordered them from ebay - they are oem. I also got the euro headlight switch but ended up swapping it back because my wife didnt like all the other options lol. As far as the install - I had actually ordered them prior of me picking up the car - and I had negotiated w the dealer for them to the swap before me picking it up. I dont know how bad it is - they told me they had to remove the door panels but i'm not too sure about that.

      The RNS-510 was the easiest swap ever! I originally had the RCD-510 so it was pretty much plug and play for the nav - just needed to add the GPS antenna. The nav itself goes for over $1200 - the backup camera was around $350 (I think) - and the RVC install was a little tricky but if you take your time and you have some friend who can give you a hand - 4 hands is better than two

      If you are not comfortable with wiring/tapping/etc - I would see if you can find a professional to do the install for you.

      Feel free to PM me if you have any questions during the install (if you decide to do it).

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      Mods: RNS-510 Navi | RVC retrofit | 9w7 Bluetooth | 35% Tints | 2012 LED DRL Headlights | 19" Two-Tone Savannah Wheels | R-Line Door Sills | MK6 Steering Wheel | and more...

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      07-30-2012 10:53 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Dietmar View Post
      where did you get the headlights from... I'd be interrested as long if they would come without xenon option... Are these aftermarket(like in.pro or similar) ?
      These are custom and they are a perfect fit - they look OEM and they work great (plug and play). Originally these came w halogen bulb inside the bi-xenon projector - but I wanted to take advantage and get a set of HIDs since my wife was complaining that the bulbs originally werent bright enough..
      Last edited by 2themax11; 08-07-2012 at 04:39 PM.
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      Mods: RNS-510 Navi | RVC retrofit | 9w7 Bluetooth | 35% Tints | 2012 LED DRL Headlights | 19" Two-Tone Savannah Wheels | R-Line Door Sills | MK6 Steering Wheel | and more...

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      07-30-2012 10:54 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by C Jayhawker View Post
      Looks great. I especially like the wheels!
      Thanks man! I get compliments on them everyday! They def give the car a completely diff look from stock.
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      07-30-2012 03:12 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 2themax11 View Post
      Thanks man! I get compliments on them everyday! They def give the car a completely diff look from stock.
      Not to mention that between the wheels and headlights you're probably confusing the hell out of the the other Tig owners. "Wait, it this a mid year post/pre-face lift???" "What the ???"
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      07-31-2012 07:14 AM #13
      I like the oem plus direction your taking this, nice tasteful changes

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      07-31-2012 01:03 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by TIGSEL View Post
      Not to mention that between the wheels and headlights you're probably confusing the hell out of the the other Tig owners. "Wait, it this a mid year post/pre-face lift???" "What the ???"
      LOL sooo true - I know I would be confused myself

      Now if I could only get some help with swapping out the manual ac controls to the round knob ones - I would be set

      Got the door sills - will be installing them this weekend

      Quote Originally Posted by ZLEB View Post
      I like the oem plus direction your taking this, nice tasteful changes
      Thanks man!
      Last edited by 2themax11; 07-31-2012 at 01:15 PM.
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      07-31-2012 01:07 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 2themax11 View Post
      LOL sooo true - I know I would be confused myself

      Now if I could only get some help with swapping out the manual ac controls to the round knob ones - I would be set
      It's an upgrade in appearance, but a downgrade in performance. The 2012 round knob HVAC isn't a true Climatic while the knobs on the Pre facelift HVAC are all true Climatic. A bunch of GTI guys are considering a class action suit over it since they are advertised as Climatic on the Monroney.
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      08-15-2012 04:01 PM #16
      Just a quick update on the mods - thanks @TIGSEL!!


      R-Line Door Sills




      This mod was wife approved

      Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics!
      Last edited by 2themax11; 08-15-2012 at 04:03 PM.
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      08-15-2012 04:48 PM #17
      Nice, did those turn out to be a factory piece or a good replica?
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      08-15-2012 05:45 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 2themax11 View Post
      Just a quick update on the mods - thanks @TIGSEL!!


      R-Line Door Sills


      This mod was wife approved

      Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics!
      Looks good

      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      Nice, did those turn out to be a factory piece or a good replica?
      The seller states they are OEM, I personally do not believe that they are. However they are an extremely good quality sills and fit right on. I do not mind at all, they look so good and unique, well not anymore
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      Mods: X-Pel Headlight Shields, 3M Clear Bra, OEM Door Moldings, OEM Aspherical Mirrors, R-line Door Sills, Rear Hatch Chrome Molding, and many more to come soon...

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      08-16-2012 12:34 AM #19
      They look OEM to me - the packaging and the vw label w part number looks legit! I'm very happy w the outcome
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      08-16-2012 10:20 AM #20
      Did you get the RLine sill plate from the German outfit? How much did you pay with shipping. They also have the Tiguan sill plate which looks exactly the same as the one from China on eBay.
      Very good mods.

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      08-16-2012 03:55 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by New to VW View Post
      Did you get the RLine sill plate from the German outfit? How much did you pay with shipping. They also have the Tiguan sill plate which looks exactly the same as the one from China on eBay.
      Very good mods.
      I ordered them from www.tuning-art.com --- they are based in Berlin. It cost me total w shipping 108.00 € which is about $138 USD. I didnt care for the Tiguan ones - thats why I went w the R-Line --- they look alot better!

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      08-17-2012 12:23 AM #22
      Thanks, I agree totally, the R-Line sill plates are much much better and classier.

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      08-17-2012 11:51 AM #23
      Patiently waiting for the Auto Light Upgrade Kit control unit from Bold-Sport. Hopefully this thing wont be a bust!
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      08-26-2012 12:41 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 2themax11 View Post
      Patiently waiting for the Auto Light Upgrade Kit control unit from Bold-Sport. Hopefully this thing wont be a bust!
      Alright so I finally installed the auto light upgrade kit - very simple plug and play. Here is a pic of where I've ran the wire. It's only temp until I have some more time to reconfigure. I also enabled the coming/leaving home feature w the euro auto switch - works like a charm!





      {sorry for the crappy phone pic}
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      09-11-2012 05:31 PM #25
      Looking at the pic on the rear door R Line Door Sill, it does not look like it is fitting properly at the rear end, was there a problem there?

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      09-11-2012 10:23 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by New to VW View Post
      Looking at the pic on the rear door R Line Door Sill, it does not look like it is fitting properly at the rear end, was there a problem there?
      I am sure it's just an angle of the photo and reflection, these fit perfectly. I have them too and couldn't be happier with fitment and quality (see my build thread below).
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      09-12-2012 09:49 AM #27
      Thank you TIGSEL, I think I'm going to get them too.

    28. 09-17-2012 01:23 AM #28
      I would really like to know some more about the headlights!


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      10-14-2012 08:36 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by New to VW View Post
      Looking at the pic on the rear door R Line Door Sill, it does not look like it is fitting properly at the rear end, was there a problem there?
      Sorry for the late response haven't been on here in a while :/

      No probs w the rear door sill fit perfectly and no issues during install. It's just the angle of the picture I took w my iPhone
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      12-13-2014 06:47 PM #30
      Hi all - I sold my tig and have a few parts for sale. Headlights, steering wheel w airbag and OEM all season floor and trunk mat. I listed them in be classified if anyone is interested.
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      12-15-2014 03:30 AM #31
      if the headlights are cheap enough I may be your huckleberry.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      if the headlights are cheap enough I may be your huckleberry.
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