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    Thread: OEM LED tail lights in hand! Help requested!

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      08-11-2012 07:42 PM #1
      Hey everyone.

      I bought the LED tails from the hybrid. I'm currently in NY and my TSI (GLI to the american folk) is in 5k miles away Brazil. I'm pretty sure these aren't going to be just "plug & play". They did come with some adapters, but I have a feeling I'm going to need something to keep the bulb-out warnings away.

      Any thoughts on what I should stock up on while I'm here to make sure these will install ok? I already have a VAGCOM, but I don't think that's all it's going to take.

      Here's some pics. As a quick note, it looks like VW "cheaped out" and used a standard bulb for the back up lights.




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      08-11-2012 07:48 PM #2
      Look up how to do LED tails on the MKVs. That might help a little.

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      08-11-2012 08:38 PM #3
      How much those babies set you back if you dont mind me asking? Did you just grab them from your local dealer? Cant wait for these and the new headlights to drop into my GLI

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      08-11-2012 09:11 PM #4
      $799 on ebay.

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      08-12-2012 01:05 AM #5
      Make sure you post up pics of the process
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      08-12-2012 06:10 AM #6
      Try the led tails adapters on bold sport

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      08-12-2012 07:21 AM #7
      definatly need the adapter. Dont worry about the back up lights, golf has the signal and back-up lights regular bulbs as well.

      LED's are mostly for brake lights and city lights.

      very excited to see what the installed lights would look like.

      Goodluck with your install.
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      08-12-2012 07:42 AM #8
      The lights came with these adapters. Could this be all I need?


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      08-12-2012 08:33 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by flipside99 View Post
      The lights came with these adapters. Could this be all I need?

      try them on, if they fit then thats all you need, plus the wires and terminals. before you buy the wire terminals, look up ebay, you might be able to buy a complete harness with wires cheaper then buying the terminal wires from VW.
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      08-12-2012 09:00 AM #10
      Well, my car is 5k miles away so I can't try it. Anyone around Middletown, NY around with a GLI want to experiment?

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      08-12-2012 09:08 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by flipside99 View Post
      Well, my car is 5k miles away so I can't try it. Anyone around Middletown, NY around with a GLI want to experiment?
      they only gave you the 4 plugs? i think the ones in the picture goes to the back of the LED lights, you still need 4 more plugs that go to the car harness for the lights.

      I wonder if the curent pins from the car harness will fit the plugs.
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      08-12-2012 09:11 AM #12
      They guy I bought them from on ebay said the four adapters would be all I need.. I'm not so sure about that though. I only have monday to gather the parts I'll need before I go back to brazil, so I'm a bit concerned.

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      08-12-2012 09:14 AM #13
      the plugs you have, do they fit the back of the tailights right now?
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      08-12-2012 09:15 AM #14
      Yep, perfect fit. I'm thinking I just might have to do a wire swap from the harness in the car.. I'm just worried that it can't be that simple..

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      08-12-2012 10:23 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by flipside99 View Post
      Well, my car is 5k miles away so I can't try it. Anyone around Middletown, NY around with a GLI want to experiment?
      i'm in irvington, ny. if u wanna come here we can try it on my car.

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      08-12-2012 10:30 AM #16
      like this except with 4 pins.

      Its a straight swap but the wires aren't the same plug. You are better off making adapters like this or cutting and soldering the new ones on. I'll get you the P/Ns...
      000979025 (old .5 mm wire $9.90)
      or
      000979025 E (new .5 mm wire $16.50)

      OR

      000979150 (old 1 mm wire $9.90)
      or
      000979150 E (new 1 mm wire $16.50)

      You will need 16 halves so that's 8 wires.

      If you wanted to make adapters you also need:

      4x 191972714 ($19.80)
      8x 000979129 (old 1 mm wire $8.50)
      or
      8x 000979129E (new 1 mm wire $11.50)
      Last edited by Verebs1; 08-12-2012 at 10:54 AM.

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      08-12-2012 10:54 AM #18
      Either way, it's going to cost you. About $115 with std. 15% discount if you cut and solder. Or $260 if you make adapters.

      OR

      you could buy the adapters from bold sport and then take them apart for about $100 after shipping to Brazil.
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      08-12-2012 05:34 PM #19
      the plugs that came with the lights look like plugs on the right side of that pic from bold sport.

      So, if my local VW even has the parts.. the best route would be to get 8 000979025, right?

      Or 8x 000979129E to make adapters... I guess I should try both the old and new P/N depending on what they have in stock tomorrow morning..

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      08-12-2012 05:41 PM #20
      Let me clarify here so I don't go crazy..

      I need 8 of any of these (mix & match possible i guess depending on stock at the dealer):

      000979025 (old .5 mm wire $9.90)
      000979025 E (new .5 mm wire $16.50)
      000979150 (old 1 mm wire $9.90)
      000979150 E (new 1 mm wire $16.50)


      if I want to make adapters I need clarification here:

      4x 191972714 ($19.80)
      8x 000979129 (old 1 mm wire $8.50)
      (total 12?)
      or
      8x 000979129E (new 1 mm wire $11.50)

      Thanks

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      08-12-2012 06:46 PM #21
      I think I should point out again, that my jetta is the Euro spec highline, so I have 4 wires (amber turn signals) that will be going to 3 wires for these new LED tails..

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      08-12-2012 09:11 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by flipside99 View Post
      I think I should point out again, that my jetta is the Euro spec highline, so I have 4 wires (amber turn signals) that will be going to 3 wires for these new LED tails..
      What exactly do you mean you have 3 wires?

      On the NAR cars the plugs are 4 pin.

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      08-12-2012 09:14 PM #23
      The plugs directly on the LED tail lights have only 3 pins, there's no pin where the "fourth" would be.

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      08-12-2012 09:16 PM #24
      [QUOTE=flipside99;78573774]Let me clarify here so I don't go crazy..

      I need 8 of any of these (mix & match possible i guess depending on stock at the dealer):

      000979025 (old .5 mm wire $9.90)
      000979025 E (new .5 mm wire $16.50)
      000979150 (old 1 mm wire $9.90)
      000979150 E (new 1 mm wire $16.50)

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      YES


      if I want to make adapters I need clarification here:

      4x 191972714 ($19.80)

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      08-14-2012 07:48 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by flipside99 View Post
      The plugs directly on the LED tail lights have only 3 pins, there's no pin where the "fourth" would be.
      Really? The plugs they sent you have 4 pins though. Do you have a picture of the plugs next to and inside the back of the light?

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