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    Thread: 2012 Tiguan: LED HID Headlights retrofit

    1. 09-05-2012 08:51 AM #1
      Hi Guys, this is my first post in Vortex.

      I´m from Brazil, and have a 2012 Tiguan with halogen lamps. I want to put que HID and LED headlights, like this:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-original...447e4b&vxp=mtr

      But I have some doubts:

      The seller say that is plug and play, but some people tell me that I need some adapters, and have to chance a central commander.

      I dont need the leveling control or washers, just the HID and LEDs working as original.

      Has anyone due this reto fit? Some tips?

      Regards and sorry my english. I write bad, but I read well

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      09-28-2012 12:38 AM #2
      i did this swap and i burned up my central lightiing module.. driver side low beam would not illuminate, but all other lights worked, dealer replaced under warranty but if they had found out that i tryed to install an aftermarket hid light i would have had to pay 2000 bucks.... google phillips xtreme nightvision h7 for the tiguan great reaviews about the bulb its on ebay also

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      09-28-2012 02:31 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by noberryafterdingle View Post
      i did this swap and i burned up my central lightiing module.. driver side low beam would not illuminate, but all other lights worked, dealer replaced under warranty but if they had found out that i tryed to install an aftermarket hid light i would have had to pay 2000 bucks.... google phillips xtreme nightvision h7 for the tiguan great reaviews about the bulb its on ebay also
      Guessing that you swapped the originals back in before heading back to the dealer?
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      09-28-2012 02:59 PM #4
      I've thought about going the HID route as well, but you would need to fabricate the plastic caps that cover the back opening of the headlight, amongst other things such as programming via Vag Com.

      That said I ended up upgraded my low beam bulbs to Silver Star Ultra's and they are indeed a bit brighter than the stock bulbs. I'll be swapping out my DRL/High beam bulbs soon as well.

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      09-28-2012 03:08 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by geevis View Post
      I've thought about going the HID route as well, but you would need to fabricate the plastic caps that cover the back opening of the headlight, amongst other things such as programming via Vag Com.
      You don't need to fabricate anything. If one will follow procedure everything will work just fine. These are almost plug and play, one would need this adapter: http://www.kufatec.com/index.php?mai...roducts_id=792 and an access to vagcom to release xenons and that's all there is to it.
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    6. 09-28-2012 09:14 PM #6
      Hi guys, sorry my delay.

      I bought this headlight:



      This Central Module:
      http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en.../#product_5237

      And this adapters:

      http://www.kufatec.de/shop/index.php...oduct&info=702

      Now I have to install. Have someone the wiring scheme? Like this:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3597373

      Regards

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      10-01-2012 02:51 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by hugo alvim View Post
      Hi guys, sorry my delay.

      I bought this headlight:



      This Central Module:
      http://www.cars-equipment.com/www/en.../#product_5237

      And this adapters:

      http://www.kufatec.de/shop/index.php...oduct&info=702

      Now I have to install. Have someone the wiring scheme? Like this:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?3597373

      Regards
      Why did you buy a BCM? All you needed were headlights and adapter and someone with VCDS cable to release the xenons.
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      10-02-2012 08:14 PM #8
      Vw uses Different Cecm modules for each trim level, my S doesn't even support fog lights never mind HID's (Stupid cost cutting)

    9. 11-02-2012 10:50 AM #9
      Hi Hugo,

      I am from Brazil too and I recently bought a new 2013 Tiguan and now I am looking to install the same OEM headlights with LED that you did. Can you please answer me:

      - What parts from Cables and BCM were really necessary or it was just plug and play after setting the Central Module on to Xenon function

      - Where did you executed the installation and it did not affected your warranty?

      Tks!

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      11-03-2012 12:50 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by hugo alvim View Post
      I dont need the leveling control or washers, just the HID and LEDs working as original.

      Beware that is forbidden to use xenon lights here is Brazil without washers and leveling beams.

    11. 11-06-2012 10:27 AM #11
      sure wish someone made depo projectors for new tiggys
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      you're gonna run them regardless, so post pics when they're on. if they look stupid, we'll let you know.

    12. 11-27-2012 01:51 PM #12
      Hi Hugo, just curious....
      Were you able to make it work? Is everything fine now?
      Greetings from Another brazilian.

      Fabio

      Remarks- I have a 2010/2011, put the equivalent Chinese ones similar to 2012 model (with LEDs) and everything worked just fine. I just had to use VCDS / VAGCOM cable to be able to activate the DRLs, as oppose to keep the parking lights on via Switch. Now trying to get the Tail lights off via VCDS, just to have front LEDs, like 2012 models.
      Abraço.

    13. 12-07-2012 10:28 AM #13
      Hi Fabio, sorry for delay.

      Yes, the headlights are working good.
      You can see a DIY guide in this topic:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...xenon+retrofit

      Best regards

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      01-26-2013 08:06 PM #14
      so whos all done this already?

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