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    Thread: MK6 Jetta/GLI 2013 replica HID headlights. *Review*

    1. Member serprime2.5's Avatar
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      09-28-2012 08:21 PM #1
      So I went ahead and bought these replica HID/LED headlights from ebay. They are also available to alibaba.oom

      At first I was skeptical on ordering them because they were coming from china, and it did not seem like many of them were sold. I did some research on them, and they are actually made of good quality materials.
      The clear headlight lens is made out of PC plastic, which is the kind of plastic that OEM uses, the projector is a Bosch 2nd generation projector, which by the way have excellent light output and a cutoff. The HID kit which comes with these headlights is a Phillips HID kit, which is pretty nice.

      The fitment of these headlights is not 100%, but it is VERY close to being an exact fitment. The only spot which they do not fit with 100% is by the fender, and it is not noticeable at all. 99% fitment.

      The only issue I had with these headlights is that one of them would not adjust, but that was my fault because I turned the adjustor too far, and it came out of the socket, which was easy to put back in. All you have to do to put it back in if it happens is take off the cap on the back of the headlight, and pull the plastic back of the projector onto a white ball looking leveler. Just connect those two back together and it will work again.

      As for the error codes, on the GLI I get bulb out error for the left and front side light, other than that, I do not get any errors. But it might be different on the regular Jetta. You will need to use VAG-COM in order to enable HID headlights with Bi-xenon, and also to enable xenon with shutter in order for them to work properly.

      The seller always kept good communication throughout the process, and would always tell me the status of the shipment. It did take a little while for them to get here but that is only because they were back-ordered, but once they shipped, I received them in only 4 days.

      The LEDs are pretty bright, obviously not as bright as the OEM headlights, but they are bright enough to where you can see them during the day, and they are pretty bright at night. The projector in these headlights is awesome, and the light output is great with a very clean cut off. The LEDs function as the city lights, and they do stay on when the HIDs are on. The only difference between these headlights and the OEM ones is that there is no orange reflector in them, but it is instead smoked, and also the bottom part of the projector housing is flattened instead of round. The color temperature of the HIDs is 5000K which is extremely white, it looks like day light!

      Overall, I would highly recommend these headlights if you are looking for an OEM look headlight without the OEM price. They are worth the price to pay, and they look great.

      Here are a few pictures with just the LEDs on.








      Here are some with the HIDs on



      Some of the fitment



      Some night shots.






      Last edited by serprime2.5; 10-03-2012 at 12:35 AM.

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      09-28-2012 08:33 PM #2
      explain this adjuster falling out. how did u put it back in? This may help me a bit.

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      09-28-2012 08:35 PM #3
      Flippinnnn awesome!!! They look great!!! now I can't wait to get mineeee great review !
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    4. 09-28-2012 10:53 PM #4
      price???

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      09-28-2012 11:00 PM #5
      I added some night shots, so those are up.

      As for the price, they very from $650-$800 depending on who you get them from.

      Repair for the height adjustment added!

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      09-28-2012 11:03 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by serprime2.5 View Post
      I added some night shots, so those are up.

      As for the price, they very from $650-$800 depending on who you get them from.

      Repair for the height adjustment added!
      I dont see the repair for height adjustment!

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      09-28-2012 11:08 PM #7
      It should be up now!

    8. 09-28-2012 11:19 PM #8
      so, after vagcom, the error code on GLI will be removed?

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      09-28-2012 11:56 PM #9
      Yes, I'm just not sure how to remove them with vagcom, I have rosstech helping me out with the coding.

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      09-29-2012 12:51 AM #10
      Does it have leveling motors? and does it auto level on start up?

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      09-29-2012 01:19 AM #11
      I believe they do have leveling motors, but no, they do not auto level on start up. There might be a way to do it through VCDS, but I am not sure on how to yet. I will mess around with it some more a little later.

    12. 09-29-2012 02:04 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by serprime2.5 View Post
      Yes, I'm just not sure how to remove them with vagcom, I have rosstech helping me out with the coding.
      Yes, please let us know as soon as you can remove the code. I always want projector HID onto my GLI

      Thanks

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      09-29-2012 06:45 PM #13
      If you finding out about the leveling in vcds, I'd love to hear what you find.

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      09-30-2012 09:59 AM #14
      Would be nice if you posted actual cutoff line shots against a wall instead of only on the ground. The pics you have make it seem the beam angles from low to super high from right to left. Go to a wall and park 30ft to 50ft away and take shots. That's the only specified way to judge good cutoffs.

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      09-30-2012 03:06 PM #15
      Will do that tonight

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      09-30-2012 04:23 PM #16
      Which ones are threse exactly? Win Power Sagitar? Have a link?

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      10-01-2012 01:14 AM #17
      Yes, they are the ones form winpower. I got them here.....

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/160878206622...84.m1423.l2649

    18. 10-01-2012 01:36 AM #18
      Ouch you can get the VW ones for that much

    19. 10-01-2012 02:01 AM #19
      Where exactly could I get a pair of OEM by $650 - $800?

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      10-01-2012 06:21 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by eddjmemg View Post
      Ouch you can get the VW ones for that much
      haha.....keep dreaming. or post a link. will not hold my breath

      Surpeme, great write up. you beat me to it. I will send you a pm. because I have some small issues with my set.

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      10-01-2012 07:30 AM #21
      Great write up, in debates of my purchase.

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      10-02-2012 11:41 AM #22
      Can't decide on this, or finding someone that can do a projector retrofit. The small fitment issue has me weary, but at the same time, a retrofit in OEM housings could leak/fog.
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    23. 10-02-2012 11:48 AM #23
      Ill sell you my retrofit

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      10-02-2012 02:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Blinddub View Post
      Ill sell you my retrofit
      Hmmmm...
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    25. 10-02-2012 03:18 PM #25
      Just PM me if you're interested

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      10-03-2012 12:36 AM #26
      Added some night shots of the cut off

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      10-03-2012 12:11 PM #27
      awesome

      but why the cut off is not straight?

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      10-03-2012 12:18 PM #28
      Cutoff is quite nice and sharp but the right projector needs to be rotated slightly counter-clockwise.
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      10-03-2012 01:26 PM #29
      Yeah... just as I feared. Both projectors need rotation inward. Something you cannot adjust from the outside. Only way is to unscrew the projectors and tilt them correctly then refasten them. I had to do that 3 times when I retrofitted my own projector kit from TRS. Good thing is you won't have to saw those apart like I had to with my stock lights lol

      Guess I was right that it looked to beam at an angle against the ground *is a lighting whore* lol
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      10-04-2012 12:58 AM #30
      Yes, I do need to adjust the right one to be more straight, I will do that sometime soon, and will have different picture posted up!

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      10-04-2012 03:40 PM #31
      I think they look great with the platinum gray. I actually think they look better with this color than the others.

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      10-07-2012 01:34 PM #32
      I would be all over these, you could level out both the projectors out of that tilt without tearing it open.

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      10-07-2012 02:48 PM #33
      I wish someone sold these with no projectors built in. Just the housing's. That way you can simply use them to create your custom retrofit.

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      10-07-2012 03:29 PM #34
      looks good
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      10-07-2012 09:17 PM #35
      I think I'm going to order these.....
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