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    1. Member scirockalot8v's Avatar
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      12-03-2008 03:29 PM #1
      just got it today for my wife's jetta. i will be writing a DIY in about 2 hours or so. it is the ZIZA brand. kit looks very straight forward. should not be to hard to install. stay tuned.


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    3. 12-03-2008 03:33 PM #2
      does this require the highline module and vag com?

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      12-03-2008 03:37 PM #3
      from ecs' website it says no. you just need a euroswitch...i will find out soon.

    5. 12-03-2008 03:41 PM #4
      yeah I'm interested in this, take lots of pics of wiring and how you get thru the firewall.. how are the instructions? it looks like a nice kit

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      12-03-2008 03:43 PM #5
      instructions are on there website(none in the box) it seems very easy. it is mostly plug and play. yeah i will be taking alot of pics. camera is charging now.

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      12-03-2008 04:20 PM #6
      cant wait

    8. 12-03-2008 04:42 PM #7
      I didn't realize how cheap a set of these are with open grilles are like 180 bucks. I'm def excited to see your impressions. I didn't even know this was an option I read up on highline and vag com and to do it from scratch can cost you almost 800 dollars to have foglights lol they aren't that cool.

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      12-03-2008 05:34 PM #8
      looking forward to the DIY! =D
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      12-03-2008 10:44 PM #9
      well 2 hours later... here goes nothing.
      first off im not responsible for anything you mess up on your car
      1: you need to remove all the screws holding the bumper/grill on also pop out your marker lights. i turned the wheel all the way to the right and was able to access all the screws.




      2: remove the 2 screws holding the grill on they are located at the bottom.
      now pop the grill off. now you can get the last bumper screws out

      screws and marker lights in battery cover

      4. remove bumper and set aside and pop out the air grills after removing the screws on them.


      5. the kit comes with theses plastic nut inserts that go into the existing holes in the bumper. make sure they are fully seated so they do not rotate when you put the screws in.




      6. time to put the fog in. the kit contains 6 screws for the fog.


      7. now the wiring harness. first disconnect your ground wire from the battery.


      8. the kit comes with a relay for the fogs i mounted mine inside the battery case with a nut and bolt i had laying around. i liked this spot the best.

      9. now time to remove the battery to gain access to the rubber plug in the firewall. remove positve and negative terminals. remove battery hold down (13mm) remove battery and set aside.


      10. remove the 3 (10mm) bolts from the battery tray. it is a pain to squeeze this out.

      here you can kinda see the plug

      11. from inside the car pop the plug out. there is a peice of carpet padding you have to remove to see it.



      12. now spear that sucker i used a scew drive to punch a hole in it for the wire to pass through.

      13. put the plug back in and push the wire through to the inside if the car.


      14. now you can put the battery tray back in and the battery but do not connect it up yet.


      15. run the bulb sockets and grounds to where the fogs will be located.


      16. next is to remove your EURO SWITCH OR US SWITCH WITH FOGS. unplug the switch. i used a coat hanger and tape to pull the wire up through.



      17. grab the plug and pry the plastic case off of it to expose the socket. here you will insert the pin attached to the wire into SLOT #5. once that is done put the plastic case back on.



      18. plug it back in and put push the switch in place.

      19. now remove the fuse box cover and the 8mm nut on a red wire terminal and place the terminal from the wire harness onto the stud and tighted the nut back down.

      20. now ground the drivers side socket to the frame. i put the terminal in a stock location.

      21. i grounded the passenger side onto the horn bracket with a nut, bolt and washer supplied with the kit. once everything is grounded. connect your positive and negative terminals to the battery.

      22. now go grab your bumper and hook up those fogs to test them out.



      23. if they work put your bumper and grill back on. if not well you did something wrong .


      aslo installed smoke side markers

      go ahead and install your fuse box and battery covers.

      24. now take the crome strip off of your stock air grill and put it on the fog grill. be careful not to snap the crome strip. i used a flat head screwdriver to pry the peice off.



      now go aim your fogs and install your air grills. and your done. the install took me 2 and 1/2 hours total from start to finish. im very pleased with the kit and the quality. the only thing is the 9006 bulbs for the fogs are not white enough for me. my wife wants to get yellow ones. i hope this DIY helps poeple out.



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      12-04-2008 01:11 AM #10
      awesome man. im gonna have to do this as well
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    12. 12-04-2008 09:44 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by 2pointfive »
      awesome man. im gonna have to do this as well

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      12-04-2008 10:16 AM #12
      Why does everyone remove the front bumper? Do you guys just like to take stuff apart? I have done this install twice now. I find absolutely no reason to remove the front bumper.none,zilch,nada,uhuh,why? And don't tell me it's for easier access. There is no way that it is necessary. The battery removal is the hardest part and even that's easy.

    14. 12-04-2008 10:21 AM #13
      one question I have is since it looks like u have the other switch that u can just have ur fogs on. I have the US regular one and it I got the Euro Switch is it just like plug and play or what would I have to do, since it looks like urs are plug and play after u wired it.

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      12-04-2008 03:05 PM #14
      we had the us switch with no fogs. the kit requires the euro or us w/fogs switch. im not sure if i can just run the fogs or not. the drl's are still on.

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      12-04-2008 05:13 PM #15
      has this been stickied?
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      12-04-2008 05:32 PM #16
      i did this install as well, but i put an hid kit in at the same time. very easy, you shouldnt have to remove the bumper tho, buddy is right. great product tho!!


    18. 12-04-2008 06:31 PM #17
      Link to the site where you got this kit? Can they be purchased without the grilles?

    19. 12-04-2008 06:58 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by darkk »
      Why does everyone remove the front bumper? Do you guys just like to take stuff apart? I have done this install twice now. I find absolutely no reason to remove the front bumper.none,zilch,nada,uhuh,why? And don't tell me it's for easier access. There is no way that it is necessary. The battery removal is the hardest part and even that's easy.

      Darkk, Your car is awesome by the way.
      The reason why some of us have to remove the front bumper cover is because like mine's for example,
      the tabs holding the front lower side grilles was glued into the slot so I had to dremel off the glue from behind to remove the grilles.
      but like you said everything else was pretty straight forward to do.
      Thanks you scirockalot8v for the great DIY!

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      12-04-2008 08:16 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by kv12 »
      Darkk, Your car is awesome by the way.

      thanks
      Quote, originally posted by kv12 »
      some of us have to remove the front bumper cover is because
      the tabs holding the front lower side grilles was glued into the slot

      didn't know about the glue. I probably would have just ripped it out anyway,actually,I probably did...lol

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      12-04-2008 09:02 PM #20
      thanks guys. yeah the lower grills on our jetta were glued. i snapped 2 tabs off on 1 grill and cracked the other . i agree tho with you on not having to remove the bumper. you could install this without removing it, but it only takes an extra 15 min. tops. now im trying to talk her into getting a cup kit or atleast some dang sport springs.

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      12-04-2008 09:02 PM #21
      Here is the link on their site, you'll have to choose what style you want. 9006 or H11.
      http://www.ecstuning.com/stage...=Fogs

    23. 12-04-2008 10:18 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by darkk »
      thanks

      didn't know about the glue. I probably would have just ripped it out anyway,actually,I probably did...lol

      At the time I tried to yank it out as hard as I can, I got half of the bottom part out... and I heard a crack so I stopped.
      Then I removed the bumper and found that the top 2 tears of tabs were glued (dammit) so took a bot of extra time to remove the bumper to the thing. lol

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      01-02-2009 10:27 AM #23
      up for more to see

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      01-02-2009 11:15 AM #24
      I was looking to do this as well, good write up....didn't know about the glue holding the grills in, guess I will be taking the bumper of as well. That grommet location is also a good spot to run an amp power wire through since I will be doing that as well [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      01-03-2009 03:41 PM #25
      are those ziza projectors glass lenses or plastic?
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