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      08-16-2019 04:28 PM #6076
      Quote Originally Posted by MJG44 View Post

      Wow. You should take that garbage off. Why on earth would you tint headlights anywhere remotely that dark? Same with taillights, why do people eliminate one of the 4 ways they can talk to other drivers?

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      08-16-2019 04:31 PM #6077
      Bought a new push button switch 5N0 959 839 C at the dealership

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      Damn, you can buy it from Amazon for $100 less.

      https://www.amazon.com/2011-2015-Vol.../dp/B01C22Z4ZE

      but... I do get the local dealership 12,000 mile/12 month warranty on it though.
      Last edited by BsickPassat; 08-16-2019 at 05:05 PM.
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      08-16-2019 09:05 PM #6078
      Quote Originally Posted by dorkage View Post
      Wow. You should take that garbage off. Why on earth would you tint headlights anywhere remotely that dark? Same with taillights, why do people eliminate one of the 4 ways they can talk to other drivers?
      As I stated I did not expect it to be that dark and will be ordering a lighter shade. It was $12 on amazon so I’m not worried. I was commenting more on how I was impressed with the quality of the tint and the ease of application.

      Also it was my first time wrapping and I was pretty impressed with the outcome. It makes me want to remove all my interior trim and wrap it.

      The subject of whether or not you like the tint is a preferential issue. There is no safety issue, I have leds all around and have no issue with visibility. I also have no issues with communicating with my intentions to other drivers. Appreciate the concern though.




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    5. 08-16-2019 10:25 PM #6079


      LED license plate lights


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      08-17-2019 03:14 PM #6080
      Quote Originally Posted by troystg View Post
      Very cool.. pictures and brief install notes when its complete please.

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      Install was very straightforward. I used blue tape to prevent scratching behind the wheel but ended up not needing it. Ultimately all you need is a small flat head driver, M12 or 12 mm triple square bit, and a torque wrench.

      I did not have to unplug the battery and had no issues with the airbag or any warning lights. The most difficult part is using the flat head to release the air bag. I almost gave up. Using my phone as a mirror I was able to get a pretty good view. I started out with a beefier tipped stubby driver and found that the smaller tipped screwdriver was much easier.

      Then I pulled a little harder on the airbag and then I turned the flat head driver and it released both sides and popped out. When reinstalling you line up the markers, torque to 30 and plug in the air bag clips and push the airbag on. If you search on YouTube “installing a vw flat bottom steering wheel” there are 3-4 tutorials and a couple more in threads on here.

      With my 10 minute struggle to release the airbag it was about a 20 minute job.

      I still have not enabled the paddles but plan to do it tomorrow morning.

      I also wrapped the silver trim at the bottom of the steering wheel with a brushed metal black vinyl. Not sure how long it will last though.

      Before

      Clips on back side to release airbag

      Turn screw driver to release clip.






      All done.





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      08-17-2019 05:52 PM #6081
      Quote Originally Posted by MJG44 View Post

      The subject of whether or not you like the tint is a preferential issue. There is no safety issue,
      Actually, yes, this is a safety issue. You are covering up your lights. LEDs or not, that is a terrible idea. I can't tell you how many times I've had to panic stop because someone has tinted their lights and I can't see their brake lights in the middle of the day.

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      08-17-2019 08:05 PM #6082
      Quote Originally Posted by dorkage View Post
      Actually, yes, this is a safety issue. You are covering up your lights. LEDs or not, that is a terrible idea. I can't tell you how many times I've had to panic stop because someone has tinted their lights and I can't see their brake lights in the middle of the day.
      Yes and that would be a taillight issue not a headlight issue. The only safety issue with a headlight is visibility for the driver and the one common issue with leds is you run the risk of blinding oncoming traffic without the tint, which I see as more of a safety issue then having the tint. Kick rocks buddy.


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      08-17-2019 08:18 PM #6083
      Under us DOT guidelines, they have to be visible at 100yds in the day time and 300yds at night. I will agree with the safety issue but a light smoke tint should be fine.

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      08-18-2019 05:48 PM #6084
      Quote Originally Posted by dorkage View Post
      So what do I need to make my 09M Tiguan do the same?

      And the R32 transmission will not bolt up to the 2L. Bellhousing is different from the 4/5 cylinder to the VR6
      Its a MK5 R32 DSG box, possibly wont line up, dunno until we check the holes. Thanks for the advice tho, at least I have it from a wrecked car so I got it basically free.

      If you want the pops and crackles you only need a Tune with crackles enabled. Mine is done by Etuners.
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      08-19-2019 08:54 PM #6085
      Put back the stock air-guide, to raise the Neuspeed P-flow heat shield slightly, it's uncomfortably close to the radiator fan for my tastes

      IMG_20190819_175630035 by thisistan, on Flickr

      IMG_20190819_175636301 by thisistan, on Flickr

      Let's see how long until the heat shield slices through the plastic of the air guide
      Last edited by BsickPassat; 08-20-2019 at 12:09 AM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jezza
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      08-20-2019 05:42 AM #6086
      Quote Originally Posted by eltrcutter View Post
      Its a MK5 R32 DSG box, possibly wont line up, dunno until we check the holes. Thanks for the advice tho, at least I have it from a wrecked car so I got it basically free.
      It 100% won't line up. The TSI leans back like most transverse engines, while the VR6 leans forward to be able to fit.

      VR6:


      4/5 cylinder:

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      Yesterday 08:39 PM #6087
      Had the push-button start switch replaced... at my local independent VW shop

      The guy had trouble with getting the car started, due to the push button switch
      Quote Originally Posted by Jezza
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