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    1. Junior Member
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      18 MB G550, 19 VW Beetle Turbo S Cabrio
      06-04-2020 11:05 PM #2876
      Added LED maps lights. I used Philips’ extreme vision 4000K w5w led bulbs. They seem a bit cooler than 4000K but still not bad, not as blue as chevy’s oem led lights. Looks a bit brighter than the incandescent w5w but not by much - more of a style mod. I thought the incandescent w5ws didn’t really fit the beetles modern retro look

      I had these In my 2013 Ford Focus and 2015 Taurus. They never failed, looked OEM and no flickers or warning lights.



      Last edited by holson; 06-04-2020 at 11:10 PM.

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      17 GTI S, 19 Beetle S Convertible (wife's)
      06-05-2020 12:32 AM #2877
      I like the LED upgrade to the map lights! Tips for popping off that panel? Also, I need to get out to the PCH with a rental convertible at some point in my life. Just looks awesome!

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      06-05-2020 02:17 AM #2878
      Quote Originally Posted by Dan00Hawk View Post
      I like the LED upgrade to the map lights! Tips for popping off that panel? Also, I need to get out to the PCH with a rental convertible at some point in my life. Just looks awesome!
      Thanks! I used one of those plastic trim removal tools and just pried the trim piece and pulled it out. From there I just replace the w5w bulbs

      Here is the reference post I used https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...hlight=Led+map

    5. Member joedubbs's Avatar
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      07 GTI 13 turbo beetle
      07-14-2020 10:21 PM #2879




      just picked up 2013 with 56k
      Last edited by joedubbs; 07-14-2020 at 11:33 PM.

    6. 07-16-2020 02:52 PM #2880
      Nice color

    7. 07-16-2020 03:55 PM #2881
      I've just lowered mine...

    8. Member Carbon Steel's Avatar
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      2013 Red Turbo Beetle, 2015 White Passat Sport, 2010 CSG GTI
      08-28-2020 09:22 AM #2882
      The aesthetics of the gauges is great, i don't know how many years they had them.

      Our Turbo beetle is a 13 also with the gauges.
      2013 Red Turbo Beetle, red and black leather, 19 inch wheels.
      2010 GTI, CSG 18 inch wheels

    9. n00b
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      2014 VW Beetle
      09-09-2020 09:35 PM #2883
      I cracked my radiator cover a while ago, I just purchased a new one from VW over the weekend and to be painted soon after. Anybody know how to replace the cover?

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      09-10-2020 08:52 PM #2884
      Swapped in a 3.6 vr6

    11. Junior Member ThatBlueBeetle's Avatar
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      09-13-2020 06:24 PM #2885
      Can't hep with the radiator cover, unfortunately, but best of luck to you there.

      That VR6 swap sounds awesome...

      Last week, put in Goodridge G-Stop stainless steel brake lines, EBC Red Stuff brake pads, and EBC drilled and slotted rotors, front and rear. Today, gave my baby a (well needed) bath.

    12. n00b
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      09-14-2020 07:12 PM #2886
      Are you using EBC Apollo calibers?

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      09-15-2020 05:06 AM #2887
      Quote Originally Posted by MNAlTetz View Post
      Are you using EBC Apollo calibers?
      No, I kept the OEM calipers. ECS Tuning has an assembled kit, which has the Red Stuff pads, the drilled and slotted rotors, and then a bunch of replacement nuts and bolts, so it all fits like factory.

    14. Junior Member Jiachong's Avatar
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      09-15-2020 11:20 PM #2888
      Successfully flashed both the ECU and TCU to Unitronics Stage 1. It was well worth the upgrade. nice linear power and smoother shifting. The car really pulls nicely off the line and builds up speed fast. I also like that the flash now added the feature of showing the current gear number in automatic mode in both D and S as well.
      ECS 23mm rear sway bar with adjustable end links with poly bracket / KONI Special Active Shocks and Struts / Borla Cat-Back Exhaust / Enkei TS-5 18x8 Wheels / MK7 Golf R Front Brakes. / Audi S3 Intercooler / Unitronic Stage 1 ECU/TCU

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      09-17-2020 08:45 PM #2889
      So swapped in the vr6 3.6 into my wife’s 14 convertible 6 speed r line. And I’m wondering if anyone knows anyone who can code the ecm to manual. I had the immobilizer delete done and the fault for auto trans no communication deleted but now I get faults in the abs for auto transmission no communication so I think the ecm is still causing the fault. Any thoughts?

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