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coem

Ready to race!
Location
Denmark
Car(s)
Golf V TDI
http://golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164684

Have any of you before tried that the cabin lights up front are acting wierd?
One of mine is dimmed and the other one doesnt work, when i can slap the lights up front a couple of times then it may work again.
Its after i tried to put some cheap LED lights in.
 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
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anyway
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pair-Error-...Parts_Accessories&hash=item2c72d40669&vxp=mtr
I've ordered this one
but it still hasnt come yet
ill review to you
I have used that type of license plate LED fixture in the past.

1) they are too bright, so I dimmed mine down with Lamin-X tinted film

2) went through four of them before I gave up on them.
One failed in as little as 6k miles, none lasted more than a year.

Finally went to the VW oe LED fixtures (actually the Porsche equivalent for the savings).
Been a year / 35k miles now, so far so good.
 

wuzzi

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Indonesia
I have used that type of license plate LED fixture in the past.

1) they are too bright, so I dimmed mine down with Lamin-X tinted film

2) went through four of them before I gave up on them.
One failed in as little as 6k miles, none lasted more than a year.

Finally went to the VW oe LED fixtures (actually the Porsche equivalent for the savings).
Been a year / 35k miles now, so far so good.

is the warning indicator on when you using it?
anyway can yu give me the after market bulb for foglight?
i need the size of volt and watt :)
thanks
 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
is the warning indicator on when you using it?
No, not until they failed.

anyway can yu give me the after market bulb for foglight?
i need the size of volt and watt :)
thanks
All the bulbs are 12V. Fog light bulbs are 55W stock.
As for bulb type, depends on which factory fog light fixture you have.
Most US mk5 GTi come with reflector fogs,
which are supplied stock with a 9006-55W incandescent halogen bulbs.
There are a few US mk5 GTi that came with projector fogs,
which are supplied from the factory stock with H11-55W incandescent halogen bulbs.
 

wuzzi

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Indonesia
No, not until they failed.

All the bulbs are 12V. Fog light bulbs are 55W stock.
As for bulb type, depends on which factory fog light fixture you have.
Most US mk5 GTi come with reflector fogs,
which are supplied stock with a 9006-55W incandescent halogen bulbs.
There are a few US mk5 GTi that came with projector fogs,
which are supplied from the factory stock with H11-55W incandescent halogen bulbs.

just changed my foglights with HID 4300K
quiet nice :)
maybe DRL for next
no connection with indicator right?
 

JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
just changed my foglights with HID 4300K
quiet nice :)
maybe DRL for next
no connection with indicator right?
There are no dedicated DRL lights on US mk5s,
DRLs are either the headlights or alternately (if equipped) the fog lights.

What indicator are you asking about?
the DRL indicator in the instrument cluster?
the Bulb Out Warning indicator in the instrument cluster?
some even refer to the turn signals as the directional indicator?

Not sure what you are asking there, we may not be on the same page with terms. :iono:

 

FaLLeNAn9eL

JESUS HATES FLAT TIRE
Location
Narnia
So after a bit of research and shopping around, I decided to pull the trigger on these. The biggest issue I've read with the other festoon style LEDs were that the circuit boards were being exposed to the elements and that's what ends up killing them off. I saw that these were relatively inexpensive and completely sealed so I pulled the trigger. I've had em for 2 months. It was a bit finicky when I first put them in (both would randomly go out and throw an error), but now they're 100% reliable.



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JetTurbo

geezer
Location
South Florida
...The biggest issue I've read with the other festoon style LEDs were that the circuit boards were being exposed to the elements and that's what ends up killing them off. ...]
In the stock license plate fixtures?
They are well sealed against the elements, so much so that the LED killer
is heat buildup from both lack of ventilation and the 14.2V supplied to those fixtures.
Many LEDs rated 12V don't hold up well to that combination.
I suspect the length of time for each use has an impact on longevity,
I tend to see an average of 90 minutes each use with lots of 4+ hour cycles,
so maybe that accounts for the short festoon LED life I had seen in that location.
Went through four sets of festoon replacement LED bulbs,
none of the failures were related to moisture, all were heat related.
(and in most cases the failure was strobing rather than no light,
which is worse in my opinion as the rapid flashing draws LEO attention. )
I did get reasonable life from a set of 42dd 14V bulbs, but even those eventually failed.
IMO, an LED replacement should last the life of the car,
and that has been true for every other LED I have used on the car,
including over 190,000 mi on LED tails with no failures.
Good luck on the festoon replacements, but don't be too surprised if you are replacing them again soon.
 

wuzzi

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Indonesia
There are no dedicated DRL lights on US mk5s,
DRLs are either the headlights or alternately (if equipped) the fog lights.

What indicator are you asking about?
the DRL indicator in the instrument cluster?
the Bulb Out Warning indicator in the instrument cluster?
some even refer to the turn signals as the directional indicator?

Not sure what you are asking there, we may not be on the same page with terms. :iono:


Sorry i mean i want to install the drl
will the warning light indicator turn on?
Thanks
 

FaLLeNAn9eL

JESUS HATES FLAT TIRE
Location
Narnia
In the stock license plate fixtures?
They are well sealed against the elements, so much so that the LED killer
is heat buildup from both lack of ventilation and the 14.2V supplied to those fixtures.
Many LEDs rated 12V don't hold up well to that combination.
I suspect the length of time for each use has an impact on longevity,
I tend to see an average of 90 minutes each use with lots of 4+ hour cycles,
so maybe that accounts for the short festoon LED life I had seen in that location.
Went through four sets of festoon replacement LED bulbs,
none of the failures were related to moisture, all were heat related.
(and in most cases the failure was strobing rather than no light,
which is worse in my opinion as the rapid flashing draws LEO attention. )
I did get reasonable life from a set of 42dd 14V bulbs, but even those eventually failed.
IMO, an LED replacement should last the life of the car,
and that has been true for every other LED I have used on the car,
including over 190,000 mi on LED tails with no failures.
Good luck on the festoon replacements, but don't be too surprised if you are replacing them again soon.

Yessir, in the stock housing. My use cycle is abut 90 minutes to 2 hours 5 days a week. I'll do regular status updates on them. So far so good though. Would be hilarious if I just jinxed myself. :lol:
 
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