Upgrading the number plate lights to LED on the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, GTI, R32, Rabbit and Passat

The bulb indicator denotes a failed bulb

The rear number plate lights can be upgraded to LED however there is a problem with the bulb monitoring detecting failed bulbs and displaying a warning on the instrument cluster and MFD. There are a few approaches that can be taken and all […]

Volkswagen Golf Emergency Brake Warning Flash

When braking in an emergency the hazard lights flash to warn traffic following behind.

This feature can be turned on and off in Vagcom/VCDS using Byte 17 Bit 0.

For the lights to flash the following parameters must be met

Deaceleration has to be higher then 7m/s² and for a duration longer then 700ms or […]

Volkswagen Golf Reverse Light Upgrade PIAA XTREME

PIAA 27watt XTREME Globes

The PIAA XTREME White Bulbs that I ordered a few weeks ago arrived today, going by the reviews and the claim this should not only give me a whiter light but extra light out the back. Whilst the coating on the globe would reduce light output to a certain […]