Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI with factory fitted fog lights

Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI (Mark V is covered here) only requires a few changes via Vagcom/VCDS.

The cornering function works when your headlights are activated (either manually or via the RLS) under the following conditions

  • The indicator is activated either by holding it down or clicking it into position (not when comfort indicating)
  • The car is in P, N, D, S or Manual (not when in reverse)
  • The steering wheel is turned 85° from the straight ahead position.
  • The speed is under 50kph (once the car drops below this speed the light will activate and once it goes above this speed the light will fade off)

The fog light on the side of the car that the wheel is turned towards will light up, depending on the speed of the steering wheel the light will either fade in slowly or turn on instantly but the light will always fade out slowly.

You will need a 30 Byte Central Electronics Convenience Module (CECM) which are fitted to MY08’s models onwards.

Open Controller 9 and select Coding – 07


Click the Long Coding Helper, do not copy down the coding seen as these are specific to each car and it’s options/setup.


Select Byte 14 and bit 7 – cornering lights via front fogs active.


Select Byte 17 and bit 0 – adaptive light/cornering light variant (0=cornering light/1=adaptive light) and bit 4 – assistance driving light (auto mode)


Select “Do It!” to save the coding.


If the code is accepted select “OK”


Close the controller to finish.


To test the cornering light function turn the headlights on and turn the wheel left or right, the engine doesn’t have to be turned on.

 (Some of the screen shots are from a Mark V)

8 comments to Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark VI with factory fitted fog lights

  • ron Planiden

    Hello, theses series of helpful advice from mygti.com, what year of vw’s are they for? And also I need some information how to correct a fast reading speedometer on my 2013 jetta tdi.
    Thank you ron Planiden

  • Will

    Thanks for this guide on how to enable cornering fog lights on the VW Golf MK6. I’m going to retrofit front fog lights on my VW Golf MK6 using the Kufatec wiring harness and I hope to be able to enable the static cornering function once the foglights and wiring loom have been installed.

  • ams

    hello i have polo 6r gti and i did what explaned here but its not workin 🙁

  • Smrkec

    ams, try unchecking the box Bit 0 in Byte 17.I did this today in my GTD and it worked.I’m not sure if it will work in your polo,but give it a try.

  • I drive a golf plus year 2008 can i retrofit front fogs and enable static cornering function? Even though the model of the car is an SE there isn’t front fogs on the vehicle

  • Darren

    Just done my cornering lights and works awesome but did have to copy and paste at the end of the set up to select do it.

  • Roland

    Since you are changing the programing on the VDS, to something that was not intended for that car. => IS IT SAFE ?

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