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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 […]

Volkswagen Golf Mark V Headlights – Halogen and Xenon

The Golf Mark V came with a number of different headlights from the factory, generally a chrome H7 reflector unit for the base models, a black H7 reflector model for GT/GT Sport/GTI and a Bi-Xenon fitted to some GTI and R32 models either optional or standard which was also available on some other models (depending […]

Adjusting operation of the RegenLichtSens (Rain Light Sensor)

Adjusting the operation of the RegenLichtSens (RainLightSensor) is possible through Vagcom/VCDS or the VAS tools that Volkswagen dealers use however adjustments do not make a large difference in the operation of the sensor especially where you have the standard green glass.

Using Vagcom/VCDS open controller 9

Select the dropdown box and select option […]

Adding Door Warning Lights to the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta – Rear

This guide is not yet complete – any information contained within has not been confirmed yet.

Parts required:

1K0 947 411 A (1K0947411A) – Door Warning Light (1 per door) 1J0 971 972 (1J0971972) – Connector Housing (1 per door) 000 979 019 (000979019) – Repair Wire for Connector Housing (1 per door – 2 […]

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

Enabling static cornering lights in the Volkswagen Golf Mark V (Mark VI 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 […]

Adding Door Warning Lights to the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta - Front

This guide covers the installation of the door warning lights to the Volkswagen Golf and Jetta front doors as was fitted to the very first Mark V’s before they were discontinued for I assume cost reasons. Along with the Puddle Lights these really light up the area around the side of the car and Volkswagen […]

Volkswagen Cornering Headlights, Dynamic Steered Headlights and Static Cornering Lights

The following information is for the Touareg but the principle is same on many Volkswagen cars with this feature.

Volkswagen’s cornering headlight system consists of dynamic and static cornering lights that are installed together in the headlight housing.

The cornering light functions are automatically activated when the dipped or high beam is switched on.

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Tail light bulb specifications for Volkswagen Golf, GTI, GT Sport and R32

Tail light bulb specifications for the Volkswagen Mark V Golf, GTI, GT Sport and R32.

Tail & Brake light bulb / Tail light bulb

Description: Longlife bulb P21W-12V21W Part Number: N 017 732 8 (N0177328) Quantity: 4

Indicator bulb

Description: Longlife halogen bulb H6W 12V6W Part Number: N 104 455 02 (N10445502) Quantity: 2

Reverse […]

Upgrading Volkswagen Halogen Headlights to Osram Super Bright Off Road 65watt bulbs

Osram Super Bright Off Road H7 Bulbs contain a H9 element to boost light output to 2100 lumens (50% increase from standard H7 55w) with a 18% increase in power consumption (65w whereas a standard H7 is 55w).

Osram EAN/Product No: 4050300524399 Product Description: 64217 ECE Category: H7 Base (standard designation): PX26d Nominal Wattage: 65 […]

Adding high performance halogen bulbs to your Volkswagen

Adding higher output aftermarket headlight bulbs to your Volkswagen will result in a different colour output and additional light but there is a tradeoff and this is the lifetime of the globe.

Based on data from the respective manufacturers the light output (measured in lumens) and lifespan (measured at 13.2v) is summerised below for H7 […]