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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 09:15   #16
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See my comments in this thread: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...57#post3800457

If you want it done "right", don't use the VW harness.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 09:35   #17
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Nice, let us know when you figure out how to wire it and then long code it through 9 Electronics, Long Code, on VCDS. Because if one is without VCDS and wants to add foglights, maybe being outside the BCM is not such a bad option, less programming to do with long code on a laptop computer, more plug and play.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 00:35   #18
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I just bought the OEM Fog Light kit for my SE from a merchant in another forum. Here was my quote:

Fog light parts (excluding harness and Euro switch) sell for $258.12 plus shipping.
LH Foglamp $71.28
RH Foglamp $71.28
LH Fog Bracket $17.70
RH Fog Bracket $17.70
LH Fog Grille $39.60
RH Fog Grille $39.60
Mounting Screws (Qty 4) $0.24 EACH

The install was fairly easy. At the time the oem harness was unavailable, it was also pricey. I didn't want to wait for the harness to be available and didn't want to pay the price VW was asking for the harness. Instead, I made my own harness and wired it up like a normal set of auxiliary lamps. The relay and primary wires only cost me a few dollars. Having them programmed to work as cornering lights wasn't that important to me. Also, I just used a rocker switch hidden under the dash. Most of you would probably think this is a ghetto setup but my fog lights work and I'm happy it didn't cost me a fortune !
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I just bought the OEM Fog Light kit for my SE from a merchant in another forum. Here was my quote:

Fog light parts (excluding harness and Euro switch) sell for $258.12 plus shipping.
LH Foglamp $71.28
RH Foglamp $71.28
LH Fog Bracket $17.70
RH Fog Bracket $17.70
LH Fog Grille $39.60
RH Fog Grille $39.60
Mounting Screws (Qty 4) $0.24 EACH

The install was fairly easy. At the time the oem harness was unavailable, it was also pricey. I didn't want to wait for the harness to be available and didn't want to pay the price VW was asking for the harness. Instead, I made my own harness and wired it up like a normal set of auxiliary lamps. The relay and primary wires only cost me a few dollars. Having them programmed to work as cornering lights wasn't that important to me. Also, I just used a rocker switch hidden under the dash. Most of you would probably think this is a ghetto setup but my fog lights work and I'm happy it didn't cost me a fortune !
Link to the merchant? Are you running a relay so that you don't burn out the rocker switch contact points? 110w at 12 volts is a lot of amps on a switch.
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Link to the merchant? Are you running a relay so that you don't burn out the rocker switch contact points? 110w at 12 volts is a lot of amps on a switch.
Yep, I'm runnng a 30 amp relay, 20 amp fuse and 14gauge wires. The H8 bulbs in the fogs are only 35W.

The merchant I dealt with was Bud Klemp. He works for Dean McCrary Auto Group. He's always posting at the other VW forum. I also picked up an oem painted rear lip spoiler from him for $190. His prices are really reasonable.

His contact info is
bklemp@deanmccrary.com
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