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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old November 10th, 2019, 10:52   #1
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looking for an upgrade to actually illuminate the hatch..I really wish there were lights on the bottom of the hatch so when raised you could see what your doing
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Old November 11th, 2019, 05:24   #2
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deautokey has a few aftermarket options. I installed an upgraded trunk LED for my for my Golf. It was a quick install and a huge improvement to the stock light.

https://deautokey.com/product/univer...all-car-models

https://deautokey.com/product/mkvii-...-plug-and-play

https://deautokey.com/product/mkvii-...free-plug-play
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Old November 12th, 2019, 16:10   #3
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deautokey has a few aftermarket options. I installed an upgraded trunk LED for my for my Golf. It was a quick install and a huge improvement to the stock light.

https://deautokey.com/product/univer...all-car-models

https://deautokey.com/product/mkvii-...-plug-and-play

https://deautokey.com/product/mkvii-...free-plug-play
im almost at a point where I want to install halo lights in the hatch face.i do a lot of fishing and I'm doing pretty critical stuff with the hatch popped..I ordered the LED I hope it enough.my buddy has a new x5 and it has 2 ridiculous LED flood lights activate when the hatch is popped..droools
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Old November 13th, 2019, 05:44   #4
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just source one off amazon and look for can bus error free to avoid ghosting, save yourself $20-30 over deautokey.

btw there is an option to change the housing out for another OEM unit that's "switched" so it wont shut off after 10-20 min.
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Old November 13th, 2019, 09:54   #5
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just source one off amazon and look for can bus error free to avoid ghosting, save yourself $20-30 over deautokey.

btw there is an option to change the housing out for another OEM unit that's "switched" so it wont shut off after 10-20 min.


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im almost at a point where I want to install halo lights in the hatch face.i do a lot of fishing and I'm doing pretty critical stuff with the hatch popped..I ordered the LED I hope it enough.my buddy has a new x5 and it has 2 ridiculous LED flood lights activate when the hatch is popped..droools

I ordered some trunk LEDs from Amazon for $6 (for 4) expecting that I'd end up using them elsewhere. They are decent enough for the price, and a notable upgrade over stock, so they are working well as replacements. That being said, a single light mounted inside overhead does not illuminate the area as much as you might need. I've seen a Mk7 G/GSW hatch mod where the euro safety triangle is mounted: The owner tapped into the power through the hatch, and ran a led strip mounted to something that fit right into the safety triangle cubby. I'll see if I can find it.
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In this one the owner installed the VW rear license plate lights housings with LEDs in the the safety triangle cubby:

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index...o-area.327327/

This thread compares multiple options, but user darthfurious installed his own LEds in the cover for the warning triangle cubby. Super bright.

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index...utoled.342473/

And for bright light behind the car, CLDuckworth copied a design from the Golf Country Concept of an led running the length of the safety triangle cubby:

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index...-light.345914/

For Golf Owners:
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/index...n-ever.331946/
https://www.dropbox.com/s/46ckjh292d...Strip.pdf?dl=0
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if there's no bleeder resistor in the LED, the light will remain on yet very very dim when the hatch is closed and it should have been off.

I picked up a cheap silyvania bulb from advanced auto parts and took about 2 nights of driving before I ripped it out an tossed in a canbus error free bulb in.
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Wow! I never had that problem with deautokey LED bulbs.


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Wow, talk about overthinking, mine is a Passat but I thought the VW provided trunk light sucks big time.

Bought several 48LED boards on eBay for less than 1 dollar shipped to me. Stuck one, in my case, on the subwoofer and ran a wire to the OEM light. Problem solved!

I think too many of you overthink a very simple problem!
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We certainly wouldn't want to overthink things.
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I use one of my giant Milwaukee work light out of my bag, in the truck, er, Wagen.
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