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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 February 1st, 2013, 10:50   #166
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Our complete HID conversion headlights (with headlight assemblies) will be for sale at some point in the future when we get the Chinese lights repaired and hooked up in a satisfactory manner. It is totally plug and play in any 2012 or 2013 NMS Passat.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 11:35   #167
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Our complete HID conversion headlights (with headlight assemblies) will be for sale at some point in the future when we get the Chinese lights repaired and hooked up in a satisfactory manner. It is totally plug and play in any 2012 or 2013 NMS Passat.

Are you saying you are getting those done? Or someone here in the states, is working on a descent replacement.

I don't care much about the warranty. I have had the car for 4 months and have 12k on it. I do between 33 and 35k per year.

That said, splicing and covering with weather seal shrink wrap should do a much better job than the t-taps even if its not as great as the solder...
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Old February 1st, 2013, 12:05   #168
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That said, splicing and covering with weather seal shrink wrap should do a much better job than the t-taps even if its not as great as the solder...
You mean just twisting 2 wires together and wrapping with shrink wrap? I don't think that will hold up very well. At least the T-taps cuts into a wire and give you a tight contact. From personal experience, twisting the wires never held up reliably for me. For something as critical as headlamps I would use T-taps or solder. Exposure is not the biggest concern here, it is vibration.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 14:11   #169
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Are you saying you are getting those done? Or someone here in the states, is working on a descent replacement.
Neither... compu_85 did a HID retrofit to our stock Passat headlights. He did a very nice job on it, taking the time to remove the assemblies and wire the HIDs into the headlights, keeping the car's body harness 100% stock (there are pics and a detailed description of the project earlier in this thread). This set of headlights will be for sale once we get the Chinese market bi-xenon projector set repaired (bought it damaged from a forum member, but the price was right price), installed, and working to our satisfaction.

So - if someone is looking for a plug-and-play (swap the entire headlight housings) retrofit in the future, keep this in mind. 4300K XE+ kit. This might be particularly good if your stock headlights are damaged or have a buildup of condensation inside.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:22   #170
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I would like to bump this thread as it hasn't been touched in awhile.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the plug and play lights from KraftigTuning: http://kraftigtuning.com/ Are these just a repackaged chinese plug and play?
They have a video on youtube showing the lights and they seem to work good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z777g0RnU
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Old February 27th, 2013, 11:41   #171
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Yes... something repackaged, those are not OEM lights.

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Looks like a start-up company importing and reselling things from China. They don't even have their website fully built yet, so who knows what to expect.
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Old February 27th, 2013, 13:16   #173
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I would like to bump this thread as it hasn't been touched in awhile.
Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with the plug and play lights from KraftigTuning: http://kraftigtuning.com/ Are these just a repackaged chinese plug and play?
They have a video on youtube showing the lights and they seem to work good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1z777g0RnU
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I saw couple members, on VWvortex, had replaced their OEM's with that one. Look ok, but price to high for this mod since it doesn't bring anything then appearance. I will better spend same money on upgrading power to 170hp and ~ 300 torque.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:38   #174
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Noticed a problem with these... they will not stay lit of you turn them on when the engine running. Turn on the lights with the engine off and they start first time. I'll have to do some more testing on this...

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I have read all 12 pages of this thread a couple times didn't see if you resolved this? I have the kit ready to go and would like to install it the same way you did. I would never use T-Taps and I do not want to do anything outside the housing. I also ordered the the HEX+CAN cable from Ross-Tech so I can make whatever changes are necessary.

If you have already posted the resolution for this and I missed it please forgive me, I apologize.

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Old August 27th, 2013, 09:57   #175
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It fixed itself once the lamps got some hours on them.


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Great, I will proceed. Thanks for the quick response and also for posting your install method on page 6. My cable is scheduled to be here Thursday and I will wait until then to do the install so I can turn the Bulb/Light Saver off at install.

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Old August 27th, 2013, 15:54   #177
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So, no plug and play options yet? My warranty will be up in about a month.
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Old August 27th, 2013, 18:50   #178
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Because of the low beam socket design there is no way for it to be plug and play... unless you made an adapter harness that plugged into the body and headlight.

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I installed them tonight and so far no problem with them firing regardless if the car is running our not. One thing I did notice is that when I turn them on they flash very bright for a nano-second and then they dim. After that they slowly get brighter (2-3 seconds) I haven't upped the volts yet as my cable doesn't get here until tomorrow and I am anxious to see how they behave after that
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The flash is the igniter pulse, and is to be expected.

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