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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 June 3rd, 2012, 23:41   #31
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Me too, Group buy. I'd be in for the 6000k version. Have them drop shipped.

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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:48   #32
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Niner I doubt there will be a discount, just order them individually
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Old June 4th, 2012, 05:53   #33
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Folx,

to clarify, this is the kit to get (subject to one's color temp preferences): http://uspmotorsports.com/product_info.php?products_id=632{98}342

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it includes the "bulb adapters" so that use of dremel is no longer required ?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 07:03   #34
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Compu 85 and VeeDubTDI are practically neighbors of mine, hence the request to order together.
I didn't intend to start a group buy. Sorry. Next time, I'll phone them...or PM them...
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:03   #35
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Also, they talk about disabling DRL after the install - but since in Passats we have *dedicated* DRL bulbs - do we need to disable the DRL ?

I reckon need to disable DRL is only for the cars that put the *regular* beam light bulbs in half-power for DRL, as opposed to cars like ours that use dedicated DRL bulbs instead ?
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:53   #36
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compu 85: Thanks for the clarification. Now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense that a photo of a light would have issues.

Hmmm...don't press that "Buy it Now" button until you talk to me...maybe you/we can get a discount if you buy 2 sets? I'm seriously considering it...
So now it's about being neighborly, not the discount?
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Anyone have any ideas about how the heat of a regeneration might affect the life of the the electronics/ballasts under the hood of a Passat TDI? Just asking if it might be a factor in longevity of the lighting system.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 10:44   #38
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Anyone have any ideas about how the heat of a regeneration might affect the life of the the electronics/ballasts under the hood of a Passat TDI? Just asking if it might be a factor in longevity of the lighting system.

i wouldnt worry about it... you can be certain that everything that could have been affected was designed with this in mind
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Old June 4th, 2012, 11:39   #39
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Looks like lots of interest in this retrofit... just got off the phone with Niner.

We're gonna go ahead and get the 4300K kit and see what that looks like, although I really liked the color of the 6000K kit. We're also going to get some brighter high beam lamps - probably PIAA or something. I think with the increased output of the low beams, the high beams will look a little wimpy on dark back roads.

I think the install can be done without dremeling any plastic or cutting any wires, but that's Jason's area of expertise, so I'll wait for his write-up.

Regarding group buy, I don't think we'll get any sort of discount... just order at your convenience.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 19:06   #40
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Someone on another forum mentioned a good point... when the HIDs start up they draw a lot of power... probably 15 amps or so. The halogen lamps are under 5. It looks like the Chinese market cars have the HIDs going right to the body control module so I don't think it's a huge issue in this case, but is something to keep in mind.

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Old June 4th, 2012, 19:16   #41
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Me too, Group buy. I'd be in for the 6000k version. Have them drop shipped.

Thought you didn't believe in HIDs, wheels, stereos, ect? Seems like even you are starting to see the benefit of the aftermarket. Hope your install goes well and heat doest effect the ballast, keep us posted.

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Old June 7th, 2012, 16:29   #42
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Got me a 4300K set (see the link I shared above). Install is very easy. I used piercing clips that come with the kit, as opposed to soldering. Kit comes with bulb retainers/adapters - so you don't have to mess with stock ones at all.

About the only thing worth mentioning is how to immobilize the bulbs within the adapters as you insert the whole thing in and twist it to lock. I ended up jamming the ends of the bulbs inside of the adapters with pieces of Styrofoam that I later removed.

If u are result oriented should not take more than 30 mins to install . You mix a six pack in there and then there's no telling

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What do you think about the 4300K color temperature?
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Me likes ... didn't want to look like one of dem boy racers with 6000K
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