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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 8th, 2012, 23:15   #46
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Me likes ... didn't want to look like one of dem boy racers with 6000K
Or worse, those stupid blue lights.
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Old June 9th, 2012, 06:43   #47
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Old June 10th, 2012, 16:01   #48
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Would really like to see a set of 4300k lights installed and pics compared to standard halogen bulbs. I just might go for it, for the extra light it would afford these old eyes.
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Old June 10th, 2012, 16:22   #49
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In a leap of blind faith, I ordered a set of 4300k... don't know what came over me when I got the nerve to push that order button. $116 poorer, but if it keeps me out of an accident driving at night, it's a net gain.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 04:06   #50
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Niner, go for it. The 4300 don't look bluish to me at all. Install is very easy, no perm mods are made to the car, set of 2 replacement bulbs cost $25 on Amazon, whats not to like (compare that to D2S/D2R ). Complete HID set is $99 from USP ... I think I forgot to apply the 5% or 10% coupon.

The light output is most remarkable, you will love it
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:26   #51
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Niner, go for it. The 4300 don't look bluish to me at all. Install is very easy, no perm mods are made to the car, set of 2 replacement bulbs cost $25 on Amazon, whats not to like (compare that to D2S/D2R ). Complete HID set is $99 from USP ... I think I forgot to apply the 5% or 10% coupon.

The light output is most remarkable, you will love it

Done deal, credit card already took the hit.

What is the most sanitized way to pierce the rubber cover on back to pull the wiring through for the ballasts? I don't want moisture getting in through the back. Small X cuts with a razor blade?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:28   #52
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I was planning on drilling a hole.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:49   #53
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I was planning on drilling a hole.
Drill, Baby, Drill! Get some lights on order first, though.
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Drilling soft rubber aint gonna give one anything that looks like a nice round hole. A punch would work much better.

Lotsa folx assume that inside of HID assys needs to be hermetically sealed, but it most cases she aint. I'd seal with a caulk, but in my case, I did a cut with a knife, let the wires through and kept it at that.
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very tiny razor blade cut and then use some needle nose pliers to force it open so you can slide the connector and then take a little pliers out and then take a drop of silicone sealant to cover up the hole. Forgot to put that in the DIY.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 20:06   #56
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I wish someone lived near Chicago to help me with this I'm terrified of doing anything to my car. I can build a computer and do anything to an electronic, but when it comes to modding a car I'm terrified.
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I wish someone lived near Chicago to help me with this I'm terrified of doing anything to my car. I can build a computer and do anything to an electronic, but when it comes to modding a car I'm terrified.
I bet if you had a set of lights and attended TDIFest in Ypsilanti, MI, Matt98AHU could do it for you, like just before Fall, short days, and long nights. It will be done right, he's a guru, but I don't think he works for beer anymore. PM him if you are interested.
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There's also a Michigan GTG coming up on June 23rd. You might be able to get Jason and me to help you with the install. Maybe we'll have a set of HIDs to install there, too!

GTG thread link: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=349453

Looks like a 4 hour drive for you across I-94.
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Old June 17th, 2012, 14:49   #59
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Niner - u got 'em installed yet ? Betcha those "old eyes" are much happier now and will be even more so as days begin to shorten.
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I don't think Niner's kit is due to arrive until Tuesday. I'm looking forward to some pics, too!

We have decided to order the XE+ kit due to good recommendations from Coffeemade and the lifetime guarantee (compared to USP's one year).
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