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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 November 28th, 2012, 11:46   #16
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Same here!!!!!
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Old November 28th, 2012, 18:48   #17
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SUCCESS!!!!!

First, remove the original light. There is a small tab where you can stick a plastic tool to wedge the light out of it's home.



The connector is exactly the same as pictured above. So I thought no picture was necessary.

Snap the new lights into place.



Go into VCDS. Channel 09 - Central Electronics. Byte 17, Bit 7. Check the box.



Enjoy the fruits of your labor with no error codes


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Old November 28th, 2012, 19:06   #18
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Cool. How much are these going for?
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Little diesel hot-rods that still get 50mpg?
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Old November 28th, 2012, 19:25   #19
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1st post.

4th "paragraph"
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Old November 29th, 2012, 03:59   #20
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Thanks Robert I saw that after I made the post. Your right that's alittle steep but they probably last forever too. I see that your a parts manager so can we get them through you, maybe even a group buy if you do that kind of thing and if others are interested.


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Old November 29th, 2012, 06:46   #21
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Nice mod, Robert!
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Very nice! I'll be in touch.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 08:52   #23
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Just installed last night. It was a pretty easy mod. Thanks, Robert!

Here are some pics:


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Is that picture accurate as far as color temperature is concerned? If so, they look very purple. That's not a problem - just an observation.
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Is that picture accurate as far as color temperature is concerned? If so, they look very purple. That's not a problem - just an observation.


Should be white. I just used my phone to take those photos. Forgive me if the photos are crappy.
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OK - wasn't sure. You never can tell what a camera's white balance is going to do on automatic and I saw the reflection of an orange street light.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 10:33   #27
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That's the problem with photographing light. The cameras usually try to compensate for the brightness and it typically throws off the white balance.

If you look at the photos I posted, they are a much clearer white and they were also taken with a camera phone.

CNN, Glad you are happy with them. May they last you years and years, LOL.
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Tip for photographing lights: set your camera to Tungsten (the little light bulb icon).
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Is this slightly better?

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Old December 12th, 2012, 12:08   #30
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Looks the same to me but I get the idea.
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