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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 2nd, 2019, 14:18   #1
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okay, so i just put in some Sylvania extra vision bulbs in my low beam side of headlights. Really easy. Gonna go for a drive once sunsets down. Cars 5 years old, know head lights lose intensity with time. Wanted something a bit whiter than standard bulbs. Will post in a bit how they work. Easy to do with twist lock encapsulated style bases.
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Old November 2nd, 2019, 14:34   #2
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Another choice is osram night breaker laser in both low and high. they are quite white.
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Old November 4th, 2019, 09:20   #3
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deauto led. Got a recommendation from a few people here on the site. Plug and play (no extra wiring like many cheap amazo/ebay led replacements), i have been very pleased with these, not cheap but lifetime replacement. Had mine for about a year and very glad for the upgrade.
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Old November 4th, 2019, 10:23   #4
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"CORRECTION!!" sorry these were for a 2012 JETTA... SORRY..These may or may not fit these passat's! I bought these from amazon about a year ago..one set for high 72 watt and the other for low 45 watt.. has worked flawlessly for me..no dash errors also.. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old November 4th, 2019, 10:25   #5
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also needed this.. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old November 4th, 2019, 11:46   #6
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Something about buying head light bulbs off amazon just irks me as rebandaged cheap crap.

Maybe it's all the amzaon google power they wield, first 15 items i look at on google come up as amazon listed products that rubs me the wrong way.

I may make a trip to Advanced Auto and use one of their cupons. Bonus points if anyone can find some Made in NH auto bulbls, they are out there, but my guess is they are catering direct to OEM housing manufactures.

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Old November 4th, 2019, 13:02   #7
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Well my Trump MAGA hat is awesome from amazon..yes there is junk there.. I always look at the reviews...so far NOT disappointed on several buys there..ebay is no different, just have to use common sense..buy alot for vintage cars on ebay AND Amazon for the shop.. lots of vendors I use sell on both

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Old November 4th, 2019, 22:15   #8
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I purchased these around a year ago and have been very happy with them. No one has ever flashed their high beams at me, so they greatly enhance the low beams, but have not caused discomfort to oncoming traffic. You can't use the dust covers with them, but they pretty much fill the hole the dust cover was created to cover, so I'm not too worried.
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Old November 10th, 2019, 08:21   #9
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I purchased these around a year ago and have been very happy with them. No one has ever flashed their high beams at me, so they greatly enhance the low beams, but have not caused discomfort to oncoming traffic. You can't use the dust covers with them, but they pretty much fill the hole the dust cover was created to cover, so I'm not too worried.
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No issues with flutter or bulb out symbol on instrument cluster?
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Old November 10th, 2019, 21:47   #10
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No issues with flutter or bulb out symbol on instrument cluster?
There is a brief flutter on initial startup, but no instrument indicators are activated on the dash.
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Old November 13th, 2019, 06:06   #11
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I run the deautokey drop in HID kit in my low beams, awesome light and no issues in almost 2 years now. I really need a LED solution for the high beams, my incandescent are a disappointment every time I pull the stalk.
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Old November 13th, 2019, 06:32   #12
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No issues with flutter or bulb out symbol on instrument cluster?
again de auto has a lifetime warranty, if they go out he send you a new pair... the link shows a one year warranty for 100 bucks, de auto is 144 plus they usually have 10-15% off deals. I did the daytime runners and the reg headlights and have very impressed with them. And since i drive my cars forever a lifetime warranty is pretty good backing...

All led have a couple second flutter and then they are good to go. I've never had a error since installing mine.
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