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VW MKVI-A6 Golf family including Jetta SportWagen (~ 2010-2014) Discussions area for A6/MkVI (2010-2014) Golf and Golf Wagons (Jetta Sportwagon in the USA).

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Old January 10th, 2019, 11:50   #16
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I purchased the Helix MK7 style projector headlights on eBay for $280 shipped. ECS wants $500 for the same lights.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 14:09   #17
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I purchased the Helix MK7 style projector headlights on eBay for $280 shipped. ECS wants $500 for the same lights.

Jeez that is a cheap. I like the look with the square LED's. But I would worry about quality. But I bet these are plug and play unlike the Golf R OEM set that I have to waiting to go in someday.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 16:13   #18
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Jeez that is a cheap. I like the look with the square LED's. But I would worry about quality. But I bet these are plug and play unlike the Golf R OEM set that I have to waiting to go in someday.
They have good reviews online. I have a set of morimoto HIDís in my garage somewhere.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 20:46   #19
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They have good reviews online. I have a set of morimoto HIDís in my garage somewhere.
Can you link to these lights? I'm in the midst of researching which ones to buy.
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Old January 11th, 2019, 02:30   #20
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-helix-pa...vwg6hl-7b~hlx/

It’s these lights but I got them on eBay for $280 shipped. eBay item 401652769075
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Old January 11th, 2019, 06:14   #21
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Itís these lights but I got them on eBay for $280 shipped. eBay item 401652769075


Wow! You got them for good deal!


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Old January 11th, 2019, 12:01   #22
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-helix-pa...vwg6hl-7b~hlx/

Itís these lights but I got them on eBay for $280 shipped. eBay item 401652769075
Do you have a lux meter? If not, can get them for cheap on amazon. I ordered one for $16, supposed to get here today.

If you can, please install one side and compare it to stock beam pattern (both, low and high) and also measure the lux output of stock vs helix. You might be surprised, most knocks off are garbage light reflectors/projectors. Hopefully not the case with helix though.

A lot of these customers buying knock off lights just say they look brighter or have knock off higher output bulbs in them... but the actual light pattern is scattered beyond any real USEABLE patterns and often times blinding oncoming drivers and unsafe.

I am going to document and compare stock output and bulbs of oem halogens to morimoto HID PnP kit with the beam patterns and lux outputs. Only TRUE way to do it since ALL headlights reflecting differently and not all brands of housings and bulbs are actually what they claim to be.

Looking good is one thing, actually performing good is a whole different ball game.
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Old January 13th, 2019, 04:50   #23
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I do not have a lux meter. The headlights and bulbs should arrive Wednesday. I’ll put them in after the fog light kit arrives.

I got the rear camera and RNS-510 installed yesterday. The camera isn’t too difficult to install, but it is time consuming. I had a hell of a time trying to figure out why the camera wouldn’t work after I put everything back together. It turns out that when the headlight switch is removed the lights stay on and the reverse light power that I tapped into only worked with the lights on. The rear interior trim pieces are a pain to remove. Feeding the video cable through the rubber in the rear hatch is a two person job.
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Old January 13th, 2019, 10:50   #24
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All cool stuff!
I wanna see pics!


With the GTI steering wheel, can you use the stock airbag?
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Old January 13th, 2019, 12:52   #25
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All cool stuff!
I wanna see pics!


With the GTI steering wheel, can you use the stock airbag?
No, you need the airbag and harness from the GTI steering wheel. I have about $275 into the steering wheel and airbag. Iíve seen them
For less without the steering controls, but those were a must.
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Old January 13th, 2019, 13:25   #26
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I grabbed a '14 JSW TDI with 104k miles. I looked at probably 5 other buyback models for sale in a 300 mile radius and they all suffered the same thing. Tons of door dings, dirt caked up in the engine bay, and somewhat beat to S***. Luckily I found this one that has leather and was virtually mint condition! 2" lift going in next week.

Can't even describe how bad the stock headlights are...Who has run the DayAutoKey LED kit? I purchased some headlightexpert.com kit and it will not fit the housing as for as I can tell (after taking the front bumper off and headlights out) does the DayAutoKey kit come with the correct adapter?
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I grabbed a '14 JSW TDI with 104k miles. I looked at probably 5 other buyback models for sale in a 300 mile radius and they all suffered the same thing. Tons of door dings, dirt caked up in the engine bay, and somewhat beat to S***. Luckily I found this one that has leather and was virtually mint condition! 2" lift going in next week.

Can't even describe how bad the stock headlights are...Who has run the DayAutoKey LED kit? I purchased some headlightexpert.com kit and it will not fit the housing as for as I can tell (after taking the front bumper off and headlights out) does the DayAutoKey kit come with the correct adapter?

DeAutoKey LED headlight kit will fit right in like an key. Pop it in and you are golden. Only you need is to worry about clearance for your hand to go in.... best advice i can give is take front bumper off and headlight off and you can pop them right in within 5 seconds compared to tight space taking 15-30 mins each...... did that on 2011 with bumper off. 2014 bumper on and what a massive headache. Will take bumper off for next time, no Questions. A lot cussing involved.


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DeAutoKey LED headlight kit will fit right in like an key. Pop it in and you are golden. Only you need is to worry about clearance for your hand to go in.... best advice i can give is take front bumper off and headlight off and you can pop them right in within 5 seconds compared to tight space taking 15-30 mins each...... did that on 2011 with bumper off. 2014 bumper on and what a massive headache. Will take bumper off for next time, no Questions. A lot cussing involved.


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Lol sounds like my night last night. Tried installing with out removing the bumper, figured no way it's possible so I took the entire bumper off to find that I need adapters AND one of the headlights is aftermarket and doesn't use the same bulb socket. Should be fun
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Old January 13th, 2019, 15:24   #29
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Lol sounds like my night last night. Tried installing with out removing the bumper, figured no way it's possible so I took the entire bumper off to find that I need adapters AND one of the headlights is aftermarket and doesn't use the same bulb socket. Should be fun
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The TRS Morimoto HID kit arrived yesterday and the headlights are coming today. I plan to put them in tonight with the help of my two kids.
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