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VW MKVI-A6 Jetta Sedan (~ 2011+) Discussions area for the MkVI (2011+) Jetta sedan. This model was originally codenamed NCS (New Compact Sedan).

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Old April 15th, 2019, 13:50   #1
ckohler3
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Default LED front turn signal bulb change

I bought pilot brand 1156 amber LEDs. I filed one of the nubs down a little so it would fit in the socket. I get a lamp out on the dash and the bulb doesn't light up. I tested the bulb to 12V and it works. I'm guessing I need the inline resistor. I only tried installing one but I don't think changing both would make a difference. I already changed the daytime running lamps to LED and had no issue. Any ideas?

Edit- got them both working. Had to bend the metal in a bit that holds the tit on one side. Bulb out light on the dash is on. I really don't want to splice in the resistor.

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Old April 15th, 2019, 18:44   #2
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You will need a resistor in order to get the dash light to turn off. It reads the resistance of the wire to determine if the bulb is blown.
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