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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 20th, 2012, 16:06   #1
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My name's Robert, and I am a technology addict.

That said, I found Vw has some LED license plate lights that I have been thinking about installing on my '13 Passat. They're pricey buggers, but they are OEM, DOT approved, should have better output than a bulb replacement LED, and should last longer.

The part number is 3AF-943-021-A. At almost $45 EACH that's a hard pill to swallow... But they appear to be a direct fit with only some minor VCDS coding required to keep the bulb out light from rearing it's ugly head.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 18:57   #2
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Let us know how they fit. I did spot that tick box for LED license plate lamps in the body control module. They look like they have a well designed reflector.

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Old November 20th, 2012, 22:50   #3
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Old November 20th, 2012, 23:01   #4
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Does the electrical connector look like this?


I've tried other LEDs and they came with the wrong connector.
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Old November 20th, 2012, 23:48   #5
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I do not know for sure yet...

However I ran my vin in ETKA to find out what part number license plate my car used, then cross referenced that part number to other models ('12 Jetta (GLI?), '12 Touaregs, and of course our Passat).

Each of those 3 models used the same connector housing.

The Jetta and Touaregs also showed a listing for an LED license plate light which used the same connector housing.

So I have already ordered a set and just as soon as they come in, I will do a short and sweet write up.

But, looking at this pic, it is VERY promising

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I do not know for sure yet...

However I ran my vin in ETKA to find out what part number license plate my car used, then cross referenced that part number to other models ('12 Jetta (GLI?), '12 Touaregs, and of course our Passat).

Each of those 3 models used the same connector housing.

The Jetta and Touaregs also showed a listing for an LED license plate light which used the same connector housing.

So I have already ordered a set and just as soon as they come in, I will do a short and sweet write up.

But, looking at this pic, it is VERY promising

Very interested in this mod too!!
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Old November 21st, 2012, 13:05   #7
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I guess i will be the pioneer. Lol.

I just ordered a set. They should be here Friday, possibly monday at the latest.

Once received, i will install and code them and take pics.
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I guess i will be the pioneer. Lol.

I just ordered a set. They should be here Friday, possibly monday at the latest.

Once received, i will install and code them and take pics.
Excellent!! Thanks for the sharing!! I am still having some problems about my RVC setup, so do not want to deal with the licence plate light before the problem is solved.
Please let us know how it works out!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 17:36   #9
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Robert,

Think you could get a number for the trunk light and the connector? I want to add another on the other side of the trunk opening.

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Old November 22nd, 2012, 18:32   #10
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Of course.

I will post those part numbers for you tomorrow.

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So Robert, did you get around to installing these? Curious about results.
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Haven't received them yet. None of the warehouses had them in stock, so I had to place the order from the main incoming warehouse for VWoA. They must have closed early on Wednesday because they didn't process my order until today (closed thanksgiving through yesterday).

I expect to have them on Wednesday and will put them in that night and post pictures.
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Haven't received them yet. None of the warehouses had them in stock, so I had to place the order from the main incoming warehouse for VWoA. They must have closed early on Wednesday because they didn't process my order until today (closed thanksgiving through yesterday).

I expect to have them on Wednesday and will put them in that night and post pictures.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 10:05   #14
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The lights have arrived.





Install will follow tonight.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
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