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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old December 27th, 2003, 09:15   #1
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Default Leveling motor install on E-codes?

I have a set of FK Designs E-code Jetta MKIV headlights for me 2001 Jetta. I see they are wired for the leveling motors. (the three wires with the small white conector) I understand that the motors should plug right in. I have all of the parts needed to do the OEM Foglight upgrade, but what am I going to need to put the leveling motors in? I imagine I will need a switch of some sort, wiring repair wires, relay, relay holder...ect. Does Impex carry these parts? Any one have any tips on install? I would like to assemble everything to install this all at once and take it apart only once. By the way the, FK E-codes are, IMHO, a very nice light, seem every bit as good as my NA spec OEM lights. I got a killer deal on Ebay, both E-codes for $140, FK even overnighted the lights to my house for the normal price that I paid for shipping! I don't think you could one OEM replacement headlight from the dealer for that! Any info you guys could pass on to this TDI Newbie would be appreciated. I have looked at as many threads as I could on this...This site has been very helpful! [img]/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old December 27th, 2003, 10:38   #2
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Default Leveling motor install on E-codes?

You'll need 2 motors, the dashboard rheostat, wire, and some wire taps. I bought the Hillside Imports kit. They have everything including a wiring diagram, wire taps, etc.
Fairly simple install: The motors click into the back of the headlight housing, and you only have to run one wire through the firewall (plus another wire for the foglights.) I ran mine through the main wire bundle near the driver's-side wiper, but there's a grommet in the middle of the firewall that works very well.
http://www.hillsideimports.com
Ask for Dan if you call 'em. They're a good bunch.
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Old December 27th, 2003, 21:02   #3
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Default Leveling motor install on E-codes?

I recently installed ecodes with the leveling motors. I found this link on vortex to be very helpful:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1040079
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Old December 27th, 2003, 22:58   #4
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Thanks for the info! Now I know where to look!
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Old December 28th, 2003, 08:04   #5
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thats for oem hids I'm not sure if it's different, but I wired mine like this:

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Old December 28th, 2003, 08:23   #6
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Thank you very much Oldpoopie! (love that username, kids still haven't finished laughing!)I am going to put all of this in the same time I put in my E-codes so I only have to do it once! When I put all of this in I will take pics and post the install.
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Old December 28th, 2003, 08:41   #7
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when your doing the wiring, the cleanest way to run the wires it to remove the battery, airbox, windshield wipers, and rain tray. Then you can run the wires from the drivers side headlight thru the wire chase, and into the rubber grommet in the firewall that is beneath the raintray. It's more difficult than running them loose thru the grommet near the abs pump, but I like keeping the wiring protected and hidden.
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Old December 28th, 2003, 19:45   #8
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Thanks again for the info, The more OEM the better I say!
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Old December 29th, 2003, 09:58   #9
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If you get the leveling motor rheostat from Hillside, also order the 5 pin housing that plugs into the back + at least 2 additional connectors to plug into the housing- you will reuse the existing 3 that plugged into the old dimmer switch.
I used the Scotch connectors as some of the diagrams show. When I have time I think that I will remove and solder most of these. They are just kind of cheesy for the application, IMO.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 13:44   #10
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The Hillside kit includes everything. I'm gonna' remove my patch connectors and solder mine, too. In the long run, I think it's the only way to go.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 15:12   #11
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Does any one have the actual VW part numbers needed for this? I have some, but they may be for the HID conversion, or should I just bite the bullet and get the Hillside kit? Am I going to save any money trying to piece it together from Impex or somewhere else? Thanks!
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Old December 29th, 2003, 18:43   #12
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You could probably save a couple bucks buying parts, but the complete kit's simple. Everything in one box.
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Old December 30th, 2003, 02:03   #13
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I just priced the leveling motors at an auto parts store here in France. They were 30 euros each. That's about $37 US. The roller switch is a dealer item. Price not looked into yet. Are the motors and switch available at the dealers in the states?
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Old December 30th, 2003, 06:50   #14
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I don't think any of the US spec cars have this feature stock.....At least none of the ones I can afford [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old December 30th, 2003, 12:54   #15
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Found some of the old boxes in my desk at the office.
The part # for the motor is 1J0 941 295 C.
The part # for the dual-rheostat switch is 1J0 941 333 A.
The part # for the plug that fits ths switch is 1J0 972 723.
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