To be clear, I think @DivineChaos is saying that retrofitting fog lights can be done easily, but replacing the BCM and routing and fitting the appropriate wires...that's a bit (as in a LOT) more work. But out is factory.Body control module. Believe it's the ccm. You can add them easily.
Agreed. I even have euro style, OEM protector lense with an hid kit. Not much diff in fog. It's more of a looks thing now. I just have them wired to the switch. Although the wires are run to the CCM. I don't have the highline module. It took me about 4 hours to wire, only to realize I didn't have the appropriate CCM.I should add that, having factory fog lights standard on my car, if you're looking for much better lighting, fog lights don't really cut it. They throw a bit more light into the ditches, but the improvement was so minor that I just put some LEDs in there and coded them to be additional DRLs.)
If you want good light, looking into retrofitting the main headlight housings. Osram has a really sharp-looking (and functioning) LED iteration.
Ah. I've seen CCM, cecm, and bcm. I thought it was one in the same. Confusing.Nothing to add really except, pedantically, that our cars don't have a CCM (which would be a module at address 46). We have a BCM, address 09.
CCM would be Central Convenience Module, whose functions were integrated with the Central Electronics Control Module (CECM) at some point. The combined module is the BCM.
Edit: It is certainly not un-true that I like working/wiring in that area. The BCM isn't that bad, the plugs can be pulled right down when you remove the driver side kickpanel. The Gateway, which is above the steering column, is a pain unless you remove the lower dash (which is just screws and clips, but annoying).
You don't have to do anything with the gateway for an OEM fog retrofit. But iirc you do have to add a wire from the headlight light switch to the BCM. In addition to the wiring from the BCM to each fog light.
Yeah it's still vcds. Vag com. But it's a newer one than needed for mk5 and mk6.Thanks! Guess I'm gonna have to do it. I've take apart dashes. Just need to compile the parts list. Are we still using "VAG dash Com" (VCDS) on the Mk7s or some other interface? Sold (or gave away) my old VAG cable years ago.