Headlight Upgrade for Mk3 Jetta? (fog lights and auxillary)

ToddA1

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'96 B4V, '97 B4 (sold), '97 Jetta (scrapped)
But what are the advantages of HIDs to your mind? I noticed Todd likes them too.
I made the recommendation of doing a retrofit. I doubt you’ll go this route, but if you look at what’s available for aftermarket bi-xenon projectors, the width and cutoff is amazing. The issue is finding headlights with non-fluted lenses.

I’ve never used drop in setup, so I can’t speak for them. Years ago, I bought a B4 with Depo e-codes and it had a DDM setup. Sold them…. never fired them up.

-Todd
 

Rig

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New Mexico
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1998 Jetta TDI, 210k miles
I meant to post this over here so @garciapiano could see what I did. Yes, @ToddA1 maybe could have cut the these using some wire cutters but seemed less accurate to me. I was able to get a precise fit just grinding a bit off at a time. I had the tools on hand, so that's what I did. The abrasive stripper wheel was in my painting box.

Success! Installed the jumper wire today. Here are some pictures of the process:









And in case these pics eventually dissapear, I used my angle grinder with an abrasive wheel to grind down some 0.187 terminal tabs from Ace until they fit. I used some "regular" 16 gauge wire to connect them, then heat shrinked some tubing around the connection and electrical taped for good measure.
 

Rig

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1998 Jetta TDI, 210k miles
I made the recommendation of doing a retrofit. I doubt you’ll go this route, but if you look at what’s available for aftermarket bi-xenon projectors, the width and cutoff is amazing. The issue is finding headlights with non-fluted lenses.
Ultimately, I'm open to whatever is the ideal end goal for my purposes. I'm not 100% happy with the LED setup that I got, however there is more tweaking to be done and experiments to be made. It is however a far cry better than what I had before. The inPro housings are fantastic, and I paid a pretty penny for them so I'd probably like to work within that architecture.
 
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