Jump to content
JoeyJoeJo

Door welcome/puddle lights

Recommended Posts

Murky day and was in and out the car so the doors were open and just noticed these aren't illuminated, was that the same on previous gen?

 

Popped them off and not even a reflector, just a piece of red plastic 😂 No wiring within reach either.

 

More penny pinching by VW?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Murky day and was in and out the car so the doors were open and just noticed these aren't illuminated, was that the same on previous gen?

 

Popped them off and not even a reflector, just a piece of red plastic  No wiring within reach either.

 

More penny pinching by VW?

I can recommend these for retro parts.

https://www.k-electronic-shop.de/VOLKSWAGEN/VW-Golf/VW-Golf-7-5G/VW-Golf-7-Tuerbeleuchtung-rot-weisse-Warnleuchte-Nachruestpaket.html

 

Purchased Puddle / exit lights for the RS3 and they were OEM items with looms made up.

bf1068f86ab0ec60d3ad3cc1f1eb908a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, JoeyJoeJo said:

Thanks for that, will certainly look into it.

 

The red plastic seems totally redundant, it's not even reflective.

 

Like the battery covers, seems there was a meeting at VW to determine what could be skimped from a build....

That's nothing new, I have a friend who worked for Ford in the 70s and they would discuss if 1 washer or 2  was needed and it was well known that they heated the rubber windscreen surround to expand it, then clamped it in position to save a few centimetres of rubber (of course when you replaced the windscreen, you could do that, so there was always a gap). If you do these things a few million times, you save quite a bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, JoeGTI7 said:

I have OEM LED door-card puddle lights fitted to my car. They're a really nice touch imo.

 

IMG_3753.jpg

 

Did you just have to put bulbs in or was there more involved? Noticed mine are not working either. Haven't took the cover off to inspect it further though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, E-V-A-N-S said:

 

Did you just have to put bulbs in or was there more involved? Noticed mine are not working either. Haven't took the cover off to inspect it further though.

 

They're "not working" because there is no light there! It's just a cheap piece of red plastic, as noted by the original poster.

 

So yes there's a fair bit more involved. You need the 2 LED light units (or get the cheaper non-LED version) and some wiring looms made up to tap into the existing looms in the door. So its door cards off, replace the cheap red plastic with the proper unit and wire it up and I think there might be some VCDS coding.

 

Loads more detail here, but unfortunately all the pics are gone due to Photobucket's recent change: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=269686.msg2476572#msg2476572

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, JoeGTI7 said:

 

They're "not working" because there is no light there! It's just a cheap piece of red plastic, as noted by the original poster.

 

So yes there's a fair bit more involved. You need the 2 LED light units (or get the cheaper non-LED version) and some wiring looms made up to tap into the existing looms in the door. So its door cards off, replace the cheap red plastic with the proper unit and wire it up and I think there might be some VCDS coding.

 

Loads more detail here, but unfortunately all the pics are gone due to Photobucket's recent change: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=269686.msg2476572#msg2476572

 

 

 

That explains it then lol. Thanks ☺️

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or even a decent reflector.

 

Previous cars seem to have it, the door cards have the hole for it, there's wiring in the door already, the crappy red plastic has to made and fitted anyway.

 

So the differential being a light unit for a quid or two vs few pence for a cover, 18 inches of wire and connectors and presumably a few seconds in the build to connect to power source. 

 

If VW is anything like my work, there were probably 28 meetings of 90 minutes long with at least a dozen people in each to come to conclusion about this apparent cost saving measure :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 18/09/2017 at 15:07, veneeringman said:

I can recommend these for retro parts.

https://www.k-electronic-shop.de/VOLKSWAGEN/VW-Golf/VW-Golf-7-5G/VW-Golf-7-Tuerbeleuchtung-rot-weisse-Warnleuchte-Nachruestpaket.html

 

Purchased Puddle / exit lights for the RS3 and they were OEM items with looms made up.

bf1068f86ab0ec60d3ad3cc1f1eb908a.jpg

 

Added to mod list LoL !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anybody fitted anything like these?

 

Inlink 2 X Car LED Door Logo Projector Ghost Shadow Light High Definition 12V Logo Projector Light https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CMSO42W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_7RTWzbB0MKNKH

 

i think they are a nice little touch on the S3, but not sure about them on the golf. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 19yo nephew thinks they are "sick", I'm not convinced but would probably fit them if I had any frikkin wiring :D

 

They seem to be proper marmite with opinions but I'd give them a go with an R logo I think.

 

You'll get them for 6 quid on Aliexpress.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...