Author Topic: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot  (Read 20246 times)

Offline stuart.cameron

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Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« on: 03 February 2014, 10:23 »
Vanity Lights
- Use a small flat head screw driver to pop out the light unit from the headlining (be careful not to damage the headlining)
- Remove old bulb
- Insert LED and check that it works before re inserting the unit
- Push the unit back into the roof
- Repeat with the passenger side

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Glove Box
- Again using the small flat head screw driver prise the unit out (very hard to see but there is a small notch similar to the vanity lights that the screw driver fits into)
- Remove old bulb
- Insert LED
- Replace Unit

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Boot
- Using your small flat head screw driver prise the unit out
- Remove the old bulb
- Insert the LED
- Replace unit

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After
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Offline stuart.cameron

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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #1 on: 03 February 2014, 11:21 »
Bulbs
Vanity Lights - Festoon 38mm LED
Boot Light - Festoon 42mm LED
Glove Box Light - 501 (W5W) LED
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Offline noobmonkey

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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #2 on: 03 February 2014, 16:07 »
Nice, thank you!!!
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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #3 on: 03 February 2014, 21:57 »


Excellent instructions Stuart. Have you got any pics or does anyone know if the rear number plate lights are LEDs or standard yellow bulbs? Can't seem to find any pics??  :huh:

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Offline stuart.cameron

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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #4 on: 04 February 2014, 09:09 »


Excellent instructions Stuart. Have you got any pics or does anyone know if the rear number plate lights are LEDs or standard yellow bulbs? Can't seem to find any pics??  :huh:

Rear number plate lights are LED as standard!
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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #5 on: 04 February 2014, 12:00 »
Cheers pal.
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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #6 on: 07 February 2014, 19:49 »
Great guide Stu, cheers mate.

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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #7 on: 07 February 2014, 22:35 »
Which bulbs have people used in the glove box? How many leds?
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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #8 on: 08 February 2014, 15:24 »


501 (W5W). I have got the 12 SMDs rather than the LEDs as they are brighter IMO.

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Offline Ross Detours

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Re: Fitting LED's - Vanity Lights, Glove Box & Boot
« Reply #9 on: 24 April 2014, 12:54 »
As a member on a few of different forums, LED's and bulbs always seem to cause massive confusion  :shocked:

The info everyone had posted already is excellent so for anyone who's unsure, the GTI/GTD come standard with LED DRL's, footwell lights, fogs, puddle lights, interior, rear and number plate bulbs.

The bulbs that you may wish to change (and links to suggested upgrades) are:

Static cornering lights - H7 - http://ebay.eu/1k8ITWy

Reversing lights - H21W - http://ebay.eu/1jFFsUd

Front indicators H21W - same bulb as reversing lights but need to be very bright for safety/visibility. Above bulb will work but some owners report that they are not as bright as original. I found these on a French site and might give them a go but they are extortionate - http://bit.ly/1gTmPvb

Vanity mirror lights - Festoon 38mm LED - http://ebay.eu/RO8Xx4

Glovebox - 501 also known as W5W LED - http://ebay.eu/1lId8aO

Boot - Festoon 42mm LED - http://ebay.eu/1ro6DXT

Thanks to Croz13, Monsta & Aidey for some of the above info.