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MK7_WAGON

New member
Location
Salem
Car(s)
2017 Golf Alltrack
I have a 2017 Alltrack S. I have the halogen housings and I’m just curious what type of bulb is required for the side marker? Or if it’s even possible to replace it
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
According to the self study guide the Halogen units have the following bulbs:-

H15 (55w/15w) which does the Highbeam, parking lights, & DRL

H7 (55w) which does the dipped beam

PWY24W (24W) which does the turn signal....

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SRGTD

Go Kart Champion
Location
UK
Is the side marker just a reflector? That might be why no one has been able to provide an answer on the type of bulb used.

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golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate
Is the side marker just a reflector? That might be why no one has been able to provide an answer on the type of bulb used.

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UK vehicles won't have sidemakers


EU vehicles as that's the self study guide from VW Germany issued in 2013 that I posted

I knew about the orange side panel on NAR spec cars, just thought they were only reflectors....didn't realise they actually had a bulb behind them that lit up!

In UK & EU we have a clear trim/reflector in that position, without a bulb.
 
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cb1111

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Location
Virginia, USA
I think so. This is similar to what mine looks like
Is the side marker just a reflector? That might be why no one has been able to provide an answer on the type of bulb used.

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Nope. The side marker is not just a reflector. From FMVSS 108:

S5.5.7On each passenger car and motorcycle, and on each multipurpose passenger vehicle, truck, and bus of less than 80 inches overall width:(a) When the parking lamps are activated, the taillamps, license plate lamps, and side marker lamps shall also be activated; and(b) When the headlamps are activated in a steady-burning state, the tail lamps, parking lamps, license plate lamps and side marker lamps shall also be activated.

So while the side marker needs to have an illumination source AND a reflector, there does not appear a requirement for a separate bulb, so the active illumination could come from the headlight bulb - but I doubt it.
 
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