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Old 03-19-2017, 09:15 PM   #69
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That would be great. Interested to see the coding. It's all in German anyway! Lol

One thing I never really understood was the need to run the wire from outer to the inner tail when it is possible to simply code the inner tails to function exactly as the outer tails do, without running a wire. At least with the nonLED tails, this is possible.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:39 PM   #70
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That would be great. Interested to see the coding. It's all in German anyway! Lol

One thing I never really understood was the need to run the wire from outer to the inner tail when it is possible to simply code the inner tails to function exactly as the outer tails do, without running a wire. At least with the nonLED tails, this is possible.


Turn signal is on a different channel than the running light.

Forget DAP, BEC wires in a better way for way less money (it's what I have).

And because there are 3 different ways I think to wire/code your Euro Tails (DAP/ESC, BEC, Euro-spec (most difficult, basically have to hand wire it yourself)), it will be different for everyone to get these adapters to work probably.

Time will tell, as usual, the Europeans will figure it out first, it's easier for them to source parts.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:10 AM   #71
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I have a North American 2015 model and I rewired the tail light harnesses where I didn't need any harnesses to make the amber signal work.

I'm gonna make it work somehow. I'm gonna have my current led tail for sale when I get this done.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:19 AM   #72
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Turn signal is on a different channel than the running light.

Forget DAP, BEC wires in a better way for way less money (it's what I have).

I understand that it's a different channel. But the inner tail can be enabled as turn signal without rewiring. Must be something to do with the Euro tail having a separate orange turn LED and not just a single nonLED bulb. Not sure what I'm missing.

Thanks for the harness recommendation.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:56 AM   #73
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I have a set of the 7 euro tails and I'm tempted to return them and buy the facelift ones. Anyone going to attempt this?

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Old 03-20-2017, 05:35 AM   #74
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Totally jonesing for these lights!

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:22 PM   #75
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I just got quoted $1154 shipped minus the BEC or DAP harness via the shop that installed the tails into the clubsport and like 3 other golf R so far.

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:32 PM   #76
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I like them a lot but $1200 for taillights that you never see in action,unless you watch someone steal your car or stand in your driveway watching your hazards, is mental. That's getting to the point where I'd just trade in for the updated model. I know it'd be a bigger financial hit but you'd benefit from other improvements.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:37 PM   #77
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I like them a lot but $1200 for taillights that you never see in action,unless you watch someone steal your car or stand in your driveway watching your hazards, is mental. That's getting to the point where I'd just trade in for the updated model. I know it'd be a bigger financial hit but you'd benefit from other improvements.
Highly doubt we will ever see a facelift R in the states. Vwoa is telling dealers not to expect new R models so don't lower prices. I've heard it from a couple different guys at the local dealers.

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Old 03-20-2017, 03:29 PM   #78
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Highly doubt we will ever see a facelift R in the states. Vwoa is telling dealers not to expect new R models so don't lower prices. I've heard it from a couple different guys at the local dealers.

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Time to move R production to Mexico.
USA 2nd tier for Germany production now.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:38 PM   #79
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Highly doubt we will ever see a facelift R in the states. Vwoa is telling dealers not to expect new R models so don't lower prices. I've heard it from a couple different guys at the local dealers.

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Wut?

That's not how it works.

VW doesn't dictate nor collude with dealers on pricing.

Also it makes no sense to have facelifted Golf R on the assembly line and still make an American run of the old body style. I am guessing like everything we will get the facelifted R 12-18 months after Europe.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:15 PM   #80
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Time to move R production to Mexico.
USA 2nd tier for Germany production now.
R production will never move from Europe.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:07 AM   #81
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Time to move R production to Mexico.
USA 2nd tier for Germany production now.
But I hear there will be a 'HUGE' tariff to pay for something, I think I heard a wall or something like that. People tell me things , I hear things....
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:13 AM   #82
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But I hear there will be a 'HUGE' tariff to pay for something, I think I heard a wall or something like that. People tell me things , I hear things....
Ok.
Move to Tennessee and build them. Even better.
Then we can pickup at the plant. 😁
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:55 PM   #83
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I like them a lot but $1200 for taillights that you never see in action,unless you watch someone steal your car or stand in your driveway watching your hazards, is mental. That's getting to the point where I'd just trade in for the updated model. I know it'd be a bigger financial hit but you'd benefit from other improvements.
I purchased the car for $31k, you're saying to sell it which one may get $20-23k out of and purchase another new one to cover the cost of a set of tail lights that likely wont be offered on the US model? I'm missing the logic


Once we have some time in our pockets they should become more readily available to other distributors and drive pricing down slightly.
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I think I'm going to order the facelift lights this week. All I need to do is code the car for the LED euro lights then tweak it a bit. The shop I'm communicating with is out of Germany and their English isn't the best, at least their emails are a bit broken.

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Old 03-21-2017, 02:09 PM   #85
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I purchased the car for $31k, you're saying to sell it which one may get $20-23k out of and purchase another new one to cover the cost of a set of tail lights that likely wont be offered on the US model? I'm missing the logic


Once we have some time in our pockets they should become more readily available to other distributors and drive pricing down slightly.
I've seen between 520-750 for the lights depening on where you go they are still a bit hard to source since most online parts places don't have them yet.

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