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Old 08-06-2018, 11:14 PM   #1021
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:01 AM   #1022
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Sandman GTI MK7 PP DCC Lighting Pkg - The Journey begins!

Deautoled front/rear footwell red LEDs.

When they came out with this upgrade I put in an order. I have had the front footwell red LED’s for a few years now and always wanted the rears added. The new kit comes with new front LEDs and are wired to an LED strip that can reach under the front seats.
You remove the older LED’s and install the new.

I asked Deautoled for some install details so I could see how they intended for the wire to be routed and led strip installed. Received a few pics but still had to decide the details.

The issue with front LED’s is the wire must feed out of the plastic cover. There is no opening for this but at the end there is a little room. Tight but doable. I could have cut the cover but did not want to cut up the thin plastic. The next issue is the German Engineers make the opening for the front led a perfect fit. So there is no room for the wire to slide up in. Using a cutter I make a small opening on the end of the square location so the wire fit and the front led slid in place. Running the wire is fairly easy until you get next to the seat. I could only reach so far before I could not longer tuck in. Some may not like the exposed wire but I use a crack filler product on each side of the seat to keep junk out and make cleaning easier. Purchase these a while back at Walmart.

With the wire now under the seat I decided best location to mount. I felt the pipe that makes the back edge of the seat frame was a good location. Metal which you need for the heat sink and round so you can mount in several location. If you have kids you can mount farther around and under to keep it from being kicked.
The light strip has 3m tape but not sure how well it will hold. They do send 3M auto tape and I suggest you use this on install. Edit(I did go back and add the 3M tape to the driver side. Started to come off).

Before you wire tie up the extra wire under the seat decide how much seat travel you want. The Autobahn drivers seat goes a long way back. If you do not leave enough wire then the light may get pulled off the tape.
I cut the strip which has around 20 LED'S on it down to 9.
9 fits the width of the pipe and better matches the light output.of the front. Front has 6 leds and the rear now has 9.

As the rear is wired to the front the dimmer control also works in the rear. Overall a good mod. Looks great at night.
Just hard to get under the front seats. Getting old for this stuff.

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Old 08-09-2018, 10:17 PM   #1023
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An offer.

Update: I have a taker on the bulbs.
Thanks for visiting my build thread.

As posted above I recently upgraded my red footwell led lights to the front/rear set from Deautoled. As the new set comes with new front bulbs this leaves me with my original red Deautoled bulbs. Working fine when I removed. Have had for almost 3 years and in good shape.

I like to help fellow MK7 owners especially younger guys that might be tight on funds to do all the mods we want to have. I have an Autobahn that came with white led footwell lights so not sure if these only work in OE led footwell light housings or if base MK7 cars can use them also. If we need to verify then another member might know for sure. So if you always wanted red LED’s up front let me know. I only ask that you request them if you really want them and not for resale. The white LED’s are nice but the red color goes well with a GTI.

PM me if you have interest.

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I have a taker on the bulbs.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:44 PM   #1024
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:04 PM   #1025
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love the look! you're not using spacers right?
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:31 PM   #1026
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love the look! you're not using spacers right?
Not on OZ Leggera’s.
To be flush you would need a 5 maybe a 10mm.
I thought about it but I like the OZ fit and one less thing to keep track of.
On my OE wheels for winter I use the ECS flush kit. A must for OE wheels.
The flush wheel looks good on a GTI.
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