6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

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6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by Fatherless One » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:46 pm

Hi all,


My 2017 GTI (Gold Coast/Australia) came with halogen headlights, I want to upgrade to OEM LED headlights.

Has anyone purchased these adaptors: http://www.carsystems.pl/full-led-headl ... d2162.html

What coding would be needed? Btw I don’t have VCDS, so I’d need either buy it or hopefully find a local with one.

Alan.

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by dimblue » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:09 pm

Its fernando -ciclo time...

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by Eduard » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:32 am

You can use that one, if you don't want to deal with the cabling yourself, or, you can just take a look at the 6C WD and "re-map" the current 10-pin ( halogen connector ) terminals into the 14pin ( led / xenon connector ) terminals.

It's way easier that way, and you only need a laser tool to remove terminals. If you want DRL, that's different story as coding is involved, therefore you need a VCDS dongle.

Fernando or iichel can't really help you out as I've been through the same process, since they own 6R, which are very different cars. PQ vs MQB(ish) electronics in a 6R as opposed to the 6C.

So, future advice, never buy wiring for 6R, as it does not work with the 6C. Either buy a crimper tool, and some wiring with some terminals and VESA tape, or, get someone to do it for you.

Look on my threads for the Halogen to LED, as it's been quite a headache for me ... since nobody here really did it before. There's a lot of great info.

Also, here's some help:
- 6C WD: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2nv91 ... sp=sharing ( tip, search for "static" ( cornering ), which will direct you to the halogen headlights, easier to find. and ~494 page for BCM slot descriptors )
- IFInterface ( for any parts you might break / need to replace hehe ) https://ifinterface.com/page/page3.php?langid=1
- VCDS Enthusiast dongle for coding ( if you want to go for an OEM setup, with DRL, dimming and all that good stuff ) https://store.ross-tech.com/shop/vchv2_ent/
- Laser tool: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Laser-3932-Ter ... xyLm9TF0Y0
- Look up my threads here and on RT forums, you'll surely manage to fix your LEDs if you understand the info discussed there.

That adaptor is only going to use the high beam as shutter, therefore, your HIGH BEAM will not work when your ignition is OFF.
If you're not for a challenge and a good amount of spare time to waste, I suggest you don't start working on it yet :)

Good luck!

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by Fatherless One » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:26 pm

Thanks for the info Eduard, it all sounds daunting, I'll have a look at those threads you've linked. :D

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by ciclo » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:35 am

dimblue wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Its fernando -ciclo time...
Thanks for your trust, but the 6C is not my territory. I'm just a simple 6R enthusiast...(PQ25 :)).

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by iichel » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:21 am

In addition to the great post of Eduard, I'd like to give you a small heads up.
The wiring for the Polo 6C will be the easy part, by far.
The difficult part is the coding. I've been watching Eduard to the process of coding the bi-xenon on a Polo 6C and it's a PITA.
If you want to do it, and I'm confident it's very much worth it, please look up DV52 on (IIRC) VWVortex. There is a great thread about MQB coding, mostly with respect to lighting.
He calls the coding for the lights 'leuchte sets' (light sets) that control the functionality of the external lights.
http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/ ... 84619.html

It's a huge thread, but if you read it, bit by bit, you'll get a feeling for these codings.
After that, I'm sure you have a better estimate about the retrofit. It's a very interseting and refhresing read, despite a very long thread.

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by Fatherless One » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:16 am

Cheers iichel, I'll have a (long) read. :D

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Re: 6C Halogen to LED Headlight Adaptor

Post by ebsp » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:05 pm

Did you take on the challenge? I'm awaiting a set of LED headlights and the wiring from carsystems, so trying to gather some information before arrival :)

https://www.carsystems.eu/full-led-head ... d2162.html

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