Door entry lights - VW Golf 2012

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  1. Lleonhard

    Lleonhard New Member

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    Hi

    Im wondering - do I need to do anything specific to activate my door entry lights (the red ones at the bottom off all 4 doors) in order for them to work? I have a new 2012 Golf but I just noticed none of them ever comes on when opening the doors.

    Im just wondering if I should activate it somewhere.


    Help :)?

    Thanks!

    Regards Lasse
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  2. bobt2382

    bobt2382 New Member

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    I have a 2010 which came with only a plastic reflector. I had to retrofit lights housings, wire them, and use VCDS to get door entry lights.

    Are you sure you have actual lights?

    Bob
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    As other posters have mentioned, what you see are reflectors. You certainly can add the door warning lights instead of the reflectors. I have done this. Its a really nice upgrade, but requires you to purchase the light housings (which come with the bulb), purchase two repair wires per light and one plastic connector per light. You then cut and splice to create a wire harness, and tap your wires into the door control module and install the housing in place of the reflector. Modify the code in VCDS and you're set. this is just an overview on whats involved, there are various DIYs with full instructions on a number of forums. Its really a pretty easy mod, but if you aren't comfortable with removing door panels or doing light electrical work in the car, then I'd think twice about it.
  5. Lleonhard

    Lleonhard New Member

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    ohh actually you guys are right, it's just reflexes. I thought It was actually lights. Ohh no worries, not that I need them. THanks!
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