Can't be sure Scoot. A friend of mine has a 2011 Jetta that has a wire in slot #3 which was already wired for parking lights. All he had to do was plug-and-play. You can also look and see which color the wire is in slot #3 and then unplug the black CECM and remove the outer shell by depressing both tabs on either side of the bulkhead and then once the outer shell is off you will have to split the wire harness in half. It has a joint down the center, almost like a dovetail, and the two halves just slide apart. You may have to cut a little of the fabric tape around the wire loom to have enough slack to split the harness. Locate Pin #19 slot see if it matches that wire color.I'm running into confusion regarding replacing my standard two position US switch with the multi-position european switch.
When I refer to the 1000q for Mk V (How to install a euroswitch on 2006-2009 VW Golf, Rabbit, GTI, and 2005.5-10 Jetta and Sportwagen) it states
The 2010 sportwagen and 2010 Jetta use the mk5 part but it's possible your car doesn't have the trigger wire for the parking lights. If it doesn't have the trigger for the parking light you have to add one using the procedure in the mk6 Golf writeup
When I refer to the 1000q for the Mk VI (How to install a euroswitch on 2010 VW Golf, 2011 VW Jetta (and newer)) it states
This procedure does not apply to the 2010 mk5 VW Jetta or mk5-mk6 Sportwagen (Golf wagon, JSW, or GSW). In those cases, installing the euroswitch is straight plug-play, see 1000q: VW mk5 euro switch install.
So my conclusion is that I need the Mark V part number for the switch. Ok, that's a start. But then there is this verbiage about the trigger wire for the parking lights that I might not have. Looking further into the Mk VI instructions, I see that the trigger wire for parking lights is slot 3 on the headlight switch plug.
Q1: is that true for the Mk V headlight plug as well?
The problem is that my headlight plug HAS a wire in slot 3. However it lacks wires in slots 5 and 7.
Can someone tell me the correct process to upgrade to the Euro switch and whether or not I need to add a wire from ? slot to the CECM?
Jeff,I have found now that I put my European auto headlight switch in with the light sensor at the base of the windshield that the DRLs will turn off at dusk and the parking (city or whatever you call them) lights will run for a while until it gets dark enough for the headlights to turn on. I like it.