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    Changing front Headlight and fog light bulbs...

    Looking at changing the bulbs on my GTI.

    Just wondering if anyone knows what bulbs are needed?

    Looking at getting Phillips Diamond Vision bulbs for the headlights and front fog lights.

    I have been searching around but can't find any info.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers.
    2014 Golf GTI
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    No idea be interested to know as well

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    Are they legal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostee View Post
    Are they legal?
    Of course they are. I am changing just the globes, not the whole light.
    2014 Golf GTI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooti3 View Post
    Of course they are. I am changing just the globes, not the whole light.
    So, the Law says you can change globes and still be legal? I am not trying to be argumentative here and I know nothing about this techinically or legally, but my my gut feeling tells me that if the colour and brightness of a headlight "stands out from the crowd", you better be pretty clear as to the legality of the mod. I'd also recommend a call to your insurer to check they're cool with it.
    2011 Polo GTI - I have it, I Love It!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooti3 View Post
    Looking at changing the bulbs on my GTI.

    Just wondering if anyone knows what bulbs are needed?

    Looking at getting Phillips Diamond Vision bulbs for the headlights and front fog lights.

    I have been searching around but can't find any info.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers.
    You will be OK with these bulbs. Just be wary of the Xenon effect blue bulbs available, usually on Ebay. They are absolute crap and not meant for reflector type housings like what's on the Polo. They are illegal as well as flare too much. More than likely Cnst. Plod will pull you over with a raffle ticket
    2011 POLO GTI 3dr, Candy White, Audio-Comfort-Xenon Packs
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    Hi,

    Just putting in what I've found after recently changing all my globes to platinum.
    The diamond vision are illegal, although rarely picked up on, it even says it in small print under their packaging.
    The headlight bulbs are H7 and the foggies are H8, H8 I dare you to find anywhere but ebay in a white\blue light, if you manage to find them I'd love to hear where!

    To change them, as the manual says undo 2 screws on top of headlight and remove the entire headlight, I found this much easier to do rather than trying to get into the bulb housing through the engine bay.

    Lastly.... the white platinums look smick! love them
    'JAE89'

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    Hi All,

    Just put a set of these on order:


    H8 5000K LED Headlights Light Bulb Fog Lamp Light Globe (eBay item 320642814347 end time 15-Mar-11 13:47:08 AEDST) : Cars, Bikes, Boats


    Will grab a snapshot once they're in, aparently they will match my Phillips platinum headlight globes and they are LED too which is even better.
    'JAE89'

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    Do the GTI's have to same fog lights though?

    I thought the GTI used HB4 globes for the fog lights.
    2014 Golf GTI
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    Struggling to decide between the crystalvision and diamondvision...

    hmmm...
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