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chrome switches (window / lights)
« on: May 30, 2016, 09:29:35 PM »
hi all,

i am seeing a few chrome switches for windows and for the headlights around on ebay.

are they easy to fit?

as an example...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6Pcs-OEM-Chrome-Headlamp-Window-Switch-Kit-For-VW-Jetta-Golf-MK5-MK6-GTI-Tiguan-/281387107960?hash=item4183fa8678:g:Fs4AAOxyu1BTkJv4

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 09:42:44 PM »
Easy to fit. Get yourself some plastic trim tools.  You will need a fuel switch too.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 10:23:40 PM »
cheers dude. I'd rather get OEM stuff than the example provided that's shipped from china. Do they literally plug straight in? Can i order like MK6 gti ones (i am assuming mk6 ones are chrome tipped!)

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 11:23:30 PM »
I think the tipped ones are off scirocco or passats.

Will cost you a fair bit.

They plug straight in but the passenger door handles are a bitch to take off, and you need to remove the door card for the fuel switch.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 06:41:54 PM »
Just purchased a set from aliexpress will be fitting this weekend also with fuel cap switch. I predict a lot of swearing


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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 07:32:02 PM »
cheers dude. I'd rather get OEM stuff than the example provided that's shipped from china. Do they literally plug straight in? Can i order like MK6 gti ones (i am assuming mk6 ones are chrome tipped!)
Nothing wrong with made in China  My switches have been fitted for over 3 years without any problems Still work and the chrome is intact   Have a look on "boldsport"  When you see the dealer prices you may consider HK or China to be better after all :thinking:

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 07:24:11 AM »
I think the tipped ones are off scirocco or passats.

Will cost you a fair bit.

They plug straight in but the passenger door handles are a bitch to take off, and you need to remove the door card for the fuel switch.

I managed to fit my fuel switch without removing the door card.
I was in my infancy with pulling my GTI to bits back then. Although possible, I don't recommend it. If I'd known how to do it as I do now, it would actually be faster removing the door card.

Mine are also eBay switches and are still looking like new after almost two years.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 07:31:32 PM »
This thread has saved me from posting a new one. Can you get the chrome mirror switch with just the heated function (not with the power folding function). Or if you get the one with the power folding function will the heated function work as normal?

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2016, 10:11:24 PM »
This thread has saved me from posting a new one. Can you get the chrome mirror switch with just the heated function (not with the power folding function). Or if you get the one with the power folding function will the heated function work as normal?

Hello mate; i bought this one: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152006807454?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT which doesn't have the power mirror thingy (as my car doesn't ahve power mirrors). I can't tell if the heater function works or not but i assume that it does. for the sake of just over a fiver it's worth trying and when winter comes see what happens.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 09:59:05 PM »
I've just bought these. I'll let you know what they are like when they arrive. They claim to be OEM VW original so should fit perfectly. Didn't consider the power fold option on the wing mirror switch but can't hurt to have it if I ever decide to upgrade to folding mirrors!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162002880593

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2016, 09:21:14 PM »
I've just bought these. I'll let you know what they are like when they arrive. They claim to be OEM VW original so should fit perfectly. Didn't consider the power fold option on the wing mirror switch but can't hurt to have it if I ever decide to upgrade to folding mirrors!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162002880593

If they're any good I'll be ordered by a set!

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 01:16:43 PM »
I've just bought these. I'll let you know what they are like when they arrive. They claim to be OEM VW original so should fit perfectly. Didn't consider the power fold option on the wing mirror switch but can't hurt to have it if I ever decide to upgrade to folding mirrors!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/162002880593

If they're any good I'll be ordered by a set!


Don't bother!! They are clearly not OEM and, to me they don't look right when installed. The bottom edge of the window logo is almost underneath the trim, which unless someone tells me otherwise isn't right. Serves me right for trying to be a cheapskate!!





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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 05:35:09 PM »
The switches sold by Bold Sport and some by Aliexpress have the window symbol in the right place. I got mine from Bold Sport and can't fault them.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 09:49:52 PM »
Grabbed my full set off eBay a few years ago and they are aligned correctly, TBF though the above wouldn't bother me.

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Re: chrome switches (window / lights)
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2016, 04:41:29 PM »
I bought some off eBay and they were... rubbish!!!  :ashamed:

The plastic was a different shade of grey on the passenger switch to the drivers side, plus they didn't look quite right (the switch mechanism didn't feel right either), binned them and brought them from the dealers  :phew:
« Last Edit: July 31, 2016, 08:05:58 PM by andy7ven »