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Another update......
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2019, 09:09:06 PM »
Another update .....This time some new headlights to freshen up the front end ...decided to go with some Depo headlights as they are tried and tested and one of the best aftermarket headlight brands going. And i was not disappointed the headlight came well packaged and with instructions not that you need them..The great thing about the Depo's as well as the build quality is the  side lights go into the lower indicator section which is really nice ..I have put my osram night breakers in for now but i will be installing a 5000K hid kit soon and will also be replacing the high beams. I did put new led side lights in tho which look great . i hope to replace the front fog lights too to the projector type which will tie in nicely with the headlights.....




NEW DEPO HEADLIGHTS

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Half way point decided to remove the front bumper to make life easier you don't have too but i wanted to clean behind it


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And all fitted what a massive difference some headlights make ........................................................................................



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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2019, 03:44:20 PM »
Looks great with the new headlights fitted!
I have the same ones waiting for me to fit on Friday.
I also have some LED H7 bulbs to fit, which you may want to consider? I was impressed with the ones I've seen fitted on youtube channels etc.

I can let you know what I think when I get mine fitted this week  :happy2:

Ollie

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2019, 04:15:33 PM »
Hi olli

Yeah let me know what you think about them ? That could be an option for me ...


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Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #63 on: May 30, 2019, 08:38:39 PM »
I fitted my headlights and LED bulbs (Can give you details, but not sure what the forum rules are?)

Only been fitted for a few hours, but I’m very impressed with them and the power/ intensity of light. Easily as good as HIDs - and they were just plug and play with the Depos.

I would 100% recommend.

I also passed my MOT this afternoon with them fitted in the projectors, so shouldn’t have any worries on that front.



Hope that helps.


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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2019, 09:54:14 PM »
I fitted my headlights and LED bulbs (Can give you details, but not sure what the forum rules are?)

Only been fitted for a few hours, but I’m very impressed with them and the power/ intensity of light. Easily as good as HIDs - and they were just plug and play with the Depos.

I would 100% recommend.

I also passed my MOT this afternoon with them fitted in the projectors, so shouldn’t have any worries on that front.



Hope that helps.


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Hi, Ollie

Top work ....they look good ...Have you got a link to them?


Dean

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2019, 10:36:04 PM »

Hi, Ollie

Top work ....they look good ...Have you got a link to them?


Dean

Here is a link to the ones I fitted today

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123240620374

They were cheaper than the osram nightbreakers I used in my old lights!

I’m using depos same as you.
They flicker when you first turn the ignition on, which I think is when the canbus does a mini diagnostic on the car.

Had no errors and they are amazing in the dark (just went for a quick drive to try them out).

HTH

Ollie


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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #66 on: June 03, 2019, 08:14:01 PM »

Hi, Ollie

Top work ....they look good ...Have you got a link to them?


Dean

Here is a link to the ones I fitted today

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123240620374

They were cheaper than the osram nightbreakers I used in my old lights!

I’m using depos same as you.
They flicker when you first turn the ignition on, which I think is when the canbus does a mini diagnostic on the car.

Had no errors and they are amazing in the dark (just went for a quick drive to try them out).

HTH

Ollie


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Thanks Ollie

Sorry for the late reply ...looks really good ...good job.

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Another update......
« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2019, 12:04:37 AM »
another update ...so first up is the new projector style fog lights this was a must for me to tie in with the Depo headlights i have just brought and to be fair i needed them one old ones were totally shot..Another great thing is these are Chinese copies so cost peanuts compared to Original projector fog lights ..Fitment was great  and also came with new bulbs which was a bonus . But i have already decided i will replace with something else later on.




[b]NEW FOG LIGHTS[/b]
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And all fitted




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Now this next mod was something i was not sure about getting at first and talked myself out of getting a couple of times  but going by the positive feedback from quite a few people i decided to get some dynamic mirror indicators and why not the old ones were faded and full of dead fly's so thought i needed an upgrade . First of all these are awesome the light output is 100% better than oem so much more modern.


New Dynamic Indicators   



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stripping and cleaning before reassembly

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All Finished and fitted.............


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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2019, 12:28:22 AM »
Have to ask deano they look great ... have you a linky for the fog lights please
Not sure about the smoked look of the indicator lens on a tornado red mirror...

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #69 on: June 06, 2019, 07:45:34 AM »
Have to ask deano they look great ... have you a linky for the fog lights please
Not sure about the smoked look of the indicator lens on a tornado red mirror...

Here you go lucky ducky .....The link you wanted for the fog lights ...

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163208769600

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2019, 08:47:51 AM »


Now this next mod was something i was not sure about getting at first and talked myself out of getting a couple of times  but going by the positive feedback from quite a few people i decided to get some dynamic mirror indicators and why not the old ones were faded and full of dead fly's so thought i needed an upgrade . First of all these are awesome the light output is 100% better than oem so much more modern.


New Dynamic Indicators   



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stripping and cleaning before reassembly

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These look great
How hard is it to strip the mirrors and caps? Did you used a guide?

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2019, 12:18:15 PM »
Hi Ollie ,

I have replaced the mirror indicators before on my previous golf so did not need to use a guide it’s not hard.... but you need help their are loads of guides on YouTube to help
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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2019, 12:49:00 PM »
Got a link or where you bought the headlights from. Looking good

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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2019, 01:09:03 PM »
Got a link or where you bought the headlights from. Looking good



Here’s the link to the headlights ..........hope this helps.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F301204859556
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Re: Deano Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #74 on: June 06, 2019, 09:37:50 PM »
Good decent upgrades that make the car look a little more fresh…

Also replaced my left headlight to a DEPO - however my car has original Xenon lights, and I must say that the DEPO leveling motor looks to be a more "wiggily" than the genuine one when car is holding in iddle. But will leave this be for now, since I will enjoy that I finally has to clear headlight lenses hehe..

Also not to shoot down the copy lens fog lights - but been there and done that, they will corrode in the back very fast compared to genuine ones.
You can buy genuine ones with H8/H11 socket and DE lenses if you take the partnumber from a Jetta. They will fit Mk5 GTI bumper perfect, I have this to my car.
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