MKIV VW ECode Headlight Install John Abella — Volkswagen Bora MkIV

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MKIV VW E-Code Headlight

Car: 2001 Jetta Edition (1.8T)

Lights: Bora E-codes with

Installation time: 2-3 hours

needed: Set of Torx wrenches / screwdriver, cutting pliers, set of sockets, electrical tape, sharp object (you’ll

Other parts needed: or south American lightswitch (if you have fogs previously) and kit.

Installation ). A lightswitch (“euroswitch”) was also as well as a wiring kit. The kit from Potterman includes all cut to lenth with appropriate vw already installed, and includes a relay already wired up. wire is also expertly and makes the install go MUCH Here’s an early morning of the new gear.

We began by removing the grill inserts (which are snapped in) and laying out all of the parts and needed.

There are 4 torx screws in fenderliner that needed to be It helps if you turn the steering one direction, and then the other taking these out.

The top screws were removed, and the plug removed from the of each housing.

The grill is in by 2 screws near the center, and clips. The clips are near end, and in the middle. After the in the center are removed, we simply at the grill to remove it. The hood handle (the one that out) has to be removed from linkage prior to removing the

Once the grill is out, 5 torx’s are revealed. There are under the lower section of the grill was, and one near the outside edges of the grill You can see 4 of the 5 in this picture.

NOTE: There were a of torx’s under the car, the front lower edge of the I didn’t count them, but have to come out as well.

you’ve removed the 5 upper bolts, the lower ones the car), the 8 torx’s in the fenderliners, and the the bumper is ready to be removed.

a shot of my father showing the between the old and new assemblies. My old ones have fogs, or a city and the reflector pattern is vastly

The new units were mounted. are 4 points where they’re in, 2 on top, and 2 on the bottom. The bottom would be hard to get to with the on, hence the removal.

Now for the wiring. The kit from Potterman was really as all wires were cut, had the connectors, and were all clearly One wire would go to each one to battery positive, one to battery and one to the Euroswitch.

Before you can remove any wires the headlight plugs, you have to a purple locking assembly out of the essentially unlocking all of the seperate in the plug.

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We then used the sharp object to remove the green plugs from the unused holes in the headlight

The wiring kit from Potterman had all of the wire ends and rubber already on them. If you’re this with other some people have a small hole in these grommets, and slid the wire in that section.

To remove the light switch, put the switch in the position, and then press in on the When it clicks, turn the clockwise 1/8th of a turn, and it pulls out. To remove the dash panels, there are 2 or 3 screws, and a big more pulling.

Our euroswitch instructions said to relay 173 from under the which required digging a deeper. Here’s a shot of the relays are located (under the OBD2 connector)

The relay in and a bit of our directions. I wasn’t sure how locate the right relay. It hard…

The only wire had fairly explicit directions.

removing the wipers and the black tray at the base of the windshield, the wiring harness is visable. My put a small slice in it the rubber and threaded a car antenna through the On the other side, we taped a of speaker wire to the end of the antenna, and pulled it back through. We taped the wire from the (the one that had been to the speaker wire, and pulled it through the firewall.

The label said it went to 8 on the euroswitch plug. Notice the wire has the correct end and rubber on it. Go Potterman!

The euroswitch install is like the regular switch Prior to install, I put it to the ‘off’ and then pressed the knob and turned it clockwise. This the tabs that hold it in Here’s my switch installed.

The thing left to do is clean up the and mount the relay. My father a quick relay mount, used one of the existing bolts. We a pop-rivet to hold the relay to the You can also see the gray wire to the euroswitch; we followed the hood cable to get to the back of the hood so it go through the firewall.

The rest of the install was just The bumper and grill go back on like they were Here’s a shot of the finished

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