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LED Sportline Sidebars

Discussion in 'Exterior Styling, Bodywork & Detailing' started by StudleyGlass, 21 Nov 2016.

  1. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I have come to realise that this is the case with most main dealers..

    Looking forward to a pic and how to video.. especially the wireing side of things??.
    :thumbsup:
     
  2. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi Highline Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I agree with the dealers, i knew more than them when i was ordering mine even thow my rep mike was pretty good, i still beat him on a few things. Cant beat a bit of research first is what i say ;)
     
  3. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    I opened one up to have a look, the physical fitting is the same as normal sidebars, the wiring is shown as entering vehicle through existing rubber grommet under van entering under seat, cable then runs up A pillar and has plug and play connections to go into main front roof light.
    This makes sense if fitting to a panel van as lighting can be separate between front and rear of vehicle so this will ensure sidebars always light up when locking/unlocking
    If the vehicle is a kombi then lighting is linked through the van and all comes on and off together so i cant think why it couldnt be connected to step light which would be much easier to get to with little to no trim removal ?!?!
     
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  4. Thogg

    Thogg Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    They do love to make it tricky!!! How long do you reckon they would take to fit mate?
     
  5. rhinoman

    rhinoman Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I'm up for a set of these as soon as I get a delivery date, hoping for the first week of March if they manage to build it right this time...
     
  6. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    They are not overly difficult to fit but the fixings go in behind the plastic undertray of the van so to make a nice job i like to remove the tray entirely, fit the bars, then trim the tray whilst refitting it for a nice neat cut. It is possible to do it with the tray in place and just taking out half the fixings and bending the outer edge down to get the fixings in but i wouldnt/didnt do this to my van so i wouldnt do it to someone elses
    Doing it properly on a ramp i would say a few hours, two(ish) hours to get the metalwork physically bolted on then maybe another hour or two to connect them up depending on how its wired.
    The instructions show them wired to the front interior light which would be required on a panel van (with separate front and rear lighting) but on a kombi (one lighting circuit throughout) they could possibly be wired into the rear step lights to simplify it a bit but havent done one yet so will have to see
     
  7. ehuplad

    ehuplad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Hi @Pauly did you get these onto the T6 shop, don't see them and did anyone put distructions together ?

    Cheers
    Ehuplad
     
  8. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    I have temporarily removed most of the VW accessories from the forum shop while we work out some pricing issues with VW, the majority of these prices should be sorted today and available again in the shop asap
     
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  9. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I had a set of these off @Pauly and must say pretty easy and straight forward to fit
    They came with pretty clear distructions too @ehuplad :thumbsup:

    I have a twin sliding door Kombi and as @Pauly suggested i wired them up straight to the sliding door step light either side

    All working a treat and really does look the part
     
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  10. ehuplad

    ehuplad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Cool thanks chaps, no need to rush it on my behalf.

    @Markey is a ramp job or did you do in on the driveway?
     
  11. Alan Walsh

    Alan Walsh Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Just done mine, on the drive lay on a dust sheet. Probably the easiest thing I have done on it so far.:)
     
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  12. ehuplad

    ehuplad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Cool beans
     
  13. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Done them on the drive, Changed the wheels the same time so van was up in the air a tad on the jack which made it a bit more accessible
     
  14. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    I will also add that i was lying on 10mm underlay being in the carpet industry :D
     
  15. ehuplad

    ehuplad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Being a rough tough northern lad will most prob do mine on a gravel road in nowt but a thin tee shirt. Not.
     
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  16. ehuplad

    ehuplad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Does anyone have the VW part number, will see what the dealer will do them fitted for and then decide if I get from here and fit myself.
    Dealer only has code for bars with no lights.

    Cheers
     
  17. Markey

    Markey Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Was quoted £545 from the dealer but that was for the non led ones....Was told they can't fit the led ones to non sportlines....WTF!

    Bull shit aye....haha.... thats why i ordered off the forum :thumbsup:
     
  18. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Kombi Highline Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I got lucky with my LED sidebars as i had a demo set from my dealership. As @Markey said maybe @Pauly can get you a set?
     
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  19. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Its provinv difficult.. if anyone manages to get a set, pls let us know.
    Thanks.
     
  20. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    LED bars have been withdrawn from the shop and are no longer available.
    VW will only supply these now if you own a Sportline and can prove it !
     
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