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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 Guru

    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??.
  2. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

    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

    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

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

    rhinoman Member

    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

    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

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