T6.1 LED Headlight retrofit?

PDL130L

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Hello all, just picked up a 2020 T6.1 with 3k miles. It has the standard halogen headlights. I would like to have the LED version. I've not managed to source any after market ones but can source original VW ones. Question is, will they connect up OK? Indicators on LED headlights are built into the lamp and have a blanking plate where the indicators are if you have the standard ones.

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ChrisR

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Hello all, just picked up a 2020 T6.1 with 3k miles. It has the standard halogen headlights. I would like to have the LED version. I've not managed to source any after market ones but can source original VW ones. Question is, will they connect up OK? Indicators on LED headlights are built into the lamp and have a blanking plate where the indicators are if you have the standard ones.

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I think it’s highly unlikely that it’s a simple plug and play swap. The T6 OEM LED retrofit required additional wiring, levelling sensors and other hardware plus BCM coding changes.

I suspect it’s a similar story on the 6.1 but it’s a different platform electrically and I don’t know if anyone has done it yet.
 

Sham63

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Picked up my 6.1 two days ago with halogens fitted - asked the dealer if it’s easy to retrofit VW LEDs as a simple swap-out, the answer was “no”.
Mine’s a copper bronze as well, looks like we need a ‘team copper bronze’ thread.........
 

PDL130L

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Looks like we'll have to wait for someone to design the aftermarket ones! Set up the thread...I looked earlier for one and didn't see one!
 

Sham63

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Thanks, only got crap screenshots from dealer website - will get some good ones up soon.....
 

Doulsy

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Picked up my 6.1 two days ago with halogens fitted - asked the dealer if it’s easy to retrofit VW LEDs as a simple swap-out, the answer was “no”.
Mine’s a copper bronze as well, looks like we need a ‘team copper bronze’ thread.........
can you give me your colour code? i was gonna do bottom half then i can join your team copper lol
 

Rico996

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HELP! Im picking up my T6 Campervan in October with a thought of converting my standard lights as supplied to a LED light arrangement.
Not being very electrical minded, but can read scematics and follow steps to plug and play units, are there any units out there that someone can advise me on how to aquire a good priced unit?
 

T6Paul

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HELP! Im picking up my T6 Campervan in October with a thought of converting my standard lights as supplied to a LED light arrangement.
Not being very electrical minded, but can read scematics and follow steps to plug and play units, are there any units out there that someone can advise me on how to aquire a good priced unit?
There are no plug and play options for the t6.1. EM tuning might be able to modify you a set?
 

Flyingspanner

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I went to check the coding of a T6.1 the other day and my latest VCDS could not change any coding in the BCM like it could on my earlier 69 plate T6, may have to wait for Ross Tech to update the rods but at this stage it does not look possible.
 
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