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    2013 Touareg - Replacing halogen bulbs with LED in tail lights.

    Hi everyone
    I was wondering if it is possible to replace the halogen bulbs with LED's in my T-Reg tail lights. Is there a VagCom coding/adaptation to enable this? I know that a possibility would be to install inline load resistors but I don't want to complicate my life.
    I think the halogen bulbs are so ineffective especially in sunny days.
    Cheers.

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    Just for reference, there's a scan for what I assume to be this vehicle here.

    Looking at what we know about the BCMs in this vehicle, I'm not seen an obvious tweak. I'm pretty sure T'regs of that vintage were available with LED tail light assemblies, but that's unlikely to be the same as just subbing in LED bulbs.

    If anyone has any specific ideas, feel free to post 'em.

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    The only possibility is to completely deactivate the rear lighting diagnostics in order to get no bulb error after mounting the LEDs.
    If this is a way you want to go, I could proceed...

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    Yes. There is a thread for the same vehicle but I thought that if I have a different question with a different specific I should post it to the appropriate section of the forum.

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    Unit 46
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    Adaptation
    Set value of channel 181 to 0.

    Diagnostics gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hadez16 View Post
    Unit 46
    Login with 16017
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    Set value of channel 181 to 0.

    Diagnostics gone.
    Thanks. I'll try this as soon an I get my LED bulbs.

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