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Offline Rigpig

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R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« on: January 29, 2023, 10:24:15 pm »
Looking to replace my GTi headlights and have found some in Oz that are reasonably priced but the Trade-me ad says R32 only. The vendor canít give me any more info so thought I would ask here before purchasing.

https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/car-parts-accessories/volkswagen/listing/3970933249

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2023, 08:33:12 am »
Do you already have xenon lights? If not they wont work. If yes it should be plug & play
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2023, 08:52:31 am »
Thanks,

Yes I have Xenon , should have mentioned that  :)

Paranoid about why they say R32 only now!

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2023, 08:59:38 am »
Likely because all R32 had xenon but gti didn't so is guaranteed will fit all r32
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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 06:32:04 pm »
Thanks,

Yes I have Xenon , should have mentioned that  :)

Paranoid about why they say R32 only now!

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NZ new Mk5 R32ís had Xenonís standard, NZ new Mk5ís they were an option that very few people opted for. Japanese import Mk5 GTIís had xenonís standard but had no steering wheel controls.
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2023, 01:21:32 pm »
Thanks,

Mine is a Jap import.

Did not know about the steering wheel controls on Japanese cars, had always assumed it was an option  :)
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Offline Rigpig

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2023, 02:11:54 pm »
Took the plunge and ordered a set. Will report back on how it goes.

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Re: R32 headlights. Are the different to GTi?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2023, 12:25:21 pm »
Be keen to hear feedback.

Insurance will be replacing L/H unit following recent mishap. Given the coloration of the lenses of the current pair, there will be an imbalance.