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DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Fri May 17, 2013 10:24 am

Skommel85 wrote::hi: Amstel 18

:type: Well i had help from Bosmossel TDI,

you open your boot and then pull the inside plastic cover away near the brake light in the middle

it sounds like your going to brake the thing but dont warry, we where pretty rough

with it and no brakes :smile: but be carefull not to pull it to far, you dont want to bend it.

There is 2 screws that you will loosen you dont have to take the cover off because the screws are pretty close

to get to and presto the brake light is loose :grin:
Need to do this as I have a globe or two blown so thought it would help others in the future

Globe type: R955 W16W 12V - HIGH LEVEL BRAKE LIGHT BULB

Will update with photos when I have a chance.
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by Crawler » Fri May 17, 2013 10:36 am

Awesome, also seriously need to get mine fixed

will any spares shop have this? Or where are you buying from - did you get some pricing yet?

I know Albert did a LED change in his previous car, would be brighter and last much longer...
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Fri May 17, 2013 10:48 am

Yea any parts store should have these stock them, They look like this

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Not sure about the LED but I'm sure these would work.

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Post by Crawler » Fri May 17, 2013 11:20 am

How many do you think is in there?
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Fri May 17, 2013 11:41 am

crawler wrote:How many do you think is in there?
between 8 or 10

Found this:
DarkRanger wrote:So after a crap load of help on the forum :lol: , I decided that it is best for VW to do it. That is till they charged me R550 labour ONLY. I was like nevermind, that light can stay broken until the car is worthless.

Anyhow, decided it can't be that hard, so I gave it a shot this afternoon. And yes, I thought about my fellow VW Polo enthusiasts, and here is the guide!! W00h00!!

First, right at the handles on the inside, remove the two screws.

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Then, stick your finger between the lock and the body, and just pull. VW uses zink clips, so don't worry about them breaking. Should come of easily-ish. Grey panel removed.

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Then, stick with the grey piece, start at the edge and just pull it out. More clips. That's the lighter panel removed.

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Now, loosen the three screws. This is basic stuff, but might be hard if your a dumbass. :bang:

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Then just start at the edge of the red light and pull it off. It is stuck on, so don't be afraid to pul to hard. It won't break.

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That's it, 3rd breaklight is off! Now for the fun part, VW charger R18.00 per blown bulb. And it's only availible at the agents. Awesome hey?
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Post by Crawler » Fri May 17, 2013 1:11 pm

Hopefully can get these at another supplier

Only thing worrying me is getting that red cover off without breaking clips..
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Post by Crawler » Fri May 17, 2013 1:30 pm

Dankie Albert
DarkRanger wrote:Yup, you read right. More LED magic. And it aint gonna stop here. There's still a lot of LED mods I have in store for the car.

Removing the original globes
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Soldering in progress (thanks dad. He doesn't have a steady hand, but he's got damn good timing!!) :lol:
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All LED's soldered in.
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IS WOKING!!
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Red lens refitted, brake engaged, and damn they are bright!! :cool:
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I used 3.2V 20 000mcd White, 20Deg LED's. There is space for 15 lights on that thing, with 12V running through, so we had to connect 16 LED's in a series and parallel setup. And thus one LED had to hide behind the rest. Feeling left out kinda.

Can't wait for the other LED mods to come through. :cool:

http://www.electronics123.co.za/

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Post by Bird87_ZA » Fri May 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Fok, net toe ek dit wou post.

Ek sit nou met trane in my oë. Ek mis die kar hoor...
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Post by Crawler » Tue May 21, 2013 7:20 am

Jabba got these that we could use
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Tue May 21, 2013 7:29 am

Those look awesome any idea on price?
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Post by Crawler » Tue May 21, 2013 7:30 am

1.9TurboVw wrote:Those look awesome any idea on price?

Will let you know as soon as he replies, I just sent an mail :hi:
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:33 am

So I landed up stripping and taking the faulty globes in hand to try get them at VW but they would only sell me a complete unit for about R450, I did try two different VW's and then gave up :lol:

Part number for the complete unit: 6Q6 945 097

I then went to Violet Electronics (See Forum advertisors section) and they sorted me out with some globes, It's the same halogen globes used in certain BMW's angeleye rings. They do not sell them but offered some that they had removed from the angeleye rings, They do however sell the LED version of these globes.

The globes look like so:

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To replace all of them you will require a total of 15!!
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by MeanTdi » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:17 pm

Changed these today.

Sourced the globes from the nearest Midas Fairdeal at R5 a globe. They are used in certain 'older' cars dashboards.

The bulb is a capless 12v 1.2w wedge and looks like this:

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PS it is not a 16w globe.
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Re: DIY Remove Polo 9n3 Boot Spoiler/High Level Brake Light

Post by AlexTDi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:55 am

Thanks for the update Marco :hurray:
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