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Old 1st April 2012, 22:32   #91
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Definitely good looking.
I don't mean to sound as a dampener, but these are not "the Euro styled headlamp" available in International model.
These are smoked version of Indian headlamps.
The Euro styled lamps are Bi-focal varying in cluster design.
Sadly even if you did import the double barrel headlights from the UK, they wouldn't work due to incompatible wiring harness
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AFAIK, the euro ones come in double barrel as well as single like ours. Only the highline gets the double barrel. Black one must be getting made here in India itself only for export. Need to catch hold of a source. Can someone confirm whether the Wiring harness in Indian models is from the previous discontinued Polo? The Euro MFD in the dashboard is also very similar to the ones in Skoda Laura here.

They look fantastic though, how much did they cost?

The white lights though, I had in my earlier Zen and the light throw and visibility was very poor. It looked fantastic with that blue tinge but switched back to regular soon and was a waste of money.

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Man, Guess you are gonna run out of "Insurance Warranty" Prashant, let alone Manufacturer warranty, at this rate!!
Haha! Thanks Vik.

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Great looking headlamps. Did you import from the HK source and how much did the lamps cost?
Thanks Volkman! These headlamps came from Germany too.
I'll message you the pricing details.

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same question - where did you get them and how much did the Euro headlamps cost?
Looks like you're running Crystal Vision or similar blue tinted bulbs , any improvement over stock ?
I'll message you the pricing details Ricci.

I'm using the Narva 90/100W bulbs.
These bulbs are amazing when compared to the stock or the Philips Crystal Vision.

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Please post more information around this. Heard this is available here in India for around 32k, not too sure how you sourced it though.
Bala, I got this via a dealer in Germany.
I've messaged you all the details regarding the pricing & shipping.

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Definitely good looking.
I don't mean to sound as a dampener, but these are not "the Euro styled headlamp" available in International model.
These are smoked version of Indian headlamps.
The Euro styled lamps are Bi-focal varying in cluster design.
Thanks Ritzy! That's true.
These headlamps are the one's available in Singapore, Australia & Europe (except Highline).
The Bi Focal headlamps what you've posted above is NOT compatible with the Indian spec Polo 6R.

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Sadly even if you did import the double barrel headlights from the UK, they wouldn't work due to incompatible wiring harness
True that!

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AFAIK, the euro ones come in double barrel as well as single like ours. Only the highline gets the double barrel. Black one must be getting made here in India itself only for export. Need to catch hold of a source. Can someone confirm whether the Wiring harness in Indian models is from the previous discontinued Polo? The Euro MFD in the dashboard is also very similar to the ones in Skoda Laura here.

They look fantastic though, how much did they cost?

The white lights though, I had in my earlier Zen and the light throw and visibility was very poor. It looked fantastic with that blue tinge but switched back to regular soon and was a waste of money.
These were imported from Germany. They are made by a company in Spain.
Yes, the wiring harness in the Indian Polo is from the previous model :(

I've messaged you the other details.

If you're talking about the Crystal Vision's, then yes. They have very little improvements over the stock bulbs. Hence I've upgraded to Narva.
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The blacked out lamps look great! But I was wondering if instead of importing a whole new headlamp unit, can't we just black out the lamps using DIY techniques? Or may be just ask one of the modifications shops to do it? Cuz the only difference between yours and the stock ones is that the eyelids and the S blade inside are painted black.
Just my 2 cents
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I was wondering if instead of importing a whole new headlamp unit, can't we just black out the lamps using DIY techniques? Or may be just ask one of the modifications shops to do it?
Just my 2 cents
That's what I initially had in mind, but was skeptical if any mod shop would be able to get the finish I wanted.

More over I didn't want the OEM headlamp assembly opened.
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What a pity we don't get this headlamp , and top off with incompatible wire harness.
The Polo as I read has already been complained about for poor headlamp effectiveness.

The dual reflector headlamp unit looks so much better than the single unit we get here, and I suppose in functional terms the separate high/low beams are probably much better too. Why is everyone calling it bi-focal , isn't that what we call eyeglasses with near/distance vision specific focal length ?
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Looks like you're running Crystal Vision or similar blue tinted bulbs , any improvement over stock ?

You need a better cam
Hope these pics fit the bill.

PS: You'll also get to see the Narva bulbs
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Does the bulb have blue band-clear band-blue band just like the Nightbreaker, or do my eyes deceive me and it is all blue ? I have used a Narva 100/90 clear bulb on my ZMA , read someplace Narva is a Philips sub-brand. Are you running a relay as well (or is it fitted from the factory ) on stock wiring I assume ?
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Nope! I still haven't put in any upholstery. I was initially planning on going in for Stanley, but later decided to go in for Karlsson.
As of today, I've only got my door pads & the steering wheel wrapped in leather.

For the seats, I'm going in for artificial leather from the same company.

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5K - Steering wheel & door pads.
10K - Art Leather seats (would be fit next month)
Did you get the seats done already? 10k is for which quality level? Pics please!
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Did you get the seats done already? 10k is for which quality level? Pics please!
Not yet s4ch!

I'm attaching a pic of a similar cover.
These aren't genuine leather. They are call Art leather (Artificial leather, I'm guessing)


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Hey where did you get that chrome for the steering from? Is it from the same link I gave you? Chrome Steering Wheel trim for VW Golf6 MK6 polo 2011 | eBay
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Are you running a relay as well (or is it fitted from the factory ) on stock wiring I assume ?
Yes Ricci, I'm running Hella relay's as well

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Hey where did you get that chrome for the steering from? Is it from the same link I gave you? Chrome Steering Wheel trim for VW Golf6 MK6 polo 2011 | eBay
Nope, this I got from a dealer in Hong Kong. You want one?
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After a brief silence, I'm updating the thread with an interesting modification.

After a lot of research, I decided to upgrade the antennae on the Polo to a Sharkfin antennae available with the Jetta.

Got it fixed yesterday & in all honesty, the car does look good with this upgrade.

The only issue (if I could call it one) was that the stock wiring didn't match the new antennae wiring, hence I had to cut it & splice it with the new antennae.

The radio reception remains unaffected.

I'm positive a lot of Vento owners would follow suit
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After a lot of research, I decided to upgrade the antennae on the Polo to a Sharkfin antennae available with the Jetta.
Got it fixed yesterday & in all honesty, the car does look good with this upgrade.
Looks great, did you get this done at the dealers(VW) end?

What did it cost you for this modification?


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You'll be able to get it fixed at any accessory store Volkman.

I've PM'd you the pricing.
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