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    Upgraded light loom

    The passenger side main beam light is working intermittently , I have an old aftermarket upgraded loom on it and I have to wiggle the cable near to the relay and it sorts it out.

    Was just wondering , have seen soom uprated looms on ebay for about £25.00 , does anyone know the best one available on the market at the moment and where to source it?

    Here is the one on ebay. Is this the best one to buy

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/vw-golf-m...97.m4902.l9144


    Thanks

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    Pretty sure that won’t fit mate. I’ll see if I can find where the one I got was from.


    I think it was off this guy on EBay,
    but not listing the loom anymore, you could message him.

    seller:rayne_automotive Ebay
    Last edited by 1xshaunx1; 3 Weeks Ago at 8:15 PM.
    4th one surely the last

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    I don’t think Rayne Automotive do them anymore. They aren't listed on their website either.
    I’m also interested if any are available.

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    Depends on how much you want to spend - German fleabay has a completely weatherproof plug and play version with OEM connectors for silly money:
    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Relaissatz-f...8AAOSwPYZU4isz

    I'd say you'd never need another one though!

    They are easy enough to make though (instructions can be found on the Mk2 forums) and if you can source the connectors you could even upgrade a cheaper one to the same spec. I built something similar for my car and it's lasted over 8 years with no problems apart from the time a coolant host burst and one of the fuses shorted out.

    Go for 3 or 4 relay versions if you can for extra safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    Depends on how much you want to spend - German fleabay has a completely weatherproof plug and play version with OEM connectors for silly money:
    https://www.ebay.de/itm/Relaissatz-f...8AAOSwPYZU4isz

    I'd say you'd never need another one though!

    They are easy enough to make though (instructions can be found on the Mk2 forums) and if you can source the connectors you could even upgrade a cheaper one to the same spec. I built something similar for my car and it's lasted over 8 years with no problems apart from the time a coolant host burst and one of the fuses shorted out.

    Go for 3 or 4 relay versions if you can for extra safety.
    Thanks Fen , my budget does not cover for that much but Im sure you have found the best one on the market! Anyone else come up with anything ? Im sure I read on here that a member was making them ?

    Found this as well off ebay ???
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Corrad...97.m4902.l9144

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    Yeah, that last ebay one might do the trick - ask to see some proper pictures of the loom first though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    Yeah, that last ebay one might do the trick - ask to see some proper pictures of the loom first though.
    Ive got a feeling it might be the same as the other one I have posted because it also advertises for the Golf MK2. Who was the member making these anyone remember ?

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    I have asked the seller to post me a picture and also how many relays there are, does look like an English seller that has specialist electrics for sale and says he owns a Corrado so might be good.

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    It probably won't have the OEM headlight connectors on, but I think these are still available, and you can buy a wiring repair kit from VW with the pins on the end that allows you to connect it - otherwise you end up with spade connectors, which are not ideal.

    I cut out the male end of the connector socket part from an old knackered headlight casing and wired it up so that the loom is plugged straight into the existing feed using the female socket - more or less the same as that German loom, but it looks like they were able to get hold of factory sockets and have one for each side for the sidelights. That loom is seriously expensive, but it is fully sealed, plug and play and 4 relay - on these dark nights it could be a lifesaver and we often spend more on less important bits. I'm tempted to start saving and buy one - I'll let you know what I think if I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fendervg View Post
    It probably won't have the OEM headlight connectors on, but I think these are still available, and you can buy a wiring repair kit from VW with the pins on the end that allows you to connect it - otherwise you end up with spade connectors, which are not ideal.

    I cut out the male end of the connector socket part from an old knackered headlight casing and wired it up so that the loom is plugged straight into the existing feed using the female socket - more or less the same as that German loom, but it looks like they were able to get hold of factory sockets and have one for each side for the sidelights. That loom is seriously expensive, but it is fully sealed, plug and play and 4 relay - on these dark nights it could be a lifesaver and we often spend more on less important bits. I'm tempted to start saving and buy one - I'll let you know what I think if I do.
    My x relief loom at the moment has spade mating on to the OE plug and can only see one Relay , it must be old as the connectors on the battery look at least 15 years old so must of been some of the first uprated looms.

    If it the ebay one says its just for the headlights not including fogs , he is an electrician expert by the looks of it so has probably modded all his lights.
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