I believe I still have my list of coding for everything since I am duplicating my last VW.. Other then adding all the footwell lights and alarm, I've done this in the past.. I am just waiting till I finish running the wires to the footwells to hook up the alarm and the lights so I only have to be upside down under the dash once.. I had to cut the footwell arness apart to make it so the rears came from its respective front.. it wanted to go anticlockwise from the LF, LR, RR, RF so I have it wired to the fronts and then to the reas down both sides. For now Ill just have the fronts wired and cap off the rears till i can get the terminal connectors for the seat harness and catch a nice day I can remove the seats, and get the lights fitted.. Doing a test with my bench tester, the seat cover doesn't interfere too bad with the lights, its a good inch away from them, but I had to pop it loose to snap the buggers in.. Why they took them all out is beyond me, for a $20 part installed on the line..
Yeah, the mirror will be the hardest mod Ill have to wait for unless on my next trip I get a bad chip in the windshield. Insurance just wont randomly change the windshiled for me unless its unfixable.. Bold SPort wants $250 USD for the kit,switch, harness, mirror, covers.. so if you have a link to the one you got Skard Id appreciate, B.S. pricing has gone up and almost doubled lately.. I like auto lights, and the auto wipers, but best of auto window roll up, I dont know hoe many times I have left a window cracked at night, even with the weather tech deflectors, and it pours down rain that night with a nasty wind, to find my interior wet the next day. Not as bad now with leather, but water dripping into the switches is never good..
Lost of neat add ons, that I am shocked are not OEM on the Tiguan, when a base Jetta has them, and a higher trimmed Tig doesn't makes me scratch my head to VWs reasoning..
Ill eventually have every OEM convenience mod I can add, plus some OEM plus ones.. The extra LEDs will bee a nice touch to add to the dash storage, a few in the cup holder hidden below the holder fingers so my eyes don't directly see them at night. And I am still debating on following Enigma on the door lights behind the handles.. I have read the coding changes that there is a code to add door pull lighting, and it comes on only in park, at night with the lights on or the interior lights on.. they shut off when the doors auto lock. seeing if I can find the pinout into from the module to code these in, if not I may just add them like he did and tie them into the lighting circuit. MAy add a few to the overhead console as well like other VWs but they are recessed and aimed to the console, so your eyes dont directly see them, but it added a nice touch to the console area at night. Will add one to the center console storage as well, so I can see where to plug in my phone charger at night.. So many other manufacturers do this why VW lacks ambient lighting is beyond me..
For my footwell lights I am still debating on LED retrofit bulbs, I did not like the overhead replacements other then the vanity mirror bulbs.. it was just too harsh of a light to adapt to when you have been in the dark for a while. The footwells on my Golf when I added the rears I put a small square of red Lamin-x directly under the bulbs so when they were in the din mode the light as a softer pink.red color, but at full brigtness it overpowered the tint and was still a nice white light, goint to do that again, red is so much easier then white in the dark. but I want white when I open the door..
So much I want to do and add to this.. but it will just take time. Bit by bit it will be done, I got my Sound deadening package today as well, but 12 sq feet is o where enough to do all 4 doors, so I am just focusing on the fronts this time, if it works, I can always remove the door cards again and do the rears at a later date. I am just wanting to cut a bit more road noise leaking thru the doors, but I think its the glass more then anything.. removing the windor regulator to do it will be a fun job, and putting a few pieces on larger areas on the window regulator skin, but the more I read the other skin is better in the event to regulator replacement, and simply sealing any holes and any rattle point.
I also want to put some acoustic foam, Boom Mat or 3M acoustic foam above the headliner.. The other thing is I wonder if the Tiguan has an Acoustic Glass windshield, I know my Golf did I never hardly hear the rain hitting it, the Tiggy is a lot louder when rain hits it.. another thing to check into, I know VW may have dropped it because Acoustic glass is really fragile, once chip and it cracked fast..so maybe they stopped doing it.
Im not a big stereo person, of bass boom person, but just nulling road noise is a huge thing, so many of these cars are alloys now and thinner metals, so it amplifies noise, at least they attempted to put more in the Tig versus the Golf. its already quiter. My Golf was 84db at 70 mph down a certain stretch of freeway, the Tig is 75db. Its tires mostly because my short lived Red Tig was 64 db on this stretch with different tires. on new pavement its pretty quiet, Washington State has some of the noisiest asphalt and concrete they use on the freeways i've ridden on..
I do need to get a 4 way alignment down, even if its not pulling, I knew my Golf had issues, and it drove fine. put a $1000 set of Continrntal DWS tires on and tore up the rears in 5k miles. I had over an inch of toe out on the rear, needs 1 degree of toe in.. being AWD I would not want to tear these tires up, and its a free check at my local reputable shop and only $120 to align it..
SO much to do, but I will take my time, I dont use any of my normal income for mods, I only use what I make with my Radio Hobby. so it keeps things in check and money in the bank for bills and savings..
Thanks again for all the ideas and support guys, the bad part is, I see one of your guys mods and go oh I need that! kid in a candy store feeling..LOL