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I need a headlight replacement suggestion for Sarge '2002 VW Golf,..ish'. (SMYTH UTE) I have a set of aftermarket projector headlights that work 65.27% of the time, no 'fog light' and the high beams are a flood light bulb. Work great for shining in the trees and underneath bridges but SUCK for actually a high beam. They are a Glass lens and I have the protective film on them as well.
There are so many headlights out there but what is the best set to get? I am just tempted to go OEM stuff and get good Sylvania bulbs.
Please let me know your suggestions, I am sick of not being able to see at night and i put 30K miles a year on this thing. THANK YOU!

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I was really happy with Ecodes and glass lenses. Simple but a nice upgrade from stock.
 

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Guessing that there are no E-codes with a clear turn signal lens? I thought that was one cool feature of the US GTI headlights. I know, it doesn't make them work any better, just looks cleaner with the lights off. Also, are these plug and play for a US market car, or are the electrical connections different? thanks!

Edit: is there a how-to out there to enable the rear fog light as well? Car has had a euro headlight switch from new as when I owned it previously I was doing night work at secure government facilities and the guards hate it when you roll up to the shack with your headlights on, the parking light position was important.
 

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generally, yes. I can't speak to changing them on aftermarket lights but if I recall they're held in with a single screw that you get at from the back. I also would like to do this to mine, as my 2001 had em and I like the look..

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Guessing that there are no E-codes with a clear turn signal lens? I thought that was one cool feature of the US GTI headlights. I know, it doesn't make them work any better, just looks cleaner with the lights off. Also, are these plug and play for a US market car, or are the electrical connections different? thanks!
Actually E-codes come with clear turn signal lens. I am enclosing a photo below to prove it. The E-code headlight is plug and play swap for US market car. They are held by four screw two upper and two lower. The only issue I can see with the swap is if your new headlight is with fog light and there were no fog lights installed on your car from factory.

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