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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:55 am

vintage67 wrote:Car is looking great Maisonian :yes:
can I just ask if your rear lights all work ok? has the fog light issue been fixed (no longer remain on all the time).

cheers


Thanks Vintage! Yeah, these units work fine; no issues with the fog lights as far as I can see. I believe the later generation of these lights had the kinks worked out, although the information around them isn't exactly clear.

I believe these were the most 'reliable' Dectanes on the market, followed by the LED cluster and then the C-shaped lightbar with 'squares' in the middle. They're all listed as Dectane Rear Lights which makes discerning which is which a little tricky.

If buying from new, best bet is to ask the supplier if they're compatible for the UK market.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby vintage67 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:37 am

Maisonian wrote:
vintage67 wrote:Car is looking great Maisonian :yes:
can I just ask if your rear lights all work ok? has the fog light issue been fixed (no longer remain on all the time).

cheers


Thanks Vintage! Yeah, these units work fine; no issues with the fog lights as far as I can see. I believe the later generation of these lights had the kinks worked out, although the information around them isn't exactly clear.

I believe these were the most 'reliable' Dectanes on the market, followed by the LED cluster and then the C-shaped lightbar with 'squares' in the middle. They're all listed as Dectane Rear Lights which makes discerning which is which a little tricky.

If buying from new, best bet is to ask the supplier if they're compatible for the UK market.


Cheers mate, just got a Candy White TDI and have lots of plans but need to get the timing belt and EGR done first £££££ :(
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Urbandurban » Mon May 01, 2017 5:28 pm

vintage67 wrote:Car is looking great Maisonian :yes:
can I just ask if your rear lights all work ok? has the fog light issue been fixed (no longer remain on all the time).

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The Dectane lights never had fog light problem, it was the Studie R look-a-like lights that had the fog light problem.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Mon May 01, 2017 6:41 pm

Urbandurban wrote:The Dectane lights never had fog light problem, it was the Studie R look-a-like lights that had the fog light problem.


Ah yes!

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These seem to be the ones that have generated a few problems for their owners here and there; truth be told its probably easier to just buy the OEM Facelift version as they're not dissimilar and likely to be a lot more reliable.

Looks like the aftermarket ones were by 'CarDNA' and not Dectane.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Urbandurban » Tue May 02, 2017 2:27 am

Maisonian wrote:
Urbandurban wrote:The Dectane lights never had fog light problem, it was the Studie R look-a-like lights that had the fog light problem.


Ah yes!

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These seem to be the ones that have generated a few problems for their owners here and there; truth be told its probably easier to just buy the OEM Facelift version as they're not dissimilar and likely to be a lot more reliable.

Looks like the aftermarket ones were by 'CarDNA' and not Dectane.


Yes. I bought those lights a month ago and cut the fog light cable and installed resistors and it works just fine. If you buy the OEM Facelift lights you also have to buy the facelift boot etc for it to fit.

Indeed, carDNA is the manufacturer. I think people call them the Dectane lights due to Dectane being the first to sell them. These are the first lights I bought actually, and those lights broke after 2 years and I got no replacement or refund.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Tue May 02, 2017 3:14 pm

Urbandurban wrote:Yes. I bought those lights a month ago and cut the fog light cable and installed resistors and it works just fine. If you buy the OEM Facelift lights you also have to buy the facelift boot etc for it to fit.

Indeed, carDNA is the manufacturer. I think people call them the Dectane lights due to Dectane being the first to sell them. These are the first lights I bought actually, and those lights broke after 2 years and I got no replacement or refund.


Ah good job man! I'm always a little edgy when modding anything electronic. Such a shame that some companies end up doing themselves a disservice through poor customer relations!

Anyhoo, this afternoon saw an opportunity to get some shots of the car; overcast weather but not bucketing it down. Ended up shooting in two locations; Hampton Court Golf Club & the main car park in Kingston. After whittling down a fair few snaps, here's some of the best!

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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby vintage67 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:47 pm

Maisonian wrote:
Urbandurban wrote:The Dectane lights never had fog light problem, it was the Studie R look-a-like lights that had the fog light problem.


Ah yes!

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These seem to be the ones that have generated a few problems for their owners here and there; truth be told its probably easier to just buy the OEM Facelift version as they're not dissimilar and likely to be a lot more reliable.

Looks like the aftermarket ones were by 'CarDNA' and not Dectane.


thanks for the info, LED lights have just been added to my modding list!
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby rclark15 » Thu May 18, 2017 7:51 am

Mais!

Those are the Dectane's i would love. i'm pretty sure i will order them at the end of the month with my pay packet!

i see from your earlier posts that some pictures were taken near in Kingston carpark, are you local to there? I'm from Wimbledon way so just down the road, and you may be my first point of call if i struggle to fit my lights haha! (complete mechanical retard over here).

How long did the lights take to come by the way?

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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Urbandurban » Thu May 18, 2017 10:32 am

rclark15 wrote:Mais!

Those are the Dectane's i would love. i'm pretty sure i will order them at the end of the month with my pay packet!

i see from your earlier posts that some pictures were taken near in Kingston carpark, are you local to there? I'm from Wimbledon way so just down the road, and you may be my first point of call if i struggle to fit my lights haha! (complete mechanical retard over here).

How long did the lights take to come by the way?

Ryan


The tail lights are SUPER easy to fit, easier than changing LEDs in the interior. It's almost easier than starting the car honestly.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby rclark15 » Thu May 18, 2017 1:14 pm

Yo Urb,

Maybe even i could be able to fit them then.... i wouldn't hold my breath though!
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Thu May 18, 2017 1:43 pm

rclark15 wrote:Mais!

Those are the Dectane's i would love. i'm pretty sure i will order them at the end of the month with my pay packet!

i see from your earlier posts that some pictures were taken near in Kingston carpark, are you local to there? I'm from Wimbledon way so just down the road, and you may be my first point of call if i struggle to fit my lights haha! (complete mechanical retard over here).

How long did the lights take to come by the way?

Ryan


Hey man, I'm only in Teddington so not far off if needed! As the guys have said though, they're bonkers easy to fit (although I can appreciate it can be daunting to do any mods without prior experience, I was in a similar boat until I started doing the Roc)

These lights I bought off another member of the forum, but the first courier we used had all the competency of a potato. They ended up dropping the box, sending them to the other side of the country for someone to look at the parcel and go 'yep it's dented', and then send it back to the seller. We then just used UPS and had them delivered in two days!

I think those that have ordered them off the German website/eBay have had a rough lead time of two weeks.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby rclark15 » Thu May 18, 2017 3:05 pm

Haha Mais!

The only thing i have mustered up the courage to do myself is change my number plate over....
My car is in the garage at the moment as some complete C**T smashed into me and drove off (£3,300 worth of damage). So when it gets back to me, i might have to take a trip over your way and check out your Dectanes before i dig into my pockets and get some myself if that's cool?

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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Urbandurban » Thu May 18, 2017 6:14 pm

rclark15 wrote:Yo Urb,

Maybe even i could be able to fit them then.... i wouldn't hold my breath though!


It's one screw and that's it :clap:
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby xjay1337 » Mon May 22, 2017 1:30 pm

Nice to see the car in the flesh. The rear lights are nice.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Mon May 22, 2017 10:01 pm

xjay1337 wrote:Nice to see the car in the flesh. The rear lights are nice.


Thanks mate! I thought yours looks awesome, the bonnet and spoiler especially!

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In fact, the whole event was excellent! I really enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing what they'd done; hopefully we can all organise another event soon (with slightly less rain and traffic, but slightly more cars and BBQ!)

Here's a couple of pics from the event:

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I've certainly got a few bits on the shopping list now; Carista, puddle lights, DSG Paddle extensions and an exhaust resonator delete.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Paradox1 » Tue May 23, 2017 9:04 am

Damn, I missed out on a decent meet!

Lovely looking cars
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby xjay1337 » Tue May 23, 2017 11:47 am

Cheers for the pics.
There were a lot of cars there for sure. I thought you were coming Paradox.
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Paradox1 » Wed May 24, 2017 9:52 am

Was supposed to but something came up last minute. I'll be at GTI on the 3rd of june though
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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby Maisonian » Fri May 26, 2017 7:33 pm

Ended up buying Carsita; great bit of kit and ridiculously easy to use! Changed a few of the basic parameters of the car's functionality:

- Beep on lock/unlock
- 4 x change lane flashes
- Fuel required for full tank (next refuel)
- Coming Home lights duration
- Rear wiper 'extra tear wipe'

Some of the other 'unlocks' were already present on the R (such as enable needle sweep and designate light cluster as running lights), but considering it was £30 and a cheeky download I think that's a define win in my book! Also ordered a set of black Aluminium DSG Paddle extensions:

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I did toy with the idea of purchasing a set of full-replacement paddles, but as they start around the £150 mark, I thought I'd see if I like these first before any further investments down the line.

Gave the car a quick clean this afternoon & went for a cheeky photoshoot down the park. Had some young guy in an R-line Polo asking me if I was selling...I politely declined :D

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Re: Maisonian's Carbon Candy

Postby xjay1337 » Fri May 26, 2017 11:36 pm

You should have said you wanted some bits coded.
I keep vagcom in my car :)
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