What did you do to your van today?

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adeybroth wrote: Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:21 am I take it changing the interior bulbs to led doesn’t trigger a bulb warning?
Not so far. I read on here somewhere (a comment by Doc iirc) that as long as there is still one interior light that remains a standard incandescent bulb there won't be a warning light. So in my case the rear load area is still standard. Although I'd like to upgrade that too as it's pretty dull in there in the evening.
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That’s good to hear, the stock bulbs inside and out are terrible on the Caddy.


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New seats from Karoq Sportline.

perfect, just seating position a little bit high for my taste.

Anyone have idea how to lower them maybe?
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@ Pepi Cro - those seats look super comfy, what bases did u put them on ? Much faffing around ?

@ Doc re Kobat79's comment - is that true about the lights and keeping on to avoid a canbus warning ?

@ Kobat79 - thanks for the info
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Original car bases, but I have passenger caddy or how you call it in UK caddy life.
I think the original bases on car are same as Touran bases.

Made seat adapters for electric stuff, only seat occupied sensor not working.
I think modern vag group cars have more modern sensor that needs module for seat occupancy.
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@pepi_cro. Those seats look great mate!

@stu_b. Having LEDs in the interior lights will not give you a bulb out warning on the dash. However you may get some flickering if there isn’t an incandescent bulb in the circuit. I know I did on mine so left a standard bulb in the rear.

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@ swan ahhh good to know, there aren't too many interior lights in my Maxi.... I have purchased some new H4 LED gloves for the headlights (I put a post up but no one responded so I pulled the trigger) I also purchased an adapter so I'm waiting delivery and then time to install
But I'm also thinking about the interior / rear etc 👍
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@ Pepi Cro - I wish I had the knowledge, experience and equipment to make a transition for alternative seats
If they were a simple bolt on to Caddy rails that would be best for me
I have a Maxi so it may be different to the life as I think that is an upgrade model ?? 🤔
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Try Audi A1 seats then Stu. They’re a straight for to caddy bases


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@ swan - yeah I did read that before but it's nice to hear it from another reputable source .... I think that might be my best option
I don't know if I have heated seats option / look or even airbag ....
I think I might take a seat inside an A1 to see if I like them n then keep my eyes peeled for a suitable set 👍
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My Caddy Life (Mk4) has Touran bases as standard.

Audi A1 (pre latest gen.) fit smaller/lower/narrower Caddy standard bases.
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Over past week:
Caddy life silver door handles
Caddy life silver dash trims, then painted to match the door handles
Caddy life door card arm rests reupholstered in leather to match the scirocco seats
Touran armrest, & centre console, leather to match scirocco. Wired in rear lighter just because...
Led behind interior door handles & in door bins
Passat W8 light with ambient downlights
Caddy Alltrack rear bumper
Scirocco headlight knob with silver centre
Chinese electric seat switches with silver
Painted the centre console / radio surround, lower button panel & door pull outers to silver to match rest of trim
Washer fluid sensor
Golf mk7 puddle lights
Window switches with chrome tips
Rear door handle for interior
GTI pedal covers
Caddy mk3 door lights
Replaced door speakers & tweeters (had already installed some in rear & sub under seat previously)
Managed to source some new old stock sun visors with lights in too
& most importantly, LED in the steering wheel so I can now tell when the heated wheel is active & not

Still waiting on the alltrack side skirts to arrive & admitted defeat with the fender flares so cancelled the order through TPS & gone for the vanstyle ones instead due to supply issues from Ukraine. Hoping to get these bits on in the next couple of weeks. Think thats about it so certainly a productive couple of LONG nights. Does help having a lit, heated unit though tbf
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@ Petrev / Swan ... do we know what year/s we are talking ??
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2010 - 2018 Gen1

I have a set - They are just a bit narrow for me ...
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shame we are opposite ends of the earth
or I could make u an offer !!
yeah comfort has to be a high consideration
I would think they are better than the stock standard Caddy seats, but that said, I find my seats actually quite comfortable so anything extra woiuld feel almost luxury hahahaaaaa :lol:
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