Built on the same platform as Audi A3, the Golf MK VII has won a ridiculous number of international awards. These include the prestigious Car of the Year Japan Award (the MK VII was the first European car to enjoy this honour); Cars Guide Car of the Year; Wheels Car of the Year; What car? Best Estate Car; World Car of the Year; European Car of the Year; Motor Trend Car of the Year; and North American Car of the Year. In short, the MK VII is the stuff of legend. Whilst the MK VII remained in production between 2012 and 2020, the lighting technology used in these cars is however more than 10 years old today.
Factory-fitted options included H7/H15 halogen and D3S/D3S xenon headlights.
The halogen version features an H7 reflector that produces an average light beam even when new. In many cases, its light output has been further compromised as bulb heat and general ageing cause the reflective layer to peel off.
Bi-xenon setups feature a 3.0-inch projector designed in the late 90s, which is known to lose its reflective layer right to the point where it becomes black inside, causing dangerously low light output.
Needless to say, buying new or used original headlights for your Volkswagen Golf MK VII is not recommended. But there is fortunately no need for that. Whether your car was factory-fitted with H7/H15 halogen and D3S/D3S xenon headlights, there are upgrade kits that will fit inside your existing headlights.
These complete retrofit kits not only provide you with superior brightness and durability; they are also more affordable than average Volkswagen Golf MK VII xenon headlights with bulbs and ballasts, and since all components are brand new, they come with a 2-year warranty. Additional benefits over OEM headlights include Canbus-proof designs and effortless halogen-to-xenon conversions. What’s more, the leveling systems will work without any adjustments to the headlight connectors, and you can use any ballasts that you might already own to save further on xenon upgrades.
No matter which retrofit upgrade kit you pick, you will improve the light output considerably, making for safer and more enjoyable driving. And, of course, your Volkswagen Golf MK VII will look awesome with the luxurious bright light of the latest xenon technology.