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Old 01-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default Part number for footwell lamp (option XX2)

Anyone know the part number for the footwell lamp shown below next to the gas pedal?

It is the only lighting inside a Carrera RS (which has no ceiling lamps) and standard on Cabrio as well an option (code XX2) for other 993 cars.

I can't find it in PET.

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Is there a way to control the footwell lights or is the operation fixed to the doors open/close?

The footwell option # XX2 had a USA dealership cost of $484.00 / $604.00 retail.
Pricey for what has to be generic VW lighting part..

When ordering the 993 the XX2 footwell lighting option made the long options list..... but in the end was eventually dropped from the actual order list. Oh well.
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Is there a way to control the footwell lights or is the operation fixed to the doors oepn/close?

The footwell option # XX2 had a USA dealership cost of $484.00 / $604.00 retail.
Pricey for what has to be generic VW lighting part..

When ordering the 993 the XX2 footwell lighting option made the long options list..... but in the end was eventually dropped from the actual order list. Oh well.
The console lamps are operated by the doors and replace the lamps that are not in the ceiling in an RS or convertible. The wiring harness in the RS and convertibles is configured to connect the lamps under the dash rather than at the rear bulkhead as in normal coupe.

The center console has plastic break away sections to install the lamps. One can remove the console and break away the plug sections, cut the carpet (make an X and fold the points of carpet inward to glue) and then clip in the lamps.

The lamps are the same part number lamp that is under the front hood and over the engine 959.632.201.00 (or now 997.632.201.00).

The wiring harness would need to be cut into to wire the lamps up. The two lamps are wired in parallel.
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Hey Cupcar -
A big ole Danke Schon for the detail.
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...edit/delete... "The wiring harness in the RS and convertibles is configured to connect the lamps under the dash rather than at the rear bulkhead as in normal coupe."
This is an important detail ^^^ Contrast the wiring schematic of the coupe vs convertible and a retro fit should straight forward; by way of a step or two.
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+1 THANKS, THANKS, and thanks again cupcar! This is one of those items i've had on my to do list, your explanation made me realize that with breakaways already in place this will be less of a hack job than I thought previously. Always thought footwell lighting was one of the best options to get.
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It is interesting that the basic console is the same for all cars. There is a breakout for the airbag dash reinforcement used in cars so equipped and the lamp breakouts for those applications.

I filled in the airbag strut breakout and opened the lamp cutouts to create an RS style console after I removed my airbags. The supplies one needs to fill the airbag strut cutout is a piece of ABS plastic and ABS pipe cement from a hardware store.



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Cupcar, '95 cabs do not have footwell lights. Not sure if other years do by default or as an option only.
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Cupcar, '95 cabs do not have footwell lights. Not sure if other years do by default or as an option only.
HMM...interesting, maybe there is only one light in the convertible and not two in the footwell.

The wiring diagram shows the two options: "INSIDE LIGHTS CONVERTIBLE" and "INSIDE LIGHT COUPE LEFT AND RIGHT".

The convertible option, which only has one lamp shown, has next to it the statement: : "FOR RS: 2 LAMPS PARALLEL".

So, I guess the convertible has one lamp somewhere else than the foot well and RS has two in foot well.

Good point.
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The cabs, at least '95 cabs, have a single overhead light. It's located in the frame of the windshield between the two sunvisors. Horrible design that keeps falling out of its socket constantly, but that's another story.

Dave's car pictured above was a '96 IIRC and it has ignition key light which '95s didn't have either. '95s, however, has light in the key itself German engineering - design something completely non-functional, then design a solution to fix that while making sure original design remains in place. Repeat as nauseum
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The cabs, at least '95 cabs, have a single overhead light. It's located in the frame of the windshield between the two sunvisors. Horrible design that keeps falling out of its socket constantly, but that's another story.

Dave's car pictured above was a '96 IIRC and it has ignition key light which '95s didn't have either. '95s, however, has light in the key itself German engineering - design something completely non-functional, then design a solution to fix that while making sure original design remains in place. Repeat as nauseum
Dude, i hate the key light. It barely works and the lack of lighting around the key hole really sucks. Another thing on my list of things to upgrade in the interior
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I've put LED into my key, it's a little better than the dim incandescent bulb.

There's also a write-up about installing the ignition light standard in '96+ cars into older '95s. Requires some drilling.
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