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Dim reverse lights on the '13 Beetle

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They are truly worthless for backing. It is a 921LL bulb with 18 W of current draw, on a canbus system. 

Switching to an LED will likely trigger a canbus error with the lower current draw. I am looking for places under the rear valance to mount something like 

This mini off road light.

Put an LED in the factory socket and also wire in the 12W draw of one of these on each side, and the Canbus might be happy. I know our older eyes will be, and there will be no doubt we are about to move in the backing up direction :D

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Yup the Beetle does lack in the back up lights for sure. They have  plug in module that goes between the LED and the vehicle plug, it fixes the can bus issue. I had to run them on the fog lights on my EOS or else it thought they were burned out. My back up lights on my EOS are just has bad.

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I'll still have to hang a light on the car somewhere, the tail light itself is beyond fixing. All it does is let somebody know you are backing up.

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