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I always felt that the headlight switch just looked odd, like it was missing something. The black plastic surround in the black dashboard just seemed like they cheaped out at VW. Ordered this surround from Aliexpress for like $9 to see how I like it. It came as polished aluminum that didn't match, but I found a Rustoleum spray can that was pretty close to the trim color. Since all the trim is mounted at different angles, the light hits them all differently anyway so even a perfect match would look slightly different.

I don't know how I feel. Still on the fence. Kind of looks like an afterthought....but before it looked like it was missing!

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Obviously we all know what the switch looked like to begin with....but for comparison.
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I like the before better, but I generally am of the "less is more" mindset. If you like it that's what matters, but it does look like something that could have come either way from the factory, so maybe you are on to something.
 

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I am experimenting with black titanium inserts from Ali Express. Clearly, the door handle inserts look much better than the stark OEM look. However, I want to separate the black titanium on the door handle inserts and the lower (gear shift) console. Also, I was thinking of covering that cheap wood effect on the dash and doors, but don't know if it will be too much. My major concern is the fit,
Anyway, this is what I am thinking, I would appreciate your comments.



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I am experimenting with black titanium inserts from Ali Express. Clearly, the door handle inserts look much better than the stark OEM look. However, I want to separate the black titanium on the door handle inserts and the lower (gear shift) console. Also, I was thinking of covering that cheap wood effect on the dash and doors, but don't know if it will be too much. My major concern is the fit,
Anyway, this is what I am thinking, I would appreciate your comments.



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I like the "after" look, did you end up leaving it?
 

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I like the "after" look, did you end up leaving it?
Yes, I kept it and I also got a piece for the heater section which I haven’t put in yet. I think it looks much better than the stark OEM look. There are a lot of custom pieces available from AliExpress, but with the covid, delivery is taking an extra month or two. Some add-one are nice and some look a little trashy.
I am going to add some exterior chrome pieces to the mirrors and door bottoms at a later date. I prefer the shiny chrome to the blacked out look (personal preference).
 
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