Now the deal on the OEM smoked tail lights is great. However, if you want something a little darker, you’re going to have to go somewhere else. There is a guy on the MKV forums that goes by “Darcness” who can tint tail lights to your preferred shade and even do the amber turn signal modification while he’s at it. The amber turn signal DIY is actually his own doing as well. He does excellent work, as attested to by several forum members, and this huge thread.
I do not have his tail lights nor have I ordered from him, but I like what he does. He does quality work. He has many satisfied customers and is a forum sponsor. In general, a good guy. Check out that thread if you’re interested in purchasing a set of custom tail lights from him. Basically, you pay for your tails plus a deposit. You receive your tails, install them and then send back your old set and your deposit is refunded.
If you need some tail light work, send him a private message on GolfMKV.com under user name “Darcness”. He can elaborate more on pricing.
Disclaimer: Please understand that if a situation or something arises, I am in no way tied to “Darcness”. I cannot help you in transactions with him. This post is just to let others know of a forum recommended source for tinted tail lights.