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    OMG Lucas I cannot believe I have just found this thread. I can remember it must be 10 years ago, when you were a source of inspiration for the MK6 Golf R in I think they were Steel Grey "you will correct me" that we owned. Searching for info on my creaking sunroof I come across this thread!! How lucky are all SQ5 owners that you bought one.

    I digress, a few months back I purchased a very clean White 2014 SQ5 (only 80,000km) full Audi Service History and I deliberately went the MY14 as I was ok with the STD Cruise Control and no Blindspot in lieu of no DPF or AdBlue issues. Great to hear about the pads that's already sorted one thing on my list. How are you finding the Android Headunit, I was about to pull the trigger on the same one. I don't suppose you have needed to grease your sunroof at all by chance?

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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    Hi Andrew - glad you found some of the info in my thread helpful. Yep it looks like we both had Mk6 Golf R's, and the colour was United Grey. Shame I had to sell mine as I loved it, but was doing house renos and needed the money. I ended up buying Mk6 GTI and tinkered with that for a few years. The GTI was a fun car too, more enjoyable than the R in most ways too be honest.

    It sounds like you found a nice low km SQ5. Great that you avoided AdBlue as they fail all the time and cost a small fortune to fix. The AdBlue was introduced late 2015 sometime (luckily mine is a mid 2015 build so I dont have it either). You should have DPF's though as I believe all SQ5's have them. They are just behind the front wheels (2x of them side by side), jump under and have a look.

    These Akebono Euro ceramic brake pads are great - get yourself some ASAP.

    The Android head unit is mostly good. You just have to keep in mind its not an OEM unit so its a bit fiddly. It takes a little while to boot up, then you have to select which phone to connect to even if you are the only person in the car, then open the app on the screen that connects to Carplay. So it doesnt just turn on and go straight to Carplay like an OEM unit would - you have to select a few things and wait. Ive actually been meaning to speak to The Fitting Bay to ask if there is anyway to optimise the boot up process to reduce some of these steps. But once its on and running its great. All in all its an improvement over the heavily outdated and small Audi screen though. The place I got it from (The Fitting Bay) has a few videos on YouTube showing how it works and looks etc as well as an install video - but he does rush a bit in those videos.

    As for the sunroof, mine rattled and squeaked just like im sure yours does. Usually tilting it up and back down again stops it temporarily. I did grease it several times but found little to no difference. After some searching I found a thread from a USA forum and these guys had put the soft side of velcro on the sunroof runners and had good success. So I cleaned all the grease off and went to Officeworks and bought this and cut it down the middle to make 2x strips. They fit on the sunroof guides perfectly and have considerably helped reduce the noise. I also had a rattle in the back which I thought was the rear hatch, but ended up being a combination of the hatch and the rear parcel tray. I bought little rubber circles (about 1mm thick) from Bunnings to cushion the contact points. This has fixed the vast majority of rattles coming from the back but im still chasing a few.

    Refer to this link for a pic of where to place the soft side of the velcro on the sunroof tracks.



    Quote Originally Posted by SilverBug View Post
    OMG Lucas I cannot believe I have just found this thread. I can remember it must be 10 years ago, when you were a source of inspiration for the MK6 Golf R in I think they were Steel Grey "you will correct me" that we owned. Searching for info on my creaking sunroof I come across this thread!! How lucky are all SQ5 owners that you bought one.

    I digress, a few months back I purchased a very clean White 2014 SQ5 (only 80,000km) full Audi Service History and I deliberately went the MY14 as I was ok with the STD Cruise Control and no Blindspot in lieu of no DPF or AdBlue issues. Great to hear about the pads that's already sorted one thing on my list. How are you finding the Android Headunit, I was about to pull the trigger on the same one. I don't suppose you have needed to grease your sunroof at all by chance?

    Cheers,
    Andrew
    Last edited by Lucas_R; 24-06-2022 at 11:46 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Great that you avoided AdBlue as they fail all the time and cost a small fortune to fix. The AdBlue was introduced late 2015 sometime (luckily mine is a mid 2015 build so I dont have it either). You should have DPF's though as I believe all SQ5's have them. They are just behind the front wheels (2x of them side by side), jump under and have a look.
    Also expensive, though very worth it, to remove AdBlue & DPFs later!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    It takes a little while to boot up, then you have to select which phone to connect to even if you are the only person in the car, then open the app on the screen that connects to Carplay. So it doesnt just turn on and go straight to Carplay like an OEM unit would - you have to select a few things and wait.
    That's a bit crap for Carplay, perhaps a wireless thing. I've got Android, which must be plugged in, but the system picks it up automatically and launches Android Auto. I find boot time acceptable, but I do tend to click on the "Phonelink" icon to manually launch Android Auto as usually I can get to the button before the system background launches the app and auto-launches it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Refer to this link for a pic of where to place the soft side of the velcro on the sunroof tracks.
    Just confirming, the velcro is on the "top" surface of the rails not in the grooves? I think that's what I see but want to confirm. Suffering the same issue, so be good to perform a fix for it!

    Thanks for the help and advice as always..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
    That's a bit crap for Carplay, perhaps a wireless thing. I've got Android, which must be plugged in, but the system picks it up automatically and launches Android Auto. I find boot time acceptable, but I do tend to click on the "Phonelink" icon to manually launch Android Auto as usually I can get to the button before the system background launches the app and auto-launches it.
    Im still learning how to use it. It would be nice to not have to go through the process of selecting which phone to connect to.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
    Just confirming, the velcro is on the "top" surface of the rails not in the grooves? I think that's what I see but want to confirm. Suffering the same issue, so be good to perform a fix for it!
    Yes as per the photo in that link I posted, the velcro goes on the top surface of the 2x plastic rails (not in the grooves). Give it a try, it made a significant difference on my car anyway.
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