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    Looking good. Even though it's small, I reckon...

    Looking good. Even though it's small, I reckon the Up! really needs a turbo to be good.
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    VIC Ah yes, done and dusted. I took the zero effort...

    Ah yes, done and dusted. I took the zero effort option on FB while I was working things out in the background figuring I'd get around to doing it properly when I was properly ready... this kinda...
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    I do expect that cars might just come with a...

    I do expect that cars might just come with a licence agreement in the future rather than a straight-up purchase contract which potentially changes that concept... but it's definitely getting into a...
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    Car makers seem to be trying to introduce...

    Car makers seem to be trying to introduce subscription features to keep income rolling in over time.

    Here is a recent example, $80 / year isn't huge (and it comes free for 3- 10 years) but it's...
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    I wonder if headrest/roof mounted screens would...

    I wonder if headrest/roof mounted screens would meet that benchmark for cars driving behind?

    In any case, this sort of functionality has been around since the RNS510 allowed DVD playback way back...
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    With the RNS510 I know you could have a side by...

    With the RNS510 I know you could have a side by side view or switch between sensors and camera, but not overlaid. Not sure with the newer units.

    Our Multivan didn't have any screen to begin with,...
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    VIC 2010 VW Multivan

    The time looks like it's come and I've ordered a new car for my Wife. Sadly not in the VW family this time around, but... happy wife and all that :P

    2010 Volkswagen T5GP
    2.0L Turbo Diesel
    7...
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    My Pioneer HU's have all had a mic input. Is it...

    My Pioneer HU's have all had a mic input. Is it any better than one built into the front of the unit?? Who knows (they all seem pretty ****).
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    The short answer for most people is the RCD330+...

    The short answer for most people is the RCD330+ or the newer RCD340 like this one:
    VW 6.5" Original MIB RCD340 Android Auto CarPlay Stereo 6RD 035 187 B - Version B

    Direct fit with minimal effort...
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    It's very very easy to do your own install, the...

    It's very very easy to do your own install, the headunit itself is literally one piece of trim, four screws and a couple of connectors on the back of the head unit. It really is something anyone can...
  11. It was always looked after, 98 fuel, warmed up...

    It was always looked after, 98 fuel, warmed up before giving it the beans. That said, it was also tuned and went down dragstrips and around race tracks a few times. Better brake fluid and pads were...
  12. There really is no magic number on kms. Read...

    There really is no magic number on kms. Read here for more details, plenty of individual threads around too.
    Golf 118 TSI Engine Failures and Service Campaign 24S4

    Really, there is no way to...
  13. Very sadly, there is no 100,000km mark (or any...

    Very sadly, there is no 100,000km mark (or any other mark). Engines have failed at low km's (mine did at ~31k) up to the over 100,000km range with little rhyme or reason why some last longer than...
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    The RCD330+/330G give you CarPlay and Android...

    The RCD330+/330G give you CarPlay and Android Auto (if you get the right model) and is basically a drop in replacement:
    You will likely need an updated canbus to deal with battery drain in the...
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    That coding is supposed to make it switchable, if...

    That coding is supposed to make it switchable, if you press the button does it do anything? What about if you hold the button??

    Also those instructions are for a Mk6 ABS so I'm surprised they...
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    The mismatch in km's in the service book could...

    The mismatch in km's in the service book could just be a 'typo', everything else lines up, but that huuuuge gap without service raises questions. It could be as simple as it sitting on a dealers lot...
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    Nice looking tool you have there! I bought a...

    Nice looking tool you have there!

    I bought a cheap one off eBay which I had to modify slightly with a dremel to get it fit, but works perfectly now.

    Two and a half years on and my "new" brakes...
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    06 GTI - Anyone know this car

    I have a mate in Sydney who asked about this car:
    VOLKSWAGEN GOLF V GTI HATCHBACK 5DR MAN 6SP 2.0T

    It looks very clean and tidy in the photos, almost too clean. The service history also looks...
  19. Thread: New Kid

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    Welcome :) What are you driving? Got Pics?

    Welcome :)

    What are you driving? Got Pics?
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    If I had to guess I would say it's the DPF doing...

    If I had to guess I would say it's the DPF doing a regen in the background.
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    It has to be posted: 53331

    It has to be posted:

    53331
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    NSW I might be interested in the Captains chair(s)...

    I might be interested in the Captains chair(s) too.

    Pics can be loaded here as an alternative too if the built in tool isn't working:
    VWWatercooled Images < -
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    Another CTEK MXS 5 user here :) Given the...

    Another CTEK MXS 5 user here :)

    Given the current situation, I'm driving my car even less than usual so I've been meaning to stick the charger back on to keep it happy. Good reminder, I'll go do...
  24. Thread: Tow Hitch Mk5

    by The_Hawk
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    The extra box does allow it to detect the trailer...

    The extra box does allow it to detect the trailer being plugged in and disable parking sensors (and probably tweak other engine and stability/traction control things) so it does serve a purpose.
    ...
  25. Thread: Tow Hitch Mk5

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    In the olden days the wiring would just sort of...

    In the olden days the wiring would just sort of bodge into the tail light circuits.

    Modern vehicles have a control box to manage the trailer lights. The systems with bulb out warnings rely on the...
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