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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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  12. 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...
  17. Thread: Tow Hitch Mk5

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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.
    ...
  18. 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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    They all appear to be the the same unit,...

    They all appear to be the the same unit, rebranded. Reports seem to be mixed between "perfect" and "never works".

    I have one that doesn't want to stay connected. When it works, it's magic and...
  20. Thread: New tyres....

    by The_Hawk
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    Do you go places that warrant these? Do they...

    Do you go places that warrant these?
    Do they perform better?
    What's road noise like compared to the OEM's?

    Also... V-UU... nice :D
  21. We only have three kids and have run with only...

    We only have three kids and have run with only 3rd row for more space while on holidays, the Multi seats are larger than most so three across isn't terrible... but I don't know that I would want to...
  22. Was going to say just that, painful that you have...

    Was going to say just that, painful that you have to remove the seats in order to slide it forward when you need to (like when you have something large to put in the back). I've always though it was...
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    It looks like the 5+2 configuration of most...

    It looks like the 5+2 configuration of most medium SUV's are designed more for occasional use or for small children. Lots of these I wouldn't consider comfortable for even five people for any sort...
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    I posted someone on a Facebook Skoda group asking...

    I posted someone on a Facebook Skoda group asking about the Kodiaq and was met with a range of responses (as expected) from total Fanboi to reasonable feedback and alternatives. What I was really...
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    New Car Shopping

    Today has been an interesting day. We have been considering replacing the Multivan for years but it just keeps going. Maintenance is starting to get up and it's starting to show its age around the...
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