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    Sticky: I’m not the expert. But suggest start with post...

    I’m not the expert. But suggest start with post #201. Need firmware cd (other posts earlier) and blank hdd — i think unformatted.check the posts earlier. Also need maps cd to go in next. If it falls...
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    Suspect the quality/longevity problems are a...

    Suspect the quality/longevity problems are a feature of contract manufacturing in low cost countries. Bean counters get to specify cheap components which are only required to last as long as the...
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    So what's the failure rate for the Ctek mode...

    So what's the failure rate for the Ctek mode microswitch??

    It is a relatively easy fix once you know what it is - just needs contact clean or lube. I have a can of CRC 2-26 forever.
  4. Thread: Battery choices

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    So should have read my own stuff before forking...

    So should have read my own stuff before forking out. Ran battery down installing dashcam probably by forgetting to turn off the lights.

    Ctek charger MXS 5.0 failed to change mode, so charged on...
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    The Toledo cube is made in Taiwan. Monotaro...

    The Toledo cube is made in Taiwan.

    Monotaro sells one similar made of chrome moly steel. So I suspect the Toledo one is chrome moly too.

    Lisle, SnapOn, Beta are flogging the chinese generic...
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    If i need a better tool, one with 3/8” drive that...

    If i need a better tool, one with 3/8” drive that takes a specific disc would be my quality choice....
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    Of course! Volt method works well on Polo 6C. ...

    Of course! Volt method works well on Polo 6C.

    Disable Stop/start - VCDS tweak

    Battery longevity in use is known by manufacturers and encoded in warranty. Century quotes average 42 months....
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    Rear disc brakes - piston wind back tool

    Rear brake piston wind back tools - what a minefield.

    Seemed a waste to pay$30 to $300 for a tool that gets used once every several years.

    So I ended up with a <$15 Toledo brake piston cube...
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    Got sick of pressing the stop/start disable...

    Got sick of pressing the stop/start disable button! Two battery swaps to non AGM battery and you’ve paid for your VCDS.
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    I read AGM batteries last about half as long as...

    I read AGM batteries last about half as long as non-AGM. Stop-start is bad for batteries. Never been keen on stop-start. So the VCDS stop-start volt tweak works great to disable the stop-start...
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    Cloning has been reported to never work. The...

    Cloning has been reported to never work. The drive has proprietary formatting. I believe the SSD has to be formatted from scratch as a new drive by the RNS 510.
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    Best to put the player in the "disc in" position...

    Best to put the player in the "disc in" position and put the correct DVD (maps) in the player and assemble with the disc in.
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    See: RNS-510 (Skoda Columbus) CD/DVD slot...

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    RNS-510 (Skoda Columbus) CD/DVD slot locked/clamped - ??due to invalid clamp state

    Anti-theft logic is designed to stop maps DVD being stolen. Best option is to put the correct disc in...
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    RNS510 disc stuck DVD disassembly - pics

    Having finally sorted out the stuck disc problem, pics to show how to fix with minimal pain. There is no way to do this other than remove and disassemble the DVD mechanism. Could be a 10 minute job!...
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    Sticky: I believe mitsubishi makes the best media =...

    I believe mitsubishi makes the best media = verbatim. Used dvd+r burnt at slow speed which worked fine with corrupt hard drive to install 5238 firmware update and restore full function. Wondering if...
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    Sticky: Must have pressed too many buttons, since i...

    Must have pressed too many buttons, since i couldn’t get it to load. Have tried setting downgrade, then hard reset <eject>+<mic>+<Setup>, seen SWL screen but not prceeding. Then cd/dvd error and...
  17. Fixed and working again!

    So, figured I had to pull apart the DVD drive. Mechanically have get mechanism and sensors into OEM state = closed with disc in. (Tried open with disc out but couldn't get it to talk.) In my case nav...
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    Sticky: Having restored function (stuck in German lang,...

    Having restored function (stuck in German lang, no sound) with old HDD and new firmware 5238, having trouble reloading to initialise for SSD swap. I read that the unit won't reload same firmware....
  19. currently disc is out but unit thinks it is in...

    currently disc is out but unit thinks it is in and wont change from locked slot. just cd/dvd error with empty disc slot.
  20. RNS-510 (Skoda Columbus) CD/DVD slot locked/clamped - ??due to invalid clamp state

    Usual problem. RNS-510 stopped in German mode, no sound, no radio, phone integrates but no speaker volume. Presume this is caused by either:
    a. failed battery and voltage variation with cranking...
  21. Our sony android smart tv is annoyingly buggy. No...

    Our sony android smart tv is annoyingly buggy. No keen to try any android device. No confident in the quality of any google software. A full os at least can be tweaked. Any car pcs work well as...
  22. Thread: Battery choices

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    Don't think so. There is a visible metal bar...

    Don't think so. There is a visible metal bar crossing most all the +12V terminals which tested at battery voltage. Think the error comes from flat battery when cranking and dash lights flashing on...
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    My new wet cell maintenance free is made in...

    My new wet cell maintenance free is made in Korea. Have to have a look at all the batteries on the shelf. I have topped up the old varta maintenance free with distilled water and the CTEK charger...
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    Just got a new Century Battery from SCA for $186....

    Just got a new Century Battery from SCA for $186. Old one stopped after 8 years, which I figure is reasonable. May have just been flattened by lights staying on, which seems odd since they shouldn't...
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    The main loss is the diesel fuel discount in...

    The main loss is the diesel fuel discount in Europe.
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