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    If you disconnect the sensor on the negative ( -...

    If you disconnect the sensor on the negative ( - ) terminal of the cranking battery, you do not need a DC/DC device and the auxiliary battery will charge faster.

    I actually have a lithium...
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    Well I managed to find an installer here on the...

    Well I managed to find an installer here on the Gold Coast and had the tow bar fitted last week.

    It's a Hayman Reese and $1308 all up, from Brians at Miami. Most people living on the south side...
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    Hi folks and has anybody got a recommendation for...

    Hi folks and has anybody got a recommendation for a Tiguan tow bar installer on the Gold Coast?
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    Thanks Lucas, as I am no mechanic, based your...

    Thanks Lucas, as I am no mechanic, based your post I think I will get it inspected professionally.
    Thanks again.
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    Banging noise under the Tig.

    Hi all. I have a banging sound coming from under front seats of my 2016 Tiguan.

    It sound like something to do with the suspension as it only occurs on rough road surface.

    I am no mechanic but I...
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    Hi folks and just an Update. It’s been nearly...

    Hi folks and just an Update.

    It’s been nearly 12 months since I first disconnected the Battery Monitor from the negative ( - ) terminal on the cranking battery.and so far not a single issue with...
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    Hi Tony, as long as you did NOT start your motor,...

    Hi Tony, as long as you did NOT start your motor, all you have to do is drain the tank.

    Make sure you get ALL the fuel out of the tank and that is all you need to do.

    Then fill the tank and...
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    Hi again Hillbilly, I'll find out in due course,...

    Hi again Hillbilly, I'll find out in due course, if there is a problem, but as stated above, as I have now gained other advantages, such as the constant higher operating voltage, I like what is now...
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    Hi again DV52 and I did do take your post as...

    Hi again DV52 and I did do take your post as anything but informative, so you have nothing to apologies for.


    Hi Hillbilly and I have been working with SMART alternators since they first became...
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    Hi DV52 and thanks for the info, that was an...

    Hi DV52 and thanks for the info, that was an excellent read.

    At this stage, as there are no problems being caused by unplugging that lead, I am very happy to leave it that way, to keep the...
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    No more stop/start.

    About a month ago, I read where by disconnecting a two wire plug on the Negative ( - ) battery terminal clamp, the STOP/START function no longer works.

    I disconnected the plug a month ago and the...
  12. Hi Gladbach and iDiesel, I was watching a YouTube...

    Hi Gladbach and iDiesel, I was watching a YouTube clip, of a couple of guys in New Zealand, that used thin plastic coated curtain wire and pushed it up from under the vehicle ( not a VW ) and thanks...
  13. Mr gee, once I knew where to look, I found it and...

    Mr gee, once I knew where to look, I found it and thank you for your assistance.
  14. This is from underneath is it?

    This is from underneath is it?
  15. How Do you clear the rear sunroof drains?

    Can anyone tell me if there is an easy access point, where you can clear the rear sunroof drains?
    I have cleared the front drains, which is a 5 minute job, but I can not find any specific info or...
  16. When connecting jumper leads or leads from a...

    When connecting jumper leads or leads from a battery charger, you always connect the positive lead to the flat/faulty battery’s Positive ( + ) terminal first and then you connect the negative lead...
  17. You don’t need anything but a basic 3 stage...

    You don’t need anything but a basic 3 stage charger and if S’s battery is actually still useable, he will need to do some rejuvenating of the battery once he gets home.

    These Recovery procedures...
  18. Hi S and first off, DO NOT attempt to start the...

    Hi S and first off, DO NOT attempt to start the vehicle.

    Your battery is most likely dead flat so it won’t start anyway.

    But, when a battery is that flat, and has been sitting for such a long...
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    Hi Hillbilly and I’m not that concerned with...

    Hi Hillbilly and I’m not that concerned with aquaplaning as that is something that can happen with new tyres.

    As Tigger73 put it, if my tyres had uneven wear and had low tread on the edges, then...
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    Hi iDiesel, mostly around town and some freeway...

    Hi iDiesel, mostly around town and some freeway driving.


    I just have not had the time to do any country driving of late.
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    Hi and thanks Simonr23 and tigger73, it’s more of...

    Hi and thanks Simonr23 and tigger73, it’s more of what is considered safe rather than what is legal, that I am trying to ascertain.

    I have done quite a bit of reading elsewhere and it seems that...
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    Hi Hillbilly and thanks. I was intending to...

    Hi Hillbilly and thanks.

    I was intending to replace them before they get down to the Tyre Ware Indicator, it is just that I came across from more than 20 years of 4x4 use and serious off roading,...
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    I have now clocked up 60,000kms and while it is...

    I have now clocked up 60,000kms and while it is recommended to replace tyres if the rubber warn down near Tyre Ware Indicator, but there is still nearly the same amount of rubber above the my Tyre...
  24. Hi Hillbilly and thanks, I did finally realise...

    Hi Hillbilly and thanks, I did finally realise what you were saying.

    It was just that I am very interested in a new Allspace and had been looking at them, but had not taken one for a test drive so...
  25. Hi Hillbilly, it is just a split second delay...

    Hi Hillbilly, it is just a split second delay before the steering unlocks.

    It has happened 5 times now, twice when turning at traffic lights, which is not a problem, but it has happened three...
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