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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old October 12th, 2017, 12:08   #16
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New owner of a 2015 TDI S here in Minnesota and so far we have only had temps in 30 Fahrenheit range a couple of nights, but I was really impressed with how quickly the car started to warm up. I am not sure of the science behind it (electric heater or loop through the Head), but it was a great surprise.
Like the Original Poster, I did not want to shell out the extra $3k for the SEL model when all I wanted was heated seats.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 19:08   #17
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A couple of posters mentioned an ID Parts winter front cover. I'm not seeing one available for Mk7. Is there a secret handshake I don't know about?

https://www.idparts.com/advanced_sea...s=winter+front
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Old October 12th, 2017, 22:05   #18
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I've read conflicting reports that would indicate not all Mk7's came with the electric heater. I know you can read the build number to confirm. Going by that, mine does not have it.
One way to check to see if your vehicle has the 1 KW cabin heater is to check your fuse box for an 80 amp fuse. If you have one, you have a 1 KW heater.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 23:20   #19
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A couple of posters mentioned an ID Parts winter front cover. I'm not seeing one available for Mk7. Is there a secret handshake I don't know about?

https://www.idparts.com/advanced_sea...s=winter+front
Call and ask them.....simple no secret handshake needed
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Old October 13th, 2017, 04:52   #20
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One way to check to see if your vehicle has the 1 KW cabin heater is to check your fuse box for an 80 amp fuse. If you have one, you have a 1 KW heater.

That and you can usually hear the relay clicking on and off if you're at idle and coolant is cold.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 05:18   #21
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Call and ask them.....simple no secret handshake needed
Calling vendors is so 1995.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 08:33   #22
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A couple of posters mentioned an ID Parts winter front cover. I'm not seeing one available for Mk7. Is there a secret handshake I don't know about?

https://www.idparts.com/advanced_sea...s=winter+front
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Call and ask them.....simple no secret handshake needed
I actually believe IDParts is pretty active in here and they have a stop-sale car as well. I think IndigoBlueWagon is closely affiliated. 🙂

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Old October 15th, 2017, 12:52   #23
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Be aware that since your state requires a front plate to be visible, many of the front covers would conceal your plate. You'd have to find another way to attach it. Good luck.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 13:38   #24
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Be aware that since your state requires a front plate to be visible, many of the front covers would conceal your plate. You'd have to find another way to attach it. Good luck.
Luckily mine doesn't. Now I just need ID Parts to make one.
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Old October 15th, 2017, 18:54   #25
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One way to check to see if your vehicle has the 1 KW cabin heater is to check your fuse box for an 80 amp fuse. If you have one, you have a 1 KW heater.
According to this it's two 40A fuses. I checked my car an I have two that don't seem to be found on Mk7 fuse box photos via a google search.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-0...VNQkhtdUU/edit

So, it looks like it's still included.

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Old October 16th, 2017, 04:55   #26
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If you really want heat in the winter do what the truckers do and install a Webasto coolant heater or cabin heater (Espar makes them too). They will keep the coolant hot and burn very little fuel doing it or blow hot air into the interior depending on which model you choose, I prefer hot coolant easier engine starts. They are worth the investment if you keep your car.
A heated steering wheel is the only thing VW is behind the times on, Audi and Mercedes have had them since the early 2000s. It is really nice, especially if you work outside.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 06:53   #27
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I'm wondering if many of the northern climate MK7 drivers have felt the need to go with winter tires? I'm planning on trying first with the new all seasons that came with my Sportwagen to see if I need to put them on.
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Old October 16th, 2017, 07:05   #28
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I have purchased a Webasto coolant heater for my car. It is the optional auxiliary heater that cold climates and countries get. It mounts in the right front fenderwell and hooks into the cooling system. I won't have the remote control option, but I plan on a timer instead. I may be able to turn it on as I am walking the dog and have a warm car by the time I am ready to go to work.
I have studless Hakkapeliitta tires mounted on rims and run them as soon as the snow flies. I got by all winter on them last year, but if the snow gets really bad and deep, I drive the S6 on Michellin Alpins.
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pdq did you get the factory developped Webasto that can be controled through the car? Or a stand alone one? I see in most of the world "parking heaters" are available and factory supported through the car electronics and wondering which way you went?
I have several Espar units that removed from Sprinters in the u pull yard, they were all factory units so not sure about the electronics working with a simple on off switch have not gotten that far yet..still waiting to take delivery of our new 2015 sportwagen tdi this whole process is killing us it is so slow (ricepoint and trading in our 2014).

Winter tires are a must in my world, you want whatever power put out to do something and not just spin. Good winters make a world of difference, they don't have to be squishy and soft, Nokian makes great snows that are extra load and handle very well but do consume a bit more fuel. Michelins consume the least but few sizes are extra load and they handle horrible, soft and no steering feel. Cheap winter tires offer very little over a good all season, best to get a top rated snow tire and enjoy it versus one that is a comromise and wears funny or is loud.
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