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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old November 1st, 2014, 17:15   #17251
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Swapped wheels over to winters and stuck the mud-flaps back on. Took some time and cleared out the space behind the front fender liners for the first time. Right side: Holy cow! Packed full of a good three pounds of heavy wet mud, but no visible corrosion. Left side: clean as a whistle. Just a few grains of sand. Can you say "strange"?
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Old November 1st, 2014, 23:22   #17252
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I removed the OEM monsoon stereo and started replacing it with a pioneer NEX 4000.
I've got the steering wheel controls working, HD radio working, Bluetooth, butt that's about it so far.
Still left
Reverse camera
Long press steering wheel button for Siri
Update firmware for carplay
Mount the radio in the car
Mount USB/ aux in
Remove dead satellite radio.
Which car of yours is getting the NEX4000? If on your older Jetta, what's your plan for getting a Siri button on your steering wheel?
I have NEX5000 in my '03 wagon with MFSW and would like to rig that up as well.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 07:57   #17253
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Which car of yours is getting the NEX4000? If on your older Jetta, what's your plan for getting a Siri button on your steering wheel?
I have NEX5000 in my '03 wagon with MFSW and would like to rig that up as well.
I put it in the 03, 2014 is remaining stock other than the hitch for the foreseeable future.

My Metra axcess steering wheel controller can be programmed for long presses.
See page 10 of http://contentdocs.installernet.com/...duct/34201.pdf
I'm not sure that the NEX 4000 has anything that it will recognize as Siri though.
I'll keep you guys posted if it works.
I wish I could remember the designers name, super cool guy we met at sema in '12 I've got his card around here if something needs modifying.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:27   #17254
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Installed puddle lights



Obviously they don't work — no puddles are there (unless you count the "puddles" OF light, that is)!
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:34   #17255
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Obviously they don't work — no puddles are there (unless you count the "puddles" OF light, that is)!

Just.. Just wow... Mind blown.

Here's the kit.
http://www.uspmotorsports.com/RFB-LE...Light-Kit.html

But the coding is different then what they posted. With my mk6 all I had to do was check bit 6 in Byte 3. But the rear doors are controlled off of the front can bus. So you have to select the drop down box.


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Old November 2nd, 2014, 08:47   #17256
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Just.. Just wow... Mind blown.

Here's the kit.
http://www.uspmotorsports.com/RFB-LE...Light-Kit.html
Looks like it is not for the MK IV models.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 13:24   #17257
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No only for mk5 and 6


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Old November 2nd, 2014, 18:28   #17258
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Replaced my cracked glass lenses with plastic ones, painted the inside of my lights, replaced my ballasts and bixenon bulbs - took almost all day but it needed to be done. In order to get to the lights on these older Dubs, you have to remove the whole front bumper. Fun.

Started like this:



Ended like this:



Time for beer(s).
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 18:36   #17259
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In the process of putting a PD back together and reinstalling it into the car. Got a notification that my parts shipped from idparts.

Have spent WAYY to much cash there over the last few weeks...
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 04:01   #17260
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Replaced my cracked glass lenses with plastic ones, painted the inside of my lights, replaced my ballasts and bixenon bulbs - took almost all day but it needed to be done.

Ended like this:



Time for beer(s).
Looks great! Love the dual turn signal mod. Where did you buy new plastic lenses from?

What projectors do you have installed?
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 05:41   #17261
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Hi Everyone, I searched the forum and couldn't find a thread relating to an issue that we're experiencing with our new 2015 Golf TDI.

Upon receiving the car brand new, a week an a half later, we open up the hood to check oil levels... and to our surprise, there was crystal build up in a section of the car.

We did some research online, and discovered that it could be an Adblue Leak. So we took the car back to the dealer and they held it for a few days, and replaced a part and said that it was indeed a leak. They seemed to emphasize the fact that it would have been dangerous to continue driving the car, and they were glad we brought it in to inspect/fix.

Upon receiving the car back, we drove around for a day, and notice the crystal build up AGAIN!! We are currently out of town, returning on Weds. So the car is now in the garage, untouched, with crystal build up for the next couple of days

Has anyone experienced this with their TDI? What is it exactly?? I want to make sure that the mechanics will target the problem and fix it once and for all!! IT's a waste of time and effort taking the car back to the dealership.

Thanks!
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 11:09   #17262
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Hi Everyone, I searched the forum and couldn't find a thread relating to an issue that we're experiencing with our new 2015 Golf TDI.

Upon receiving the car brand new, a week an a half later, we open up the hood to check oil levels... and to our surprise, there was crystal build up in a section of the car.

We did some research online, and discovered that it could be an Adblue Leak. So we took the car back to the dealer and they held it for a few days, and replaced a part and said that it was indeed a leak. They seemed to emphasize the fact that it would have been dangerous to continue driving the car, and they were glad we brought it in to inspect/fix.

Upon receiving the car back, we drove around for a day, and notice the crystal build up AGAIN!! We are currently out of town, returning on Weds. So the car is now in the garage, untouched, with crystal build up for the next couple of days

Has anyone experienced this with their TDI? What is it exactly?? I want to make sure that the mechanics will target the problem and fix it once and for all!! IT's a waste of time and effort taking the car back to the dealership.

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Adblue? In a Golf?

I know I'm stuck back in 2010 but has this really happened?
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 13:30   #17263
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Drove to the local dealer and got two adblue 1/2 gallon dispensers for about $14 total.

Much better than the $25 that you end up paying any online retailer after shipping.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 13:49   #17264
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Adblue? In a Golf?

I know I'm stuck back in 2010 but has this really happened?
Yup, as part of the new 2015 model...
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 17:29   #17265
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I just added the adblue to the passat. The extent to which the dealer got crystals all over the trunk area is now proven to be ridiculous. It's not that hard. Equate it to a gas jockey who get gas all over your fender cause he can;t put the hose in the hole. geez.
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