What did you do to your MK7 today?

GolfSW98

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Joined
Feb 8, 2021
Location
Texas
TDI
2015 GSW TDI
I grabbed an Everstart H6 AGM from Walmart @ $169 and installed it with my fresh Aliexpress cloth cover. Coded her in with OBD11 and thats about it for today. I might be installing a trailer harness soon, which will be a chore.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
Got a link for that battery cover? I asked at the dealer and when even the parts guy laughs at how expensive it is (over $100CAD)....you take a pass on that.
 

GolfSW98

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Joined
Feb 8, 2021
Location
Texas
TDI
2015 GSW TDI

Cuzoe

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Joined
May 24, 2017
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
MK7 Golf S
I get into more detail in my facelift BCM retrofit thread... but retrofitted facelift BCM PN 5Q0 937 084 CG (software version 5Q0 937 084 DD) into my the TDi. Had a few easy things to fix that I messed up when transferring pre-facelift coding/adaptations to facelift adaptations (only, no coding).

I set a light function for the right rear blinker to "always 100%" instead of "not active."
I set wiper fluid level sensor to "installed" instead of "not installed," hmm, simple retrofit (along with brake pad wear sensor).
I set ENG153700-ENG154803-Steering Column Switch-Verbauort_Lenkstockschalter to LIN, instead of CAN
- This caused steering column stalks to not work, along with wiper fault in vehicle status page/dash

Anyway, facelift BCM is installed, and fault code free!!! My original (retrofitted higline) BCM wasn't even fault free. That was something I screwed up, of course, haha. I've got 30 color ambient coded. Lights are not installed but AID/Infotainment color is working. Color by driving profile is working, but I need to get the button on screen to set color to coupled/not-coupled to driving profiles.

Pictures of color settings, and my tail light screw up. Phone washed out the color selections but colors in the middle get very blue, then through the purples to yellow, orange, red (the picture looks light blue, white, gray-ish). These pics were before I fixed my adaptation mistakes.

https://flic.kr/p/2nna9jw https://flic.kr/p/2nna9i9 https://flic.kr/p/2nnfpZd https://flic.kr/p/2nna9jr https://flic.kr/p/2nnfpXV https://www.flickr.com/photos/139585038@N05/52092660698
 

tdidieselbobny

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Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Location
Stafford,NY (WNY)
TDI
'03 Galactic Blue Jetta TDI, '15 Silk Blue Golf Sportwagen TDI
On Sunday I did the front pads and rotors. Thursday decided to do the rears again, pads and rotors, still had 1/2 pads but the rotors were rusty and scored. All guide pins still moving freely and all boots good. This morning it passed the state inspection, then filled tank up at Speedway instead of going to reservation. 1 line below 1/2 tank was $53 ($6.199) Redid wheel lug torque, as they removed wheels for inspection and don't think they used torque wrench....
 

demagxc

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Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Location
Massachusetts
TDI
2015 Golf TDI SEL
Spent the long weekend replacing shocks, struts, springs, brake pads, and rotors all the way around. At almost 140k miles it was time for a little suspension refresh, not to mention a broken driver's side rear spring needed attention. I replaced the stock suspension with Koni Reds. Brake pads and rotors were original and there was almost nothing left of the rear pads.
 

RIP TDI

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Joined
Feb 16, 2000
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
TDI
'15 GSW SE 6MT, '01 Golf GLS 5MT, '96 Passat variant
Spent the long weekend replacing shocks, struts, springs, brake pads, and rotors all the way around. At almost 140k miles it was time for a little suspension refresh, not to mention a broken driver's side rear spring needed attention. I replaced the stock suspension with Koni Reds. Brake pads and rotors were original and there was almost nothing left of the rear pads.
What springs did you go with? How do you like the Koni Special Actives so far (I know its early days)?
 

demagxc

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Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Location
Massachusetts
TDI
2015 Golf TDI SEL
I got the spring and shock set from IDParts that came with Lesjofors springs. So far I am really enjoying the Special Actives. Its hard to remember how the car felt with a new suspension but it doesn't have the harshness it used to over bumps and feels more stable when cruising.
 

RIP TDI

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 16, 2000
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
TDI
'15 GSW SE 6MT, '01 Golf GLS 5MT, '96 Passat variant
I got the spring and shock set from IDParts that came with Lesjofors springs. So far I am really enjoying the Special Actives. Its hard to remember how the car felt with a new suspension but it doesn't have the harshness it used to over bumps and feels more stable when cruising.
Is the ride height about the same as OE with the Lesjofors? I assume they are no longer made in Europe, but hopefully the quality is as good as it used to be.
 

demagxc

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Joined
Dec 12, 2012
Location
Massachusetts
TDI
2015 Golf TDI SEL
Is the ride height about the same as OE with the Lesjofors? I assume they are no longer made in Europe, but hopefully the quality is as good as it used to be.
It looked higher right after installation but after settling the ride height seems to be about the same.
 

CWyatt

Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2017
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
A4 Jetta
The timing belt and water pump were done by a local vw independent shop at about 118k miles. Zero issues since the service was done.
Man, when you find the right shop, it's really a great thing. I've heard some horror stories from others so I'm glad yours is apparently pretty good.
 

shortydog

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Joined
Feb 12, 2015
Location
Edinburg, TX
TDI
2015 Golf TDI
Man, when you find the right shop, it's really a great thing. I've heard some horror stories from others so I'm glad yours is apparently pretty good.
You are correct, part of me was uneasy when I dropped off the car at the shop. Now I'm confident in going back for any other issues or maintenance.
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
Replaced the fog lights LED bulbs I'd put in there when I got the car. I run the fogs as DRLs (adds more "balance" to the DRL look than just the singular "U" on each side). They were getting noticeably bluer (or maybe I just hadn't noticed how "blue" the white light was before(?)).

Either way, I put in some "switchback" LED bulbs.
Turn them on and they're 6000K white.
Turn off and on within 5sec and they're "4300K" (both white and amber elements on the LEDs light up).
Turn off and on again within 5sec and they're 3000K (amber-only LED).

No fans - just a big ol' aluminum heat sink, so hopefully they last.
(Interestingly, no mention of CANBUS compatibility in the product description, but thus far (a few hours of driving), no error lights complaining of "bulb out".)
 

Cuzoe

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Joined
May 24, 2017
Location
Los Angeles
TDI
MK7 Golf S
I never understood why vendors even put CAN bus compatible on LEDs. It's not like these LEDs were replacing "CAN bus compatible" non-LED bulbs 😂. If by CAN bus compatible they are just trying to say that these light bulbs, which are not connected to your CAN bus, won't somehow destroy the CAN bus in your car then...

I'm going to start selling CAN bus compatible brake pad wear sensors and windshield wiper fluid level sensors 😬. The reporting of faults between modules is over CAN sure, which has nothing to do with the sensors. But I don't want you thinking about that at any point until after your payment has processed.

Bulb errors, like the two sensors that I'm going to start selling, are based on resistance changes. Lights that have a dedicated output from the BCM can be monitored for failure through resistance changes. You can also change the expected bulb type of a given output. That can change the expected resistance values but also the output power and type (for example using PWM to dim an LED instead of lowering voltage, which would cause flicker).
 

pedroYUL

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Joined
Sep 8, 2011
Location
MI, USA
TDI
2004 wagon BEW; 2015 Passat CVCA; 2015 GSW CRUA
Replaced lift pump, and resolved some minor hesitation every cold start at the beginning of the drive. Too soon to tell if also resolved some random long crank when cold.

There is also hesitation when Regen, hoping to get rid of that too.
 

tdidieselbobny

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Location
Stafford,NY (WNY)
TDI
'03 Galactic Blue Jetta TDI, '15 Silk Blue Golf Sportwagen TDI
Had my free tire rotation done. Watched them crank them down with air gun then torque wrench it, which immediately clicks :rolleyes: .... gotta get my torque wrench back from son so I can torque properly and re-inflate tires to 48psi....
 

Nuje

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Feb 11, 2005
Location
Island near Vancouver
TDI
2015 Sportwagen; Golf GLS 2002 (swap from 2L gas); 2016 A3 e-tron
48psi?! Yowsa!
Isn't the ride a bit harsh at that pressure? Plus, that's pretty close to the 51psi "max inflation pressure" on most of the tires I've had on my cars. Surely you're getting well over 51psi once they heat up (my TPMS shows that I get to 41psi from 36psi cold, even though we've yet to have a day that breaks 70°F here).
 
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