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    Thread: MkV Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs

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      09-16-2009 09:08 PM #36
      If you get in the car after it rains with water on the roof and roll down your windows you get a nice OEM water fall.

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      09-16-2009 09:14 PM #37
      if you take the rear spray nozzle cap off.. you get a squirt gun. very useful for tailgaters, or if you want to drive infront of some bros and piss em off.


      I use this feature ALL THE TIME.
      i like going to the movies when all the middle school punks are there waiting for their mommys.... and i back up and spray them.


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      09-16-2009 09:14 PM #38
      if you open the rear doors while it's raining, you'll also get the same OEM water fall.
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      09-16-2009 09:20 PM #39
      Quote, originally posted by guilford32 »
      If you get in the car after it rains with water on the roof and roll down your windows you get a nice OEM water fall.

      i ****ing hate this soooo much


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      09-16-2009 09:21 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by n82007rabbit »

      i like going to the movies when all the middle school punks are there waiting for their mommys.... and i back up and spray them.


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      09-17-2009 04:36 AM #41
      Quote, originally posted by ShadowWabbit »
      if you leave ur e-brake off and ur car in neutral. it will roll and it will hit something

      i seriously lol'd


    7. 09-17-2009 05:13 AM #42
      Quote, originally posted by n82007rabbit »
      if you take the rear spray nozzle cap off.. you get a squirt gun. very useful for tailgaters, or if you want to drive infront of some bros and piss em off.


      I use this feature ALL THE TIME.


      I'm really interested in doing this, how do you take the spray nozzle cap off?


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      09-17-2009 08:57 AM #43
      Quote, originally posted by wabbbit09 »
      ^ rear wiper deletes FTW


      haha x2

      True story...

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      09-17-2009 08:58 AM #44
      Quote, originally posted by Motohip »
      All lights shut off after 10 minutes. Even if you TRY to leave them on. I know cause I tried installing a stereo at night.

      Hmmmm.....i left my lights on thius morning when I came into work and a buddy told me like 30 minutes later they were on.....what's up with that?

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      09-17-2009 09:05 AM #45
      inside the car

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      09-17-2009 09:59 AM #46
      Good thread...there's a huge one in the B6 Passat forum.


      If you unlock your car then open the door, press (down) and hold the drivers window switch and all 4 windows will roll down for as long as you hold the button. This is a good trick in case you don't have remote windows VAG'd.

      Wipers will slow down when you come to a stop. If they're on "low", they'll slow to intermittent when you stop.

      New feature for 09 cars: With Climatic semi-auto a/c, the recirculate function now works automatically to enhance cooling. If you're in fresh mode, but the cabin isn't cooling quickly enough, it will switch to recirc. It goes back to fresh when the cabin has cooled sufficiently. 09+ cars ONLY.


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      09-17-2009 09:59 AM #47
      Quote, originally posted by oldschool86045 »
      if you open the rear doors while it's raining, you'll also get the same OEM water fall.


      *works with snow too. You get a nice VW avalanche on your drivers seat.


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      09-17-2009 01:29 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by crow86 »
      if you shut the car off and dont take out the key. the radio shuts off after about an hour and a half

      Shut the car off, take the key out, press the radio power on button and it stays ON for about an hour and a half!!

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      09-17-2009 01:32 PM #49
      Oh, here's a goodie.... run through with a few VAG changes without recording the 'before' configuration and when your Sirius is completely dead the next day, you literally sh*t yourself!
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      09-17-2009 01:37 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by Motohip »
      Your wipers will never stick in the halfway up position that I HATE SO MUCH! Even if it's in mid wipe and you remove the key, they will still go down.

      If you tap the window wipers stalk downwards right after you shut the car off it will put them in the up position


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      09-17-2009 03:33 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by guilford32 »
      If you get in the car after it rains with water on the roof and roll down your windows you get a nice OEM water fall.

      I hate when that happens. The roof holds SO much water...as soon as you come to a stop, all the water gushes down on your arm. You don't know how many times I've gone into work and people have said "why is your left sleeve soaking wet?"

      ...don't ask...


    17. 09-17-2009 03:53 PM #52
      Every so often, a little icon appears on the MFD letting you know there's a wrench in your engine bay.

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      09-17-2009 06:03 PM #53
      i've seen that wrench on the mfd, but i can't find it in the engine bay. has anyone seen this wrench's location?
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      09-17-2009 07:20 PM #55
      Quote, originally posted by Chacolla »

      I hate when that happens. The roof holds SO much water...as soon as you come to a stop, all the water gushes down on your arm. You don't know how many times I've gone into work and people have said "why is your left sleeve soaking wet?"

      ...don't ask...

      I've experienced the OEM waterfall and avalanche on several occasions. Not fun.


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      09-17-2009 08:51 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by oldschool86045 »
      i've seen that wrench on the mfd, but i can't find it in the engine bay. has anyone seen this wrench's location?

      Try checking the airbox.

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      09-17-2009 09:03 PM #57
      they keep wrenches in the airbox? ...im just getting more and more confused by vw.

      its okay ...i'll keep checking

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      09-17-2009 09:07 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by guilford32 »
      If you get in the car after it rains with water on the roof and roll down your windows you get a nice OEM water fall.

      Happened to me today


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      09-17-2009 09:16 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by MattWayMK5 »

      If you tap the window wipers stalk downwards right after you shut the car off it will put them in the up position


      took me a long time to figure this out... i thought it was so silly to not be able to erect my wipers for snow/ ice conditions... then i hit it on accident and was like "ooooooooooohhhhh" haha

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      09-17-2009 09:29 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by ShadowRabbit6 »

      Hmmmm.....i left my lights on thius morning when I came into work and a buddy told me like 30 minutes later they were on.....what's up with that?

      This feature and the radio feature are more related to your current battery voltage. they go off at a specified voltage that will still let the car crank.


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      09-17-2009 09:31 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by CandyWhiteTSi »

      took me a long time to figure this out... i thought it was so silly to not be able to erect my wipers for snow/ ice conditions... then i hit it on accident and was like "ooooooooooohhhhh" haha

      wait... really? im gonna have to try that tomorrow. im a car detailer and it kills me that i cant easily access the rest of my window lol

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    27. 09-17-2009 11:51 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by KyleCrish »

      wait... really? im gonna have to try that tomorrow. im a car detailer and it kills me that i cant easily access the rest of my window lol

      Just don't open the hood with the wipers in the up position. You won't like the results.


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      09-18-2009 12:40 AM #63
      Quote, originally posted by BurgerGuy »

      I've experienced the OEM waterfall and avalanche on several occasions. Not fun.

      really though? are you familiar with the saying "fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me"? and you didn't even say twice, but several lol. after this happened once, i wait to roll the windows down after driving for a bit and taking the turns out of my neighborhood.

      but yea, it sucks, poor design.

      although, now that i imagine it, i can definitely see "shaving rain gutters" as a popular trend if these cars had them. i detail bmws all day, those gutters are a bit of an annoyance to wash/dry. when i wash the gti, it's a relief to not have to deal with that. smooth roof ftw. sometimes.


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      09-18-2009 12:57 AM #64
      haha yea i agree with that. it happened the first time to me the other day coming home from work...it was a tragedy, but leather seats wipe up easily plus, it drives so ****ing nice, the car does everything else amazingly, so it cancells out. lol

      Oh, and you can change the footwell lighting of the front door from 0 to 100 %...why you need to do that is beyond me.

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      09-18-2009 12:58 AM #65
      If you get on the brakes REALLY hard at highway speeds the car will auto put on the 4-ways.

      I guess VW considers my driving an emergency situation because it happens all the time to me.


    31. 09-18-2009 01:46 AM #66
      Quote, originally posted by Motohip »
      In between the 2 cup holders is a Red Bull holder.

      Dude i was just going to say this, found this out last week when i was getting in my car right as the red bull girls drove by, i love college.


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      09-18-2009 08:43 AM #67
      after washing your car, slap the sh!t out of the mirrors to get all the water out

    33. 09-18-2009 08:52 AM #68
      These may be common, but they both were new to me:

      * Tap the turn signal lever without fully engaging the switch and it will blink just three times for a lane change.

      * Leave the turn signal lever in the on position with the car parked, and the parking lights on just that half of the car stay on.


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      09-18-2009 09:13 AM #69
      There was an old thread with this info: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1895310

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      09-18-2009 09:36 AM #70
      Quote, originally posted by bryanc »

      * Leave the turn signal lever in the on position with the car parked, and the parking lights on just that half of the car stay on.

      The majority of North American cars don't have this enabled.

      Can be done with Vagcom in most cases though.


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