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      I love having an 06, tons of cool little features that newer models dont have... Okay a few items lol
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      04-12-2012 11:05 AM #110
      WHAT?!

      That headlight washer is awesome, I wonder if my 06 would have this as well?

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      04-12-2012 11:06 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Defiant001 View Post
      WHAT?!

      That headlight washer is awesome, I wonder if my 06 would have this as well?
      it's very easy to tell if you do or not.
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      04-12-2012 11:13 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      I believe you have to have it activated through vag com. I had mine activated, it's called emergency assist. 2009 and newer came already enabled...
      Not on either of our 2009's. Had to enable auto emergency flashers on both with VAG-COM.

      I've had it actually activate once on my GLI during an emergency braking. Wish I knew what actualy causes the flashers to activate... ABS activation? Doesn't seem to be the case. A certain G-force level?

      Be nice to able to adjust things so the flashers activated during real hard but non-ABS braking, like if you suddenly come over the crest of a hill and run into a traffic jam (a la Autobahn). Good to have the flashers on to warn traffic behind you, but that's not the time when you want to be fumbling with one hand for the 4-way flasher switch...

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      04-12-2012 01:00 PM #113
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      04-12-2012 01:04 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      I love having an 06, tons of cool little features that newer models dont have... Okay a few items lol
      2005.5 is where its at jk 2006 is pretty cool too

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      04-12-2012 01:09 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by ksowder View Post
      2005.5 is where its at jk 2006 is pretty cool too
      True that! 2005.5 got the puddle lighted mirrors, deleted for 2006, 2006 just got the puddle lights under the doors... I agree 2005.5 is probably the best year but I had to have a GLI....
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      04-12-2012 01:11 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by Defiant001 View Post
      WHAT?!

      That headlight washer is awesome, I wonder if my 06 would have this as well?
      Only the GLI and GTI had the headlight washers -- Jetta 2.5, Wolfsburg, and 2.0T (non-GLI model) were not equipped with head light washers...
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    12. 04-12-2012 01:18 PM #117
      Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but its something I have noticed. During the day the gauges are actually lit which is great for when you go through an overpass on the highway. I still can't figure out how it works. I want to say they are solar powered or have a sensor that turns them on when the sun hits it because they obviously don't turn on at night, unless you hit the city lights.

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      04-12-2012 01:23 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by SLP 13 View Post
      Not sure if anyone has mentioned this already, but its something I have noticed. During the day the gauges are actually lit which is great for when you go through an overpass on the highway. I still can't figure out how it works. I want to say they are solar powered or have a sensor that turns them on when the sun hits it because they obviously don't turn on at night, unless you hit the city lights.
      The needles are lit constantly... When you turn on the car they turn on. Nothing about being solar powered or anything....
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      04-12-2012 02:00 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      Only the GLI and GTI had the headlight washers -- Jetta 2.5, Wolfsburg, and 2.0T (non-GLI model) were not equipped with head light washers...
      mostly true, 05.5 and IIRC 06 jetta's you could option HID's, if you got HID's you got headlight washers.
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    15. 04-12-2012 02:02 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      The needles are lit constantly... When you turn on the car they turn on. Nothing about being solar powered or anything....
      Yeah I know the needles, but i'm talking about the actual dial numbers (what normally is lit up in white) that is what i mean is lit up during the day but then fades out when either the sun goes down (if your driving into the night) or if you stay under an over pass for too long.

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      04-12-2012 02:14 PM #121
      mine arnt

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      04-12-2012 02:22 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by SLP 13 View Post
      Yeah I know the needles, but i'm talking about the actual dial numbers (what normally is lit up in white) that is what i mean is lit up during the day but then fades out when either the sun goes down (if your driving into the night) or if you stay under an over pass for too long.
      you have an R32?
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    18. 04-12-2012 02:28 PM #123
      nope just a 2010 LE

      Ill see if a can snap a pic or vid afterwork if no one has noticed this...

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      04-12-2012 02:29 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by SLP 13 View Post
      nope just a 2010 LE

      Ill see if a can snap a pic or vid afterwork if no one has noticed this...
      ah 2010 jetta, i was asking due to the white lighting comment.
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      04-12-2012 02:34 PM #125
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      In between the 2 cup holders is a Red Bull holder.
      YES! The only way my redbull sits perfect with out flopping all over the place when I get on it!
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      04-12-2012 04:22 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      Only the GLI and GTI had the headlight washers -- Jetta 2.5, Wolfsburg, and 2.0T (non-GLI model) were not equipped with head light washers...
      Regular Jetta with regular bulbs here, no washers for me then

      Very cool feature though, never knew they were even equipped on some of the mkvs

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      04-12-2012 05:09 PM #127
      My gli does not have headlight washers and its an 08. FML.

    23. 04-12-2012 05:49 PM #128
      ok so just got out of work and recorded these two so you guys can see what I an referring to. The reason I say there must be some sensor or solar powered like a calculator is as you can see in the second video, they fade out our turn off when I an I've bridge for longer period of time also at night they don't light up only the needless...
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      04-12-2012 06:05 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by LXA1488 View Post
      My gli does not have headlight washers and its an 08. FML.
      06 and some 07 have them... I believe the late 07 did not get them
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      04-12-2012 06:09 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Lawn_Mower View Post
      mostly true, 05.5 and IIRC 06 jetta's you could option HID's, if you got HID's you got headlight washers.
      I have never seen a 05.5 with them yet, I could be proven differently but the only 05.5s that I have ever seen are the 2.5 with standard headlights... Like you said, you could probably option them but only the GLI and GTI models came with them standard fr 06-07 (late 07 I don't think got them)

      Edit:: all 2008 R32 models got head light washers too
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      04-12-2012 07:12 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      I have never seen a 05.5 with them yet, I could be proven differently but the only 05.5s that I have ever seen are the 2.5 with standard headlights... Like you said, you could probably option them but only the GLI and GTI models came with them standard fr 06-07 (late 07 I don't think got them)

      Edit:: all 2008 R32 models got head light washers too
      correct, cars pre-07 equipped with HID's got headlight washers.
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      04-12-2012 07:21 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by Lawn_Mower View Post
      correct, cars pre-07 equipped with HID's got headlight washers.
      I definitely think its a very cool and useful feature but I currently have my deactivated because I'm going to be installing a front end bra for the road trip to north Carolina. The bra doesn't have the cut outs for the washers so just in case I don't want to damage them if I end up having to spray the windshield. So until I get NC they will remain off lol....

      The washer spot will look like this for those that wonder if you have them... It's the bumper trim that has a separate part of the trim cut out



      Not a very good picture but you can see how the bra covers the bumper trim where the squirters are

      Last edited by Fastmk6GTi; 04-12-2012 at 07:24 PM.
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      04-12-2012 08:00 PM #133
      Just learned this today. When driving with wipers on LOW, when you stop, it will go to intermittent, then resume on LOW when you start driving.

    29. 04-12-2012 08:25 PM #134
      If you hold down the scan button on the radio, you can access a few radio settings like the volume when you turn radio on, volume for when you slow down (very subtle change) and how the radio shuffles the mp3 CD if it had folders...
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      04-12-2012 08:41 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      I definitely think its a very cool and useful feature but I currently have my deactivated because I'm going to be installing a front end bra for the road trip to north Carolina. The bra doesn't have the cut outs for the washers so just in case I don't want to damage them if I end up having to spray the windshield. So until I get NC they will remain off lol....

      The washer spot will look like this for those that wonder if you have them... It's the bumper trim that has a separate part of the trim cut out
      I turned mine off, hated how it got the whole front end wet.
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    31. 04-12-2012 08:45 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by Motohip View Post
      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.
      didn't see anyone else respond to this so hopefully i didn't just miss it. ALAS, there is a way! it's called putting your car in "service mode" for the wipers. put the key in, turn til electronics turn on, then turn back to starting position without removing. flick the wiper arm down. TADA! they stay stuck up

    32. 04-12-2012 10:53 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Lawn_Mower View Post
      I turned mine off, hated how it got the whole front end wet.
      Lol after the wow effect set in, this is the first thing I thought of after seeing the video.

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      04-12-2012 11:07 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by BobRenob View Post
      didn't see anyone else respond to this so hopefully i didn't just miss it. ALAS, there is a way! it's called putting your car in "service mode" for the wipers. put the key in, turn til electronics turn on, then turn back to starting position without removing. flick the wiper arm down. TADA! they stay stuck up
      Yeah someone already beat you to the punch but yeah that's a niffty feature... I didn't find out about that until about 5 months ago and I have had the car for 4 years lol...
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      04-12-2012 11:08 PM #139
      Also, if you pop the hood, your wipers will not work. Whether it is just popped and still closed or wide open, they will not wipe at all
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      04-13-2012 12:30 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by guilford32 View Post
      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.
      ROFL.. this has happened to me atleast 5 times... I never seem to learn

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