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    Thread: MkV Tips, Tricks, and Easter Eggs

    1. Member peachypotpies's Avatar
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      09-18-2009 10:12 PM #76
      I love how the radio plays the "Seatbelts on" chime just like in an airplane. And not so much as anything to get excited over, but if you have the UK cluster settings the chime for seatbelts is different and much more persistent. And you will also realize that the turn signal clicking is prerecorded and computer generated... the sound goes away when the seatbelt chime is on.
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    2. 09-19-2009 03:20 PM #77
      Quote, originally posted by silverA4quattro »
      The majority of North American cars don't have this enabled.
      Can be done with Vagcom in most cases though.

      Mine is enabled. Use it all the time!

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      09-19-2009 05:08 PM #78
      I really like how there are two red LEDs that make my hand glow red on the shifter at night. That's something you never notice until after you own one...

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      09-19-2009 05:36 PM #79
      Quote, originally posted by seymore15074 »
      I really like how there are two red LEDs that make my hand glow red on the shifter at night. That's something you never notice until after you own one...

      "Ambient Lights" I wish they were brighter though.
      Logic'd.

    5. 09-19-2009 06:11 PM #80
      The two red LEDs on the overhead console was the first thing I tried to turn off with VCDS. No way, so I put a small sticker over each of them. Now I can enjoy the cool lighting of the instruments. Now if only the radio display could be read without direct sunlight on it. IMHO

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      09-20-2009 05:40 AM #81
      Quote, originally posted by KyleCrish »
      lol, thats fake.

      DUhhhh I know its fake but it's an awesome pic!

    7. 09-22-2009 09:24 AM #82
      If you only have the front wipers on and you put the car in reverse it will automatically put the rear wiper on until you select a forward gear (at least in DSG cars).

    8. 09-22-2009 02:25 PM #83
      Quote, originally posted by seymore15074 »
      I really like how there are two red LEDs that make my hand glow red on the shifter at night. That's something you never notice until after you own one...

      Those are great for passing "things" around the car at night...

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      03-04-2012 02:46 AM #84
      If you unlock your door using the key blade and hold it in the unlock position it puts all four windows down and closes all the windows if you hold it in the lock position. Seems almost useless most of the time, but it's nice during the summer when the interior is really hot.

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      04-09-2012 09:11 PM #85
      Bringing this thread back to life.... Let's see some more tricks!!
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    11. 04-09-2012 09:37 PM #86
      When you get out of your car and open your Trunk with the key fob. Your car automatically locks after you close the trunk.

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      04-09-2012 11:16 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by shortydub View Post
      Quote, originally posted by seymore15074 »
      I really like how there are two red LEDs that make my hand glow red on the shifter at night. That's something you never notice until after you own one...

      Those are great for passing "things" around the car at night...
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      04-09-2012 11:24 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by lOOkinforaDub View Post
      When you get out of your car and open your Trunk with the key fob. Your car automatically locks after you close the trunk.
      It locks even if you didn't hit the lock button?? It shouldn't, or at least mine doesn't. The only time mine will lock is if the trunk is open and then I press the lock button on the key pad and then close the trunk, the doors will lock
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      04-10-2012 09:50 AM #89
      you can put a Tacobell soft taco in the sunglass holder
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      04-10-2012 10:16 AM #90
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      Quote Originally Posted by INYNN View Post
      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.
      How bloody hard do you have to brake for this to happen!?! I was changing lanes on the highway once, the car in the lane I just went into slammed on its brakes for some stupid reason, I was already doing about 130 KM/H. I basically had to mat the brake pedal so hard I locked the wheels and started turning sideways. Thankfully I was able to stop in time, this left one question, why no ABS? I didn't have the 4-ways come on either.

      Quote Originally Posted by silverA4quattro View Post
      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.
      Damn, I was getting excited to try this

      This is an awesome thread though, tons of good info

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      04-10-2012 10:18 AM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      It locks even if you didn't hit the lock button?? It shouldn't, or at least mine doesn't. The only time mine will lock is if the trunk is open and then I press the lock button on the key pad and then close the trunk, the doors will lock
      Mine does this as well, I still hit the lock button anyways out of habit.

      I just know I'm going to drop my keys in the trunk and lock them in there one day... Ugh.

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      04-10-2012 10:20 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by RETAH IH View Post
      you can put a Tacobell soft taco in the sunglass holder
      Lmao this is a great use of the sunglasses holder for those of us that wear glasses and don't wear sunglasses!

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      04-10-2012 10:22 AM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Djsupahfly View Post
      Quote, originally posted by Motohip »
      I put self adhesive felt around the diffuser and there's no creaks.
      If wipers are on and the car is put in reverse, the rear wiper makes a swipe.

      False my jetta does not do this.
      HAHAHAHAHAHA wait mine doesnt either dammit

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      04-10-2012 10:23 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by ClydeandBonnie23 View Post
      Lmao this is a great use of the sunglasses holder for those of us that wear glasses and don't wear sunglasses!
      most sunglasses dont even fit
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      04-10-2012 10:38 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by undeadsole View Post
      if you go through the menu of your MAF under convenience mode you should find ATA confirm (or something or other) if you turn this off your car will not honk the horn when you lock it, only flash the lights. Perfect if you're sneaking over to someone's house at night and you don't wanna wake the neighbors or parents
      or just lock the doors before u get out

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      04-10-2012 11:50 AM #96
      I'm trying to recall exactly how to so this(I'm in class at moment) but anyway there is a way to get a more accurate speed reading than from the speedo itself goes something like this:

      With car on and hvac system on hold the Econ hvac button and the air directional up button(looks like a person but has an arrow pointing up) the screen that normally displays what temp setting you have will show some weird numbers turn the driver side temp to display -19(I think I'll double check after class and repost) and then turn the middle knob once to the right and the passenger side temp setting will now read your current mph


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      04-10-2012 12:16 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by RETAH IH View Post
      you can put a Tacobell soft taco in the sunglass holder
      this made me LOL because I've seen it done
      "I'm a baller... on a budget!"

      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      I think we got a dub connection here.

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      04-10-2012 12:17 PM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by RETAH IH View Post
      most sunglasses dont even fit
      talk about getting excited when you actually DO find a pair that fit. I was like a little kid on Christmas
      "I'm a baller... on a budget!"

      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      I think we got a dub connection here.

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      04-10-2012 01:01 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Defiant001 View Post
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      How bloody hard do you have to brake for this to happen!?! I was changing lanes on the highway once, the car in the lane I just went into slammed on its brakes for some stupid reason, I was already doing about 130 KM/H. I basically had to mat the brake pedal so hard I locked the wheels and started turning sideways. Thankfully I was able to stop in time, this left one question, why no ABS? I didn't have the 4-ways come on either.



      Damn, I was getting excited to try this

      This is an awesome thread though, tons of good info
      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...
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      04-10-2012 01:04 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by silverA4quattro View Post
      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.
      Mine does this.... I started a thread about this a while back and found out that this feature is standard on all 2006 and some 2007...
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