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    1. 03-21-2011 12:48 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by s0l0ma View Post
      Yes, but you really do not want that...
      It's a HUGE PITA with windshield replacement and wiring
      I saw a couple DIYs and it didn't look too bad

    2. 03-21-2011 12:59 AM #107
      2011 JSW owner

      Why didnt my footwell lights stay on after I turned on the headlights? It didn't do that before.

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      03-21-2011 10:14 AM #108
      I saw a couple DIYs and it didn't look too bad
      well,if you do not mind paying for a new windshield just to get that done-it's not SO bad lol
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      03-21-2011 10:58 AM #109
      What key chain works well with the keyfobs of the mk6? The ring on the keychain the dealer gave me is way too big.

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      03-21-2011 12:31 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by s0l0ma View Post
      well,if you do not mind paying for a new windshield just to get that done-it's not SO bad lol
      You don't need a new windshield to get an auto-dimming mirror. Here is one of many DIY instructions from the interwebs: http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12787

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      03-21-2011 09:43 PM #111
      i already have the 3 inch would a ko4 stage 3 turbo be a good mod or a 5758 be better. im just trying to get a good thing going for the gti with bolt ons im pushing 240 hp its not fast enough yet.

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      03-22-2011 04:43 PM #112
      I have a valentine one radar detector that I recently purchased and I’m trying to find the best place to hard wire it into the car. I know I saw some threads in the mk5 section as to how to get the wiring to the fuse block. Now I can’t remember what search term I used to get there.

      Please help? Can I wire it to the map lights as I don’t have a moon roof?

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      03-25-2011 01:41 AM #113
      This is gonna sound like a re-tard question but. Would an S3 intercooler bought for a MK5 tsi have any issues fitting to my mk6?

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      03-25-2011 02:06 AM #114
      I searched and saw a thread on this, but it was left fairly unanswered. Can you add VW cruise control to a MKVI Jetta S and, if so, how big of a PITA is it?

    10. 03-25-2011 01:47 PM #115
      I have to believe this has been asked before, but a search turned up nothing.

      On my RCD-510, is there a way that I can have both AM and FM station presets together on the same screen?

      Ultimately what I'd like to be able to do is to flip through preset FM stations and preset AM stations using the MFSW < and > buttons.

      Obviously this works flawlessly if/when all of the presets are on the same band.

    11. 04-07-2011 10:02 AM #116
      just got Konis in....i saw the setup on mkv

      is this the same items needed on the mkvi?

      - Specialty Double 21 & 22 mm Strut Nut Sockets
      - Strut Spreader Bit
      - 14 mm 12 point (triple square) driver

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      04-07-2011 10:27 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by VWIdzuo View Post
      just got Konis in....i saw the setup on mkv

      is this the same items needed on the mkvi?

      - Specialty Double 21 & 22 mm Strut Nut Sockets
      - Strut Spreader Bit
      - 14 mm 12 point (triple square) driver
      Seems about right. I don't remember if the triple square is 14 though. About 90% sure it is.

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      04-07-2011 10:39 AM #118
      You don't need a new windshield to get an auto-dimming mirror. Here is one of many DIY instructions from the interwebs
      That's sweet! I was talking more OEM rain/light sensor and auto-dimming mirror,but the link you provided is awesome!
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    14. 04-07-2011 10:41 AM #119
      great ill put in my order! thanks

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      04-12-2011 12:47 PM #120
      Here's a truly stupid question for ya:

      How do you pronounce the "Vag" in Vag-Com?

      Is it Vag like vagina...like 'vaj' ?

      Or Vag like "bag" "rag" or "lag" is pronounced?


      Told you it was a stupid question.

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      04-12-2011 01:34 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by alexkball View Post
      Here's a truly stupid question for ya:

      How do you pronounce the "Vag" in Vag-Com?

      Is it Vag like vagina...like 'vaj' ?

      Or Vag like "bag" "rag" or "lag" is pronounced?


      Told you it was a stupid question.
      Vag like "bag" "rag" or "lag"
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      04-12-2011 01:38 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by alexkball View Post
      Here's a truly stupid question for ya:

      How do you pronounce the "Vag" in Vag-Com?

      Is it Vag like vagina...like 'vaj' ?

      Or Vag like "bag" "rag" or "lag" is pronounced?


      Told you it was a stupid question.
      Quote Originally Posted by sfpegasus View Post
      Vag like "bag" "rag" or "lag"
      Yeah VAG is Volkswagen Automotive Group, so the g sound is from that.

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      04-12-2011 01:39 PM #123
      in on stupid.


      so i have that smart key for my '11 gti. i can not figure out for the life of me how to lock the car without using the keyfob. the unlock is good, works perfectly... but not the lock feature. i put my hand on the handle, walk away and it doesn't lock.

      my car also doesn't lock automatically after the key is out of range for 15 minutes. we hooked it up to vagcom and there is no setting in there that we could see.... what am i doing wrong? it's so annoying to have to take my key out for that.

      thanks!

    19. 04-12-2011 03:45 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Smrtypants44 View Post
      Yeah VAG is Volkswagen Automotive Group, so the g sound is from that.
      VAG = Volkswagen Audi Group

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      04-12-2011 03:48 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by davearm View Post
      VAG = Volkswagen Audi Group
      thank you hahaha
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    21. 04-12-2011 03:51 PM #126
      On Friday I had to call my VW service dept to figure out how to get the black lug covers off of my stock Detroit wheels for the first time (after having tried a bunch of hex sockets and screwdrivers to no avail).

      It turns out there's a special puller tool in the spare tire kit just for this. Or you can fashion one yourself by bending a little hook at the end of some medium grade wire (like a coathanger).

      Insert tool, hook on cover, pull.

      Thought I'd save somebody else the embarrassment of that phonecall.

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      04-12-2011 03:53 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by davearm View Post
      On Friday I had to call my VW service dept to figure out how to get the black lug covers off of my stock Detroit wheels for the first time (after having tried a bunch of hex sockets and screwdrivers to no avail).

      It turns out there's a special puller tool in the spare tire kit just for this. Or you can fashion one yourself by bending a little hook at the end of some medium grade wire (like a coathanger).

      Insert tool, hook on cover, pull.

      Thought I'd save somebody else the embarrassment of that phonecall.


      this isn't new to the MKVI. is this your first newer(99+) VW?
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      04-12-2011 03:54 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by davearm View Post
      On Friday I had to call my VW service dept to figure out how to get the black lug covers off of my stock Detroit wheels for the first time (after having tried a bunch of hex sockets and screwdrivers to no avail).

      It turns out there's a special puller tool in the spare tire kit just for this. Or you can fashion one yourself by bending a little hook at the end of some medium grade wire (like a coathanger).

      Insert tool, hook on cover, pull.

      Thought I'd save somebody else the embarrassment of that phonecall.
      haha thats cute
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    24. 04-12-2011 04:03 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post


      this isn't new to the MKVI. is this your first newer(99+) VW?
      Yes first VW.

      I've done just about everything imaginable to my former WRX, from timing belt change to turboback exhaust to brakes, springs, electrical stuff, short shifter etc. I had that car apart and back together more times than I can count.

      Needless to say, having to ask how to remove wheels was more than a tad humbling.

    25. 04-12-2011 04:10 PM #130
      As long as I'm entertaining folks, here's another potentially massively boneheaded one.

      Once the stupid plastic thingies are off, you...
      1) break the bolts with the car on the ground (so the wheels don't spin)
      2) jack the car with the bolts still on, but loosened
      3) remove the bolts once the car is elevated

      I *almost* did 3) before 2). That would have been a disaster -- wheel could have popped off under weight, and the bumper and/or rotor could have crashed to the ground.

      With the Subie you could do it in either order, didn't matter, because the hubs had studs and nuts, not bolts.

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      04-12-2011 04:13 PM #131
      How about forgetting to tighten a valve cover down and starting the engine on a show car with a freshly detailed bay the day before H20.

      *facepalm
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      04-14-2011 10:24 AM #132
      OK this may be extremely stupid but I am going to ask it.

      Why did VW do away with the VR6 and why? Did the MKV have an option for the VR6? I thought it was a pretty popular option with VW community.
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      04-14-2011 10:45 AM #133
      The VR is a horribly archaic and extremely un-efficient engine by todays standards (as much as I feel it's leagues superior than any TSI engine out today).

      174-200hp out of a 2.8 V6 (or 240 out of a 3.2) is laughable when it all boils down to it. It stopped being used in MK4's and is still kept around for R32s.

      Fun fact though as I'm sure not too many newbies in this forum know; the VR was initially designed to be a TDI engine before they decided to make it NA. That's why it's pretty much bulletproof and can handle up to 500whp on stock internals.
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      04-14-2011 11:32 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by thebestever View Post
      in on stupid.


      so i have that smart key for my '11 gti. i can not figure out for the life of me how to lock the car without using the keyfob. the unlock is good, works perfectly... but not the lock feature. i put my hand on the handle, walk away and it doesn't lock.

      my car also doesn't lock automatically after the key is out of range for 15 minutes. we hooked it up to vagcom and there is no setting in there that we could see.... what am i doing wrong? it's so annoying to have to take my key out for that.

      thanks!
      There is an indent on the face of the drivers door handle. When you get out of the car and close the doors, just touch your finger there, and it will lock the car, as long as the key is not in the car. I always use two fingers, and give a little swipe across from back to front, seems to work better. It will not lock itself if you just walk away. On the MkVI Jetta SEL only, you can hold your fingers there also and roll up the widows and close the sunroof. But this only works on the Jetta.


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      04-14-2011 11:39 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by Joey Russo View Post
      The VR is a horribly archaic and extremely un-efficient engine by todays standards (as much as I feel it's leagues superior than any TSI engine out today).

      174-200hp out of a 2.8 V6 (or 240 out of a 3.2) is laughable when it all boils down to it. It stopped being used in MK4's and in the USA is still kept around for the CC Exectutive, Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, and was in the 2008 MkV R32s. It will also be in the new US Passat.

      Fun fact though as I'm sure not too many newbies in this forum know; the VR was initially designed to be a TDI engine before they decided to make it NA. That's why it's pretty much bulletproof and can handle up to 500whp on stock internals.
      Fixed for ya.

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      04-14-2011 11:41 AM #136
      hahaha yeah yeah yeah. Don't really think those are in the same category as MK6 golfs/Jettas and GTI's
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      04-14-2011 11:48 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Joey Russo View Post
      The VR is a horribly archaic and extremely un-efficient engine by todays standards (as much as I feel it's leagues superior than any TSI engine out today).

      174-200hp out of a 2.8 V6 (or 240 out of a 3.2) is laughable when it all boils down to it. It stopped being used in MK4's and is still kept around for R32s.

      Fun fact though as I'm sure not too many newbies in this forum know; the VR was initially designed to be a TDI engine before they decided to make it NA. That's why it's pretty much bulletproof and can handle up to 500whp on stock internals.
      Joey- thanks for the info and makes complete sense. I wonder if they will redesign it and make bigger numbers and offer again one of these days. Its never good when an American v6 3.7 ltr is making 305 (Mustang) and a Japanese V6 3.5 ltr. is making 270 (Altima). I would love to see them bring it back one day.
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      04-14-2011 11:50 AM #138
      Me too man. It's my favorite engine next to the 90's 5.0 Mustang engine. Can't beat the torque/hp equation and well, especially the sound at full throttle. Pure sex =)

      The newer 4 cylinders VW has are just so weak and wimpy sounding =\
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      04-14-2011 12:03 PM #139
      I personally hate mustangs but I have to agree you can't beat the sound of a mustang! I totally agree my mkIV sounded better stock than my mkVI does stock. Maybe that will change when I start doin some things in the future.
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      04-14-2011 12:10 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Joey Russo View Post
      hahaha yeah yeah yeah. Don't really think those are in the same category as MK6 golfs/Jettas and GTI's
      Oh, no doubt. I was actually quite surprised to see the Passat getting the 3.6 VR6, and not an option for the 2.0T. Weird in these times of fuel economy and green intentions....

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