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    Thread: The Official Mk.VI Jetta "Ask a Stupid Question" Thread

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      01-11-2012 12:44 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      I know, tried loonies, twoonies, but they all make noise/rattles, and God forbid we don't need any more of those! My guess is pesos


      I never leave change in those. From my experiences, if the car gets broken into, that's one of the first things taken. Usually I leave a few bucks in quarters in the spare tire toolkit in a ziploc bag for if I ever need to park at a meter.
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      01-11-2012 12:59 PM #27
      Silver is safer, plus you'll have less chance of buyers remorse after the fact. Gold at first was striking, but i fear it could get old fast. gun metal?..IMO..why bother?

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      01-11-2012 02:28 PM #28
      I sometimes wonder if the mirror polish (silver) looks too chromish and overly blingy hence my fascination with gunmetal and bronze.


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      01-11-2012 03:15 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Rawcpoppa View Post
      I sometimes wonder if the mirror polish (silver) looks too chromish and overly blingy hence my fascination with gunmetal and bronze.
      I've seen them in person. They look like a nice polished aluminium finish. Not too "chromish" at all.
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      01-11-2012 08:22 PM #30
      So how hard do y'all think a GLI IRS swap into a twist-beam Jetta could be? I'm debating looking into it just to see if it'd be worth it, cost-wise.
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      01-11-2012 10:06 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post


      There 'ya go.

      Chris, can we sticky this thread for easy access?
      I was wondering this same thing... how does the feul cap mount. Darn, I fueled up my car today. Will have to check next time.

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      01-11-2012 10:17 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      I was wondering this same thing... how does the feul cap mount. Darn, I fueled up my car today. Will have to check next time.
      ta da

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      kinda hard to see on a black car though

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      01-11-2012 10:39 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      ta da

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      kinda hard to see on a black car though
      Just tried it. YES! That is it.

      OK now for another stupid one.... When it is cold out, the display will automatically beep and change to the flashing temperature with the snowflake. Irritating...

      But today, I was driving on the freeway, going about 67 in a 65. The display beeped and flashed the mph, like the snoflake. DOES THIS CAR WARN YOU ABOUT SPEED? I will be so irritated if it does!!!

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      01-11-2012 10:52 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      But today, I was driving on the freeway, going about 67 in a 65. The display beeped and flashed the mph, like the snoflake. DOES THIS CAR WARN YOU ABOUT SPEED? I will be so irritated if it does!!!
      There is a way to change the speed at which the speed warning comes up. It is in the options in the MFD.
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      01-11-2012 11:19 PM #35
      lol mine must be turned off then.... i've been up to 120 and never saw a warning

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      01-11-2012 11:53 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by KevinFACE View Post
      lol mine must be turned off then.... i've been up to 120 and never saw a warning
      Mine doesn't have one. And I've hit 110 in it.

      And AFAIK, only the GLI's do in the Jetta lineup. See the manual as to what it says for the TDI.
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      Seems like it would be pretty self explanatory. Just hand the guy a bomb and an IKEA level instruction sheet and call it day.
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      01-12-2012 12:34 AM #37
      STICKY-FIED!!!!
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      01-12-2012 12:35 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Flyin18T View Post
      STICKY-FIED!!!!


      Appreciate it! Seems to have been a good thread these last couple days. Hopefully the trend continues.
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    14. 01-12-2012 06:56 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post

      OK now for another stupid one.... When it is cold out, the display will automatically beep and change to the flashing temperature with the snowflake. Irritating...

      But today, I was driving on the freeway, going about 67 in a 65. The display beeped and flashed the mph, like the snoflake. DOES THIS CAR WARN YOU ABOUT SPEED? I will be so irritated if it does!!!
      Their is a beep if the temp drops below 4 degrees, VW and many other car makers do this to warn the driver of potential black ice conditions.

      If you or the dealership turn on the snow tires setting in the MFD , there will also be another beep if you exceed the speed set (which you can change)
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    15. 01-12-2012 10:04 AM #40
      Do you guys do this ?
      Does it really make a difference ?

      On a side note, I noticed that the design of the hood prevents the driver's side wiper from being lift up completely. wtf.

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      01-12-2012 02:32 PM #41
      What's the weight of a 17 inch OEM Joda wheel which comes with the Jetta?
      This wheel is also known as "Queensland" outside of the US.

      I can't find OEM wheel weights for the MK6 Jetta anywhere.

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      01-12-2012 02:48 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      Do you guys do this ?
      Does it really make a difference ?

      On a side note, I noticed that the design of the hood prevents the driver's side wiper from being lift up completely. wtf.
      Nah, it isn't worth it.

      And if you turn the key off and tap the wiper stalk either down or towards you, it turns the wipers to a full vertical position so you can fully lift the arms.
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      01-12-2012 03:24 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by JayBeeSki View Post
      Awesome thread, felt stupid posting this. Can someone post a
      Pic of the gas cap when removed for fueling and mounted in the
      gas cap holder? Either mine is broken or I'm retarded.

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      I just removed the plastic tether, so I can just remove the cap completely, and set it aside, and not having to worry about it dropping and hanging against the side of the car.

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      01-12-2012 03:27 PM #44
      How do you jack up the rear of the car, and put it on jackstands, without damaging anything?

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      01-12-2012 03:38 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      On a side note, I noticed that the design of the hood prevents the driver's side wiper from being lift up completely. wtf.
      You wipers need to be put into Service Mode in order to remove the wiper blades, well they don't NEED to be, but to get to service mode, turn off the car and tap the wiper stalk down once before you pull out the key. The wipers will make half a sweep and stop. This will allow you to move the wiper arm without hitting the hood.

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      01-12-2012 03:50 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Fixxxer View Post
      You wipers need to be put into Service Mode in order to remove the wiper blades, well they don't NEED to be, but to get to service mode, turn off the car and tap the wiper stalk down once before you pull out the key. The wipers will make half a sweep and stop. This will allow you to move the wiper arm without hitting the hood.
      I wonder how this works with KESSY. I'm going to have to find out before we get snow...
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      01-12-2012 06:19 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplash willy View Post
      How do you jack up the rear of the car, and put it on jackstands, without damaging anything?
      if you look closely at the rocker panel there is a dimple in each corner where you should jack up the car. make sure you put the jack on the pinch weld not on the rocker panel itself. the pinch weld will be thicker at this spot. put the jack stands under the rear axle.

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      01-12-2012 07:49 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      if you look closely at the rocker panel there is a dimple in each corner where you should jack up the car. make sure you put the jack on the pinch weld not on the rocker panel itself. the pinch weld will be thicker at this spot. put the jack stands under the rear axle.
      And use a wooden block between the jack pad and pinch weld to prevent crushing the weld.
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      Seems like it would be pretty self explanatory. Just hand the guy a bomb and an IKEA level instruction sheet and call it day.
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      01-12-2012 09:15 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaVR6mk View Post
      I wonder how this works with KESSY. I'm going to have to find out before we get snow...
      I have kessy in my 2011, all you do is hit the button to stop the engine and tap the wiper stalk down.

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      01-13-2012 09:07 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Fixxxer View Post
      I have kessy in my 2011, all you do is hit the button to stop the engine and tap the wiper stalk down.
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