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

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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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      01-12-2012 12:35 AM #38
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    4. 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)
      Last edited by SenzGLI; 01-12-2012 at 06:58 AM.

    5. 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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      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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      01-13-2012 09:20 AM #51
      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...
      did you happen to try this. I noticed the issue this morning when I tried to lift my blades at work. Of course, came back to read here. I will have to try at lunch.

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      01-13-2012 09:21 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by asusc View Post
      There is a way to change the speed at which the speed warning comes up. It is in the options in the MFD.
      Really stupid question - what does MFD mean?

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      01-13-2012 09:54 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      Really stupid question - what does MFD mean?
      Multi-function display. It's the one in the centre of the gauge cluster.
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      01-13-2012 10:51 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by whiplash willy View Post
      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.
      Just dont loose the cap now, Im sure a new one from VW would be costly
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      01-13-2012 10:53 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by pdt165 View Post
      Just dont loose the cap now, Im sure a new one from VW would be costly
      My Jetta is the first car I've owned that had a gas cap tether. I've almost snapped it off a few times because I'm not used to it being there. It'll probably get clipped soon.
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      01-13-2012 11:04 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Multi-function display. It's the one in the centre of the gauge cluster.
      Thanks! I knew that it had to be something really, really basic.

      Wow, I can't remember the last car that I had that didn't have a gas cap teather. Maybe the '82 Civic that I owned.

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      01-13-2012 11:49 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by SenzGLI View Post
      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)
      Any way to disable the temperature warning? It is so irritating to hear it beep just because it went from 40 degrees to 39. It wouldn't be so bad if it would return to the desired display info I had it on once it is done chiming. I have been meaning to check my manual but always forget once I get home from work. Probably a vcds change huh?

    23. 01-14-2012 11:52 AM #58
      What's the reason for the gas cap tether? Is that part supposed
      to be anchored into the car, and it's just popping out
      and sticking to gas cap? Do I need to go to
      the dealer?
      Last edited by JayBeeSki; 01-14-2012 at 02:01 PM.

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      01-14-2012 06:43 PM #59
      Fog lights - How do I turn them on?

      My switch has 3 positions, on, off and Lights with squiggly lines on it - I think it is the fogs. But my switch will only go in two positions. On & off, it will not budge into the fog position....

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      01-14-2012 06:52 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      Fog lights - How do I turn them on?

      My switch has 3 positions, on, off and Lights with squiggly lines on it - I think it is the fogs. But my switch will only go in two positions. On & off, it will not budge into the fog position....
      Pull the knob towards you. It never actually turns to those squiggly lines but that is how the fogs are activated

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      01-14-2012 07:22 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      Fog lights - How do I turn them on?

      My switch has 3 positions, on, off and Lights with squiggly lines on it - I think it is the fogs. But my switch will only go in two positions. On & off, it will not budge into the fog position....
      The fogs can only be turned on with the headlights on, so as azthegame said, you have to pull the switch out with the headlights on. The foglight "position" will then light up to let you know the fogs are on.
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      01-14-2012 08:48 PM #62
      That was the first question where I was hoping someone would have let him sweat it out a little just for kicks. It's just like when I couldn't figure out how to close the sunroof from the tilt position. I tried everything from twisting and turning and pushing but nothing would do it. I wanted someone to slap me when I was told you have to pull it in the opposite direction of how you push it. Was so bad on my part it was funny.

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      01-14-2012 09:33 PM #63
      cant find it in my manual.

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      01-14-2012 09:46 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Flyin18T View Post
      That was the first question where I was hoping someone would have let him sweat it out a little just for kicks. It's just like when I couldn't figure out how to close the sunroof from the tilt position. I tried everything from twisting and turning and pushing but nothing would do it. I wanted someone to slap me when I was told you have to pull it in the opposite direction of how you push it. Was so bad on my part it was funny.
      Same here. I'm glad someone beat me to it.

      Also kind of surprised he didn't break his switch.
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      Quote Originally Posted by VolkSWAGon143 View Post
      Bulb size for DRL and heads?
      See the DIY sticky for a link to JB's Bulb Guide.
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      01-14-2012 10:38 PM #68
      I lost one of my key fobs the other day? What is the process I should go through? I am unsure of where it is and am afraid someone may find it and be able to access my car.

      A. Is there a way to disable the key fob from the dealership by telling them the serial number?
      B. Do I need to get a new set of keys with a different frequency?
      C. Something else?

      Thanks

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      01-14-2012 10:45 PM #69
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      I lost one of my key fobs the other day? What is the process I should go through? I am unsure of where it is and am afraid someone may find it and be able to access my car.

      A. Is there a way to disable the key fob from the dealership by telling them the serial number?
      B. Do I need to get a new set of keys with a different frequency?
      C. Something else?
      Dealer can de-program all the keys to the car and then reprogram your other key and any new ones you get cut.
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      01-14-2012 11:55 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by 19onebadzj96 View Post
      I lost one of my key fobs the other day? What is the process I should go through? I am unsure of where it is and am afraid someone may find it and be able to access my car.

      A. Is there a way to disable the key fob from the dealership by telling them the serial number?
      B. Do I need to get a new set of keys with a different frequency?
      C. Something else?

      Thanks
      be prepared to pay big money for a new key i think theyre like 200 bucks or more and then the dealer will most likely charge you to program it

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