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

    1. Junior Member taveraw's Avatar
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      01-15-2012 11:37 AM #71
      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...
      Works just the same. Push the button quickly once, just to get everything to turn on without starting the engine. Then tap the wipers like in the non KESSY

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      01-15-2012 11:39 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Same here. I'm glad someone beat me to it.

      Also kind of surprised he didn't break his switch.

      Ha! thanks guys!!! I wasn't turning hard enough to break it, but was going to take it in for warranty to give me a new switch. Boy would I have looked silly!

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      01-15-2012 11:49 AM #73
      Can we change the instrument colors from white to blue? Some one told me you can change the bulbs out and I'm wondering if that's the case!

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      01-15-2012 12:25 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      Ha! thanks guys!!! I wasn't turning hard enough to break it, but was going to take it in for warranty to give me a new switch. Boy would I have looked silly!
      Did your car not come with an owner's manual?

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      01-15-2012 03:36 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      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
      Is there a way to buy a remote for cheap off the internet then have the dealer cut it and program it?

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      01-15-2012 04:01 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by 19onebadzj96 View Post
      Is there a way to buy a remote for cheap off the internet then have the dealer cut it and program it?
      the dealer wouldnt be able to cut you a key. i believe they order it according to your VIN

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      01-15-2012 06:20 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      the dealer wouldnt be able to cut you a key. i believe they order it according to your VIN
      This. They get it from the factory already cut to your VIN and program it at the dealer. BMW has the same process.
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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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      01-15-2012 06:34 PM #78
      I either want to know if you can convert the front end of a mk6 jetta with a mk6 gti?

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      01-15-2012 06:48 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by Apk_Joe View Post
      I either want to know if you can convert the front end of a mk6 jetta with a mk6 gti?
      This has been discussed in the forum before.

      Short answer: No.

      Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      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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      01-15-2012 06:49 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by Apk_Joe View Post
      I either want to know if you can convert the front end of a mk6 jetta with a mk6 gti?
      At least this is in the right thread

      there has already been some debate on this and lets just say that its probably not a project that you would take on and the possibility of it has not been confirmed 100%.

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      01-15-2012 06:51 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      This has been discussed in the forum before.

      Short answer: No.

      Long answer: Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
      haha i was wondering what your response to this question would be.

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      01-15-2012 07:48 PM #82
      OK, here is my stupid question... I want to add the chrome accent strip to the lower grille without replacing it. I've seen a couple people doing this and I wanted to know what millimeter chrome strip I need?
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      01-15-2012 08:00 PM #83

      lolrg by Mk4_Joe, on Flickr

      don't like?

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      01-15-2012 10:39 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Apk_Joe View Post

      lolrg by Mk4_Joe, on Flickr

      don't like?
      Obvious Photoshop is obvious.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      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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      01-16-2012 12:55 PM #85
      Would Mkv jetta coils work on mk vi?

    16. 01-16-2012 01:08 PM #86
      Somebody else already asked, but I didn't see a decent answer.

      Where or what in the hell do you do with the gas cap when putting gas? Just let it hang al over the side of the car? I'm about to cut that dam plastic off the cap and just sit the cap on the pump every time I get fuel.........pics would be nice.. thanks

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      01-16-2012 01:25 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by SanJoseJetta View Post
      Somebody else already asked, but I didn't see a decent answer.

      Where or what in the hell do you do with the gas cap when putting gas? Just let it hang al over the side of the car? I'm about to cut that dam plastic off the cap and just sit the cap on the pump every time I get fuel.........pics would be nice.. thanks
      Its kind of tough to see in the original pics posted in this thread, so I went ahead and snapped some more. There are 4 slots in the cap. You need to mount two of them on the gas cap door.


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    18. 01-16-2012 01:35 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by asusc View Post
      Its kind of tough to see in the original pics posted in this thread, so I went ahead and snapped some more. There are 4 slots in the cap. You need to mount two of them on the gas cap door.


      Hmmm, I'll try that...thanks

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      01-16-2012 01:38 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by EuroTrade View Post
      Would Mkv jetta coils work on mk vi?
      Mk.V front coils work across the model range. Mk.V rear coils only fit the GLI.
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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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      01-16-2012 01:44 PM #90
      What would happen if I used a mkVI strut with a Mkv rear spring?

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      01-16-2012 01:50 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by taveraw View Post
      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!!!
      The temp is warning you that there could be ice on the road. it happend beloew 39 F.
      The speed warning can be set and/or turned off.
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      01-16-2012 04:39 PM #92
      I have noticed on the new Passat and a Routan that when they turn a turn signal on. the drl that is on the same side goes off. Is this possible on the Jetta or is it a no go?

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      01-16-2012 04:43 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      I have noticed on the new Passat and a Routan that when they turn a turn signal on. the drl that is on the same side goes off. Is this possible on the Jetta or is it a no go?
      Don't they do this already?

      I've never paid attention to the front of mine with the signals on.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      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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      01-16-2012 05:23 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      Don't they do this already?

      I've never paid attention to the front of mine with the signals on.
      I have a Euro switch and I know my DRL's stay on, never payed attention to them when I had the stock switch in.

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      01-16-2012 05:28 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      I have a Euro switch and I know my DRL's stay on, never payed attention to them when I had the stock switch in.
      I just checked, mine do as well in the GLI.
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      01-17-2012 06:41 AM #96
      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.

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      01-20-2012 05:41 AM #97
      My question is too stupid for this thread.

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      01-20-2012 09:24 AM #98
      Would changing bulbs constitute a warranty void? More specifically since I put in LED DRL's on my GLI and have the bulb out warning and plan on adding a set of clip-in resistors, would that void anything? Would the dealer even care?

      I only ask because it's covered for 3/36 and all scheduled maintenance included and I don't want them to tell me they won't do any scheduled work on the car because of this.
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      01-20-2012 11:07 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by clutchrider View Post
      Would changing bulbs constitute a warranty void? More specifically since I put in LED DRL's on my GLI and have the bulb out warning and plan on adding a set of clip-in resistors, would that void anything? Would the dealer even care?

      I only ask because it's covered for 3/36 and all scheduled maintenance included and I don't want them to tell me they won't do any scheduled work on the car because of this.
      No. Bulbs are a maintenance item. If they ask, just tell them the OE bulb burnt out and you went ahead and replaced the whole set.

      Now if you put the wrong wattage bulb in and it fries the wiring harnesses, then you're up ****'s creek if they see the LED DRL's in there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by xombiesarelove View Post
      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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      01-20-2012 04:19 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      No. Bulbs are a maintenance item. If they ask, just tell them the OE bulb burnt out and you went ahead and replaced the whole set.

      Now if you put the wrong wattage bulb in and it fries the wiring harnesses, then you're up ****'s creek if they see the LED DRL's in there.
      I think it comes down to the dealership. I had LED's in my trunk (194) and they ended up being non-CANBUS. So, short story, I had the dealer fix the burnt out fuse, but since they were LED's and not Halogens, they stuck me with the few bucks for labor and the fuse (a$$h0les).

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      01-20-2012 10:34 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by CWVWJ View Post
      OK, here is my stupid question... I want to add the chrome accent strip to the lower grille without replacing it. I've seen a couple people doing this and I wanted to know what millimeter chrome strip I need?
      can someone answer this please?

    32. 01-21-2012 11:06 AM #102
      Does the SE have ESP, or any kind of stability
      program. I'm thinking no, because of the rear drums brakes.
      Please let me know if I'm wrong. It's snowing out and I'm really missing
      my Quattro that I had since 2003.

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      01-21-2012 12:25 PM #103
      Very stupid, how do you change the headlight bulb?

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      01-21-2012 05:30 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by simonrjones View Post
      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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      01-21-2012 05:57 PM #105
      this really isn't stupid but I know it can be answered here...I need to buy some wiper blades I've tried the two that wal-mart' applicator said would work on the 2011 VW Jetta SE 2.5L it was the michelin and the rain-x latitude, neither one of the PTB applicators will fit on the new arm they are made for the mk5 arm. So who has ever replaced their wiper blades with non OE wiper blades please tell me what you used.

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