Been waiting on the Microphone with modified harness for the RNS-315 from OEMPlus for over a month. I was so excited to install it, to be able to finally use the Voice control and Bluetooth. It finally arrived and guess what?!... I open the box and there's NO MICROPHONE! Just the harness. Waiting on them to call me back. SMH...
I modded my Allroad a bit: lowered, tinted, APR tune.... Just not too much.
A couple of things I noticed about mine so far that I don't know how picky I should be......#1. There seems to be a significant amount of wind noise around the drivers side rear window at highway speeds.
#2. The AC doesn't blow cold air until the car has warmed up to full operating temperature. Then blows very cold.
Any ideas about these "issues"?
2001 Allroad 2.7TT Silver
2005 Phaeton 4.2 Black
2007 Passat Wagon 3.6 4Motion
I have a thing for German motors apparently
2. As far as the AC, I have the climatronic and I keep mine at 70-72 all year long, so I only notice my AC when it's above like 80-85 outside. So I can't say for sure if that's normal or not.
Hope this helps...
Hey great thread and great car... I am curious. As the owner of a 2008 VR6 sedan, I am curious if you car came with the HID/AFS headlights or not and if so what made you want to dump those for the cheaper lights just to have LED's, when the AFS has the HIDs.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Audi style heads with DRL's but the wonderful light dance I get everysingle time I start my car draws far more interest than I would think LED's would, but again this is personal preference and I commend you on a great car.
life's biggest regret: selling my '08 VR6 Passat with Hi-Def so my wife could get a GLK, Stupid, is a stupid does!!
Last edited by MDAce15; 04-21-2012 at 08:55 AM.
Ever since I made my Center Caps blue, everytime I go out to my car, my calipers yell at me. So today I had some spare time so I decided to paint them. A while back (right when I got the car) I painted the calipers black. I used Dupli-Color Engine Enamel because I felt it would dry with a glossier finish and because it's an enamel I figured it would dry harder. The Dupli-Color engine enamel comes in 2 shades of blue, a sky blue and a darker (than royal but not quite navy) blue. I wanted a nice royal blue color as close to the VW logo as possible. I didn't want the calipers to be loud but I did want them to be noticeable. So I sprayed the calipers with the sky blue as a base coat then sprayed 2 coats of the darker blue over it. I finished it off with 2 or 3 generous coats of the clear engine enamel (great stuff) and I ended up with the exact color I wanted. I can't wait to get my RS3 reps to finish it off. These calipers deserve a nice open wheel. What do you guys think?
Last edited by MDAce15; 04-11-2012 at 11:10 PM.
I like it. I went with blue calipers back on my 2000 GLX - it was Satin Silver, and I had a set of PIAA blue foglights, and replaced the headlight and side marker lights with blue tinted bulbs as well, so I had a reason to match the blue calipers. I loved the way it looked. I had used Foliatec caliper paint, which was very thick and glossy - the color was pretty close to that blue you ended up with.
I've done red calipers on my last 2 cars and probably the CC I've got now, because I don't have any other blue anywhere on the outside - I get this 'ocd' type feeling like the calipers need to match something else on the exterior, so red at least matches the taillights.
For yours, you've got your other blue touches, so it works nicely.
Thanks. I feel the same way about the calipers having to match something or to at least be a color that compliments the color of the car. I think blue and grey go pretty well together. I always like seeing other cars with their calipers painted. It's one of those things true car enthusiasts can appreciate.
Oooooh! Look what came in the mail today...
It's the dash trim from an '09, that I'm going to need when I upgrade to the R-Line cluster with the Color MFD. I've seen them selling for upwards of $150 but I scored this off eBay for $35. Now I just have to wrap it with the 3M Brushed Titanium to match the other "upper" trim portion of my dash.
If you notice it has 2 blue LEDs built into it. I'm not sure what the previous owner used them for but one day I'll attempt to link them to the anti-theft system LED that blinks on the doors. I think it'll be kinda cool to have them all flash together.
About 3 months ago I also ordered this adapter harness which will make the Cluster swap MUCH easier.
So the only part left to purchase is the actual cluster. And I'll be ordering that hopefully in the next day or so. Very excited!
Last edited by MDAce15; 05-13-2012 at 02:54 AM.
I enjoyed reading the story in post #1 as it reminded me a lot of my purchase/experience. and nice tips. My 3.5's look similar and I was scared to do 4" ones, but they don't look too obnoxious, which is a good thing
Nice wagon...Ive got the same color! I was gonna paint my calipers red, like I usually do but good to see other colors...hmmm I may go blue now! LOL! I usually paint mine with Rust-o-leum paint in a can...its like $10 bucks from "Dirt-Mart" and its SUPER durable and glossy.
**UPDATED! NOW 14 VW's since 1996...Yeah, I have a problem! **
2012 Jetta SE w/ Conv. Pkg- Stock for now....
2011 BMW E90- 328i w/ X-drive
Detroit Lions #1 Fan in Arizona
I ordered it from Car-Systems.pl on Sunday (5/13/2012) at around 10am and it arrived today (5/15/2012) around 10am. So that's 48 hours from ordering to my front door... and it came from POLAND! That's service! It came VERY well packaged. I installed it shortly after it arrived. It took about about an hour and that was with taking photos and with it raining pretty substantially the whole time, requiring me to do most of the work with car door closed. The DIY is in the works. I promise you this is one of the easiest mods to do. Here's the outcome. As I said DIY Thread coming soon.
Door/Trunk/Hood Ajar Screen
MFD Trip Info Screen
Nav Screen (My main reason for doing this mod)
This screen is important to me because before when using Nav, the distance to the next event (turn, merge, veer right/left) doesn't stay on screen. It only showed up as I got within 2 miles of the next event. For example, say I merge onto a highway and I need to exit in 10 miles, the nav screen won't show anything until I'm 2 miles or less from the exit. Some may say "So?", but I try to think ahead as I'm driving as opposed to having to force my way over at the last minute, plus it's just nice to have an idea how long you'll need to be on a road when you first get on it. But now with this new cluster the info stays on screen the whole time as you can see in the last pic. To the left is total distance to destination. The center is the distance to next event. And to the right is the Estimated Time of Arrival.
Anyway, more pics and info to come.
Last edited by MDAce15; 06-09-2012 at 07:47 PM.
I ordered these R Door Sills about 2 weeks ago and they came today.
First impressions are they are VERY well made (from actual stainless steel) and come with high quality 3M adhesive pre-installed. They seem to be laser etched. I think they look great, especially for 30 bucks. Sorry for the terrible pic below, I'll take more and better pics tomorrow.
Let me know what you guys think...
After seeing this setup for the first time at night, I've decided that I will keep my climatronic as is. For a while I was considering upgrading to the 2012 B7 / 2013 CC climatronic because I just don't like the look of the 2009-2011 climatronic (just my preference). But I REALLY like the look of the blue needles on the cluster and the blue of the climatronic screen working together to pull the dash lighting all together. I'm finally completely satisfied with my interior.