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      03-02-2012 01:47 PM #1
      I'm interested in learning what fun or surprising tips and tricks you guys have discovered about your R's...




      I'll start:


      When exiting the vehicle (with KESSY) if you touch the door handle it LOCKS the door the same as when it UNLOCKS the door to get in.

      I feel like an idiot for not realizing this before.

      I wondered what the benefit was if you had to take out your key to push the button to lock every time haha
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      03-02-2012 01:50 PM #2
      Don't feel bad, I didn't realize this feature existed until I read the manual. I was like, "you lie" and ran out to test...


      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I'm interested in learning what fun or surprising tips and tricks you guys have discovered about your R's...




      I'll start:


      When exiting the vehicle (with KESSY) if you touch the door handle it LOCKS the door the same as when it UNLOCKS the door to get in.

      I feel like an idiot for not realizing this before.

      I wondered what the benefit was if you had to take out your key to push the button to lock every time haha
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      03-02-2012 01:53 PM #3
      I did not know that either. My last car was a 91 Acura, so the whole KESSY system is completely new to me.

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      03-02-2012 02:34 PM #4
      I use that every time my fob doesn't leave my pocket. My r32 fob looked like poop after a few years.. So I plan to keep this one as clean as the car. I ordered a cover from bold-sport too.
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      03-02-2012 02:48 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I use that every time my fob doesn't leave my pocket. My r32 fob looked like poop after a few years.. So I plan to keep this one as clean as the car. I ordered a cover from bold-sport too.
      Let us know what you think about the silicon cover, I'd be interested in this as well.

      I watched the video review of the R that was posted earlier and it said that there was a storage net on the bottom on the rear privacy cover. So I ran out and checked! This is going to be perfect to store a couple microfiber towels and some basic detailing stuff. I already have a small bottle of 303 Aerospace protectant sitting in it.
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      03-02-2012 02:57 PM #6
      I heard that you can get the center armrest to move forward last week, went to my car to do it and still didn't figure it out. D'oh. Watched that dealer review video posted this morning and saw it actually being done so maybe I'll figure it out next time.

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      03-02-2012 02:58 PM #7
      bunch of noobs......
















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      03-02-2012 03:00 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by bbz View Post
      I heard that you can get the center armrest to move forward last week, went to my car to do it and still didn't figure it out. D'oh. Watched that dealer review video posted this morning and saw it actually being done so maybe I'll figure it out next time.
      lol, you pull it forward, then push it back. you should be able to figure it out.

      there are hooks in the trunk for your groccery bags. but i think this is a general golf feature
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      03-02-2012 03:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post

      there are hooks in the trunk for your groccery bags. but i think this is a general golf feature
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    10. 03-02-2012 03:10 PM #10
      overhead sunglass holder.

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      03-02-2012 03:14 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      screw you johnny, i read it in the manual and thought it was kewl
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      03-02-2012 03:17 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      screw you johnny, i read it in the manual and thought it was kewl
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      03-02-2012 03:17 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by slackin' at work View Post
      overhead sunglass holder.
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.

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      03-02-2012 03:18 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      stop wearing chick glasses bro.....
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      03-02-2012 03:19 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      my aviators dont fit. I was using it as a joint... er cigarette holder. But now i dont do that anymore
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      03-02-2012 03:21 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      stop wearing chick glasses bro.....

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      03-02-2012 03:29 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      I've got oakleys that are fairly large, they fit but only "face" Down with the nose rests towards the back of the car

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      03-02-2012 03:35 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by usurpers26 View Post
      Don't feel bad, I didn't realize this feature existed until I read the manual. I was like, "you lie" and ran out to test...
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I use that every time my fob doesn't leave my pocket. My r32 fob looked like poop after a few years.. So I plan to keep this one as clean as the car. I ordered a cover from bold-sport too.
      I can't quite seem to get the hang of it... and to be honest... i haven't had time to even look at the manual once yet...

      Is it a different spot that you're supposed to touch to lock it? Locking only seems to work sometimes for me....

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      bunch of noobs......


      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      stop wearing chick glasses bro.....
      None of mine fit... It's a nice little compartment, but not useful at all for what it is actually designed for.
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      03-02-2012 03:38 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I can't quite seem to get the hang of it... and to be honest... i haven't had time to even look at the manual once yet...

      Is it a different spot that you're supposed to touch to lock it? Locking only seems to work sometimes for me....
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sNoAJgX3PQ&hd=1&t=7m

      Watch this video (specifically at 7:00)

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      03-02-2012 03:40 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      Sun glass holder in MKVI = FAIL. None of my glasses fit either...
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      03-02-2012 03:46 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sNoAJgX3PQ&hd=1&t=7m

      Watch this video (specifically at 7:00)
      You internet gurus amaze me.... it was all ready set to go at 7:00!

      And I guess I've been doing it wrong! I hit that little spot to unlock... and then have been using it to lock now, too, since I found it out. I'll have to play around with it some more to see what I'm doing wrong about the lock.

      Also... I think I confused it, lol. I went outside to play with it some more and opened and locked and opened and lock and opened and locked etc... well... when I finally got in the car, it said "key not in range" even though the key was sitting in my purse on the passenger seat...

      I had to sit for about 20 seconds, open the door and close it for it to reboot and realize the key was there. Oops!
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      03-02-2012 03:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Either my sunglasses are huge, or the holder is tiny.... because I can't get anything of decent size to fit nice up there.
      I had a pair of Oakley's that fit fine in my Mk V, but my new Maui Jim's don't come close to fitting.

    23. 03-02-2012 03:56 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      And I guess I've been doing it wrong! I hit that little spot to unlock... and then have been using it to lock now, too, since I found it out. I'll have to play around with it some more to see what I'm doing wrong about the lock.
      If it's anything like my other vehicle then you've got it right - there is one area to push which both locks and unlocks. Press it twice and all of the doors should unlock.

      I don't have an R (yet) so I'm only assuming that it works the same way. Can someone check if the double-tap unlock works?

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      03-02-2012 04:00 PM #24
      i learned that my R should be here right before my birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for ME!... in april.

    25. 03-02-2012 04:01 PM #25
      My salesman told me there's a bit that could be flipped with VAG-COM to roll the windows up and down with double tap ......

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