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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

    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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      03-02-2012 04:24 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      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!
      all you need to do to unlock the car with kessy is grab the handle. it should instantly recognize the key and unlock the door. but if you are too quick on the draw when you pull it it may unlock the car but not open the door. you just need to pull the handle again. to lock just touch the indent where a key hole should be
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      03-02-2012 04:25 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      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 ......
      yes, there is writeup in the mkvi Golf/GTI forum DIYs
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      03-02-2012 04:26 PM #28
      Heinrich yep!

      Kyle, you can also set the kessy to unlock and lock all the doors from the handle. -inside handle = unlock, indentation outside handle = lock
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      03-02-2012 04:27 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub07 View Post
      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?
      You can set the preference in the MFD to unlock all doors or driver's only with one touch. Haven't tried a double tap since I have mine set to unlock all.

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      03-02-2012 04:59 PM #30
      Here is what I learned about the Golf R and specifically KESSY.......

      Don't leave your key in your pants when you do the laundry. I will ruin your key.

      When I found the key when switching laundry, I shook the water out of it and promptly put it in a ziplock full of rice. This morning, I took it out of the bag and pushed the unlock button. Red light lit up. Was hopeful...only to get the key not in range message while trying to turn the car on with key in my lap. After a lot of swearing, I consulted the owners manual for help. Learned how to emergency start the R. Push start button and then immediately touch and hold the top of key (the non key ring side) to the start button. Lights came on, gauges did their sweep. Pressed start button again then held the key fob to the start button again and guess what? Engine started just fine.

      This was the procedure the owners manual gave for a key with a dead battery. I am hoping that the wash cycle just killed the battery to a nonfunctioning level and not that the key fob is permanently screwed. I am getting a new battery tomorrow and will see if this returns the fob to proper working order. If it doesn't, I guess the key still works, just in a halfway fashion. Really don't want to have to touch hold the key to the start button every time. Good thing there are two keys.

      Now you have learned two valuable things about your new Golf R with KESSY. 1.) Don't wash your key fob 2.) How to emergency start your car with a dead/dying key

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      03-02-2012 05:18 PM #31
      i learned that my R should be here right before my birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for ME!... in april.

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      03-02-2012 05:20 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by chramiji View Post
      i learned that my R should be here right before my birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for ME!... in april.

    33. 03-02-2012 07:09 PM #33
      Desmo - keep us up to date.


      All - if it's raining and your front wipers are on, and you forget to turn on your rear wiper when you hit REVERSE, the rear wiper will wipe for you. (the rear glass, not yer butt)

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      03-02-2012 07:11 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      Desmo - keep us up to date.


      All - if it's raining and your front wipers are on, and you forget to turn on your rear wiper when you hit REVERSE, the rear wiper will wipe for you. (the rear glass, not yer butt)


      Good to know.
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      03-02-2012 07:14 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      All - if it's raining and your front wipers are on, and you forget to turn on your rear wiper when you hit REVERSE, the rear wiper will wipe for you. (the rear glass, not yer butt)
      yes and this can be turned off through vag-com. did it the day I bought my GTI.

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