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    Thread: Things I learned about my Golf R today...

    1. 03-02-2012 08:16 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
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      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 09:52 PM #37
      My vw salesman actually told me last week. The glove compartment has A/C . Keeps beverages cool!
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      03-02-2012 09:55 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      My vw salesman actually told me last week. The glove compartment has A/C . Keeps beverages cool!
      Mk5's have this same feature in the glove box and center console

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      03-02-2012 10:20 PM #39
      Wow. I thought I knew everything about my car but I had no idea that the rear wiper would come on automatically during reverse and I had no idea that the glove box had A/C. Knew everything else, but wow... this thing has so many gadgets!

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      03-02-2012 11:20 PM #40
      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....












      None of mine fit... It's a nice little compartment, but not useful at all for what it is actually designed for.
      You are overloading the system by locking it just before unlocking it. If you just grab the handle to unlock you will be fine. Another cool feature: When the car is locked, go over to the hatch. It automatically unlocks and lets you open it. When its time to close the trunk it automatically locks. Very convenient for grabbing something quickly and heading out.

    6. 03-02-2012 11:45 PM #41
      Locking is that little indented spot on the outside of the handle.

      I left hot food at Chipotle register with my wallet in the car. It was actually faster for me to grab my wallet (unlocking with KESSY) then sprinting back to the restaurant and traditional keyfob locking then it would have been to have to pause for 1/4 second and lock the car. In 1/4 second my black beans would have gotten 0.13 degrees cooler!

    7. 03-03-2012 12:49 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVmyfast View Post
      Mk5's have this same feature in the glove box and center console

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      My 2001 Passat had the same thing.

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      03-03-2012 12:06 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by DesmoPilot View Post
      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

      Also, if the battery in your remote dies there IS a traditional keyhole on the exterior door handle. There is a cap covering it on the driver's door handle. If you feel with your finger on the under side of the rear section you will find a small notch that you can use your key to pry it off and expose the keyhole.

      I actually asked this when I took delivery of the car, they also explained to me how to start the car if the remote was dead. The procedure was as outlined previously by DesmoPilot...

    9. 03-03-2012 06:20 PM #44
      You can feel and hear your steering wheel unlock when you sit in the car - and when you turn it off.

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      03-03-2012 06:58 PM #45
      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
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      03-03-2012 07:59 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
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      03-04-2012 03:21 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      Locking is that little indented spot on the outside of the handle.

      I left hot food at Chipotle register with my wallet in the car. It was actually faster for me to grab my wallet (unlocking with KESSY) then sprinting back to the restaurant and traditional keyfob locking then it would have been to have to pause for 1/4 second and lock the car. In 1/4 second my black beans would have gotten 0.13 degrees cooler!

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      03-04-2012 05:42 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
      3rd gear with Stage 1 is a beautiful place to be.
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      03-04-2012 08:43 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by peruski View Post
      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.
      For some reason with all doors selected it still only unlocks the front door if you touch the passenger door, and not all 4 doors.
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      03-04-2012 01:15 PM #50
      The hooks in the back are part of the LATCH system for securing child seats. They work very well for grocery backs as well.
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      03-04-2012 10:37 PM #51
      Does anyone lucky enough to have an R (still waiting for mine) know if FLAC files (audio lossless files) can be played from your RNS via SD Card input?

      Thanks,
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      03-04-2012 11:13 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by The Canadian View Post
      The hooks in the back are part of the LATCH system for securing child seats. They work very well for grocery backs as well.
      not the side ones
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      03-04-2012 11:21 PM #53
      Is faster than a tuned mini (confirmed this time). And than a K04 B5A4.
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      03-05-2012 10:05 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by DesmoPilot View Post
      Don't leave your key in your pants when you do the laundry. I will ruin your key.
      That's not very nice of you!
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      03-05-2012 10:57 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by tonysco View Post
      Does anyone lucky enough to have an R (still waiting for mine) know if FLAC files (audio lossless files) can be played from your RNS via SD Card input?

      Thanks,
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      I assumed it didn't but I'll have to check that out when I get home today.

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      03-05-2012 01:39 PM #56
      I learned that at 125mph a Stage 1 :R drives and feels as stable as can be, inspiring the same confidence as an 80mph cruise, and best of all it has plenty of power left to give. Rumor has it that the acceleration was only stopped because of not wanting to exceed the 130mph H-speed rating of the stock tires.

      I of course reminded the little birdie that informed me of this info that such speeds are clearly illegal but was assured precautions were taken.

      B.

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      03-05-2012 01:52 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      3rd gear with Stage 1 is a beautiful place to be.
      You will love 4th Gear pulls once you Go Stage 1+
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      03-05-2012 02:39 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by siliconrane View Post
      you will love 4th gear pulls once you go stage 1+
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      03-05-2012 02:57 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by bsmith75 View Post
      I learned that at 125mph a Stage 1 :R drives and feels as stable as can be, inspiring the same confidence as an 80mph cruise, and best of all it has plenty of power left to give. Rumor has it that the acceleration was only stopped because of not wanting to exceed the 130mph H-speed rating of the stock tires.

      I of course reminded the little birdie that informed me of this info that such speeds are clearly illegal but was assured precautions were taken.

      B.

      Yeah I think I'll go summer properly speed rated tires before I er, exceed the stock limiter.
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      03-05-2012 03:10 PM #60
      i learned that i miss my car
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      03-05-2012 03:40 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i learned that i miss my car
      Dropped it off today.....


      May get it back as early as tomorrow if everything goes smooth

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      03-05-2012 03:51 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Bakerrrr View Post
      Dropped it off today.....


      May get it back as early as tomorrow if everything goes smooth
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      03-05-2012 04:03 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Siliconrane View Post
      You will love 4th Gear pulls once you Go Stage 1+
      Nice. Just have to find the roads to do it.
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    29. 03-05-2012 04:14 PM #64
      I learned that if you don't shut your sunroof before you tap the KESSY button to turn off the engine, you are SOL after a second or two. you have to restart the whole car Also I noticed there is no manual sunroof crank. I never needed it in my MKV but my MKIV needed it about every 20 uses to re-align.

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      03-05-2012 04:16 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      I learned that if you don't shut your sunroof before you tap the KESSY button to turn off the engine, you are SOL after a second or two. Also I noticed there is no manual sunroof crank. I never needed it in my MKV but my MKIV needed it about every 20 uses to re-align.
      thats why you vagcom your key fob to open and close the windows. It wont open the sunroof but it will close it
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    31. 03-05-2012 04:22 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      Also I noticed there is no manual sunroof crank. I never needed it in my MKV but my MKIV needed it about every 20 uses to re-align.
      Whoa wait... what? MKIV's had a manual sunroof crank? I had no idea... never had a problem I guess.

      Thing I learned about my MKIV today!

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      03-05-2012 06:20 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by tonysco View Post
      Does anyone lucky enough to have an R (still waiting for mine) know if FLAC files (audio lossless files) can be played from your RNS via SD Card input?

      Thanks,
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      Negative. Just tried it but no luck..

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      03-05-2012 07:01 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by GasolineDreams View Post
      Negative. Just tried it but no luck..
      Welp. Looks like I'll continue to be annoyed having to transcode stuff for the car...the last time I bought a VW I made sure to put in requests for FLAC and gapless playback support when I got my courtesy calls, if enough of us remember to do that maybe we'll actually get those someday
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    34. 03-05-2012 07:43 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by GasolineDreams View Post
      Negative. Just tried it but no luck..

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      03-06-2012 10:57 PM #70
      I learned that this:



      is a sticker.


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