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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.
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    8. 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)


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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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    11. 03-02-2012 07:16 PM #36
      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)
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      03-02-2012 08:52 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 08:55 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 09:20 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 10:20 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.

    16. 03-02-2012 10:45 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!

    17. 03-02-2012 11:49 PM #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 11:06 AM #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...

    19. 03-03-2012 05:20 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 05:58 PM #45
      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
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      03-03-2012 06:59 PM #46
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      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
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      03-04-2012 02:21 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 04:42 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      I learned that it gives me a boner when driving in 3rd gear
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      03-04-2012 07:43 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 12:15 PM #50
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