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

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      03-06-2012 10:06 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I learned that this:



      is a sticker.


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      03-06-2012 10:52 PM #72
      i didn't realize that there was a sticker over my dead pedal in my GTI for over a year...

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      03-07-2012 08:16 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by bpilk View Post
      i didn't realize that there was a sticker over my dead pedal in my GTI for over a year...
      I didn't realize it until it started disintegrating, five years after I bought my 2007 GTI

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      03-07-2012 09:41 PM #74
      fair enough
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      03-07-2012 10:03 PM #75
      That's white new car shipping plastic.... Take that off to reveal the aluminum. I don't know how you didn't see that just by looking at it. My door sils are just fine.. They had plastic on them too.



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      03-09-2012 10:07 AM #76
      Thanks! I learned about the dead pedal sticker too (thanks to the post above). I'm not sure why the dealer didn't remove it, but the dead pedal looks WAYYYY better after I removed the sticker!

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      03-17-2012 05:48 PM #77
      Today I noticed for the first time the front lights washer been activated. It was dark outside, the lights where on and a light rain so when turning the wipers on I saw a flicker form inside the car of
      the front lights which means I guess when the washer fluid passed the lights to sprinkle on the lights cover it blacked out the lights for a second!
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      03-17-2012 06:33 PM #78
      "R20" is on the tag thats on the bottom of the floor mats...
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    9. 03-17-2012 07:12 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      "R20" is on the tag thats on the bottom of the floor mats...
      That's awesome!

      Someone needs to go find 'GTI-R' on their car somewhere.

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      03-17-2012 07:47 PM #80
      learned this a while back.. but the intermittent wipers are speed sensitive

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      03-17-2012 09:55 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      learned this a while back.. but the intermittent wipers are speed sensitive
      I learned today that when you have your wipers on normal speed, when you come to a stop it changes to intermittent. That way you're not sitting at a light with the wipers going unnecessarily.

      Very cool.
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    12. 03-18-2012 07:18 PM #82
      Learned that hill assist doest function while brake pad sensor is disconnected. Didn't hit anything but was surprised after getting used to it over the past few weeks.

    13. 03-18-2012 11:13 PM #83
      You can MUTE your phone conversation on the steering wheel. Was so annoyed that the 'mute' button from my GTI was gone. You have to scroll down on the MFI while phone category selected.......

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      03-24-2012 06:36 PM #84
      that i can just drive and drive and drive and be ecstatic about this car. Love it!

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      03-24-2012 06:42 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by ignitionlive View Post
      that i can just drive and drive and drive and be ecstatic about this car. Love it!
      lol, just did a 60 mile round trip for no reason at all..
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      03-24-2012 06:46 PM #86
      That a 10 min drive to the store turned into a 90 minute "long" way home...

      My wife wonders why I keep volunteering to run errands

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      03-24-2012 06:49 PM #87
      yeah, I have done the same, first car in forever I bought not leased. Find I am making excuses to drive places for no good reason!
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      03-24-2012 06:50 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      lol, just did a 60 mile round trip for no reason at all..

      yeah, I have done the same, first car in forever I bought not leased. Find I am making excuses to drive places for no good reason! (and i see i don't know how to reply yet) opps, I figured it out though.

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      03-24-2012 07:34 PM #89
      I learned that Canadian Spec'ed cars can disable ESC.
      Buying a BMW angered the car gods; time to return home.

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      03-24-2012 07:51 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by The Canadian View Post
      I learned that Canadian Spec'ed cars can disable ESC.
      I just read that last night.. Why are they so special..
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      03-24-2012 08:02 PM #91
      Quote Originally Posted by The Canadian View Post
      I learned that Canadian Spec'ed cars can disable ESC.
      Now I know why ur Your in Canada.. Lucky U
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    22. 03-24-2012 10:44 PM #92
      It's gotta be a VAG-COM bit if they can do it. I can't see VW putting a different part on the car for that.

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      03-24-2012 10:47 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      It's gotta be a VAG-COM bit if they can do it. I can't see VW putting a different part on the car for that.
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      03-24-2012 11:37 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      I just read that last night.. Why are they so special..
      My guess is VW is more scared of US lawyers than Canadian ones!
      Buying a BMW angered the car gods; time to return home.

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      03-25-2012 01:20 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      I just read that last night.. Why are they so special..
      They must love our maple syrup in the fatherland
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      03-25-2012 10:48 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by betterthansx View Post
      They must love our maple syrup in the fatherland
      lol
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      03-25-2012 11:06 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Heinrich View Post
      It's gotta be a VAG-COM bit if they can do it. I can't see VW putting a different part on the car for that.
      Exactly why I'll keep pestering the Canadian owners to quickly scan the ECU so we may play with the bits!

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      03-25-2012 03:50 PM #98
      It may seem fairly obvious, but I like the fact that the gas cap locks itself like the doors and hatch. Went to fill up today and after running in to pay for gas and have a bit of a whiz I came back out to the car at the pump and the gas cap wouldnt pop open.

      Double popped unlock on a whim and all was well. Good feature that...

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      03-25-2012 04:00 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      It may seem fairly obvious, but I like the fact that the gas cap locks itself like the doors and hatch. Went to fill up today and after running in to pay for gas and have a bit of a whiz I came back out to the car at the pump and the gas cap wouldnt pop open.

      Double popped unlock on a whim and all was well. Good feature that...


      I figured that out on my first fill up... I was on my way to LA from Austin- I looked at the fuel door, and thought to myself how disappointed I was that there wasn't a lock on the door. Then I went inside to use the restroom and grab some water. I came back and noticed that I couldn't close the fuel door. Upon further inspection, I see that there is a metal "bolt" if you will, that was not allowing me to shut the door all the way. So I unlocked the door, and locked it- I realized that is what controls the locking of the fuel door...

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      03-25-2012 04:04 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      I just read that last night.. Why are they so special..
      It's not just them. I did more digging last night on Aussie forums and it appears to be everyone but us. MY12 Rs in Europe and Australia also have the 2 stage disable process.

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      03-25-2012 06:08 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      It's not just them. I did more digging last night on Aussie forums and it appears to be everyone but us. MY12 Rs in Europe and Australia also have the 2 stage disable process.
      So we are the special ones..
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      03-26-2012 10:30 AM #102
      I learned that the arrow keys on the top left will skip tracks when using your iPod. I don't know why I didn't realize this before. With my non-navi GTI there were buttons on the touch screen to skip tracks, but in this car I couldn't figure out any way to do it except thru the steering wheel. Now I know!

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      04-01-2012 10:53 AM #103
      Today I learned that, apparently, it has an electronic noise generator. Super disappointing... I was pretty happy with the sound.

      I'll probably wait to remove/disable it until I install intake and/or exhaust. It doesn't take away from performance so I see no real harm in it being there, other than that it's annoying that it was so misleading.
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      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.
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      04-01-2012 11:30 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      Today I learned that, apparently, it has an electronic noise generator. Super disappointing... I was pretty happy with the sound.

      I'll probably wait to remove/disable it until I install intake and/or exhaust. It doesn't take away from performance so I see no real harm in it being there, other than that it's annoying that it was so misleading.
      That stupid Soundaktor comes off tomorrow if my tuner (GMP) has the time to do it. Unfortunately I don't have the correct tools for the wipers to come off otherwise I would try it myself today.
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