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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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      04-01-2012 11:06 AM #104
      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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      04-01-2012 01:26 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I learned that the arrow keys on the top left will skip tracks when using your iPod.
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?

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      04-01-2012 01:34 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
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      04-01-2012 04:01 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
      Mine got corrupted after leaving it in the car overnight. Now I have to take it back to the Apple store because the computer can't read it.

      Only reason I bought the stupid thing was to use in the car...

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      04-01-2012 04:07 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine

      Mine has been plugged into it for ~3 weeks.

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      04-01-2012 04:08 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      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.
      My CSG is still @ GMP...I'll be calling Matt first thing tomorrow morning and having that done before they're done...
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      04-01-2012 04:46 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      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.
      No tool required. There is a video up on it. You just put pressure over the bolt end and pull on the wiper arm. Some side to side motion helped. The driver's side was much easier than the passenger side.

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      04-01-2012 05:59 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.
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      04-01-2012 06:39 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by bRevard View Post
      My CSG is still @ GMP...I'll be calling Matt first thing tomorrow morning and having that done before they're done...
      Will do the same tomorrow. Maybe we can get a discount for doing two at the same time.
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      04-01-2012 06:55 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.
      This sucks

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      04-01-2012 07:03 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
      Quote Originally Posted by BRSomm View Post
      Mine got corrupted after leaving it in the car overnight. Now I have to take it back to the Apple store because the computer can't read it.

      Only reason I bought the stupid thing was to use in the car...
      I've had mind plugged in for years (when you count my GTI). No issues. VERY occasionally I will have to do a factory reset to it for some reason or another, but that might happen every 6 months or so. I do notice that on super cold or hot days the iPod doesn't seem to like the extreme temperatures and is a little glitchy, but if I drive around for awhile before starting it up (listen to satellite or blue tooth) it works fine.
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      04-01-2012 07:07 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.

      I am soo bummed, I am only Stage 1 right now but I was literally going to order a HPFP and Intake this week and go Stage 1+. I am really nervous about even doing these mods at this point. I may just focus on suspension for now and wait to see how everyone's clutches hold up. I am probably gonna do KW coilovers, HPA Competition Haldex Controller and the HPA trans mount insert.
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      04-01-2012 07:08 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I've had mind plugged in for years (when you count my GTI). No issues. VERY occasionally I will have to do a factory reset to it for some reason or another, but that might happen every 6 months or so. I do notice that on super cold or hot days the iPod doesn't seem to like the extreme temperatures and is a little glitchy, but if I drive around for awhile before starting it up (listen to satellite or blue tooth) it works fine.
      That's just a general iPod thing, they don't like getting cold
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      04-01-2012 07:10 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by DioMacchina View Post
      I am soo bummed, I am only Stage 1 right now but I was literally going to order a HPFP and Intake this week and go Stage 1+. I am really nervous about even doing these mods at this point. I may just focus on suspension for now and wait to see how everyone's clutches hold up. I am probably gonna do KW coilovers, HPA Competition Haldex Controller and the HPA trans mount insert.
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
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      04-01-2012 07:18 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
      Thanks for the update, I need to hear more experiences like this, you must be pushing close to 350 horse and torque at this point too. Please keep up posted, stage 2+ is where i really wanted to be in the near future.

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      04-01-2012 10:41 PM #120
      if you plug your iphone or itouch, does it automatically get connected with the system? i thought it is only for charging or something?

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      04-02-2012 03:44 AM #121
      I learned there is a light sensor in the left dial (RPM's). When light is hitting it, it brightens up the numbers on the RPM and the Speedo. Where there is no light, there it turns off. Sorta annoying when I'm in the underground garage and I can't see the numbers. You can try it yourself by going somewhere dark and shining a flashlight on the left side. You'll see the numbers light up. Makes me wonder why they couldn't have just used that sensor for the auto-light feature...

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      04-02-2012 04:18 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
      Ditto. No problems here

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      04-02-2012 09:08 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      if you plug your iphone or itouch, does it automatically get connected with the system? i thought it is only for charging or something?
      I'm not sure I understand what you are asking... but if it's what I think it is... the answer is "yes". lol

      Any iDevice will plug into the cord in the center armrest console and work with your radio automatically. You just choose MDI as your source. (Under the "media" button)
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      04-02-2012 10:53 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I'm not sure I understand what you are asking... but if it's what I think it is... the answer is "yes". lol

      Any iDevice will plug into the cord in the center armrest console and work with your radio automatically. You just choose MDI as your source. (Under the "media" button)
      That's what I needed to know. Thanks.

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      04-03-2012 12:22 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      That's what I needed to know. Thanks.



      Also, today I learned that I have a reset button for the TPMS in the glove box! Yay!

      Much easier than it was in my GTI.
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