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  1. Quick update: insurance came back and offered 40% more than their initial valuation. They said this was "based on an internal review following my complaint". I said I still didn't agree and was pushing on with the ombudsman. The good news is this has a ratchet effect so value cannot go down on their offer. Will let you know the final outcome...
  2. Hi all, listing some bit over the next few days on eBay. Currently got these listed: Stainless exhaust (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283896513971) Rear GTI bumper (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283896510364) Xenons (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283896518548) Will list some mirrors, rear lights and other bits soon.
  3. It's all openly documented (https://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk), you just have a state why you think the funding offered is not fair/realistic. I've yet to find the outcome of the GTI submission as the process takes a while. However, on the Brabus I did a table listing all the cars of similar spec available (not many!) and then plotted a graph - mileage v price. I then drew a line from the mileage mine had which provided a suggested price. The Ombudsman service I though was very communicative and fair in their decision (slightly below my suggestion). Obviously part of the argue wi
  4. They have made a final offer which includes me keeping the car. I have accepted but this does not prejudice me taking them to the Financial Ombudsman (which I am). I've had the sam scenario before when my Smart Brabus Roadster Coupe was stolen, Ombudsman ruled in my favour and insurance company paid more money.
  5. I'm in Morpeth, I'll sill is ok, but not perfect - drop me a PM with your number and I can send you a pic.
  6. One final bump before I finish removing parts and get it scrapped on Thursday...
  7. Still arguing with them - they don't have a clue!
  8. Drop me a PM with an offer on the suspension - happy to send you a photo if you send me your mobile. Someone is looking to purchase the whole bumper assembly so can't sell the plastic cover separately (assume you mean the bit in the pic)
  9. Firemen thought it was an electrical fault near fuse box, no evidence of foul play. Wiring loom and interior shot and the cost to rebuild wouldn’t work. Even firemen said it was a shame given how clean (and recently polished!) the car was... Gutted is an understatement
  10. Hi all, it saddens me to say my much loved GTI ended up on fire a few weeks back. As a category B I am now breaking the car and open to contact about parts you might need. Quick heads up: The fire was in the passenger compartment and hence the (leather!) interior is gone. The firewall did it's job (in reverse) so the engine bay is fine. Bonnet and front passenger wing received the the firemen's best work so are bent and broken No glass in doors or boot KW suspension (adjustable dampers and shocks) with a circa 40mm drop G60 front callipers Cus
  11. Thanks Pete for the quick reply. I've got a few more (hopeful) checks to do in daylight tomorrow so will look for the earth strap - still hoping it's fallen off as I spent ages looking for it with a torch to no avail! Cannot be bothered with a DIY job so I guess it's off to the garage for that and the temp sensor if the earth isn't a solution
  12. Hi, I have a 2002 Lupo GTI Firstly apologies for the easy question - my battery light came on today so I naturally assumed alternator so check voltage and no increase on voltmeter so wen ton to try and diagnose. Q1 - I cannot see an earth strap to the chassis, can anyone point it out on a photo or parts diagram (sorry!). I also assume there is a gearbox one too Q2 - if revved the battery light goes out (but can't see an increase on the voltmeter). Any ideas on cause? Bad connect (on earth I can find and hence revs might arc it)? Alternator diode (not sure what this is but ha
  13. Perfect, I've sent you a PM
  14. Could you spare the petrol flap?
  15. Just removed the steering wheel to fit new indicator stalk. All fine except horn now beeps randomly when turning wheel. Couple of questions: Does the earth through wire through the centre of the wheel connect to the airbag or inner steering wheel (honestly didn't take notice when taking it off!) The ribbon came out when I took the wheel off (aarrgghh). Does anyone have a pic/diagram of the small white clip and spring on the rear of the steering wheel. It looks like they only go in one way but not sure it's right!Cheers
  16. dd100

    Remote Key Fob

    I'm after a 2 button remote fob, not bothered about the blade or transponder (although will take these as I'm mucking about). Remote needs to be working (i.e. send a signal!)
  17. I have VCDS Lite (registered) and am trying to match the only key I have. The light on the fob lights and I've changed the battery to make sure. I have followed the instructions Here but to no avail. On thing I have noticed is block 007 (or 003) does not show any info as the guide suggests it should. I can now only suggest one of two things is happening: 1) I'm still doing it wrong; 2) my fob is knackered Any ideas?
  18. Will be skipped on Saturday if no-one wants them
  19. Going in in the skip on Saturday if no-one wants them
  20. Will the £9 VAGCOM (VCDS Lite) allow me to reprogramme keys? If not do you know anything (cheap) that will!?
  21. A bit more detail on the problem - changed the battery (multiple times) and check it against a receiver (one of theose in-shop testers) and it works. However it seems intermittent, sometime it lights, sometime it doesn't, sometimes it says on! Any ideas? If I was to get a new one do I have to go to a stealer?
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