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kt_lou_gti last won the day on November 28 2018

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  1. Another one here, though I've seen 3 other GTI's infrequently in the last 7 Years.
  2. Welcome to the club, still active and a good source of info I've found, sure they'll be someone that can advise on abt or votex grills, but from what I've heard you'll have to be patient to get one ...... rare as
  3. Hi, the oem gear lever knobs aren't threaded, if you disconnect the gaiter where it clips onto the surround and pull it inside out you'll see a clip around the bottom of the gear knob, this needs to be snipped through to release, then simply lift the gaiter and knob off the lever. Most of the modifications I've seen are either non oem, or gear knobs from Golfs which I believe use the same fitment.
  4. Just checked mine, locked flashes once and interior light goes out, unlocked flashes twice and interior light illuminates until ignition started or time elapsed. One press on the remote unlock symbol opens drivers door, second press in succession opens both doors and tailgate, single press of lock symbol locks everything and activates the interior anti theft (assuming its not turned off with the button in the rear footwell). This is how the manual describes it ......... it says the indicators flash but not how many times, however the Mk5 Golf does the same sequence. The master door lock has multiple micro switches that all need to be working for the expected sequences to arm / disarm, from memory on the Mk5 indicator lights not coming on locking indicates that one or more of the locks is faulty and not completing the expected sequence and needs checking, worn out solenoids in a lock does this.
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  6. Thanks for the help guys, I've spoken with the guy who checked the air con and he's saying there's evidence of dye in two places .... above and below the pressure switch, I ran out of time to jack the car and check myself but am wondering if this is a leak from a holed pipe or as @RAB says a failing/failed switch spraying a mist onto the pipe. Engaging the A/C gets a noticeable change in engine note followed shortly after by the fan kicking in. When the system was recharged last year it worked well and over the year became less effective (though used less). Thanks for tip @mk2 I'll check pipe 5 for heat. Being of a certain age I tend to not to walk under ladders etc but note that the pressure switch seal is numbered 13 ...... I wonder??🤔
  7. Ahhhh ..... might have to live with the windows open in the summer 🤣🤣 I'll have a good look in the next few days and check the routing.
  8. Cheers Rich, I'll have a look this weekend to confirm exactly where the leak is 🙂
  9. That sounds hopeful Rich, from th description they gave I'm thinking its pipe 7 on the diagram.
  10. That's a thought, haven't seen the pipe myself as its under wheelarch, they said pipe not hose and I wondered whether using second hand hoses for A/C would be wise or false economy.
  11. Hi Guys, need to pick the collective brains. Have a problem with the air conditioning on a GTI, it was checked and recharged last March and seemed Ok through the summer but now fails to produce cold air. Compressor engages and the fan kick in as it should. I've had a garage take a look and they're saying there's evidence of a small refrigerant leak in the hose which contains the pressure switch. Cost all in, in excess of £500. The hose is on back order from Germany, so do I bite the bullet and spend the money or try and source a second hand hose? your collective thoughts please .... and NO keeping the windows open in the long term isn't an option before anyone says 😀
  12. Wiring should be plugged into the loom inside the hole in the tailgate, from the photos it looks like some works been done on yours previously as the plug is approx 400 mm away from the light.
  13. i've a photo from when I had mine apart, its marked 4132000 - 200.01
  14. Whereabouts did you see this? I know of a Tornado GTI driven by a older lady in South Oxfordshire, if its the same one then I believe she's had it for at least 10+ years.
  15. Original Aero blades were the same size as the original blades fitted to 9N Polo, so guess VW sourced the parts bin for upgrades.
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