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About kt_lou_gti

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    Lupo Gti, Kia Sportage

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  1. 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 h
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  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Cheers Rich, I'll have a look this weekend to confirm exactly where the leak is 🙂
  6. That sounds hopeful Rich, from th description they gave I'm thinking its pipe 7 on the diagram.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. i've a photo from when I had mine apart, its marked 4132000 - 200.01
  11. 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.
  12. Original Aero blades were the same size as the original blades fitted to 9N Polo, so guess VW sourced the parts bin for upgrades.
  13. The first number is the cover the second is the retainer, they were still available from VW in 2018 when I brought mine, but it required some trawling through various screens before the parts guy found them.
  14. Have had the same issues and changed the pipe and heater only for it to fail some months later. However also got the EVAP valve fault as well, changed this valve and the pipe and this resolved the issue. Not sure how the two are related as the EVAP seems to recycle fuel fumes from the tank and the heater helps to reduce 'mayo' in the oil recirc pipe.
  15. Looking at the brouchure copies for 2002 & 2003 model years, ABS on petrol 100hp Sport and GTI. Brouchure for 2005 shows ABS on all models. Can't find anything for 2004. Twin airbags on all from launch I suspect. ESP wasn't on English spec GTI, but was on Euro spec GTI.
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