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  1. Hey guys, My fox is up for sale as I need something bigger. An 07 Urban 1.4 in black with alloys, 16000mls and also an installed pair of rear speakers. On the Ebay Will take £5495. Thank you!
  2. I've had my 1.4 Urban for a year and a half now and have done 15000 miles in it. Touch wood it has been as good as gold, no issues yet! It's not a bad run around but i'd prefer something in a 2.5 tdi
  3. Hey guys, I guess that we all have the same Head Unit either with or without MP3 capability? I got screwed and have the one without and I want to plug in my MP3 Player. Ebay have got something if you search for "RCD200" but they are in China!!!!!!! Anyone got something like it? Is it any good? Anyone find one for less that the price of years insurance? Robster
  4. Off to VWs when I have a moan coming on then!
  5. Mate, if you fancy it, give it a go. Every time I look at my Fox I feel let down by the way VW put it on stilts. I think the New shape Fox is so new that not many people have modded them so at least it would be quite individual. If you fancy 17s and you've got the cash, why not???? ;-)
  6. Welcome, if you have any probs let me know, be prepared that the rear speakers are not separated or boxed so they have very little bass. I haven't got round to fitting a small sub to sort that out yet as I can't find out if the standard unit has an output that can be used. Good Luck!
  7. Any one else got this problem is it just my lead foot?
  8. Declaring modifications will add a little to your insurance but as it's suspension and wheels rather than a power performance increase it probably won't be much! M insurance was £180 fully comp this year - I remember being 17 and puking at the cost of insurance!
  9. I've had my 1.4 Urban since March this year and i've done 11,500miles so far! It's not caused me any troubles and it goes ok. Could do with a freer flowing air filter and lowered and stiffer suspension for the corners but overall no complaints!
  10. Bus or no, I like the idea of not giving the government any more money in fuel tax. Drive to work, it charges itself during the day through sunlight, then drive home. I'd still need something really bad for the environment at the weekends though!
  11. Thanks for the flaming. Please check the Road Traffic Act for the legislation surrounding driving document production. My example of the 6 points issue is the current status of one officer within a regional force that I know personally. Also, a brilliant example of making police officers look bad, "I could say that I smelt drugs". I was trying to be helpful, you were simply rude.
  12. The police can pull you over at any time. The reason for that is, it is an offence for a person to not be able to produce their driving documents when requested to by a police officer. This seems to be silly as, who carries their docs in their car? If my car got nicked then the thieves have all the stuff they need to clone my car and ruin my life! Anyway, they normally give a producer which gives you seven days to show the docs at a police station. The point of it is to allow police to stop cars containing criminals. Most people aren't criminals but I can't remember the last time I heard of a
  13. Hey mate. No special tools required for the speaker install itself. However some speaker manufacturers (I think Kenwood is one) supply a "European socket" on their speakers. I think this will allow connection straight to the socket already behind the rear panels in the Fox. This would save you the trouble I had which meant I had to patch in to the speaker cables to connect them to the speaker terminals. However, once the panels are off, it's an easy job. In Halfrauds I found extra D clips in their 'Parts' area. They always have a section which has loads of little packets of screws and things.
  14. Right, rear speakers are in! 6.5" ones are ok. You will need larger D clips than those you will probably be supplied. I needed 8x size 10 clips from Halfrauds with matching screws. As for getting the panels off. It's a bit of a ar*e no matter whether the seats are folded up or down but start near the seatbelt (front) and just start to give it a tug. Be aware of the clips at the rear end of the panel by the rear seatbelt, they are quite delicate! Install is a breeze once the panels are off, if you can get a set of speakers with the 'European' easy fit adapter, I think that may marry up to the p
  15. Very interesting stuff. I have been reading about the 'Blue Motion' models. VW are claiming that the Polo will be able to do over 70 miles to the gallon. A very impressive figure, but the Fox 1.4 i've got averages around 50 anyway! 100 miles to the gallon would be good if not sat astride a hair dryer! style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
  16. Finally found the speaker wires for the rear speakers! So I just need to connect a pair of speakers to it! Anyone know if I'll have a problem chopping off the VW (Actually says Audi on it) speaker connector? I don't think there should be. Happy days - Sound system upgrade coming!
  17. Good News on the Speaker front ( I think ) After taking off the rear plastic panels in the back - took some doing - I have found that is wiring for speakers from the head unit! It is connected to some sort of special VW connector but, finally I think a cheap upgrade to the sound system is possible! Also looks like 6 or 6 1/2 speakers (measured from opposing mounting holes......) I'll let you know how I get on! style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shades:" border="0" alt="shades.gif" />
  18. It doesn't have them when from VW but the first thing I heard about it was that VW Ireland were offering a rear upgrade for about 100 notes. VW UK are NOT! lol. THe RCD 200 specs state that if it has rears then it can do adjustment front to back which makes me believe that it can support them. (Pretty sure the RCD 200 in other models like polo had rears too). It seems that I shall have to run the cables myself but there is a mounting bracket and appropriate hole in the rear panels for speakers 6 1/2 inch ones I think. That's where I am at this point anyways! All good fun.
  19. Hi and welcome to the world of owning a Fox! In reference to the speakers - the four refer to the 2 x Tweeters and 2 x Mids in the front. I have been trying to sort a pair out for the rear. I have discovered thus far that - you can add a rear set to the standard head unit but I could not see any wires to the rear so it will be a matter of running your own ones. I finally managed to get the right keys to get it out (Only about £1 a pair and you need two pair). Next step is to discover where the wires go as there appears to be wires for the rears at the head unit end. In reference to the clock i
  20. Hey Guys, You may have seen another topic where I was struggling style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":wacko:" border="0" alt="wacko.gif" /> to get an RCD 200 stereo (VW) out from an 07 Fox. Also in an 06 polo. Seeing as you peeps seem to have your fingers on the pulse - does anyone know how the new VW wiring system works? I'm trying to add a pair of rear speakers. I know the unit and do it and the wiring appears to be there at the head unit but I can't see where it goes!!! Otherwise I shall simply have to start experimenting! All help gratefully received! Robster style="vertical-alig
  21. Hey guys, I've got an RCD 200 in my vdub. I have heard that adapters can be got which allow it to output to a amp or similar - anyone know where I can get this or know any informed people in the Kent area? Thanks! Rob
  22. Hey man, I didn't know about the discs but I was just hoping for the filter as I can can swap it out at service time so my warranty isn't ruined. I guess it's just the waiting game! style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />
  23. I'll give them a go but I can't imagine that they would have a high flow filter available, they've never been that helpful in the past! lol Thanks!
  24. So I want a panel filter. I want to be able to hear the engine a bit so I don't have to look at the rev counter to see what the engine is doing! There is one on ebay but including postage it's £50! There MUST be a cheaper one! Anyone know where I could find one? The usual manufacturers like jetex haven't got one displayed on their sites! style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" /> Thank you!
  25. Nice one. So it is do able. Do you know what he did to get the outputs for the amp? Did he get some sort of converter? Rob
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