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  1. Hey again, I'm wondering what the chances are of sourcing one of those apparent 'dealer' stickers found on the rear windscreen of Mk1 Arosas and Mk2 Ibizas? Maybe someone here has some knowledge behind them. Thanks, Sam
  2. Hey, thanks for the reply! We managed to install them successfully yesterday and it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. When we opened up the tweeter grills and had a look at the speaker mounts, it turned out that the previous owner had left some old Pioneer tweeters in there. All be it one was mildly attached with a couple cable ties, and the other had fallen into the void below, both with dried hot glue all over them - bit of a botch job. Luckily, however, they had done a really good job of soldering the exact inline crossover wires that came with my new speakers onto the mount, ready for a hot-swap of speakers. The door speakers were some VW Isophen speakers (I thought OEM Arosa speakers were Blaupunkt?) and they had also been connected with an adapter cable to use the correct two small connectors. Tested my speakers with the current wiring and it sounded perfect, just as it should, so I cleaned up the tweeter mounts, mounted my new ones properly, and mounted the woofers in the door with success. Unfortunately I did find that begins both upper and lower driver door cards the foam sheets had been completely ripped out exposing the large access holes so I'll need to replace them. Next job is cracking down on new mirrors as my current ones are an awful excuse of a pair. They're scrappy ones picked up by previous owner and are completely destroyed internally. They fail to mount to the door properly and leave gaps as they do not sit under the seal at all. I've been looking for some new ones but I want original ones that I know will fit and have the correct UK stubby & wide setup. Anyone know where to look? Is it worth making another post for them?
  3. Hey people, How do I install my new speakers? I've grabbed myself a pair of Pioneer TS-A1600C component speakers to replace the original speakers in my MK1 Arosa. The previous owner had upgraded them and then put the originals back in when selling it so there are plastic adapters already installed allowing enough depth for my Pioneers. I'd assume the tweeters are also back to original (not sure if previous owner ever changed them) as I haven't checked yet but if they were upgraded, they probably weren't a component set. I also upgraded the reciever to an Alpine UTE-200BT and depending on the result of simply upgrading the standard speakers, may also install an amp, but that's for another day. I know that the woofers will fit the doors but I'm unsure that the tweeters will fit the original holders in the dash. I want to keep them hidden under the grill and facing towards me, but how? The next bit is where I have little understanding so would appretiate any input as I am very keen to learn and do this properly! The set comes with in-line crossovers and I have no idea how to wire them in... Or where the standard wiring runs behind the dash... So what panels do I need to remove to do this, and how do I wire it? Thanks, Sam
  4. Ah okay, new Arosa seats or should I get something else? I'll have to look up if they ever made an Arosa with plain seats, and then if I could find them... The first thing I did when I got the car was thouroughly wash it inside and those stains, let alone the patterns, aren't budging.
  5. First of all, I've found that searching for anything seat related for my SEAT give Google a hard time. Fun. Both the front and rear seats in my Arosa are stained all over from previous owners and I'm really not a fan of their pattern - I'd prefer plain black or black & dark grey. The previous owner had gotten some really cheap Lupo covers expecting them to fit and kinda roushed them on so I re-fit them, swapping the driver's and passenger's around as the release lever is lower on Arosa seats, cutting my own slits in the correct place. Thing is, they're falling apart and will not stay in place due to rips and whatnot. In my own attempt to look for new covers, I always get ones that supposedly fit Lupos and Arosas which we know won't do. I'm wondering if y'all know of any I can order online that will actually fit my car? Something simple and clean? Thanks 🙂
  6. Aye yeah haha no worries, you think that's alright to buy though?
  7. I wanted to grab a grille for my arosa and was wondering where I would find one? I see its quite common that people have replaced their arosa grille but the best I can find online is a few ebay listings with no reviews. Reckon this would be fine to buy? Or am I missing something here... https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Seat-Arosa-6h-97-00-Black-BADGELESS-Front-Grill-Grille-Debadged-Gitter-No-Logo/2263628880?iid=173398708501&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=173398708501&targetid=594043210550&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9045663&poi=&campaignid=6466412155&mkgroupid=76195604863&rlsatarget=pla-594043210550&abcId=1140486&merchantid=113518215&gclid=CjwKCAiAjMHwBRAVEiwAzdLWGBWpORb7lDBzFOfnAQ5Mzv8PxKQmRx5EKQb_osWVIfs28HBnBlVi4hoCHZ0QAvD_BwE&thm=1000 Thanks again
  8. Unfortunately I'm not with the car atm, and it's pitch black outside anyways, so will get a picture soon. Thanks
  9. Ah thanks, do they exist in black and gold? Or you suggest I just get them repainted? There any reason not to buy new Dare wheels? I prefer the look of them over the BBS RZ's and way more than some Polo GTI rims from I'm assuming 2000. -Edit - it's the deeper lip that does it for me on the Dare RS's
  10. Hey, I don't know how active this forum is anymore as these cars are starting to go extinct, but I bought a Black '98 Arosa this week and have been looking for some decent wheels to get her looking good to start off with. I don't want to pay over £450 for the set and am looking at 15x7's or 15x8's specifically black with a gold lip. Right now I'm settled on some Dare DR-RS 15x7's here: https://www.performancealloys.com/dare-drrs-matt-black-bronze-w-chrome-rivets?wheel_diameter=15&wheel_width=8 But if anyone knows of some stepped style rims like this with that colour scheme, I would love to check them out! Otherwise I don't see why not to go for these, some matching tyres and some coilovers down the road. Thanks, Sam
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