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by littlepolo
Wed May 15, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: ICE
Topic: 9n head unit swap
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: 9n head unit swap

Has anyone replaced the roof antenna with an external/roof mounted DAB antenna? Just wondering how easy it is to route the wires through the headlining, down the screen, etc.
by littlepolo
Fri May 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: ICE
Topic: 9n head unit swap
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: 9n head unit swap

I read that the OEM stereo provides power to the "bee sting" antenna on the roof. Does anyone have experience in powering the antenna after swapping the stereo for a non-OEM unit?
by littlepolo
Wed May 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Egr valve
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Egr valve

Assuming you read an error code that specifically indicated an EGR problem?

You need VAG software tools to reset the EGR after replacement.
by littlepolo
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 2005 Polo inner wheel arch? (and screws?)
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: 2005 Polo inner wheel arch? (and screws?)

It's easy to see the fluid level in the power steering reservoir while you have the bumper off too.
by littlepolo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: ICE
Topic: 9n head unit swap
Replies: 3
Views: 304

9n head unit swap

I'm searching for a single DIN unit to swap out the original tape deck on my 2002 Polo. Considering one of the MechLess units (i.e. no CD player) with Bluetooth, SDCard, MP3, phone support, etc. Any suggestions please for a product that can quickly and easily be installed? Basically I want to be abl...
by littlepolo
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: High CO2 emissions
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: High CO2 emissions

Difficult to say what is the root cause of the emissions issues without knowing the history of the engine and its maintenance. At that mileage it could start to be problematic depending on its history. As an example, I swapped the head assembly on a 1.4 BBY around 90K miles for a head assembly that ...
by littlepolo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Switched from Fuchs 5W40 to Shell Helix 5W40 1.4 BBY 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Switched from Fuchs 5W40 to Shell Helix 5W40 1.4 BBY 2002

The engine noise is now quieter on fresh Shell Helix 5W40 also aided by the fleeting mild weather and higher ambient temps.
by littlepolo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 2002 1.4 BBY Auto - Transmission snatch/clunk
Replies: 0
Views: 101

2002 1.4 BBY Auto - Transmission snatch/clunk

Occasionally, when slowing down to a crawl at very low speed and then taking off again the transmission snatches. This has happened to the other driver in the household several times. Yesterday I pulled up at some traffic lights and when starting off experienced the same. I'd say it occurs more ofte...
by littlepolo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Leaking front washer feed pipe
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Leaking front washer feed pipe

The corrugated feedpipe has sprung a leak just where it passes from the scuttle to the bonnet edge. On the upside, the jet is pointing at the screen. I guess a plain plastic tube would kink at this point and something like the existing kinked pipe is needed. Is anything available to repair it or sho...
by littlepolo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Switched from Fuchs 5W40 to Shell Helix 5W40 1.4 BBY 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Switched from Fuchs 5W40 to Shell Helix 5W40 1.4 BBY 2002

I have been changing the engine oil every 6 months due to short journeys and since it was sounding a bit tappety proceeded with the scheduled change today. I found a deal on Shell 5W40, which I have used before, so decided to give it another go. If I recall correctly it does not quiet the tappet noi...
by littlepolo
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 66
Views: 3494

Re: Rear wiper blade

Just a quick update on this saga with the rear wiper motor. Checked the replacement unit on the bench again - it's not working. Wired up a line from the battery to the existing motor and jumped the relay. Not working. Checked voltage at terminal 4 and 12V is present. It has to be the motor(s). Order...
by littlepolo
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: 9n bby auto . (Looking to increase performance and acceleration)
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: 9n bby auto . (Looking to increase performance and acceleration)

Agree with the above comment. It's a reliable slug for commuting. Not worth the time and effort to try and increase performance.
by littlepolo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 66
Views: 3494

Re: Rear wiper blade

I've rigged up the new motor on the bench and supplied 12V to 4 and ground to 1. Shorting 2 and 3 does not trigger the motor. Also tried jumpering 2 and 3 of the motor on the vehicle with the ignition on and the tailgate closed. Nothing. Incidentally, the tailgate release has stopped working again. ...
by littlepolo
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Squeaky suspension when driving over speed bumps
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Squeaky suspension when driving over speed bumps

I had this problem....... shortly after this noise started i found that my spring snapped on the suspension. got it replaced then luck would have it.... noise was back.... followed by the other front spring going! lol I had this problem a while ago too on the o/s. There is a strut mount bearing at ...
by littlepolo
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Rear wiper blade
Replies: 66
Views: 3494

Re: Rear wiper blade

Thanks. So I need to jumper (short) 2 and 3 while a voltage is applied to 4 and a ground to 1?