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by d-ash
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Fogging up
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Fogging up

Yup, caused by simple physics. It's bound to happen when conditions such as RUM4MO's explained prevail. I seem to recall that VW recommend that when jumping into the car when the interior's cooled down quite a bit by icy weather, especially the inside surface of the windscreen, you DO NOT put the A...
by d-ash
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Covering shiny bits on dashboard and steering wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: Covering shiny bits on dashboard and steering wheel

Are the shiny bits of trim really so distracting? I don’t find them an issue at all, and I like the illusion of quality they impart compared with a dull plastic finish.

Each to their own I guess !!
by d-ash
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Heated Seats
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Heated Seats

I'd be interested if you progress this. Would you be fitting yourself or using a local expert in car upholstery?
by d-ash
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: New car, few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: New car, few questions

Hi and welcome

I have 2016 1.2Tsi and notice the same behaviour when starting from rest. I can only assume it’s standard for these engines. Can’t say I’m too happy either, but I get clean getaways by slipping the clutch a touch longer while I get the revs where they need to be.
by d-ash
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: A coolant drain tap on the 6C/6R Polos?
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: A coolant drain tap on the 6C/6R Polos?

If yours is a post 2014 model then it will likely be a 6C (it's best to be specific as to which version you have when posting with queries so answers are relevant).
by d-ash
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

But you said "....... security and deadlocks, ie. you've locked the vehicle without Safelock" . Unless you meant "locked from the outside", that can't be the case, can it, as I was able to open the doors from my seated position? I guess you meant to say "If you press the Lock button twice while you...
by d-ash
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

Sit inside the car and press the lock button twice. If you can open a door using the internal handle then you have verified that 2 presses of the fob deactivates internal security and deadlocks (i.e. you have locked the vehicle without SAFELOCK). If you can't open the doors with the internal handles...
by d-ash
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

Locking - One press will lock everything no matter how your system is encoded

Unlocking - In your case, the coding seems such that, upon unlocking, one press unlocks the driver's door only and two presses unlocks all doors and tailgate
by d-ash
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

So long as you press once to lock then all will be fully secured (deadlocked). You would only press twice upon locking if you wish to lock the car with someone inside (with deadlocks being disabled in this case the occupants are able to open doors from the inside should they need to get out). By pre...
by d-ash
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

I just can’t believe VW would be so remiss as to require the fob button to be pressed twice to lock the car. The outcome would be that nearly all similarly equipped Polos would be left partly unlocked by unsuspecting owners who press the button once only... The second press upon unlocking has been a...
by d-ash
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Unlocking doors
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Unlocking doors

I've found that, after a time, I've become accustomed to pressing the fob twice (twice to lock everything, and also twice also to unlock) and do it instinctively now. Something wrong there. When locking the car, one press should lock everything (regardless of security settings on the passenger door...
by d-ash
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Door Edge protection
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Door Edge protection

Got my helicopter tape from here...

http://www.premierpaintguard.co.uk/door.html

(I bought the 4 door edge kit; around £11; and did the wife's iQ as well)
by d-ash
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Brakes shuddering
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Brakes shuddering

Hi Welcome to the forum Looks like you've had a 'baptism of fire'; hope you can see why the others have reacted as they have :wink: There's a separate section for uploading photos of members rides; perhaps this wasn't the best time/place. As lichel has suggested; more detail would perhaps help in el...
by d-ash
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Looking forward to Saturday
Replies: 14
Views: 1375

Re: Looking forward to Saturday

I've been kinda hoping that in due course either VW themselves or an approved manufacturer would be able to supply a small conversion kit that makes use of the existing wedge connection. I think a few such converters exist in the general marketplace but my understanding is that they're not as yet l...
by d-ash
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Opinions from owners
Replies: 31
Views: 3263

Re: Opinions from owners

Hi Peter

Looks like you've been busy trawling through history !!

That function can be switched off using the setup menu

Hoping you're happy with your 'new' Polo

Dave