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by alexperkins
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Radio installation Help??
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Radio installation Help??

Does seem like it’s been played with. My caddy I bought recently had both speakers unplugged in the doors....no idea why!
by alexperkins
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Radio installation Help??
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Radio installation Help??

Ouch! 6 - wire - brown/red #2 - wire - red #7 - wire- brown/green #3 - wire- red/green On the above the brown/ wire is the negative speaker terminal If you have no sound after wiring 6/2 to one side and 7/3 to the other, you may want to look to see if someone has kindly played with the door speakers...
by alexperkins
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: MK3 (86C) / GT / G40 Polo - Years 1990-1994
Topic: 5W 30 Oil in a 94 1.0 Bready
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: 5W 30 Oil in a 94 1.0 Bready

5W30 in an older engine such as this can cause a variety of issues as its too thin such as piston blow by, seepage via the valve stem seals etc.

10W40 is best, 5W40 if fully synth is your flavour, but semi synthetic is more than adequate
by alexperkins
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Radio installation Help??
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Radio installation Help??

Oh no, you've made a bit of a mess there!! You need a quad lock to ISO adapter loom - what you've done splitting the plugs won't help you at all https://www.halfords.com/technology/car-audio/stereo-fittings/volkswagen-audi%2Fseat%2Fskoda-iso-harness-adaptor---ct20vw02-581915.html This will sort your...
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: After market Radio upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: After market Radio upgrade

Totally get you. A decent auto electrician will be able to do it with the harness no trouble
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: VCDS clone - file .rod not found with almost all versions
Replies: 22
Views: 6630

Re: VCDS clone - file .rod not found with almost all versions

These copy cables are often junk quality too and can die after a single connection. As RUM says, genuine is best

Even a VCDS lite cable and license is not that expensive.
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: After market Radio upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: After market Radio upgrade

Yup thats the same harness, you just wouldn't use the aerial bit

You'd need a multimeter, then you'd need to splice the cables. How comfortable are you with car electrics?

The first link should be plug and play
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: MK7 (9N3) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2006-2008
Topic: After market Radio upgrade
Replies: 12
Views: 2124

Re: After market Radio upgrade

So the RCN210 is an older style ISO plug, and your 08 polo has a quad lock connector No major beef however it will require some electrical knowledge to fit as you'll need to fit an adapter, but then you can have issues around the illumination The easy option is to pick up one of these https://www.eb...
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Twin Headlight and Single Headlight System
Replies: 16
Views: 3986

Re: Twin Headlight and Single Headlight System

I see

You can order these from your local VW dealer. You'll need details from ETKA to get the plug part numbers and associated pins however

Ciclo on here may be able to assist you
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: MK6 (9N) Polo - Years 2002-2005
Topic: Buying 1.4 tdi from 2004 please what to check for
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Buying 1.4 tdi from 2004 please what to check for

I had a 2006 1.4 TDI and chucked 50k miles on it

Burned hardly any oil and still returned over 50mpg - great little car

You just want to make sure its been looked after, so service history, cambelt, diesel filter etc.
by alexperkins
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Twin Headlight and Single Headlight System
Replies: 16
Views: 3986

Re: Twin Headlight and Single Headlight System

Conversion pins? The plugs are the same. Literally just change the headlight unit
by alexperkins
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: MK5 (6N2) Polo - Years 1999-2001
Topic: 6n2 1.4tdi intermittent misfire to full misfire lumpy running
Replies: 6
Views: 1731

Re: 6n2 1.4tdi intermittent misfire to full misfire lumpy running

Cylinders are left to right from the timing belt so when looking at the engine with it in front of you
by alexperkins
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: MK8 and MK9 (6R/6C) Polo (inc GTI) - Years 2009-2017
Topic: Rough/boost on idle
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Rough/boost on idle

I would check for vacuum leaks, check your air filter is clean, clean the throttle body to start with
by alexperkins
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Help please ....
Replies: 24
Views: 2766

Re: Help please ....

From the breather to the air box?
by alexperkins
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: MK4 (6N) Polo - Years 1994-1999
Topic: Pops out of 5th when accelerating
Replies: 6
Views: 1387

Re: Pops out of 5th when accelerating

You need the three letter code. 085 is the series but there’s a code like DXB stamped on the bottom of the gearbox which identifies it