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Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:39 pm
by PhilArnold
Need some help guys, had my car in the dealership to fix my snagging list (small nick in the handbrake leather, slight out of alignment bonnet) and then what I thought was a clearly mis-fitted climate control unit
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You can see the centre clips in the middle vs at the edge

They've sorted everything else but apparently had the unit and back in, and it looks exactly the same, confirmed no broken clips etc. They don't know if this is how it should be and indicative to a polo or if mine has a defect. No other cars in the compound with climate control to compare against.

Could anyone with the same unit take me some photos as evidence to see if mine is right or not?

Thanks in advance

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:36 pm
by johnparker
I dont have climate but that definitely is not right. Those clips should not be showing. Shame the dealership cant identify this as being OBVIOUSLY wrong.

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:42 pm
by OomStu_ZA
I'd gladly take a pic but its night time here at the moment. If I remember in the morning I'll take a picture and post it here for you.
Try comparing your image to this in the interim.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vo ... erm-review

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:48 pm
by PhilArnold
OomStu_ZA wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:42 pm I'd gladly take a pic but its night time here at the moment. If I remember in the morning I'll take a picture and post it here for you.
Try comparing your image to this in the interim.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/vo ... erm-review
Cheers mate, I've just had a look at that, it does look like there is a slightly bigger gap in the centre but not to the extent of mine, wish the lighting was better

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:58 pm
by POLO Clive
It's a bit dark out for decent pictures, but here's mine.
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Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:08 pm
by PhilArnold
Awesome, thanks for that, looks like you can see the clips through the clear ish plastic because of the flash, but there isn't a gap at the top?

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:56 pm
by POLO Clive
Definitely no gap, and I can't see the clips through the plastic.

Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:22 am
by Teee
On my car there is a slight gap on one side
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On this side there is no visible gap and the fitment seems fine
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It looks like the plastic trim that runs across the top of the climate controls needs to be pushed into place & I’m guessing the vents need to be popped out to do that.

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On my car its not that noticeable, you have to kinda put your head in a lower position to see the difference so I’m not gonna bother with it... However I’ve seen a LHD GTi on instagram that has a much more noticeable gap, it almost looks like they didn’t even put the trim on the top :lol:
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Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:31 am
by POLO Clive
A couple more for you now that it's daylight 8)


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Re: Help needed from Polo owners with climate control

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:46 pm
by PhilArnold
POLO Clive wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:31 am A couple more for you now that it's daylight 8)



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Fantastic, thanks for those! Gives me some ammunition with the dealership