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I have discovered a few things about my car which I didn't know
initially, and found by virtue of a 'tip-off' or by stumbling upon it!

If you know any gems, please share!

{Note: Some features may not be available or present on all models}

1) Remote Window Closure / Opening

After leaving the car, press the 'lock' on the remote, and keep it
held down (on)....the windows and sunroof will close (only whilst you
hold the remote button)

Conversely, pressing the 'unlock' on the remote, and keeping it held down will open the windows (but not sunroof)

Release the remote when they are at desired position!

2) Windscreen Wiper Access

The windscreen wipers are neatly tucked away when not in use for aerodynamics and safety.

To clean under them or change the blades is easy!

With the ignition key in 'off' position or removed, pull the wiper stalk down momentarily.

The wipers will wipe to 12 o'clock position and remain in that position.

After completing your task, simply repeat the wiper stalk action and the wipers will 'park' in the usual position.

3) Fuel Flap Release

The electric fuel flap release is inhibited if travelling at over 5mph (a guess)

4) Automatic Rear Screen Wipe

With your windscreen wipers activated in any mode, s electing reverse will cause the rear screen wiper to wipe once.

5) Headlamp Washers

Headlamp washers will only wash if your headlights are switched
'on' - at the first time you wash your windscreen, and then every fifth
time your wash your windscreen (resets after ingition switched off)
 

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2Zone Climate Control Synchronization

if you hold down the AUTO button for three seconds, it will synchronize the temperature setting on both sides of the car to match that of the drivers side. When ever the driver changes his temp setting it will also change it on the passenger side, until a passenger changes their side.
 

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Passenger Door not unlocking

If you press the unlock button more than twice in quick succession the passenger door ONLY locks itself, unlocks on the fourth, locks on the fifth etc.

Its a software problem that hasnt been rectified yet but its nothing to worry about

Coming Home Lights

The headlights only stay on for the 30seconds or so if you have put just taken the key out of the ignition. If you dont want them to stay on when youve parked up then lock the car, unlock and lock again.

(Save that oh too familiar "you've left your lights on mate!")
 

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2Zone Climate Control Degrees C to Degrees F

Pressing and holding the Auto and Econ Buttons at the same time will swap the temperature from oC to oF and Visa Versa
 

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Hi all,

If you push ECON + rights button near Recirculated air. You will show into each screen in the climatronic several interesting values. If you go to channel 19 you will show in the right screen the speed, rpm, motor temp. The are others interesting channels but by the moment there is no info. To go to another channel just move the left temp s elector to move to another subchannel just move the right temp s elector.

In Spanish (http://www.clubvwgolf.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=7918)
 

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If you have the lux pack, and the dimming rearview mirrors:

To turn the dimming feature 'off' feel under the rearview mirror and push the little switch....the LED should extinguish and your mirrors will be clear.

To make lane change 'three blinks' on your indicators on the motorway (etc), push the indicator stalk up/down but not so far that it clicks into place.....then release.
 

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I don't know whether all you members realise this but if you s elect Right hand adjustment for the driver's door mirror, ie 'R' and adjust using the toggle action then the left-hand mirror will adjust synchronously (if that's the right term to use). In other words it will mirror (excuse the pun) the actions of the Driver's mirror.
 

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If you have the "climatic" AC then if you want to save fuel and have it on the "economy" setting (where the AC compressor is not used) as an added safety feature the AC automatically comes on to help clear the windscreen when you direct air to it.
 

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If you use the middle button to open the boot only then never lay your key inside as when you close the boot the car is fully locked with the alarm on.
 

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A/C

If you find your windscreen very slow to de-mist on a cold day it is because the A/C is disabled when the temp is <3C.
 

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Arm Rest

The armrest opens up with a latching action so it stops at different heights. This allows you to set it at different levels to whatever is most comfortable.

You need to fully raise it before it will lower.
 

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The rear wiper function (# 4) was on my old Focus ST170. It used to drive me nuts when I had my MTB strapped to the hatch. Here's the scene. Get in car after spending a few minutes fitting bike to hatch in the rain. Start car, put wipers on. Back off drive, b*gger! Wiper attacks bike.
My cure was to spring the wiper off the window when I fitted the carrier. If you happened to to set the wiper off then it just wagged around in the air in an amusing way.

Ade
 

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If you have a rear interior courtesy light, you can switch it on from the front of the car, by switching the main front courtesy light to 'manual on' position on the rocker switch.
 

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got in car today GT-TDI put keys in ign then accidentally pressed the rear wiper down and it gave me the reading to the next service
 

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This went down well in another thread so I thought it worth not getting lost.

Regards FSI owners mainly.

The higher the octane rating of the fuel the longer the FSI engine will run in FSI mode.

You see, when the FSI is running in 'Fuel Stratified Injection' mode it creates a lot of NoX (NoX - Very bad as far as emisions go) due to it being such a lean burn, so it has a NoX Cat which abrorbs the NoX, once its full the Nox probe (fancy lambda probe) senses this and the engine switches back to normal running and can safely clear the NoX out with the other gases through the main Cat so it can switch back into in FSI mode again.

The problem with octane levels is, and this is just an example depending on driving styles.

Out of 100 miles average :-

95RON - 90 miles normal, 10 miles FSI (lots of NoX made in FSI mode)

97+RON - 60 miles normal, 40 miles FSI (some NoX made in FSI mode)

Now regardless of what anyone says this is how the engine is built and as its more efficient in FSI mode VW always recommend the highest octane rating for this reason, they did introduce a 1.4FSI for the uk market that is made to run on 95RON fuel for longer but you want to see the size of the NoX Cat, more like a tanker. lol

And after all that, you will get better miles to the gallon running 97+RON regardless of it being an FSI, its they way they are made these days, the ecu recognises when the fuel mixture combusts and will adjust it accordingly, the cheaper the fuel the more retarded the timing, the more retarded the timing the less power, the less power the more you 'need' to put the foot down.
 

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Satnav

Maybe this is well known but if you're on the "MAP" screen you can press it again to get a big display of direction/turn, distances etc. Dead useful especially if you don't have the bigger MFD.
 
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