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  1. I had the same dilemma and decided to look for something fairly cheap. I came up with a refurbished HTC Nexus 9 from MusicMagpie. I paid £79.99 and it works well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. You have to bear in mind that the beneficiary of the on-line data is actually VW, not you. The records are there for warranty management, not to give you added value. If the service history means that much to you you should make a point of keeping invoices. That means more than a stamped book anyway. BTW, a DSG service is NOT included in the routine service schedule, you have to ask for it to be done. As such it would be a non-service event, I.e. a repair. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I would have thought that was pretty obvious. It gives VW almost exclusive access to provable service while at the same time making it more difficult for the non-franchised dealers and garages to provide on-line proof. Not everybody will retain receipts so to VW the on-line system is more valuable - particularly when it comes to proving and validating warranty claims. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. To the best of my knowledge VW haven’t had service books for 3 or 4 years at least. Service records are held on computer only and any VW dealer should be able to confirm dealer only service records. Non-dealer services will not be recorded. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I think the dip on reverse function only works if the mirror selector is in the L position. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I’m pretty sure there is a setting in the Infotainment system to force both mirrors to operate in sync. If this is set you would get the effect you are seeing if the motor in the right mirror has failed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The VW satnav database, supplied by Navteq, has the wrong speed limits for unsigned roads. Many dual carriageways show as 60 instead of 70 and most local roads in built-up areas show as 20 instead of 30. VW know about the problem - it affects all the VW Group cars - but they have thus far done nothing about it. Earlier maps were OK but this problem got introduced some years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Announced Nov 2016 and on sale early 2017. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. If the LEDs have separate wires for white and yellow surely you just need to wire them to the reversing light harness (white) and indicator harness (yellow) each side. I can’t see why any programming should be necessary. The difficult problem is getting to the wiring and getting it to the hatch. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. You have to remember that one of the functions of the air con is to DRY the air. Hot, humid air has more moisture in it, so the water has to go somewhere. All cars with a/c will dump their condensate water - otherwise you flood the interior!!! You should worry if there is NO water as it will mean your a/c isn’t working at it’s best. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. This isn't really true as the seats don't fold fully flat anyway so the lip doesn't interfere at all.
  12. I got mine from the Car Box Company (www.carbox.co.uk). Not the cheapest but quality product and good service. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. From memory I think it's a £250 charge for an activation code. From my experience in my Golf R and Passat GTE I wouldn't bother. It's a real faff to use and Siri or Google Assistant are much better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Dynamic Chassis Control I.e. electronic dampers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. The £320 “extra” VED (now £325) was introduced on vehicles costing more than £40,000 registered on or after 1st April 2017. It is payable from year 2 to year 5. It’s worth mentioning that I was charged that same rate on a car only 6 months old. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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