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Silk last won the day on May 21 2017

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  1. Hey, i saw your retrofit of a rear view camera and i have a question.

    there is a black connector that connects to the camera( not the round one, its square), where do i need to connect its other end? is that the wire connected to power?

    1. Silk


      Sorry. I did this nearly a year ago. Mine came with instructions on the wiring. Can't remember the connectors. I no longer even have the car I'm afraid so can't really help. 

  2. Silk Lapiz Blue Manual

    Great car. But just felt out of place in it. Always wanted an M6 and started toying with a deal. Ended up the deal was so good I couldn’t really say no. Still up to my modding ways (even though I said I wouldn’t touch it) just finished fitting carbon splitters yesterday.
  3. Silk Lapiz Blue Manual

    Just to round this off as I’ve logged in for the first time in months and have a couple of PMs asking about stuff. I sold this car around April time and I’m very rarely on this (excellent) forum any more. Simply due to no longer having a Golf. All the best to everyone. Enjoy your cars.
  4. Ooft... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4848240/VW-Golf-ploughs-living-room-York-house.html
  5. It's unrealistic to expect to set a meeting with the dealer management team without alluding to an agenda (as fun as it would be to see their faces). Dealers get paid substantial bonuses and incentives from manufacturers that take into account a variety of metrics. One of these is complaints. They have a CRM system with the manufacturer that shows any open and unresolved complaints. Open complaints on that system can have a real impact on the bonuses paid by the manufacturer to the dealership. To be honest, in my view it's a bit of a storm in a teacup. Poor service, but this is what goes on behind closed doors and the service personnel's comments shouldn't be taken personally, but it does warrant a complaint to VW and I would clarify what work is required for that service and what has actually been done. I would definitely be playing on the fact that they revv'd the shit out of the car, were lax and insulted you as leverage to get some kind of compensation, service fee refunded and/or a great deal on a new car. The damage to VW's image and goodwill will be important to the them. Take it straight to the manufacturer and then wait for the dealer to call you back.
  6. Brakes Ruined?

    You could always get them skimmed but personally I wouldn't bother, as said you'll go through your pads a little faster. If you're not planning any more track days then I'd run them till they're done, otherwise might be time for an upgrade.
  7. Anyone seen this? https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4132196/m11-car-fire-off-duty-cop-parademedic-sprayed-face-substance/ Didn't mention the car when I first read it but it sure looks like a Lapiz R to me.
  8. Discover Pro Map Update Help

    Is that a SEAT? The skin doesn't look like the VW units.
  9. Discover Pro Map Update Help

    On my phone and in the middle of something so forgive the short reply: Disco Pro MIB2 Engineering Menu Already Enabled Never heard of MapCare Retrofitted Unit Map version number DID change hope it helps
  10. R lacking excitement

    Regardless of where people drive them those Ferraris and McLarens aren't really designed to get the best out of them on public roads.
  11. R lacking excitement

    Maybe, but I can't seem to stop looking at RS6s on Autotrader.
  12. R lacking excitement

    Depends what you want. I had an E92 M3 shortly before this one and felt I never really justified having it. I prefer how the Golf sticks to corners. You cant really drift properly unless you're on a track anyway. Having said that, you do get used to the power pretty quickly. I think I'll keep mine for a couple of years and then buy something bonkers.
  13. Discover Pro Map Update Help

    Mine is only showing 2017 maps as well but it's definitely an update from what I had before. Discover care will download the latest maps available for your particular head unit and region. Do you and Roberth have the same system (MIB1/MIB2/Discover/Discover Pro)? If not that would account for the difference in map version. Doesn't mean that one is actually any different from the other in terms of content. I wouldnt get too hung up on the label.
  14. How does this work on the R with the shallower boot floor? Can the floor still fit in on top of the spare wheel? I'm thinking not, based on pics I've seen.
  15. Discover Pro Map Update Help

    Looks like a corrupt download which has resulted in the files being damaged. I'd bin them and download them again. Took ages in my connection so I let it run overnight. Also, contrary to what someone else has said I don't recommend unzipping to the SD card. Better to unzip in the same location and then drag and drop the unzipped files to the SD card manually. Thirdly I used winRAR without any issues so again most likely a corrupt download.