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  1. I was driving home on Friday night, listening to some music, when all of a sudden the car says there's an important traffic announcement (or words to that effect), and displays the attached message on both screens. I didn't have navigation, no route set, I'd not even started it and had map view or anything. Likewise not TA on the radio. It looks like someone has an emergency broadcast feature, which if the case is very useful if used for things like shown.
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    Two thin black lines

    thanks, and yes, looks like glass cracks as you say, but perfectly straight, and not actually in the glass. I'll get them to take a look under warranty when next it. Mine's a Dec 2017. Thanks for confirming, and the link too!
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    Two thin black lines

    I'm in a 7.5 with the Pro satnav (the one without the two dials either side). I've had the car almost exactly a year, and with the recent Apple Carplay change so I can use Waze, I've noticed something I'd not previously noticed. Two thin black lines running bottom to top about 1/3/rd and 2/3rd across. They're very fine, and without a light background (eg. I used to have the performance dials up, and never noticed it) it's hard to spot. Anyone else have this? Or is it something I need to sort under warranty?
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    Apple IOS 12 update for carplay - winning!

    Ok, here's what I did, what worked and what I have: Open car, key in ignition. Set dash display to Nav and waited for map to display ("starting nav" message etc). Once that was up, plugged phone into USB, starting carplay on the main display, which then decided to start Waze. I didn't set a route on waze, and had Waze on main display and Nav on dash display for the whole trip home, meanwhile audible playing a book. So what do I have: Phone is an iPhone X running ios 12... not 12.0.1. Car is a 7.5, with the upgrade (no dials) stereo, so in the normal course of events, I can run vw nav on both displays. So I think the covers, what I have, what I did, and how it worked. If yours doesn't, as suggested try a phone restart, and try in that order. May be as simple as the upgraded stereo is needed. Not sure.
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    Apple IOS 12 update for carplay - winning!

    Perhaps make sure you've closed Waze, as should show the map ok.
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    Sat nav

    I never found the VW Nav that bad, and when it's got a net connection via dongle it seems good enough. The UI seems straight forward, and searching for POI online good too (much like elixtt says you just search for the location rather than the address). If I had to compare, the Nav in my other halves Abarth has an expectedly italian style UI, so finding and setting a destination is fun. And the last landrover I saw was pretty poor too. Nav kept thinking the car had driven off into the ocean. Is it the best. no. Since IOS12 allowed it, I've used Waze/Google Maps via carplay mainly due to the simpler interface, totally up to date maps (no quarterly updates), and waze's traffic stuff. Would I be lost/upset if I had to go back to the VW nav? Nope, it seems perfectly good, and great as an always there, always plugged in setup. Just my opinion mind.
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    Is this normal - DSG bog down...

    Yeah, happens all the time to me if I've been going slowly eg. following someone, then push and kick down. I think it's where the car is switching between two gears on the same clutch, so takes a second or so, rather than the usual DSG switch. There's some "how to drive a DSG" advice here:
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    Eco mode no effect on MPG

    As others have said, you have to change your driving to get any benefit, and in reality Eco mode is only helping you make bigger savings when you to that. It most definitely is not a push the button and improve MPG experience. The two biggest areas you'll save is by letting off the gas early at junctions and roundabouts and letting the car roll to a stop, in ECO it'll disengage the drive train and you'll go a lot further. This also applies to carrying speed. It wastes a lot of energy/fuel stopping and then starting, so if you can roll through junctions and roundabouts then you can save a lot of fuel. Finally, accelerating gently and not going to high speeds help too. Doing the two above require a heck of a lot of anticipation, and a change in judgement on how and when you'll slow when rolling. As such if you use ACC in such situations you'll get much less benefit. Look into Hypermiling for other ways you can achieve higher MPG, but it does require a huge change in driving and a lot of planning and concentration while driving. Be aware that some of the ideas apply more to electric/hybrid cars. All the above though is terminally boring and most definitely not what you should be doing in an R unless you're on the last vapours of fuel and need to get to a petrol station. If better mpg is important to you, a different car is a much better bet.
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    check safelock! message

    I think you can setup that as a separate warning... can't remember if it's the Golf, or the wife's car, or car play... but I've seen it somewhere recently.
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    Apple car play.

    Yes, this... if you don't/won't/can't get an IOS 12 device, then unfortunately Waze and Google Maps won't work on Carplay. I've not had an issues with IOS12, but each to their own.
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    Apple car play.

    Waze does this too, but due to a bug (which they've acknowledged) the speed limit is top right, hidden behind the black direction box. It can bong when you exceed the speed limit, there's a setting in the app (when using it on the phone) to turn it on etc.
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    Apple car play.

    That could well be the difference. As I do this route every day and have done for the past 10 years, wasn't exactly needing the route As far as I know, yes. Can't see why it would allow offline maps, go through all that and then not use them in carplay mode, when it does in normal. Not tested mind!
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    Apple CarPlay Phone Volume??

    I've had this problem since day 1. On the plus side I rarely call anyone/receive calls, but the few times I have, it's not gone well.
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    Apple car play.

    What you can do, oddly is run google maps on one screen, and car nav on the other. It did try to stop me doing this... but for some reason worked again on the way home last night. I agree with your other points btw, was more just to let people know it's an option should they want it.
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    Finance and Mileage

    Me either, but then each time it was serviced, I'd hazard a guess that the mileage was fed back to VW.
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