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  1. I have had the stereo just playing through the central speaker a couple of times and it does sound like a car radio from eighties/nineties. Switching car off, locking it and leaving for a while sorted it. My software version is 1896. Not had any false alarms (touches wood quickly) but have noticed a bug in WE-connect where it says car boot is open, or windows are open or both. When you go and check the car, the boot and windows are closed. Opening and closing the boot and relocking the car seems to fix the problem.
  2. Same as mine - I was updated to 1896 and also don't have the Max A/C button.
  3. If anyone has front windscreen wipers that touch the drivers A pillar then don’t try adjusting them by repositioning the wiper arms. The adjustment is best done by your VW dealer as it is all done digitally on their diagnostic kit. Takes about 5mins for them to do. Whilst talking about the wipers, the design is not great. In the past you would have a splined wiper arm which located onto a splined motor cog. Unfortunately, cost cutting means that the wiper arms certainly for the rear wiper come with no spline on the arm just blank and they rely on the fit to make the spline in the arm as it is fitted. In essence the metal of the wiper arms is softer to allow this but it also means that it is very easy to strip the splines. My car when new was damaged in transit and the rear wiper arm was stripped of the spline. The rear wiper cog was also damaged in the splines too so the fix involved new wiper arm and new rear wiper motor. Cost cutting sometimes bites the manufacturer back.
  4. I am finding it very difficult to locate any stock of the Indion MB151 resin - anyone know a supplier that has it in stock?
  5. I am using Kamikaze Overcoat 4.1 which seems to work very well on either Gtechniq C1 Crystal lacquer or Polish Angel Cosmic.. My other option for a topper is Gyeon CanCoat Evo.
  6. I had the dealer provided 1896 update in early May and then the 2 big updates came over the air. I had some errors in the first week but since then it has been very stable. Did a long 440 mile journey yesterday and no issues at all.
  7. On the bird poo etching, I have tried the hairdryer method on the Tanzanite Blue of my new i4M50 - a paint which seems to mark even easier than Lapis Blue. It did not work so I ended up polishing it out with Scholl s20 which worked eventually. I will have another go with the haridryer on either the Golf R or the i4M50 as it is bound to happen again. I have watched quite a lot of the videos on Youtube which show the hairdryer method, I think you need to heat the paint up to around 70c so I have bought one of the those infrared temperature sensor guns which will enable me to be more accurate on the next attempt. I do have a heat gun too but not sure I am that brave to attempt with a heat gun. Over the weekend , spent quite a lot of time using the Gyeon Q2-Rim which I have been very impressed with after I did the R wheels over a year ago and they still come up like new so I have done the same on the wheels of the i4. Been also experimenting with Polish Angel Cosmic , Gtechniq C1 and Kamikaze Miyabl and Overcoat to see which combination works best in terms of durability, ease of maintenance etc
  8. I followed the tips about using Scholl concepts and used the S40 with an orange pad when the R was first delivered to get the paint in immaculate condition. I then used Zaino Z2 Pro sealant and then topped it off with Zaino Z8 Grand Finale. It works very well. I also used the Gyeon Q2 Rim sealant on wheels and brake calipers and so far it has worked very well. The wheels come up clean as do the brake calipers. I have tried the Swissvax waxes with the exception of Crystal Rock. I found Best of Show to not be a good as some of the Zymol waxes. Zymol Concours, Glasur and Destiny etc are all very good. The one thing I don't like about Lapiz Blue is how easy the paint marks whether through showing swirls marks no matter how careful you are or the really bad thing etching from bird poo and sap. It really is so easy to mark - if you leave anything like bird poo on the car for anything over half and hour then you get etching for which the only cure seems to be heat gun reflow the clear coat (not brave enough to try this) or out comes the Scholl S40 or even S30 to polish it out.
  9. So after having the TPIs and software updated to 1896 a couple of weeks ago, most gremlins seem to have gone. Ones still present which now seem to occur more often are : - rear assist - side assist In terms of Weconnect errors, mine often appears to think the rear boot is unlocked when it is not.
  10. Just checked the hardware in mine Device part number 5H0035816G Hardware H56 Software 1896 Display unit/control panel hardware : H41 Display unit/control panel software : 3074 Navigation Database 22.1 Carried out the same screen tasks as in the video Andy-B posted and it seems to be slightly slower but not much. Certainly nothing that you would notice unless you were looking for it.
  11. Combination of reasons : - car was bought for my other half. She does not do much mileage normally but with the pandemic mileage is even lower. - we have other cars including a BMW 530E - we use that mostly, as a lot of our journeys can be done using electric only which has been useful during the various fuel shortage periods. The 530E is going shortly as I have a BMW i4M50 currently on the way which should be in the UK next week. Fault wise I have experienced - freezing a/c controls where nothing works - popping sound from overhead centre console when connection to VW server is lost - faulty ACC speed display and thinking you are undertaking - rear drive assist failure - disappearance of heated seat controls from display. Checking the software last night, car is now on 1896 and I had two OTA updates last night, one for Alexa and one for the main software. I also notice that car now seems to have a Digital Manual installed which was not there before the service. They replaced a control unit which they said was a cause of a lot of the problems coupled with the software updates.
  12. Just got car back from 1st service which took them 2.5 days as I gave them a list of errors plus all the TPIs that applied to the car. They say that they are all fixed but I will take that with the proverbial pinch of salt. Managed to do a total of just over 500 miles in the car since new. 🥵 not yet run in.
  13. Fully agree that VW should be more open about this and distribute information to owners. Unfortunately, VW has a history of being less than open with their customers and this compounded with the fact that they do not really have a great track record in IT systems in cars makes the customer situation unacceptable. I think we have a long way to go on resolving the system gremlins in the Golf R unfortunately.
  14. Yes that section caught my attention too. It seems to be saying do not reboot the system by this method as it will cause problems. This is interesting as this method of resetting the system has been recommended on this forum for some time and no doubt lots of members have used it. It implies that a reboot whilst the car is in journey causes some form of corruption/fault with the system.
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