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#1 Earl_C

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:21 PM

New car, new thread.

As per my old thread (https://uk-mkivs.net...-green-machine/) I've reached the limit of endurance with my mk4 and decided I fancied something newer and in a completely different direction. I knew I wanted to stay VW, newer platform, and something reasonably loaded (So theres less for me to do!)

I ended up putting suggestions out to tender, and somebody suggested an Eos, I took a look and was sold, low mileage, good spec examples for sale within a decent, budget, and the added benefit of a hard top folding roof.

Several bad experiences with dealerships later, I saw one that ticked a lot of boxes. Sadly, it was three hours away on the south coast, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. The battered old golf (bless it) took me there and back in a day, which was a killer, but fruitful. The car more then lived up to my expectations, and a deal was done.

Meet the new whip.....

 

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Factory spec:

2.0 TDI common rail engine (140bhp)
Candy White paint
Red Napa leather interior with heated front seats and electric lumber support
Leather MFSW
Powerfolding mirrors (heated, reverse dip and auto dim drivers glass)
Auto dim rear view mirror
Auto headlights
Rain sensor (auto wipers)
DRL
18" alloys
Lowered sports suspension (15mm)
LED rear light clusters
RCD310 with MDI in arm rest
Black Peak interior trim inserts + black headlining
Mirror puddle lights

Oh, and of course, the impressive folding roof which includes a tilt and slide sun roof, all of 56,000 miles and a full service history, including a recent belt and pump change.

Plans wise, very little currently. It needs a damn good clean (the steering wheel has a "texture" to it that is made of human slime and the leather has been "treated" with silicone, slipping around all over the shop)
but this is going to be a proper, no bodge, OEM plus build. Learning from the mistakes of the Golf, set a goal and achieve, no dalliances around with random side mods.


Plans:

Full clean and seal the paint
Drag the infotainment into the modern era with a RCD330 short term, long term look for a discover PRO
Remap (research suggests around 190bhp and decent torque, happy with that)
Custom exhaust (There's nothing "off the shelf) for this)
Roof Control Module
OEM reverse camera
Cruise Control

Only got dealership photos currently, although I had a crcking weekend with the other half picking it up and driving the south coast in the 25+ heat, I forgot to take any photos, I was too busy burning my head and getting mild sun stroke (note to self, buy a damn hat!)


Edited by Pepy, 06 July 2019 - 11:23 PM.

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:22 PM

-Reserved- 


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 11:30 PM

I like it. The CR 2.0 engines tune quite nicely.

Hard top is quite nice. Good for decent weather, get some nice hats though

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 09:47 AM

I like it... but i would deffo slap an OEM  GTI or R bodykit on it, some nice big wheels and lower it... it would make it.... SICK!!!!!  

PS like the colour also but when the weather gets grubby you'll hate keeping it clean ;)



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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:22 PM

I like it. The CR 2.0 engines tune quite nicely.

Hard top is quite nice. Good for decent weather, get some nice hats though 

 

Yes, the research I've done suggests decent gains without being silly, its just a big, smooth cruiser, worlds away from the boy racer/rally feeling I got from the golf. The roof is great, and a sun roof with shade for those slightly duller days. A hat is required, if only I suited them xD

 

 

I like it... but i would deffo slap an OEM  GTI or R bodykit on it, some nice big wheels and lower it... it would make it.... SICK!!!!!  

PS like the colour also but when the weather gets grubby you'll hate keeping it clean ;)

 

From what I've seen, there's no straight swap body kits for this, which is one of the reasons I fancied it, less money to be tempted to spend! I might (MIGHT) get a splitter for the front and a lip spoiler for the back, but at the moment I'm happy with it. 

I'm looking at having her properly valeted, corrected and then ceramic coated, shes worth spending the cash on as the paints perfect.....currently.


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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:26 PM

A couple from when she got home. She needs a damn good clean and a center cap replaced, but otherwise she's mint. 

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Completly in love with the rear lights, so modern and defined.  

First mod already planned, waiting for funds to come in and it will be underway, OEM+, of course! 


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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:48 AM

maybe it's a good thing but i have seen some aftermarket kits floating about sporting the golf R-look... and they look Awesome! But i didn't tell you that and don't go looking for them either ;)



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:19 AM

maybe it's a good thing but i have seen some aftermarket kits floating about sporting the golf R-look... and they look Awesome! But i didn't tell you that and don't go looking for them either ;)

 

I mean.... if you happened to misplace a link in this thread......  :whistle:

 

All I've seen so far is custom build jobs, or even the sirocco front end grafted on.... which makes for one HELL of a good looking car! 

 

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

Nope not doing it, you said you didn't want to spent monies on it so I won't be the bad influence

But that picture proves that it should take the parts of the new scirocco quite easily. Meaning a front swap would make yours equally as bad ass looking and with yours being white it will have more of an impact... just find a rear ended one on the scrappy in the right colour and swap the lot ;)
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Posted 12 July 2019 - 12:55 AM

Nope not doing it, you said you didn't want to spent monies on it so I won't be the bad influence

But that picture proves that it should take the parts of the new scirocco quite easily. Meaning a front swap would make yours equally as bad ass looking and with yours being white it will have more of an impact... just find a rear ended one on the scrappy in the right colour and swap the lot ;)

 

Spoil sport! xD 

Not as easy as the Bora/Golf swap, otherwise there'd be more about, so far as I know, only a handful globally. But its certainly something to look into. 

Contacted a local Retrofit shop who didn't want to know about cruise control or an RVC, which is a shame as I'd like to support local businesses but if they don't want the business, I can't force them! Currently enjoying the night time driving, the all black headliner makes the cabin much more snug feeling at night, and the footwell lights are permanently on at 35% brightness, a nice glow which gets brighter when the door opens. Luxury, and all stuff I wanted to do to the golf. 

On that note, I think the golf is going to start being stripped, with members on here having first refusal. Shes taking up space and I've no desire to drive her anymore. :( 


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Posted 12 July 2019 - 11:06 AM

it bugs me your stripping it... i would fix and sell it.. 

 

uhmmmm there are a few bodyshops i know that would do that conversion here in Ipswich but you'd be without it for a while, as it's not a direct swap as you say... (bot sure since i haven't looked into it) but i have no idea how much they would charge you for it... you'd also have to supply the front conversion yourself but if they have to modify it to fit in that case any ''rocco'' type r front conversion would do as they will have to paint the lot anyway 

 

just thinking out loud here....  don't you dare do it! 



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Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:32 AM

it bugs me your stripping it... i would fix and sell it.. 

 

uhmmmm there are a few bodyshops i know that would do that conversion here in Ipswich but you'd be without it for a while, as it's not a direct swap as you say... (bot sure since i haven't looked into it) but i have no idea how much they would charge you for it... you'd also have to supply the front conversion yourself but if they have to modify it to fit in that case any ''rocco'' type r front conversion would do as they will have to paint the lot anyway 

 

just thinking out loud here....  don't you dare do it! 

 

We'll see, there are lots of nice parts on it that I'd rather go to other enthusiasts on here than Joe bloggs the boy racer down the road.......
 
https://www.facebook.compgjcaccidentrepairphotostab=album&album_id=674886195906096 These guys have done a couple of conversions, although they hold their cards close to their chest about cost requirements. They do say most panels need work fabricating. I'll get it to where I want it first before even thinking of that haha

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Posted 16 July 2019 - 07:25 AM

just sell it as is to someone on the forum that isn't Joe racer ;) but i know money talks so I wouldn't care the thing with breaking a car though is it can take forever before you sell the best bits off...  took me a while to sell my last bits i put in storage, and i didn't sell them for much either... plus the last person that bought stuff from me got a whole load of new oem parts to sort out stuf for free just so i didn't have them laying about anymore because i would probably get another mk4 golf, if they kept laying about... 

 

still got my porshe wheels as they'll soon be on the vectra :D

 

and yes before you even go there it might be wise to sort out all the niggles, add all the options you want and than decide if you are going that route because they'll charge you an arm and a leg, reworking panels etc isn't cheap and if the width isn't the same they'll have to cut and modify everything... 

 

but the end result is AWESOME! 


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:22 PM

Was a nice day today, and with the other half out, moved la golf from its retirement spot in the corner to meet her sister. 

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:02 PM

Couple of parcels today, number one being this..........
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Which lead to this...............
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Also auto rain closure for the sunroof and windows 

 

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and other basic, essential tweaks such as locking chrip. I've also changed the DRLs from the purpose bulbs in the headlights to the foglights, but I'm unsure on this configuration, I'm going to try it for a week and see.  

The second parcel was much larger, and contained these, official VW products, suitcases designed for the relatively compact (never small!) boot space. They fit the boot perfectly, maximising the space while still being able to put the roof down. £90 each from the dealers, or two, brand new, posted, for £70. I love ebay.  

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 08:17 PM

Interestingly, activating the rain closure and the locking confirmation adds the options to the MFD, which makes life easier than having to plug in every time and deactivate. 

 

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Shot of the Fogs as DRL

 

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 04:59 AM

Nice motor love the red leather, shame your moving on from the mk4 was a nice motor. Used to love Reading your comments in the Facebook mk4 page's. Wouldn't mind a newer vw myself but just not affordable at the moment. So I keep ploughing on with my v5 spent way too much to give up now.

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 09:36 PM

Nice motor love the red leather, shame your moving on from the mk4 was a nice motor. Used to love Reading your comments in the Facebook mk4 page's. Wouldn't mind a newer vw myself but just not affordable at the moment. So I keep ploughing on with my v5 spent way too much to give up now.

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Haha thank you, I'm still around on those pages, still as straight talking as ever... 

I felt that way about the golf, I spent more on it then the new car has cost me all in, but at what point do you say enoughs enough? I had to make that call and I couldn't justify pouring money into it anymore. Take a look at my sales page though, plenty up for grabs. 


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Posted 05 September 2019 - 10:03 PM

Not much going on whilst I break the golf up and sort out the plans for this. 

So far, two parts of the golf have been rehomed onto the Eos, which makes me happy that bits of the old are with the new. 

Firstly, the number plate lights let the rear end down awfully, dull halogens compared to the red LED clusters. Took the mk6 OEM LED units from the golf 

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Plugged them in, looks good 

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Recoded the car to tell it it had LEDs installed and boom, much better, crisp LEDs at the rear and no dash lights. 

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Then I moved over the numberplate frames from the golf. Still so pleased I have these, and so long as the fourm exists, they will be on any car I own. Just need some new plates made up with no holes in, but I don't think pressed plates suit this car, thinking time. Removing the old plates revealed the hidden grot behind though, not appealing! 

 

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Much better  :Y:

 

Lastly, I ripped out the interior of the other halves car and gave it a freshen up, putting the touchscreen from the Golf inside for her, along with a couple of other little tweaks. She was very surprised (and pleased) by the difference when she got home  :P  Hopefully means she won't mind the place being full of parts so much haha. 

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 10:53 PM

Having fitted a carplay radio to the good ladys car, and running iOS13 for weeks knowing it had a hugely improved carplay interface, I decided it was time up upgrade myself. 

Several hours of forums later, and an order was placed for a RCD330 + "Noname" radio. This is a genuine VW (Asia) part which comes with Carplay, AM/FM radio, bluetooth, Aux, USB and SD card. Getting a marginally more expensive "Noname" unit also meant the software is updatable, something which the "Desay" model isn't (Down to the OS they run respectively). 

After a brief argument about my address, the item was marked as dispatched just as I took the Eos on her second long drive in my ownership, 300 miles and six hours to the Borders. She performed perfectly, and returned a very acceptable 50+ mpg on the motorway (more on mpgs to come) however this dipped when I got onto the A7 and started overtaking people..... oops!

Sadly, the weather was shocking for the majority of the time there, and I didn't get any car photo oppertunites, mores the pity. I did pay a visit to the Jim Clarke museum, which was perfectly done, small, quiet, respectful, like the man himself. Also featuring two of his cars, which is a nice surprise in the corner of Scotland. 

 

The radio was delievered whilst I was away, which made me itch to get back. After driving the return jounry roof down the whole way, I arrived home around 8pm and in the dark and emptiness of the driveway, fitted the new unit. Whata treat, so much easier then the mk4 (and that was easy enough!). Pop one bit of trim, four torx screws and thats it. 

The new unit makes the car look so much more up-to-date, and being a genuine VW part, looks perfectly at home. The new reversing sensor screen is beautiful, and having my own music and radio shows again makes me a happy boy  :Y:

 

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The "Noname" unit also makes it possible to create custom splash screens, and having joined what turns out to be the only Eos Owners Club in the UK, I whipped up a logo for them and produced some stickers, and added the logo onto my splash screen (red detailing for the red interior, obviously  ;)  )

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Hopefully (with some help from a certain forum member) get a USB port added to the rear of the unit with some skills in soldering, and then get rid of the wire sticking out of the front, doesn't do much for my OCD  :ph34r:

 

Next up, more LEDs!

As I've said before, the inbalance between the LED rear clusters and the halogen fronts gets on my t*ts. I quickly discovered that any website which offers bulb ID via the number plate doesn't account for the facelifted headlights, so I checked all the bulbs myself and knocked up a quick guide for myself and others. I found the DRL bulbs are on the end of a long "stalk" which you pull out from the headlight. This stalk however has two wires which pull VERY tight when you do so, and it appears I've knocked/strained a connection in checking the bulbs... oops. Suddenly I started losing power to the DRLs at random. Every a solution seeker, I sourced some quality Philips LED replacements, not the cheapest, but solid construction, Philips guarantee and designed to use the reflector properly, the LEDs are actually aimed BACKWARDS  :blink:  towards the reflector to make maximum use of the factory reflector. Being LED they also draw less power, so shouldn't randomly go off if the connection is knocked (until I can fix the issue at any rate)

Fitting was straight forward, and the difference is obvious even in daylight and pouring rain....

 

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The halogen just looks yellow and dated, the LED brings the car up to date when the lights are off. They are mega bright, I could drive on these at night if I wanted too! I still get bulb out warnings on the dash, but no flickering/dead bulbs when the warnings show up, so I'm still working on the basis of strained connections. 

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 03:51 AM

Has it really been since September that I last updated this? Ooops

Quite a bit has happened since then, starting where we left off, with more LED goodness up front.

LED sidelights quickly followed by LED headlight bulbs. The sidelights are fine, but the headlights were a gamble that didn’t pay off. The lights wash out and are no better than the halogen bulbs before, in fact I’d argue they are worse, but the colour temperature is nicer.

 

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This caused a multitude of bulb out warnings on the dash, which although I could just ignore them, would flash up at random, taking the information I had on the screen off again, which was annoying to say the least, especially with five warnings (general bulb out warning, then two each for side and DRL, the headlight bulbs being error free)

After doing a lot of reading, I reached the conclusion that it would be worthwhile investing in some more tech to sort this problem and also do more with the car. With the Christmas bonus burning a hole in my back pocket, I ordered VCP Pro. Much more reading ensued, and when it arrived, I knew exactly where and how to fix things.

Some quick BCM mapping later, no more bulb out warnings, for the first time in months!

Whilst I had it plugged in, I worked through some over options, and activated remote folding mirrors (a carryover ambition from the golf days of motoring). A few short clicks of a mouse later and the mirrors now fold from the fob and unfold when the drivers door is opened, lovely.

 

 

Next, I managed to find one of the items on my “to do” list for a reasonable price, a fully activated Discover Media system.  Excited, it arrived the day after I ordered it, still in its box, only taken out for activation and Component Protection suppression. This system is the granddaddy of OEM+ radios for this platform;
DAB/FM/AM
Bluetooth built in
Carplay/Android Auto
 

All fitted and working great, just need to wire up the carplay and microphone when I get time….

 

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Needing some small bits to do, I ended up going for the sutble differences. Debadged the rear

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New coolant cap

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And radio trim

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All genuine OEM as normal :-D

 

 

 


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#22 northpole

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Posted 11 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

now i'm going to say it that no name headunit wasn't bad or terrible looking at all, hell it's so close to the real deal i had to compare the pictures twice... hope you sold it on at a profit ;)



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Posted 12 March 2020 - 02:55 PM

now i'm going to say it that no name headunit wasn't bad or terrible looking at all, hell it's so close to the real deal i had to compare the pictures twice... hope you sold it on at a profit ;)

 

In fairness, its the best stereo of the money. The MIB I've got now is around three times the money and then needs work/fiddling around to actually do the same, but I'm a sucker for OEM plus, and having everything intergrate properly is much nicer. 

The RCD330 will be listed for sale, priced accordingly for quick delivery as opposed to waiting a month from China haha.


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#24 Earl_C

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Posted 02 May 2020 - 04:10 PM

Still on page one? I'm letting myself down. 

For starters, a lovely sunrise photo 

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Back to the Discover media, once the unit was fitted, that wasn’t the end of the media build! I was sat waiting on parts from various countries for a long while, and then they all arrived at once!

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Included in these packages were;

x 1 “smart” USB for the radio, to enable carplay to function
x 1 wiring harness for the above
x 1 knock off USB port + FARKA – USB cable
x 1 OEM microphone
x 1 OEM Lightening cable

Amusingly, the massive box contained possibly the smallest item, the active USB port!

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 Continuing the OEM theme, the microphone was only ever going in the OEM position in the interior light housing. I stripped out the radio, and half the trim in order to run the cables properly and vowed never again as the Eos is a PIG. There is one single trim piece for the top of the windscreen, which you have to remove the sun visors for. The clips for the visors are bas***** and I could not get the drivers side off no matter what I tired. After swearing, nipping fingers and getting an aching back I said sod it and just unclipped the passenger side, resulting in a much harder install as there is next to no space at all.

However, I won the day and the mic was duly installed properly

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Next, strip out the centre console and feed all the wires down from the back of the radio cubby to under the ashtray. There was a lot of cable for a very short distance, but I managed to make it work and tidy it all up. When the ash tray was out, I found out there was in fact a light for the ashtray, something I’d always wondered about. Turns out, same old story as the mk4, small, cheap bulb that fails and is so much of a bugger to fix nobody bothers as it is housed in a small green cage…..

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10 minutes later it was replaced and working! Although the design is so rock solid it was hard to see how to open the bulb holder. For anyone who stumbles across this, here is a picture to give you a hint.

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One nicely glowing ashtray (Y)

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Then the lock down happened. And within two days the drivers window regulator failed, which only happened when I put the window down to get into work. Had it fixed by the only garage still open and they made a hash of the job, and now any return to have it sorted isn’t classed as “essential” travel. But I’m left with a window that doesn’t “drop” properly and they also appear to have ripped out the sensor defeat button.

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Ending on a positive though, as I washed the cars the other day I gave the bonnet of the Golf a once over, and she still comes up like a mirror after nearly a year of being sat

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Posted 24 May 2020 - 07:45 PM

Radio build complete…ish.

Fully fitted, OEM factory USB socket fitted into centre console, mic and GPS receiver hidden away nicely.

Full update to come, but for now, just some pictures….

 

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And then a bit of VCDS magic later……

 

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Then ripped it all out, sent to a friend who sorted this for me…

 

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Sports gauges currently non-functional, but working on this. Its either clock or Canbus related, but there’s little to no information out there about this function on this unit! We shall see, both are on my upgrade list anyway.

 

Window regulator repaired, button replaced (left in the door card, FFS). More plans coming together for upgrading the interior and looking at some nice wheels for her.

Being a keyworker, I’m still using her daily, and snapped this on my return home the other day… spot the forum reference!

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