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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10530 on: June 14, 2017, 03:54:36 PM »
Finished Polishing just need to wax it and source a new R32 front grill badge


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10531 on: June 15, 2017, 07:00:41 AM »
Converted my Mk5 key fob to a Mk7. A bit bigger and heavier, but just looks nicer.

Does this cost a lot? It's a small upgrade but something I'd love to do! Mk5 key just looks so out-dated now.

Morgan, have a look on the customkeys website. They did mine for £40  :drinking:

@Morgen As Shaun said (and his post is what gave me the idea to try it myself). That's a nice easy option and it's all done for you.

I did mine with £10 parts and half an hour of my time. I little bit of grinding required to get your original key blade into the new mk7 slot (about 1.9mm required and the original is 2.15mm or there abouts). That was the only bit that wasn't straight forward.

The blade is angled 90 degrees different to the original, so takes a bit of getting used to when switching the ignition on. They are also a bit bigger and heavier, but I like the look.

Cheers, Stu.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10532 on: June 16, 2017, 03:53:41 PM »
Converted my Mk5 key fob to a Mk7. A bit bigger and heavier, but just looks nicer.

Does this cost a lot? It's a small upgrade but something I'd love to do! Mk5 key just looks so out-dated now.

Morgan, have a look on the customkeys website. They did mine for £40  :drinking:

@Morgen As Shaun said (and his post is what gave me the idea to try it myself). That's a nice easy option and it's all done for you.

I did mine with £10 parts and half an hour of my time. I little bit of grinding required to get your original key blade into the new mk7 slot (about 1.9mm required and the original is 2.15mm or there abouts). That was the only bit that wasn't straight forward.

The blade is angled 90 degrees different to the original, so takes a bit of getting used to when switching the ignition on. They are also a bit bigger and heavier, but I like the look.

Cheers, Stu.

@Stupots Hey man can you give a link to where you bought the parts for the MK7 key, something I want to try out myself before going with the £40 alternative if I screw it up :signLOL:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10533 on: June 18, 2017, 10:25:04 AM »
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I'm keen to know as well and do this.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10534 on: June 18, 2017, 11:31:40 AM »

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10535 on: June 18, 2017, 09:59:02 PM »
Got some work done this weekend.







Also swapped my key fob to a custom keys mk7 fob, but aint to happy about the fitment? I can't unlock the car and the blade is hitting something on the side... Will have a further look of it tomorrow.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10536 on: June 19, 2017, 07:03:07 AM »
I have 3 of the Mk7 style fobs left if anyone wants to give it a go. I'll list them in the for sale section for 10 quid each delivered if a few of you want to have a play.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10537 on: June 19, 2017, 07:07:11 AM »
@Christiank Blimey, how well does the MK6 dash fit? I know it's the same shell, but wondering about wiring loom, lining up with MK5 door trims and things like that. Any gotchas?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10538 on: June 19, 2017, 08:09:03 AM »
Need to slap over passager airbag, rewire the connection to hazard light switch, need wirering for passenger airbag off light and you have to extend current wires for the sun light sensor in the dash.

I did pull the metal frame of to paint it, that also made it much easier to change out the flap adjustment motors for the clima system.

I'll take some pictures of how the door cords fit later for ya
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10539 on: June 19, 2017, 05:20:20 PM »
My '06 125k GTI just passed it's ninth non-advisory MOT.  :laugh:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10540 on: June 21, 2017, 04:09:02 PM »
I replaced the rear passenger side door lock, which is the 3rd lock mechanism I've replaced... in two weeks! (it turned out only the drivers side rear door was locking all along)

Anyway, as a nice bonus my hazard lights now flash when I lock the car (previously they only did a double-flash on unlock). I guess this means that if your lights don't flash on locking that one of your lock modules is dead.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10541 on: June 21, 2017, 04:54:46 PM »
Just installed my PCV delete plate I got for free from LVS Racing thanks to a deal I bartered with them at Inters


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10542 on: June 21, 2017, 05:44:41 PM »
Replaced the V158 potentiometer for the climate control unit. I now have cold air from driverside and passenger side...along with two forearms cut to pieces due to the tiny room I had to work!

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10543 on: June 21, 2017, 06:52:34 PM »
fitted 42 draft  design gear shifter bushes  Tightened gear changes up Feels tight and accurate

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10544 on: June 22, 2017, 10:36:08 PM »
Picked car up after having front drivers side wing painted again under warranty (20 months after it was done the first time under warranty!).  Spotted rust bubbles on the inner lip appearing again.  Queried why not replace the wing seeing as it has come back so soon? - response was if it comes back again they will put a new wing on! 

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