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Forum Moved Again
on February 26, 2019, 12:32:35 AM
Sorry for the down time.

The forum has been moved to my server  :evilgrin:.

You should notice that its running a little faster and the search is working. Please point out any bugs.

When I get a bit of time I think an upgrade is in order with image uploads.
Re: Broken rear sway bar
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on Today at 05:36:47 AM
A standard Golf or TDI may fit but if it is softer, would be worse for understeer. Stiffer ARB would be better than softer. I would've given you my old oem ARB but I am in Oregon USA. Perhaps someone has their stock ARB in a For Sale section after having upgraded theirs as I did. I sold my ARB's along with the fmic and front brake calipers when I upgraded all of those bits.


Re: Euro car parts
Last Poster: Octoparrot in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 09:47:20 PM
I've always bought Pagid from them and never had any problems or concerns.  :happy2:


Re: MK5 Golf GTI WANTED
Last Poster: Gtcpaul1971 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:42:17 PM
Def a bargin , almost sounds to cheap, would have thought £5000 on a forecourt.
Still more fun to drive than the Merc I bet  :happy2:

The guy traded it in for a New SQ5. My son is


Airbag fault
Last Poster: jim85 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:15:26 PM
Hi guys, had my headunit out recently and after putting everything back together a headlight warning light appeared, thinking it’s something to do with the switch in glovebox? Anyone have any advice on this


Re: Intake Manifold Flap
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:56:15 PM
The more I thought about all this. The more I thought they probably are normal. FWIW I’m going to chuck a rev E motor on purely as I got given one for free and it’s like new! I come to conclusion in my head that it’s probs not this motor or flaps anyway, so unless error codes are pinging up for this... I’m going to allow these flapjacks for now and revert back to replacing every te


Re: Blue glass gti
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:50:54 PM
Lol, pudding... I’m sure the original mk5 gti wing mirror glass had an anti glare in?



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Re: Searching for a set of R32/R/S3 REAR brake calipers
Last Poster: v4rley in Wanted on Yesterday at 06:47:23 PM
@Christiank
Ha, no they aren’t that bad, just need a bit of tlc.
Here are some photos below.
The bleed nipples are all free and the caliper winds back in fine (unlike the b@$tards on my A4 but that’s another story  :signLOL:) handbrake mechanism is also free and working as should
T


Re: Air con not working
Last Poster: amanda in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:22:44 PM
If compressor doesn’t make a noise on start up it’s likely to be that but it’s all so likely to be a leak in aircon rad
I suspect a multi meter is needed to check other things but I am no mechanic
I needed all mine replaced which I did aircon works fine now


Re: Front door droop (3 door)
Last Poster: Pudding in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 11:53:19 AM
If the panel gap is lower at the handle end compared to the hinge end, defo needs raising.  Try adjusting the latch first.  It can move up, down, in and out approx 5mm.  If that fixes the panel gap but the door close feels notchy, you need to raise the hinge as above  :happy2:


Another update......
Last Poster: Deano45 in Members Rides on May 24, 2019, 09:09:06 PM
Another update .....This time some new headlights to freshen up the front end ...decided to go with some Depo headlights as they are tried and tested and one of the best aftermarket headlight brands going. And i was not disappointed the headlight came well packaged and with instructions not that you need them..The great thing about the Depo's as well as the build quality is the  si


Re: Dual Climate question Mk5 Gti
Last Poster: Lucky ducky in Mk5 General Area on May 24, 2019, 07:56:46 PM
Here's mine with the famous Econ button

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Re: * Jetta 2.0TDi Sport - Clutch Pedal / Clutch Issue?.... Now 1st Gear Issue *
Last Poster: Dave aka in Mk5 General Area on May 24, 2019, 06:23:35 PM
Top the gearbox oil up, mine was doing this few year ago.....oil fixed the issue it was gearbox vibration through the pedal


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Re: New car...
Last Poster: berg in Random Chat on May 24, 2019, 05:01:47 PM
So it was very sad to see the ED30 go.
 
The S4 black edition is good though and is a more suitable car for me but not as much fun in the twisties.

I wil still pop on here now and again as enjoyed it immensely since I joined

 :drinking:


Re: Front wishbone rear bushes - MK5 GTI
Last Poster: MIJ_JAGGER in Mk5 General Area on May 24, 2019, 12:02:17 PM
Get the anti lift
As for the lower inserts, they imo didn’t do much to eliminate the “jerk” from the gearbox. In my DSG anyway.

Whatever you decide with, don’t forget to replace the bolts with new


Re: Hello
Last Poster: Dogma in New Member Intro's on May 24, 2019, 11:46:28 AM
Welcome to the party




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Back again
Last Poster: sprint_48 in New Member Intro's on May 24, 2019, 07:25:37 AM
Well, after being without a Mk5 for a few years now, (though running a tuned mk4 in between) I’m pining for another one and am currently looking, hoping to pick one up this weekend if I can.  Ideally I’d like a black Edition30, but it depends if I can sell/trade in my 59 plate A4.  I’d settle for a decent standard GTI.

Any buying advice? 

I want to get a good


Re: Broken sensor
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on May 23, 2019, 10:23:37 PM
Yes, just replace sensor. This happened on mine! I think it’s quite common for the sensor connector to break! Just extract the old sensor from the connector plug and fit a new sensor.


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Re: f/p pressure
Last Poster: muff1991 in Mk5 General Area on May 23, 2019, 10:21:12 PM
Just to confirm, I’m referring to the fuel rail pressure.


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Re: ** Fault Code / Power Issues - Help! **
Last Poster: ROH ECHT in Mk5 General Area on May 23, 2019, 09:16:54 PM
Ooops! I didn't see your car specified so I did assume it was a 2.0t FSI.

Shoutbox

Armrest MDI Unit - 5N0 035 341F
£23.00
Location: High Wycombe
Postage: £0.00
Delivery or Collection

Volkswagen MDI Module, part number: 5N0 035 341 F.

If you’re looking at this you probably know what it is, but to confirm, it can be used in various VAG models and is frequently paired with RNS510 units to allow AUX-IN, USB & iPod connectivity.

This is the standalone unit and no wiring looms or adapters are included. VCDS may also be required after installation.

Item is used, but in full working order.

£23.00 with Royal Mail 2nd Class postage included, payment via PayPal.
or
£20.00 collected from High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) during the day or from Thame (Oxfordshire) in the evenings and weekends, payment via cash.
Sold
Golf Mk5 Underseat Drawers - Genuine OEM
£75.00
Location: High Wycombe
Postage: £10.00
Delivery or Collection

I have for sale a pair of underseat drawers in anthracite (part of factory storage pack) that I retrofitted to my Mk5 Golf some years back.
They are in good condition and were a good option to have at the time.

What’s included:
Right
–   5M0 881 892 A – Carpet Insert (x1)
–   1K0 881 548 A – Bracket (x1)
–   1K0 882 602 E – Drawer (x1)
–   1K0 882 600 B – Frame (x1)
–   T20 Torx Screws (x4)

Left
–   5M0 881 891 A – Carpet Insert (x1)
–   1K0 881 547 A – Bracket (x1)
–   1K0 882 601 J – Drawer (x1)
–   1K0 882 599 B – Frame (x1)
–   T20 Torx Screws (x4)

What’s required to complete the kit:
–   N  90097802 – Pop Rivet (x4)
–   T20 Torx Screws (x2)

The part number for the pop rivet above is as per what Etka calls for. You obviously don’t need to use the specific Volkswagen part; I used my own pop rivets.

You should have 5 Torx Screws each side but when I purchased these from Volkswagen, they only had 8 in stock. I never had an issue with using 4 each side, the units were solid and were not going to move.

Installation Guides:
–   https://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2228
–   https://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21486
–   

I followed the GolfMkV Forum post above to both install and remove. By following these guides, you do so at your own risk and I take no liability.

The seats don’t have to be removed fully, just undo the rail bolts, lean the seats back and ensure the airbag wiring/terminals stay put as unsettling them will throw an airbag warning light on your dash.

Notes:
–   Where I have drilled out the pop rivets from the brackets to remove them from my seats, I have marked them slightly. I have tried to show this in the photos but once they are installed you won’t be able to see them.
–   The faces of the drawers are generally in really good condition given their age. I have tried to show any scuffs in the photos but they really are minimal.

£85.00 with postage included, payment via PayPal.
or
£75.00 collected from High Wycombe (Buckinghamshire) during the day or from Thame (Oxfordshire) in the evenings and weekends, payment via cash.
LED reverse light bulb  (MK5)
£8.00
Location: Isle of wight
Postage: undefined
Delivery or Collection


15 led 6000k canbus error-free reverse bulb

Ideal replacement for the standard dull halogen bulb
Fits:
Jetta V/VI
Golf V
Polo 6R
Passat B6/ R36

Also fit other cars with 1156 bulb fitment, even fitted one in my sister ka

Same bulb as being sold here by bold-sport

Will be sent 1st class, have a few available and will do discounted price for additional bulbs

LED rear fog light bulb (MK5)
£8.00
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    Location: Isle of Wight
    Postage: undefined
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    Also have some red led for the rear fog haven't had time to try / take photo of these installed yet but will do in the next few days.

    P.s do anyone know how to get a good photo of the bulbs at night? As they don't photo well being bright. Only have iphone or compact camera.

    LED reverse light bulb  (MK6)
    £10.00
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      Location: Isle of wight
      Postage: undefined
      Delivery Only


      15 led 6000k canbus error-free reverse bulb

      Ideal replacement for the standard dull halogen bulb
      Fits:
      Golf VI R LED Taillight
      Scirocco MK3
      Passat B7
      Tiguan

      Also fit other cars with T15 bulb fitment

      Same bulb as being sold here by bold-sport

      Will be sent 1st class, have a few available and will do discounted price for additional bulbs

      If paying buy goods please add an extra 50p
      LED brake / tail lights error free
      £25.00
      Single Image
        Location: IOW
        Postage: undefined
        Delivery or Collection

        After many trials I have got some bulbs for rear brake / tail lights.

        Although not a drastic improvement as the above reverse / fog lights, it's a subtle difference, being a slight deeper red and more equally spread through the cluster. See the photo of LED vs element. (Rear cluster is split in two brake and tail lights)

        Price is for a full set of 4.

        Same bulb as sold by bold-sport here
        4 pots brembo bbk
        £500.00
        Location: doncaster
        Collection Only

        500 cash on collection only due to weight
        Removed from my 2+ ed30
        Brembo 1le calipers (cayenne/touareg)
        Merc ml 330mm discs
        Aks spigot centering rings
        Mounting bolts
        Used apec discs (slight lip)
        Nearly new apec pads (800 mile)
        Nearly new pad fitting kit (800 mile)
        Hel braided brake lines 

        Just been professionally refurbished new pistons, seals bleed nipples ect
        Freshly painted in brembo red with new brembo decals

        Any more info or offers message me on 07930275984 as I don't get on here as much anymore cheers, Mitch

        If admin require username pics I can get these tomorrow when back at work where the calipers are
        Sold
        JL Audio subwoofer boot build
        £200.00
        Location: Birmingham
        Collection Only

        Hi I have for sale a custom made subwoofer box to fit a Mk5 Golf has carpet finish which matches boot area Carpet finish of a Mk5 Golf
        the Sub is a JL Audio 10 inch 10w6v2-D4 very heavy and powerful


        excellent setup was used in my Mk5 Golf
        paid quite a bit of money for this custom setup strong fibre glass construction.

        could sell amp separately if you just want the Subwoofer and build

        check this website of sub info.

        https://audiovisualworld.co.uk/jl-audio-jl-10w6v2-d4-w6v2-series-10-4-ohm-subwoofer.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwnpXmBRDUARIsAEo71tQAW21wuOBLLVSsu-bQlZGLfNyFLE50TOdikEHnGvpXCFAdFQ6-R2MaAs45EALw_wcB
        Genuine eddy badge
        £25.00
        Single Image
          Location: IOW
          Postage: £0.00
          Delivery Only

          Genuine new eddy badge, price includes postage