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Mk5 General Area / Re: New front grille - anybody found a good one?
« Last post by Lewo on Today at 08:28:07 pm »
Got my smooth grill from Underground too. Not many parts on there now for some reason...?
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Dsg selector issue
« Last post by Lewo on Today at 08:25:37 pm »
I've just finished dealing with a similar issue with my gearbox intermittently disengaging and the PRND lights flashing.

After several visits to mechanics and electricians I was told it's either the selector unit or the mechatronics.

In my case I took the mechatronics out and had it refurbished and my problem is fixed. That's not to say you have the same issue, but from what I was told the problem can be from both endss of the circuit.

Anyway regarding the selector unit, I could only find a new one from Germany for 400€ I think. Might be worth looking abroad if your set on that.

Another option I found was that apparently some people have fitted Mk6 units to their mkv, I only found one fortun thread about it in the usual, but maybe that's an option, If I remember correctly they had to change the cables with the mkv ones, but it looked relatively straight forwards.

Of course I have no first hand experience so that info might be off base. But might be worth checking into.

How much did you pay to get the mechatronics fixed?
I've got a similar thing on my gti, but I think the clutchpacks 'might' need replacing too.
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Likely the ignition power and continuous power cables are the wrong way round to the headunit so you will need to swap them around. Use a multimeter and check against the wiring diagram for the headunit. If that is the case you can take the wire pins out of the plugs and swap them over.


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You can still power the radio with or without the keys. What happens when the radio is on and you switch off the car? Does the radio switch off automatically?
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Hi guys, quick one hopefully but I'm struggling a bit.

I was planning on upgrading my radio but read about the battery drain issue so figured I would try upgrading the can module.

So I bought a sh*tty second hand android head unit for testing and a newer gateway module (1K0907530S),

I connected the radio first and confirmed that sure enough it's draining the battery.

And last night I swapped the modules over, using obd11 I configured the control units and long coding from the old module, and except for some warnings about foglight bulbs (I need to go back and copy config from central electrics I guess) everything else seems to be ok.

Problem is that the radio still has power 100% of the time regardless of if the key is in the ignition or not.

From looking at rosstech I think the module I bought should work. So I'm not sure now if it's the module, radio, or something in config.

So for you guys that have done this, how does it look? Does the radio have power all the time? I guess the car should send a signal when ignition is off telling it to shut down?

Or should power be cut?
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Dsg selector issue
« Last post by Marticus on Today at 09:59:14 am »
I've just finished dealing with a similar issue with my gearbox intermittently disengaging and the PRND lights flashing.

After several visits to mechanics and electricians I was told it's either the selector unit or the mechatronics.

In my case I took the mechatronics out and had it refurbished and my problem is fixed. That's not to say you have the same issue, but from what I was told the problem can be from both endss of the circuit.

Anyway regarding the selector unit, I could only find a new one from Germany for 400€ I think. Might be worth looking abroad if your set on that.

Another option I found was that apparently some people have fitted Mk6 units to their mkv, I only found one fortun thread about it in the usual, but maybe that's an option, If I remember correctly they had to change the cables with the mkv ones, but it looked relatively straight forwards.

Of course I have no first hand experience so that info might be off base. But might be worth checking into.
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Performance Modifications / Limits of EA113
« Last post by NorwegianMK5 on Today at 03:30:14 am »
Hello, I currently own a MK5 GTI and will be buying a brand new engine from factory (AXX) soon. I am planning to push 400-500HP so I am wondering what the limits of the stock internals are, and which ones I have to change to see such figures. It will be a big turbo setup, most of the parts will be provided from RTMG. I am willing to change every single part of those internals, but id rather for it to not cost more than 20000 dollars in total.

Thank you in advance😁
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Mk5 General Area / Re: New front grille - anybody found a good one?
« Last post by Cohibastevie on Yesterday at 08:59:30 pm »
Thanks for the replies folks.

Looks like the paint option is the way to go. Def not ideal but that’s the way the cookie crumbles I guess.
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How to Guides / Troubleshooting / Re: MK5 GTI down on power
« Last post by MartinNorhave on Yesterday at 07:42:31 pm »
https://www.goapr.com/support/vcds_logging/

This is pretty detailed.
Just did the logs just like the link you sent (I hope I did it right). I started the log. Then set off in first gear. Shifted to second gear and floored it. Then shifted to third and then stopping the log.

MAF/Load https://file.io/DIsDpxNXFcim
Boost/Timing https://file.io/LWHnzH9YK3tG
Boost/Timing 2 https://file.io/nnpWCenVhXW5
Boost/Fueling https://file.io/pEdDs1YY89rz

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Members Rides / Re: Dom’s Tornado Red Gti - round two!
« Last post by SwedeGTI on Yesterday at 12:34:39 pm »
Nice GTI, my favorite colour! Any more progress on this?
In the last picture, are those TT arms or  passat ones?
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