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Golf mk4 / Re: MK4 Headlights.
« Last post by Ajamesc on Today at 11:53 »
Load test the wiring to the head lights 13v with a multimeter dose not mean your have 13v under load! Iver back prob the plugs and test with a multimeter while the bulbs are working. Or test the wiring with the headlight bulb out the lamp so you can physically see it in hand
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by I wanted a GTi on Today at 11:19 »
Not sure about all this talk of them being a noisy tyre  :huh:
I can't hear them any more than I could hear the Conti's on my A3. Other tyres may well be quieter but there will not be much in it I'm sure.

That's two different cars though. Going from pretty much new Bridgestone's to the Michelin's I found the Michelin's much quieter but also smoother which also helps with noise reduction.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by I wanted a GTi on Today at 11:00 »
The other factor is probably fuel economy, which is directly related to co2 emissions... That figure of course being important to Vw and to all of us because less co2 means less tax!

Even more so now, hence the reason VW have increased the recommend tyre pressures now.
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Golf mk7 / Using Waze with bluetooth without music playing
« Last post by 2007GTI on Today at 10:58 »
So I use the Waze app pretty much all the time, not just as a Sat Nav, but have it on for the alerts, police, accidents, etc.  Obviously this is blue toothed to the car, however music is always playing from my phone, and sometimes I just want the Waze on its own, so I can hear the directions. I have tried turning down the music, pausing it, on my phone and the head unit, but then it just kicks in again if I turn the volume back up on the stereo to hear Waze.  There doesn't seem to be a way to stop it playing music from my phone, so end up turning bluetooth off, so the Waze comes out of the phone speakers instead. I read on other threads on the forum that this is just the way it is.

I have come up with a work around, I found an MP3 file online that is a few hours of total silence, so I can play that if I need to.

Thoughts?
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by kalimon on Today at 10:38 »
Not sure about all this talk of them being a noisy tyre  :huh:
I can't hear them any more than I could hear the Conti's on my A3. Other tyres may well be quieter but there will not be much in it I'm sure.
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI 7.5 Map Update....
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 10:04 »
Any luck in updating using the car-net app in the car? Just wondering how good it is at updates

I've managed to update a single country map using it but it was painfully slow. I did it sat on the drive rather than using mobile data.

Shame really as I thought this might be the best way of doing it
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by fredgroves on Today at 10:02 »
Whoever it was saying about letting the BS's warm up... But they don't on a cold wet day. You know, the sort of cold wet day that you get in the UK between about November and April.

As someone else said, in any other major market for the golf in Europe (ie Germany) they don't run these tyres over the cold season.

When it's warm they are OK, if a little noisier than other options.

The other factor is probably fuel economy, which is directly related to co2 emissions... That figure of course being important to Vw and to all of us because less co2 means less tax!
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Golf mk7 / Re: Autowatch Ghost - Anyone using?
« Last post by Guzzle on Today at 09:38 »
Dubbers right, visual deterrents are often the best form of defence. Such as disk lock.

Unless your car has keyless it's unlikely they'll be taking it without at least one of the fobs. That's where good house security comes in. As a minimum i'd ensure you have a visible alarm and good quality high strength doors and locks.

Ghost would be useful, but there are other things you can do first that could prevent them getting in the car.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by Dr Mike Oxgreen on Today at 08:52 »
My experience of Bridgestone tyres comes from my ownership of a Honda S2000.  Bridgestone developed tyres especially for the S2000, which is notoriously sensitive to tyre construction and wheel alignment. 

Honda designed the suspension to work with tyres with very stiff sidewalls, and all of the criticisms of Bridgestones in this and many other threads indicate that stiff sidewalls, or rather a lack of compliance in the tyre sidewalls is the cause of the apparent mismatch with the Golf suspension.

The only question is why did VW specify them as original equipment?

Which Bridgestone's did the S2000 have?

I remember that the code was 050, which is an evolution of the original 020, designed specifically for the S2000.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Tyres and Anti-Tramp!?
« Last post by mcmaddy on Today at 08:04 »
Mine have got 10k on them and the rears are on 6mm still while the fronts are on 4mm. They've been an ok tyre and aren't as bad as many make out and I certainly can't see the point in binning them when new. If you don't drive like a complete a4se and wait until they warm up a little they aren't that bad. Would I buy them myself, no.
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