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Offline GTI2016

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #10 on: 08 January 2019, 21:37 »
So, I'm going to have to replace the battery. Jump started it, drove for half an hour and it failed to start again.

Does anyone have any battery recommendations? I'm getting prices online from £125 - 299!


Offline fredgroves

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #11 on: 09 January 2019, 09:34 »
Probably the OEM one is a Bosch. VW like Bosch.

Remember that you need to code it to the car...

Offline mcmaddy

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #12 on: 09 January 2019, 11:20 »
Try Euro Car Parts, they usually have discount off batteries. They do the Bosch ones and were half price before Christmas. As Fred has said any new battery will need coding due to the stop/start function our cars have.
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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #13 on: 09 January 2019, 11:48 »
Ok cool thank you.

What's the worst that can happen if it's not coded?

Offline Finglonga

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #14 on: 09 January 2019, 12:19 »
Just replaced my battery with an AGM one from Halfords with 4year guarantee £125 with the Trade Card. You will need it coding though as the original is Enhanced Lead Acid.

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #15 on: 09 January 2019, 12:55 »
What's the worst that can happen if it's not coded?

Start stop won't work if it can't detect the charge levels, might also not charge properly either.

Offline Mutley75

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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #16 on: 13 January 2019, 12:57 »
On a 14 reg I’m assuming you have Xenon main beam and halogen dip? The MY19s come with LED headlights 😬. I had bi-xenon on an Seat Cupra (main and dip) a few years back, then changed for an Audi TT with halogens, it was literally like going back to the dark ages.
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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #17 on: 13 January 2019, 14:27 »
Pretty sure all UK Mk7 GTi's / GTD's / R's came with full bi-xenon headlights with DRL' as standard.

If you find one that hasn't got them, then it's almost certainly an import.

My Octy vRS had standard bi-xenon's, and I never found the low beam lacking in any way. In fact, literally night and day better than the halogens I had on all previous cars. Can't understand why the Mk7 bi-xenon's wouldn't be at least as good. 
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Re: 50,000 miles report
« Reply #18 on: 15 January 2019, 21:40 »
I have to agree with the headlight range on low beam. Scary sometimes. My car is due service next month and will be mentioning it to the service department.


Did you know that you can manually adjust up and down, left and right by turning the knobs on the headlight itself :smiley:

Yes, after I bought mine my biggest gripe was exactly this. I could hardly see where I was going. It's so easy to adjust, all you need is an allan key.