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Golf mk8 / Re: GTI / ClubSport Niggles
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 01:26 »
You may find a few good firm applications of the brakes might stop the squeaking.

I’ve not noticed any unusual noises from the infotainment unit or AID in my Polo GTI+. I think that modern infotainment units do have a cooling fan as they can generate quite a lot of heat - could it be the infotainment unit fan that you’ve heard that might continue running for a while after the car’s ignition is switched off?

The problem with getting the dealer to investigate and fix creaks and rattles is they may create additional creaks and rattles! :shocked:. I’d also be reluctant to have some workshop technician ripping out pieces of interior trim from my car with the risk they might damage them in the process and then deny causing the damage.
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 01:03 »
I agree, they do look better on the passenger side / near side of the car.

I had a mk4 Ford Escort XR3i back in the late 1980’s and the wheels on that car had directional spokes. I just found a picture of one on the internet and the wheels look tiny - they were 14” which was the norm for many warm / hot hatches in the day.

Mine was pretty much identical to the car at the link below, apart from the aftermarket front fog lights (mine didn’t have them). 

Edit; oops, forgot to post the link;

https://www.fastfordmag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FAF383.buyers_xr3i.jk3_.pdf
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by Brocky_ on Today at 00:17 »
Is that because they’re directional?



 :sad:
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Golf mk8 / GTI / ClubSport Niggles
« Last post by Brocky_ on Today at 00:14 »
Having had my ClubSport for over three months now, I have begun to notice a few little niggles that are outside of the 'usual' things that have been commonly spoken about - Clima Synch, Primary User etc.  I am hoping that this will allow me to see if others are having the same, less bothersome issues and also get an idea if any or all warrant a call to the dealer.  This is the first time I have owned a new, or even close to new, car, so I am not entirely sure on what warrants a valid complaint, to be honest.

Squeaky brakes - I feel that I bedded my brakes in sensibly but my ClubSport does suffer from squeaky brakes at very low speeds - ie, when in slow moving stop/start traffic or when reversing into a parking space.  Is this just a normal consequence of having 'big brakes'?

Infotainment / AID coil whine - The only time I notice this is when I turn the car off and open the door, turning the music off....but it is really quite noticeable.  If this turns out to be a relatively isolated issue, then maybe I have a case for a hardware upgrade with the possibility of being able to have wireless Android Auto...?

Door card rattles - One in the passenger side door that rattles when driving at low speed on torn-up roads and another that is triggered by non-excessive bass at regular listening volumes.  If I put a little pressure on the door pocket, it stops.  I know this is a tricky one, as I suppose a dealer would just say that I have my music too loud or my bass is too high but it really isn't and I wouldn't expect this from a brand-new car.  Do I have a case?

I will add more if I remember or notice any and please feel free to add any of your own.
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by SRGTD on Today at 00:02 »
I agree.  Mine have really grown on me.  That's not to say that I think they're great and wouldn't consider a new set, but I have definitely grown to like them.

Only from that side, though...  :grin:

Is that because they’re directional?
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Golf mk8 / Re: What have you done to your mk8 today?
« Last post by Brocky_ on 19 June 2021, 23:37 »
I agree.  Mine have really grown on me.  That's not to say that I think they're great and wouldn't consider a new set, but I have definitely grown to like them.



Only from that side, though...  :grin:
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Golf mk8 / Re: Spotify
« Last post by Brocky_ on 19 June 2021, 23:32 »
If using Android Auto and assuming you have the Infotainment version that doesn't allow AA to connect via Bluetooth, then you need to have the phone plugged in to get Spotify going and to access playlists.  You can buy really short cables so that you don't have excess wire messing up your centre console.
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Golf mk8 / Re: Spotify
« Last post by fredgroves on 19 June 2021, 21:51 »
A slight problem if you own an IPhone though!! 😂

I thought the op said they had android... If not , use apple carplay...

Try that first as it's the easiest solution.
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Golf mk4 / ABS Sensor
« Last post by smallzoo on 19 June 2021, 21:37 »
The ABS Sensor light is on my Mk4 Golf Gti.

My local garage who is not a golf expert says the sensor can be bought quite cheap but that its a pain ( and thus expensive ) to fit

Is this true ? Anyone know of someone in Cheshire who could replace the ABS sensor for me
Thanks
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Golf mk8 / Re: Will I need a new windscreen 😭. Bloody lorry
« Last post by jaceyboy on 19 June 2021, 20:50 »
Booked in with Autoglass through insurance, 6th July earliest date. Guy on the phone said another one, done loads of them

Ask for a Volkswagen genuine screen
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