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22-02-2012, 13:02   #136
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discovered on my mothers old 323 that if you pull the drivers door handle when the door is locked, the keyhole illuminates. Her newer one doesn't have this feature cos it has remote locks.
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22-02-2012, 15:32   #137
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Tis a Golf GTI with the DSG box. Seems a lot of the DSG equipped VAG cars have it.
Just be careful how often you use it as each time is logged by the car and VW will know if you've been taking the mickey if you're going in for any warranty work!
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22-02-2012, 15:35   #138
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Just be careful how often you use it as each time is logged by the car and VW will know if you've been taking the mickey if you're going in for any warranty work!
Seriously? That kinda sucks. But tbh I would be surprised if it gets used more than once a year when I remember it's there and decide to test it out.
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22-02-2012, 15:42   #139
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Seriously? That kinda sucks. But tbh I would be surprised if it gets used more than once a year when I remember it's there and decide to test it out.
I've had it on my last 2 cars and never used it. Our race driver asked us to knock it off in the ECU because he starts without it, it's only a gimmick
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Just be careful how often you use it as each time is logged by the car and VW will know if you've been taking the mickey if you're going in for any warranty work!
Mainly because launching is very hard on the box.
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22-02-2012, 15:51   #141
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Mainly because launching is very hard on the box.
Just like rooting!
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22-02-2012, 15:53   #142
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Didn't realise I had fold in door mirrors on my Mondeo until I was adjusting the mirrors while driving one day and instead of moving the glass, they bloody closed on me!
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22-02-2012, 16:09   #143
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Seriously? That kinda sucks. But tbh I would be surprised if it gets used more than once a year when I remember it's there and decide to test it out.
Yeah an awful lot of fairly new cars with launch control are logging this so that you don't come into them looking for warranty work on your gearbox a week after driving it off the forecourts ..
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22-02-2012, 17:25   #144
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Where do I find this switch.
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22-02-2012, 18:31   #145
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Where do I find this switch.
Which?
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Yeah an awful lot of fairly new cars with launch control are logging this so that you don't come into them looking for warranty work on your gearbox a week after driving it off the forecourts ..
Do they log how many times you open and close the windows to in case I have the audacity to make use of that feature and it happens to break?
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Where do I find this switch.
Its a process not a switch, do a google search on launch control in VW`s.
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Do they log how many times you open and close the windows to in case I have the audacity to make use of that feature and it happens to break?
In fairness, the windows are ment to be opened and closed by nature.

The gearbox is not ment to take a full power launch every time though.
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23-02-2012, 11:47   #149
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I've had it on my last 2 cars and never used it. Our race driver asked us to knock it off in the ECU because he starts without it, it's only a gimmick
It's a gimmick to a point, but it's not possible to match the claimed 0-60 time without it in many cars, no matter who the driver is!
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23-02-2012, 12:40   #150
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Can't remember whether it's a C-Max we used to own or my current Avensis but it's fitted with a light where your feet rest (foot well?) however the car does not ship with a bulb fitted so it's up to you whether you want to pop one in or not, no mention in the manual either.
C-Max, pull the driving light dial out and you get fog lights, discovered by accident 6 months after owning the car (in fairness the wife's car so I didn't drive that often and rarely need fogs on).
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